Senior Manager, International Indirect Tax Advisory, Vistra, United Kingdom / Remote Working

Senior Manager, International Indirect Tax Advisory

Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution.That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable.Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities.At the heart of everything we do are our core values:Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.

Ranked among the top four corporate service providers globally, Vistra is a versatile group of professionals, providing a uniquely broad range of services and solutions through our three business divisions; Corporate & Private Clients, Alternative Investments and International Expansion. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we employ over 4,000 professionals across over 46 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Pan Asia Pacific.

Vistra is currently looking to recruit a Senior Manager, International Indirect Tax Advisory. This is a genuine International Tax Advisory role – no compliance – providing genuine multi-country exposure across a wide variety of organisations (from high growth to established MNGs) and a strong focus on providing practical tax solutions.

Key Responsibilities

● The position is an advisory role in which international indirect tax support and information is delivered to clients in order for them to manage their transactions and business operations in an efficient and compliant manner from an indirect tax perspective.
● Research and prepare advice and services across multiple jurisdictions on core international consumption tax areas to cover VAT, GST, JCT and similar tax regimes across the globe.
● Manage delivery of international indirect advice across multiple countries, business divisions and clients
● Provide advice within a team environment on indirect tax and business matters for clients in a range of industries including digital services, product manufacturing and pharmaceuticals
● Carry out supply chain and operational analysis and advise on indirect tax efficient trading arrangements
● Provide Tax Authority audit support and assist in the preparation of data, supporting documents and applicable correspondence, to be sent to tax authorities conducting tax reviews, enquiries and audits
● Assist in simplifying complicated and inter-related technical issues into digestible and understandable client action plans – for example, supply chain analysis
● To attend meetings and conference calls with clients and prospective clients in order to discuss potentially complex technical areas of indirect tax, or to promote the services of the Indirect Tax function at Vistra.
● Liaise with internal and external client resources to effectively handover to the Indirect Tax Compliance team any positions that they would need to be aware of in order to complete the Indirect Tax returns for clients in the appropriate way.
● Support the Director in identifying and communicating relevant changes in legislation and policy which will impact Vistra’s clients from an Indirect Tax perspective, through team meetings and marketing tools such as blogs and webinars.
● Coverage of core international indirect tax and corporate concepts, including:

Permanent Establishment
Transfer Pricing
Comparative Tax Analysis
Tax Efficiency & Optimisation
Tax efficient corporate entity Rationalisation
Supply chain analysis

● Work alongside Tax Managers and Tax Directors in serving as trusted tax advisor and business partner to clients and prospects, building advisor-client relationships
● Ensure key deliverables are actioned to an excellent standard with Vistra & International Tax Advisory team quality & risk framework
● Support and liaise with key stakeholders to gain clarity regarding terms of service to be delivered by International Tax team
● Assist the Director of Indirect Tax in identifying Indirect Tax services offerings and opportunities and work with internal resources to promote such offerings to existing and prospective clients.
● Develop internal and external client relationships in order to leverage further service opportunities and to further enhance the international reputation of Vistra’s Indirect Tax team.
● Ensure effective processes are maintained across the global international tax teams, including keeping abreast of developments in international tax and regional issues that will impact the client base

Attributes/Technical Skills

● Organized and results-driven, able to work in team managing multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills and meticulous attention to detail
● Self-starter with strong influencing and negotiation skills, keen to develop new technical skills

Relevant Experience

● Strong track record of advising on technical Indirect Tax matters in a client based environment.
● Global based indirect tax advisory experience
● Proactive and self-motivated, professional and commercial outlook
●Capable of working under pressure and with minimal supervision.


A CTA or ATT qualification is desirable although not essential depending on experience.

Computer Skills

MS Office suite

We are currently welcoming applications from candidates at all levels, with a range of suitable skills and experience. Flexible/remote working 5 days a week will be considered, with the need to come into the office as and when required for critical meetings (est. once or twice per month)

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Vistra.We believe that everyone is equal and unique, and by embracing diversity it makes us better company.This creates an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work; Vistra is for the ambitious, the entrepreneurial, the bold.

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