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Indirect Tax Assistant Consultant

Thomson Reuters Accounting & Finance 1/3/2018 9:17:16 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Business Unit:

The Indirect Tax team is responsible for helping the business manage and mitigate Indirect Tax risks. Indirect Tax supports all businesses within Thomson Reuters globally

Position Title: Indirect Tax Assistant Consultant

Location: London – South Colonnade

Requisition No: JREQ092649

Role Summary:

The Indirect Tax team at Thomson Reuters supports TR businesses in ensuring compliance with Indirect Tax reporting obligations in all jurisdictions in which we have obligations

As the “Indirect Tax Assistant Consultant” you will support the Indirect Tax Senior Consultant (Systems) in ensuring that all of TR’s platforms are configured correctly from an Indirect Tax perspective (the scope of the role is global, excluding the US and Latam) – this includes simple rate changes, as well as more fundamental changes such as new VAT regimes 

You will work closely with colleagues in the Indirect Tax team, as well as external advisers, to receive tax requirements and will be responsible for analysing/interpreting these in order to articulate the system requirements to the internal Systems team

There is a significant time pressure on the changes made, as any delay may result in bill block and potential penalties

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring the correct Indirect Tax configuration across all TR billing platforms
  • Drafting change request/business specification requirements documentation for all Indirect Tax driven changes to TR systems
  • Liaising with internal systems team to scope, spec, complete, test and implement changes – this is crucial as the majority of the actual systems work is outsourced and requires extensive communication with the outsourced provider
  • Liaising with Billing and Customer Admin teams to test changes and ensure that they are implemented with minimal disruption to the business
  • Assist with the transition to new ERP systems from legacy billing arrangements
  • Assist with the drafting and maintenance of process documents around the Indirect Tax impacts on Billing, Accounts Payable etc
  • Working with business contacts to improve order to cash processes where Indirect Tax impacted
  • Working with Compliance team to improve quality of Indirect Tax reporting
  • Reviewing Customer and Material Master Data to ensure correct Tax classifications assigned

Upcoming projects which have a substantial Indirect Tax impact – these are those that are known at this time but similar projects will arise on a frequent basis

  • Moving the China business activity to an onshore entity
  • Implementing Tax configuration for TR entities in the GCC region
  • Impact of Brexit on UK entities, as well as any new entities created to accommodate this
  • Moving business activity from local branches of an offshore entity to a local entity in both Poland and Portugal
  • Moving activity to a new onshore entity in Thailand
  • Moving activity to a new onshore entity in Singapore
  • Moving activity to a new onshore entity in India
  • Migration of acquired regulated business entity

Key Relationships:

Reporting into the Indirect Tax Senior Consultant

Working closely with the Indirect Tax team, EBS, TCS, Customer Admin, Finance, Billing

Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Highly motivated and proactive self starter
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational/analytical skills
  • Able to manage multiple high profile deliverables
  • Interpersonal skills that establish and maintain excellent relationships and credibility quickly

Education/ Certifications:

  • Degree qualified or similar competency gained by experience

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ092649
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Accounting & Finance
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