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Customs Duties and VAT Accountant in indirect tax


DLA Piper
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Accounts Jobs
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Description

Location: London

Reporting to: Location Head

THE ROLE

DLA Piper's Team provides the full range of tax services that address the challenges of international commerce and business operations. With more than 300 tax advisors in offices throughout the world, we help companies address the complex challenges of international commerce and business operations as well as manage and resolve tax disputes. With the ongoing implementation of the BEPS Actions and increasing complexity of tax legislation, companies operating in the global economy experience complex tax issues which require a coordinated global delivery of services incorporating both knowledge of national legislation, as well as the appropriate international perspective.

Our global tax group also assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions and disposals. Our tax lawyers draw upon the experience of colleagues in numerous areas of law, including intellectual property and technology, corporate and finance, real estate, projects, employment and employee benefits. The DLA international Tax Team has the motto "One team, no borders" and we are increasingly close to each other.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The international Global VAT group is one of the most integrated groups in the Global Tax Team. Due to our international network including VAT, GST and Sales Tax advisors in different jurisdictions, we are able to provide a seamless cross border service, integrating the different rules of the jurisdictions into our advice. Our VAT work in UK involves finance, real estate, ESS, cross border goods and services, gambling tax and M&A work. Most of our VAT lawyers also have direct tax experience, so we are able to give VAT advice in the context of the overall tax implications of any particular project. In addition, we have contentious VAT lawyers within the team who can provide assistance in relation to VAT disputes and negotiating settlements.

In anticipation of Brexit, the London Tax team now seeks an additional practitioner with approximately 2 years PQE or equivalent, gained in a firm with a strong reputation in this area to practice in indirect tax. It is preferred that the candidate has some customs duties experience. It is intended that the candidate works closely with the trade team in the event of a hard Brexit.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

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Candidates must have experience of international working and integrating the different rules of jurisdictions into client advice.

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A good academic record.

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Candidates must be able to demonstrate sound technical ability.

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Strong inter-personal and team-working skills also a must.

THE FIRM

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.
Description

Location: London

Reporting to: Location Head

THE ROLE

DLA Piper's Team provides the full range of tax services that address the challenges of international commerce and business operations. With more than 300 tax advisors in offices throughout the world, we help companies address the complex challenges of international commerce and business operations as well as manage and resolve tax disputes. With the ongoing implementation of the BEPS Actions and increasing complexity of tax legislation, companies operating in the global economy experience complex tax issues which require a coordinated global delivery of services incorporating both knowledge of national legislation, as well as the appropriate international perspective.

Our global tax group also assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions and disposals. Our tax lawyers draw upon the experience of colleagues in numerous areas of law, including intellectual property and technology, corporate and finance, real estate, projects, employment and employee benefits. The DLA international Tax Team has the motto "One team, no borders" and we are increasingly close to each other.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The international Global VAT group is one of the most integrated groups in the Global Tax Team. Due to our international network including VAT, GST and Sales Tax advisors in different jurisdictions, we are able to provide a seamless cross border service, integrating the different rules of the jurisdictions into our advice. Our VAT work in UK involves finance, real estate, ESS, cross border goods and services, gambling tax and M&A work. Most of our VAT lawyers also have direct tax experience, so we are able to give VAT advice in the context of the overall tax implications of any particular project. In addition, we have contentious VAT lawyers within the team who can provide assistance in relation to VAT disputes and negotiating settlements.

In anticipation of Brexit, the London Tax team now seeks an additional practitioner with approximately 2 years PQE or equivalent, gained in a firm with a strong reputation in this area to practice in indirect tax. It is preferred that the candidate has some customs duties experience. It is intended that the candidate works closely with the trade team in the event of a hard Brexit.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

*

Candidates must have experience of international working and integrating the different rules of jurisdictions into client advice.

*

A good academic record.

*

Candidates must be able to demonstrate sound technical ability.

*

Strong inter-personal and team-working skills also a must.

THE FIRM

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.
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