Amazon is looking for a proactive, high energy, take ownership Senior VAT Manager, based in London, to focus on supporting our Digital and Advertising business lines. The Senior VAT Manager will be fully immersed within the Digital and Ads business teams and support current and future offerings, expansions, restructurings, operating guidelines, and day-to-day questions. The candidate must be comfortable directly liaising with various business teams within the company with an aim of gaining a deep understanding of the business vision and model in order to develop comprehensive tax solutions in support of the business, develop tax requirements that clearly articulate such solutions, and drive the implementation of the tax requirements. The ideal candidate will primarily focus on indirect tax matters but will also have a base knowledge of direct tax and transfer pricing issues and how these can impact the business solution being articulated. The candidate will also work closely with other members of the global tax department to formulate and drive wider VAT/indirect tax strategy, communicate current and future business plans, obtain cross-functional tax subject matter input, and ensure coordination of cross-functional tax solutions. This position is not directly involved in day-to-day compliance but is responsible for delivering the advisory planning, real time coordination, and communication of various tax-related projects, including leading on engagements and negotiations with external advisors, government bodies, tax authorities, and auditors. Candidate may be responsible for planning, coordinating, supervising and reviewing the work of more junior tax staff.
· 10+ years in an indirect tax role and other relevant experience in a multinational professional organization (Big 4 and/or law firm). · Fluent English language.
· Relevant tax experience in a corporate environment, public accounting firm or major law firm. · Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects - including the ability to work effectively across cross-functional teams. · Strong understanding of or practical experience with tax laws in other countries. · Detail-oriented individual who takes ownership of projects, is organized, possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and able to deliver on tight deadlines. · Highly motivated, hard-working, and able to work in a fast-paced, informal, and often ambiguous environment. · Effective interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and oral communication skills