Indirect Tax Analyst

Job id:  34668
Job location: 

Lisbon, PT ES Barcelona, ES

Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.

Job Description

Job Location: Lisbon, Madrid or Barcelona

Function: Finance, Taxation

Working pattern: Hybrid set up


Why we need this role:

  • The primary responsibility of the role will be to support EU/UK VAT processes such as VAT returns preparation, handling statutory/ internal audit and reporting to internal and external customers.
  • This role will be mainly focused on compliance but the right candidate will also have the opportunities to participate and assist with various on-going projects.
  • The other key element of the role is interaction with cross-functional teams in FSSC and also dealing with multi-locational /cultural customers across Europe.


What you will do:

  • Prepare and submit in-house VAT returns in line with the relevant country’s VAT laws.
  • Review and approve VAT returns prepared by external advisors.
  • Carry-out monthly/ quarterly/ annual VAT cash flow variance analysis.
  • Handle statutory/ internal VAT audits for Colt Group.
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities.
  • Identify and timely escalate potential issues to the Reporting Manager.
  • Support such other projects as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Assist VAT team with business queries (desirable but will be trained).
  • Manage the relationship with external compliance providers.
  • Manage communications with the relevant tax authorities.


What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in Tax Compliance (EU/UK VAT returns)
  • Must be able to work with a high deal of accuracy.
  • Analytical bend of mind.
  • Good written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Should be able to relate to multi-cultural European customers.
  • Ability to work under significant pressure and commitment to meet stringent timelines.
  • Must possess the skills to work cross-functionally, identify best practices and ensure standardisation.
  • Keen to take up extra responsibilities.
  • Mind-set of excellent process execution and continuous improvement.
  • Good command of Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Must be inquisitive, open to learning and keen to pursue any opportunity for self-development.


What we offer:

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location. The company supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has signed Diversity Charter.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Hybrid set up
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • 39 hours working week and additional days off as per Colt own collective bargaining agreement
  • Benefit package that includes life insurance, private health insurance and pension plan. In addition flexible benefits scheme
  • Lunch vouchers or childcare vouchers
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
  • International environment with employees from more than 35 different nationalities

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