Finance Analyst - Tax will be part of a team of Analysts working in the Tax Team. The key objectives of the role are to ensure AstraZeneca complies with all Customs & VAT legislation and minimises where legally possible its duty and VAT payments.
To provide support on VAT and / or Customs matters to all relevant areas of the Business. In relation to the above maintain appropriate controls and systems to satisfy legal and compliance requirements.
To support other members of the team, where appropriate, to ensure that objectives of Group Taxation are achieved.
To assist in the preparation, review and submission of AZUK's EU, and domestic VAT returns.
To assist in the preparation, review and submission of the monthly Intrastat and monthly Sales Listing submission for AZUK;
which provides statistical information on movements between the UK and other EC member states.
Support Group Tax with information for ad hoc requests.
Work collaboratively with the outsource provider and other Finance stakeholders to support delivery of local tax requirements.
To assist in the management of import clearances, including supporting the management of duty saving structures where applicable.
To have a good working knowledge of the Customs Tariff and classification procedures for imported and exported materials.
Three years of professional experience in indirect tax
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage and progress numerous actions in a coordinated and organised manner
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to use IT effectively
Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management
A passion for customers, self-motivation and a commitment to team work are key. Personal development will be a key part of the role and you will be supported to develop yourself and your skills whilst in the role.
Experience of working in pharma industry
Experience working with the international movement of goods and VAT would be an advantage
Experience of SAP would be an advantage