Indirect Tax Manager

Indirect Tax Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Indirect Tax Manager to join our team.


  • Leading the relationship with HMRC on indirect tax matters;
  • Assisting the Financial Controller with ad hoc indirect tax matters;
  • Implementing the final stage of transition to digital reporting in the UK;
  • Maintaining technical excellence, acting as the technical expert, including any changes to Customs and VAT rules after Brexit;
  • Advising on indirect tax in relation to UK ERP implementation and upgrades, including SAP HANA;
  • Identifying VAT and Customs duties risks and opportunities and delivering implementation;
  • Technical VAT advice and compliance support;
  • Ensures correct VAT application and set-up in the accounting processes of companies within the Lonza Group;
  • Identify recommendations relating to their outsourcing functions;
  • Preparing and managing the delivery of indirect tax returns to HMRC;
  • Liaising with external consultants;
  • Modelling best practice for VAT compliance in data extraction;
  • Maintains contact with VAT authorities and assists during audits;
  • Stays on top of indirect tax legislative changes in EMEA and ensures proper communication and implementation;
  • Supports the finance team with the set-up of VAT codes and reports in SAP.


  • ACA/ CIMA/ACCA/CTA or qualified by experience with 2+ years in-house indirect tax experience;
  • Good accounting knowledge;
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus;
  • Strong knowledge of and practical experience with SAP;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, business, IT or accounting/controlling;
  • Capability to challenge the status quo and look for opportunities to make improvements in assigned business areas and beyond;
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business;
  • Very good experience in EU VAT, Swiss VAT expertise is a plus;
  • A flexible individual with strong communication skills.