Senior Tax Specialist
Sovos Compliance, LLC.
Farnborough, GB
14h ago

Senior Tax Specialist (VAT)

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Are you a newly qualified accountant or CTA with a passion for accuracy? We have a brand new position for a Senior Tax Specialist which will play an exciting cross functional role in a critical organisational initiative -

expanding the functionality of the Sovos VAT Reporting (SVR) solution. Read on!

The Team You’ll Impact

The Regulatory Analysis department is highly credentialed and analytical team, composed of attorneys, specialists and systems experts.

We provide the regulatory intelligence that powers our suite of products.

The Work You’ll Do

Specifically, you will utilise your VAT and technical expertise to ensure that all supported filings can be successfully submitted (accurately and without error) electronically to the relevant government portals.

While our initial scope involves European filings, our plans are global.

More specifically, you will :

  • Ensuring our clients filings are error free by coordinating and managing the important process of validating the accuracy of reports prior to full deployment utilising client data when possible and in accordance with any existing data privacy standards
  • Identify and obtain transmittal specifications (such as xml) and sample files for countries and territories where such data may not be readily and obviously available
  • Create and manage relationships with internal and external parties (including regulatory authorities) so as to enable robust testing even in the most challenging jurisdictions
  • Apply practical technical and VAT knowledge to incorporate established industry practices relating to electronic VAT filings
  • Proactively and continually monitor changes to submissions requirements, with special emphasis on how such changes may impact SVR
  • Serve as liaison between the members of the Regulatory Analysis team in Wilmington, United States, with Sovos experts in our European locations
  • Perform special research projects relating to content supported in SVR as needed
  • What We Need From You

  • Newly qualified Accountant or CTA ideally with 2 Years PQE
  • Experience with VAT and related filings in Europe, especially electronic submissions
  • Familiarity with xml, csv, and other electronic filing formats
  • Mastery of Excel and experience with SQL language a big plus
  • Willingness to learn the intricacies of electronic filings worldwide
  • Highly analytical, with a passion for accuracy
  • Ability to clearly and accurately synthesize and communicate information
  • Travel occasionally required
  • How You'll Grow

    Growth is serious business at Sovos!

  • In the past 12 months, nearly one-third of our employees experience career growth in the form of promotions, career changes, and lateral moves
  • Merit-based compensation philosophy and a corporate bonus program
  • There are clear paths of growth within our roles
  • What We Can Offer!

    The opportunity to grow as a professional - and as a person - through various company-provided development opportunities, including a comprehensive benefits package, internal and external training opportunities, secondments and working with global teams on cross-functional projects.


  • 30 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Company Healthcare / Life Assurance / Critical illness cover
  • Company Pension
  • Continuing opportunities for further Learning & Development
  • Progressive Wellness Program
  • Free snacks & drinks to help you stay fuelled during the workweek
  • A chance to work with talented and passionate people in a rewarding and values-driven environment!
  • The challenge of working in an emerging market and solving complex problems for our clients is a large one. Businesses are struggling to keep up with the pace, volume, and complexity of regulatory requirements.

    In fact, 45% of CFOs say compliance is their biggest growth challenge. That is why over half of the Fortune 500 counts on Sovos to solve their complex business-

    to-government compliance challenges. Our employees work on meaningful and engaging projects that make a tangible impact on our clients’ success.

    Does this sound like a fit? Apply now!

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