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Senior Manager - Tax Risk and Control Manager , Amazon Consumer VAT Team

London, England, GBR
Closing date
2 May 2024

Job Details


Amazon is looking to hire for an exciting opportunity within our highly specialized VAT team. This is a brand new role for a Senior Manager to focus on evolving VAT rules and driving risk management strategy across the European region.

This strategic Senior Manager role will play a pivotal role in current and future VAT strategy, projects and advisory work.

As the regulatory market shifts within VAT, Amazon is required to scale in response ensuring compliance and risk mitigation. This role will drive and shape a number of VAT regulatory and projects across the Amazon consumer business. Collaboration with tax, finance, public policy and business teams to shape Amazon's response to drive enhanced risk management strategy and best practice.

The role will operate across the VAT Consumer team, which drives and shapes regulatory and commercial projects. A typical day will be spent connecting with the business on international VAT regulatory developments and business programs such as cross-border B2B supply chain and the associated management of associated VAT risks.

You will be required to develop a deep understanding of Amazon's business problem statements and learn how the VAT regulatory environment impacts them.

Key job responsibilities
- You will be able to interpret tax legislation in relation to Amazon , provide deep dive insights on how best to apply to the Tax Environment , providing expert advice on taxation matters to the business
- Developing a deep understanding of the VAT risk challenges created by existing VAT rules and new VAT regulatory developments as well as business programs and initiatives.
- From a Tax perspective, identify, assess, monitor, and report on a risk landscape and develop a tailored risk management roadmap ensuring consistent application of Amazon's strategies and positions
- Working on the delivery of a robust strategic risk management framework/program for new VAT regulatory developments ensuring business remains compliant, distilling the implications of those risks for a range of internal stakeholders
- Provide independent review of strategic projects testing to find weaknesses in the VAT design/execution.
- Reporting to senior leadership on VAT risk management, business problem statements and our strategies to mitigate those.
- Working with external stakeholders, such as peers, tax technical industry groups and advisors.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR


- Recognized professional finance/tax qualification (CIOT/ADIT or equivalent), TPGP , ICAEW,ACCA, IIA , or relevant law degree.
- You will have proven skills in risk mitigation and control, with proven ability to scope risk appetite, identify risk , provide assessment and relevant mitigation and monitoring from a VAT/regulatory perspective.
- 12 to 15 years regulatory experience in a large accounting /consulting practice, law firm, or in-house at a blue-chip commercial organization.
- Persuasively communicate complex and technical concepts and issues to internal and external stakeholders, in writing and verbally.


• A successful applicant will have proven skills in the initiation and implementation of change in a highly ambiguous environment.
• You will need to have the capacity to quickly understand and digest complex business arrangements and project manage multiple business initiatives with an entrepreneurial spirit.
• Working knowledge of VAT in EMEA is highly advantageous - especially regarding B2B supply chain and risk management.
• Proven expertise in tax risk management and the development of strategic VAT risk detection / management programs as well as roadmaps to ensure consistent application of Amazon's strategies and positions.
• Excellent written and spoken English.

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