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EMEA VAT Compliance Expert

Business Unit:  ESI HQ & Other
Division:  Finance - Business

Who We're Looking For


If you want to become an integral part of a dynamic team at one of the worlds fastest growing firms and enjoy a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers your success, and you can confidently handle all general aspects of VAT work, this role is for you! Work with ESI's extensive network of financial specialists & enjoy being part of our global Shared Services structure. Here deep industry knowledge merges with improving technologies to create innovative financial solutions. Join a diverse team helping our high-profile families of businesses understand, analyse, and respond to complex business opportunities and challenges. You can also develop your career through a range of multifaceted engagements, formal training, and informal mentoring by our inspirational leadership professionals.

At ESI, we believe nothing is more important than investing in our culture because its an investment in our people, our future, and what we stand for as a firm.

Business Overview


Element Solutions Inc. is a leading specialty chemicals company whose operating businesses (see below) formulate a broad range of solutions that enhance the performance of products people use every day. Developed in multi-step technological processes, our innovative solutions enable our customers' manufacturing processes in several key segments, including electronic circuitry, communication infrastructure, automotive systems, industrial surface finishing, consumer packaging, and offshore energy.

Customers of ESI’s businesses use our innovation as a competitive advantage, relying on ESI to help them navigate in fast-paced, high-growth markets. The breadth of ESI’s offerings provides strong strategic value to the end markets they serve. With over 5,500 people in operating facilities across more than 50 countries, ESI has established a growing legacy of creating technological advances for customers around the globe.  Our people and technical sales teams are located close to our key markets, allowing us to maintain strong customer relationships and accelerate our product innovation process.

Job Purpose


The VAT Compliance Expert works as part of  the Shared Service Centres in UK, Italy and Hungary, to deliver high quality accounting and finance specialised back-end services to certain European businesses including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash application and accounting, assets, general ledger, financial reporting and SOX / governance controls.

Job Responsibilities


As the EMEA VAT Compliance Expert, your main function is to assist with all VAT Compliance activities of our EMEA companies. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Assist in the migration of VAT and statistical returns into the compliance centre from local markets
  • Assist with review and maintenance of indirect tax compliance process controls
  • Preparation of VAT/EC Sales/Intrastat returns for multiple jurisdictions in a shared services team
  • Responsible for maintaining monthly VAT balance sheet reconciliations
  • Identify system process improvement opportunities for existing processes and controls and drive positive change
  • Assisting the EMEA VAT Compliance Manager and EMEA VAT Manager in dealing with tax queries received from various parts of the business and externally such as tax authorities

Further Requirements


  • Experience of indirect tax transformation projects including process improvement
  • Dynamic, innovative & problem resolution focus with strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Team Work - Must be able to work in teams and support each other, sharing knowledge with new team members and less experienced colleagues
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work
  • High learning agility and a desire to learn and develop in the role
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Strong process and analytical skills
  • Oriented to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-changing environment
  • Ability to handle tasks under pressure
  • Ability to self-organize
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Excellent communication across cultures and within a virtual working environment


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Business administration or Relevant industry

Equality Statement

Element Solutions Inc is an E-Verify Company and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. "Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation