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Manager – Indirect Tax

Manager – Indirect Tax

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Tax & Treasury
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are currently recruiting for a Indirect Tax Manager (permanent) to support the Indirect Tax Senior Manager with the management and oversight of Indirect Taxes across the global group from our Aberdeen office. Other locations may be considered for the right candidate.


You will be joining the company at an exciting time of growth having recently seen a coming together of Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler to create a major Energy, Process and Utility service provider, with over 55,000 employees globally.


Your role will be to proactivly manage and report on the Groups tax risks and tax charges.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support to the UK finance teams responsible for VAT compliance. Review of consolidated UK VAT return
  • Ensure SAO controls and processes are in place and adhered to within the UK
  • Support E&I business with overseas VAT compliance and technical queries
  • Manage the outsourcing of overseas VAT compliance and relationship with external advisors
  • Conduct business specific indirect tax audits on a periodic basis
  • Provide technical support, guidance and training to shared services 
  • Input into the configuration and roll-out of ERP and other accounting systems
  • Support business with the implementation of new VAT/GST regimes 
  • Support commercial team by providing Indirect Tax input into commercial tax bids
  • Monitor legislative Indirect Tax developments to for opportunities and risks
  • Support on Indirect Tax projects

Skills / Qualifications


  • Preferably Degree qualified 
  • Preferably Chartered Tax Adviser (or equivalent), or Chartered Accountant (or equivalent) qualified


  • In depth knowledge of UK and EU Indirect Tax practices and legislation 
  • The use of ERP/Accounting systems to manage Indirect Tax
  • Familiarisation of Indirect Taxes in other global jurisdictions would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Customs Duties


  • Significant experience of advising on Indirect Tax gained in house or within practice
  • Experience of managing Indirect Tax compliance 
  • Demonstrated technical excellence

Personal Attributes:

  • Effectively connect and establish effective, cross-cultural working relationships with all levels of the organisation
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and organised
  • Good presentation skills

Ability to:

  • Work well under pressure
  • Identify risks and know when to raise the flag
  • Work effectively across different cultures, driving a global mind-set
  • Influence others by presenting consistent, clearly constructed and coherent arguments

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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