This newly-created role will play an integral part in the Finance Projects and Change team, with a core responsibility to oversee and develop the firm’s VAT reporting processes and other compliance reporting processes, ensuring they are robust and fit for purpose and that they continually adapt to the increasing digitisation of VAT reporting globally.
The role will involve close cooperation with VAT Central Team, liaison with finance staff across the firm internationally and will work closely with other members of the Finance Projects and Change Team working both for DLA Piper and our implementation partners by providing expert knowledge to the project.
The Finance Projects and Change Background:
DLA Piper recently replaced the firms Practice Management System. The Practice Management system (PMS) is core to the operations of the firm. Handling the creation and distribution of bills, revenue management along with the core accountancy functions and controls. This high exposure and complex programme impacted all aspects of the firm functions, people, and offices.
The programme is taking the opportunity to not only replace the underlying out of service technology but also review the associated business processes to drive for improvement, efficiency and standardisation across the international user base. As well as providing an enhanced experience and ‘smarter’ ways of working for the fee earners.
As part of Practice Management System, Advance Compliance Reporting Module isbeing implemented. The aim of this module is supporting and streamlining statutory reporting for countries with the most complex requirements. At the same time DLA is actively analysing all best options to support firm’s indirect tax reporting requirements, in light of increasing internationally requirements for e-invoicing and e-reporting.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Indirect Tax and Compliance Reporting SME must have strong organisational and communication skills. The individual appointed must also be capable of understanding the wider objectives of the project, be able to influence others, and be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, with team colleagues and with service providers involved in the management and operation of the project and have the experience to mentor and support team members.
The role holder will have a background in working on large-scale Finance Transformation Programmes involving indirect taxes.
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