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Senior Tax Analyst - Tax Services

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

Amazon opened its virtual doors in October 1998 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything that they might want to buy online. Originally known as a bookseller, Amazon.co.uk has dramatically expanded its range over the years to offer everything from DVD’s to MP3’s, Toys to Tools, Clothing to Computers and so much more.

Amazon seeks a Senior Tax Analyst to be a member of our Global Tax Calculation Services Program. The Global Tax Calculation Services Program is comprised of tax professionals and software engineers that are responsible for providing end-to-end global transaction tax calculation solutions (sales and use taxes, communication taxes, value-added taxes, good and services taxes, and other consumption taxes) to Amazon and thousands of other merchants selling on Amazon marketplaces and other e-commerce platforms.

This position is focused primarily on EMEA VAT, though there may be opportunities for broader exposure to other transaction taxes.

Primary job duties include:
- Configuration and ongoing maintenance of Amazon's transaction tax calculation software;
- Researching transaction tax laws to create and maintain the tax rules (e.g. product taxability) within the transaction tax calculation software;
- Actively participating in projects throughout their lifecycle – from design through delivery – with an emphasis on testing to ensure that projects conform to the business requirements and rules;
- Communicating with sellers, customers, and Customer Service regarding the calculation of transaction taxes;
- Providing subject matter expertise to various business and IT organizations including Business Development, Marketing, Legal, Customer Service, and various product groups.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- Undergrad degree in Finance or Accounting or Mathematics or Science;
- A working knowledge of VAT in the EMEA region;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Strong bias for action and ability to prioritize;
- Very comfortable working in a fast-paced and continually changing environment;
- A team oriented, customer-centric attitude;
- Highly organized, self-motivated and detail oriented;
- The ability to conceptualize and manage multiple projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience maintaining and operating transaction tax calculation and compliance software (e.g., Vertex, Sabrix, Taxware, etc.);
- Experience working in a large public accounting firm or multi-national corporate tax department;
- Project management experience.


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