IHG Europe Indirect Tax Director in Burton On Trent, United Kingdom


E urope Indirect Tax Director

Based in Burton upon Trent, DE14 2WB

Are you a qualified accountancy professional with a wealth of experience in VAT?

If the answer is yes, then you may be the next European Indirect Tax Director we are looking for.

About Us:

InterContinental Hotels Group ® (IHG) is one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with a family of brands including InterContinental ® , Holiday Inn ® and Crowne Plaza ® . Our Ambition is to become the #1 hotel company for guests, for owners and for colleagues.

We believe the culture at IHG ® is unique as it’s created by our people and founded on strong values. We want our people to feel great about working at IHG ® , so we give people room to be yourself and ask everyone to ‘live’ the IHG ® Winning Ways:

· Do the right thing

· Show we care

· Aim higher

· Celebrate difference

· Work better together

IHG ® has been certified as a Top Employer 2017 in the UK by the Top Employers Institute and we were rated 1st in the hospitality sector for Britain’s Most Admired Companies, 2016.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of European VAT compliance.

  • Review of IHG’s UK VAT group quarterly returns

  • Providing indirect tax advice to the business with respect to European business projects and developments, or managing the provision of third party advice as necessary.

  • Deliver internal VAT training where required.

  • Focus on providing appropriate advice, and appropriate compliance arrangements are in place, with respect to existing and new IHG Rewards programmes and arrangements throughout Europe.

  • Monitoring of key external (macro) developments, evaluate risks/impact for IHG, and manage, or assist in the management, of such change management projects as should be necessary to deal with those risks and requirements.

  • Manage European indirect tax audits, disputes and litigation as necessary.

  • Ensure robust VAT reporting mechanisms and controls are maintained and which satisfy the requirements of the UK’s Senior Accounting Officer regime.

  • Undertake ad hoc non-Europe VAT assignments where experience and technical expertise may help to progress advice to the business.

  • Maintain excellent VAT technical knowledge by proactive involvement in VAT technical/industry groups and technical training.

  • Primary VAT contact for HMRC (e.g. for VAT audit purposes)


We are looking for an experienced VAT Professional who holds an accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, CTA (VAT route)) with 10 years post-qualification experience in VAT-related roles in industry and/or Big 4 accounting firms.

You will be able to demonstrate clear, concise and succinct communication skills, including the ability to adapt verbal and written communication to the needs and level of the audience (including HMRC).

In addition, you will have Project management experience in organising, planning and executing financial and/or audit projects from conception through to implementation as well as an understanding of VAT risk assessment procedures (e.g. SAO) and an understanding of HMRC’s enquiry/audit processes.

Finally, you will have previously worked alongside a global team and have experience of leading and developing people.


As an IHG employee, you will enjoy a competitive financial and benefits package which may include hotel room discounts (available globally) and healthcare support.

The role will be based in Branston, Burton on Trent, which is easily accessible from major motorways (M1, M42) and is located near to Birmingham and Nottingham.

Based in modern offices you will enjoy facilities including a subsidised canteen and free parking.

If this sounds like your next role - make your application today! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Job: Taxation

Location: GBR-Burton On Trent

Requisition ID: R133898