It already exists a long time for chief executive, chief financial and chief operating officer levels. Such management is now also available for tax and works well in situations where things need to happen quickly.


A senior team

with additional experience and talent


Business challenges

There could be various reasons why more senior level support is needed:

  • The company faces strategic, operational or IT challenges and needs to adapt fast
  • The indirect tax function is temporary not available (maternity leave, faces conflicting priorities, etc.)

Example

The business has as key objective to get through the acquisition in one piece, to get all of its tax filings done correctly on time and then to build a new supply chain and IT system to support the new operating model and at this stage does not have a full-time indirect tax function.


What we offer

Our team is highly experienced having held senior indirect tax posts within the Big 4 and industry. As tax experts we also speak the language of the business and IT and no translation is needed. We are open to discuss resourcing options, including taking part of the current tax team on a sub-contract or temporary basis if this is helpful:

  • Bring in our senior VAT/IT team
      • Proven industry and consultancy leaders: highly experienced having held senior indirect tax posts within the Big 4 and industry
      • Substantial experience of working in both the EU member states and in countries outside the EU and managing international teams on multi-jurisdictional projects
      • Strong technical tax and IT expertise
      • Proven project and change management (soft) skills

  

For questions please contact us.


The people

The service will be led by experienced and highly regarded tax professionals who will be actively involved in all stages of the work we undertake for you. The senior members of the team will be supported during the the day-to-day management by a strong group of experienced and motivated professionals with backgrounds as accountants and tax advisers within the Big 4 and industry.


What we were asked to do

  • To run a project
  • To run an effective tax team with the practical knowledge and fresh perspective to help quickly plan and then implement a comprehensive and sustainable plan
  • To support in recruiting our replacements (global head of indirect tax, VAT manager) to realize that a client builds up its own department
      • We then gradually will leave our roles and support the new tax function in the transition to become successful

Depending on the agreed scope our senior team is or could be supported by experienced and motivated professionals with backgrounds as accountants and tax advisers within the Big 4 and industry and knowhow and tooling of our alliance partners.

We have therefore also the capacity to provide the services you require and sufficient flexibility should that need grow or reduce over time.

See Change and Project Management and Technology Advisory for a more detailed overview of our expertise. 


Where we have contributed value


Our skill-set


Non routine or substantial business transactions




Take aways 

To run an effective tax team or project with the practical knowledge and fresh perspective to help quickly plan and then implement a comprehensive and sustainable plan.

Our team is highly experienced having held senior indirect tax posts within the Big 4 and industry. As tax experts we also speak the language of the business and IT and no translation is needed.

The service will be led by experienced and highly regarded tax professionals who will be actively involved in all stages of the work we undertake for you. 

The senior members of the team will be supported during the the day-to-day management by a strong group of experienced and motivated professionals with backgrounds as accountants and tax advisers within the Big 4 and industry.

We combine technical knowledge with industry understanding and knowhow of technologically advanced tools and methodologies available in the market or developed by ourselves.

  • Focus on tax processes that could be improved
    • Manual process: same data requests are made by different stakeholders
  • As Is assessment
  • Anticipate future changes and the data needed
    • What are tax trends?
    • What is happening locally and what should be considered across jurisdictions where you operate?
    • Anticipate new stakeholders and their data needs or requests (internal and external)
  • Define scope and actions for short, mid and long term
  • Write business case for change
  • Realize sponsorship for implementation
  • What tax data is requested and by whom?
  • What tax process can be improved and what can be automated?
    • CIT, VAT, tax data warehouse
  • What is the Return on Investment?
    • Hard saving: process improvement
    • Meeting (new) tax requirement
  • What systems are in use: SAP, Oracle, etc
    • By which entities?
  • How many end-use computing tools (e.g. excel spreadsheet) do we have?
  • How do we avoid an ad-hoc solution?
    • Understand the bigger picture
    • Real problem and not the symptom

Technology-related tax risk: understand and address the potential harms and benefits of (new) technology.

Ascertaining proper IT support for ensuring efficient, timely and reliable reporting.

VAT should be considered in every aspect of the process, from concept through completion and beyond. Managing by design — looking at any process or transaction from end to end and factoring in all the requirements and controls essential to designing and optimizing a compliant VAT process.

We speak the language of the business and IT and no translation is needed.

  • Set up a project charter that will take effect preferable during feasibility but ultimately during design
  • Write a business case and problem statement
  • Define scope of the project
  • Define objectives and goals of the project
  • Involve stakeholders and define priorities
  • Set measurable milestones
  • Ensure that the right sponsors provide buy-in.
  • Identify (project) risks and how to manage them
  • Jointly validate and refine the project plan and develop a roadmap to success
  • Hold regular meeting to track progress of the various work streams

VAT should be considered in every aspect of the process, from concept through completion and beyond.

Looking at any process or transaction from end to end and factoring in all the requirements and controls essential to designing and optimizing a compliant VAT process.

The key to success in the management is the ability to translate tax knowledge into workable business processes.

With indirect taxes intertwining through the day- to-day operations of a company—raising sales invoices, moving inventory, paying suppliers, collecting cash—indirect tax risk can have a distinct and domino-like effect on the commerciality of an organization.

More than 80% of businesses are still using spreadsheets to manage their VAT compliance in at least one jurisdiction in which they operate, despite tax authorities around the world investing in better tools.

The SAF-T standard, originally created by the OECD (similar as BEPS), is intended to give tax authorities easy access to the relevant data in an easily readable format for both corporate income tax as VAT.

What if there are glitches in your data, input errors, empty fields, awkward descriptions in fields or apparent inconsistencies?