Indirect Tax (VAT) Manager

Job posted date: 15 September 2023

Job location: Dublin, Ireland

About us:

Our VAT team is part of Ireland's leading Indirect Tax practice consisting of 2 Partners and circa 50 VAT experts who advise our global clients on business issues and deliver innovative solutions across all sectors of the global economy. Our team works with clients in a broad range of sectors including the digital, fintech, pharmaceutical, retail, asset management, banking, aviation, construction and real estate space.

What we do:

As one of the largest VAT practices in Ireland, we are the trusted VAT advisors for a wide range of domestic and international clients. In order to do so, we foster an environment of continuous professional development and progression within our team. Our focus on technical expertise, mentoring and coaching means we deliver the highest quality advice to our clients and offer rewarding careers to our people.

Our clients expect us to have a global & local perspective and advise them on their VAT footprint created by their business. In order to keep pace with the modern global economy there have been significant changes to VAT legislation, caselaw and guidance (locally & globally)l over the last number of years which has meant there has never been a more exciting time to work in VAT. As a result of these developments, clients expect us to have a view on policy updates which requires us to continually be aware of changes and the direction of travel across a number of areas relating to VAT.

What does this role offer:

You will gain comprehensive experience across a range of VAT services including; VAT consulting services, tax authority intervention and audit defense, VAT function improvement and optimisation through the application of technology solutions, and compliance services to Irish PLC’s, major multinational corporations, Semi-State organisations and a variety of significant privately-owned Irish companies.

As a VAT Compliance Manager, you will work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience. You will be a key part of a team of people who engage with our clients while also investing in your career development through training and coaching opportunities.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage ongoing client relationships, business development and participate in various consultancy projects.
  • Bring business knowledge, innovation and insight to create value for clients and the firm.
  • Directing and driving the success of multiple engagements.
  • Embrace the digital transformation being undertaken in our business. Being motivated to apply technology solutions to our day-to-day business and that of our clients.
  • Coach team members and drive the team to make a difference and deliver results in a responsible, authentic and passionate manner.
  • Be responsible for managing within budgetary and time constraints while providing a high-level of client satisfaction.
  • Mentor and coach trainees, participate in internal training delivery and act as an advocate to promote our learning culture.

About you – Key skills and competencies:

  • At least 5 years experience in a VAT technical role to include consulting and compliance.
  • Strong academic record, AITI/CTA qualified or equivalent
  • Expert at directing and driving the success of multiple engagements.
  • Strong relationship management skills, ability to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Enthusiastic team player and manager with a passion to coach and encourage others to achieve their potential.
  • Ambitious – demonstrate strong commitment to personal learning and development.

Create your future with us.

The world of work has changed and we are changing with it! At PwC, we believe that challenges are better solved together. A career with us means joining a purpose led and diverse, global community where you will do meaningful work with our amazing clients.

Our culture is unique and what sets us apart. Our people really are at the very heart of our business. So, when you join us, you will be empowered to work flexibly in a way that works for you, your clients and the teams around you, supporting your wellbeing.

We work tirelessly so that you can unlock your full potential and give you everything you need to take your career where you want it to go. We appreciate what you bring to our culture,our team and our clients and we recognise and celebrate you for it.

Our tech-powered and global capabilities come together so that you can make an impact not only to clients and our teams but on the world around us too.

PwC Perks

Of course, we also offer all the perks you would expect from a leading employer for every stage of your journey with us.

From everyday flexibility to working from abroad, learning and development or reward and recognition. We have best in class inclusive and family friendly perks and policies that meet you where you are- in your life and in your career.

Inclusion Statement

PwC is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we believe passionately in employing a diverse workforce so much that we have signed up for the Business in the Community Elevate Pledge.

We recognise that confidence and the imposter syndrome can sometimes hold you back from applying for your dream job. Whatever your path is or however you identify, please don’t hesitate to apply - we would love to hear from you!

You can learn more about how we are driving a culture of belonging at PwC, and explore our range of inclusive programmes, initiatives, employee resource groups and more, by visiting

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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