VAT & Transfer Pricing Manager

Aggregate function:  External Affairs
Business Area:  Group External Affairs
Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  11 May 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Role purpose

Finance Operations and Margin Assurance (FOMA) delivers services to the Finance organisation and businesses for all Group of Hyper entities. It is accountable for the delivery of all financial actuals and secure margin and value across all Hyper markets globally.


This role has operational accountability to develop and implement effective VAT strategies to optimize the tax position across the Hyper footprint and ensure VAT and Transfer Pricing planning, compliance and reporting in all locations. Execute internal, external and government audits as needed. Identify, assess and mitigate tax risks and ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.  Provide advice to the business on general VAT liabilities, specifically on the VAT implications of any transactions.

What you'll do

  • Develop and implement VAT tax strategies that align with overall business objectives. Responsible for VAT and Transfer Pricing activities across Hyper entities, to minimize tax liabilities and risks for the company. 
  • Ensure all transactions have been fully analysed from a VAT and transfer pricing perspective while presenting risks and mitigations for business challenges. 
  • Work with external consultants and internal team members to review operating mechanisms across Hyper footprint 
  • Stay relevant with VAT and Transfer Pricing amendments across all locations to ensure the implementation of such changes in a timely manner.
  • Ensure effective relationship and performance management at world class/market leading operational excellence with Vodafone Shared Services
  • Delivering VAT reporting, ensuring VAT compliance and identifying risk.
  • Minimising VAT liabilities and compliance issues.
  • Identifying potential tax planning opportunities.
  • Liaise with and manage the working relationship with HM Revenue & Customs during routine audits and ad hoc enquiries.
  • Maximise efficiencies in working and reporting systems to reduce the VAT/Duty liabilities where possible within the legislative framework.
  • Set up Hyper VAT and Transfer Pricing  processes for compliance and reporting for the Hyper go live as per project plan 
  • Ensure VAT compliance and reporting for al Hyper entities by Go live
  • Responsible for the overall Transfer Pricing reporting across all Hyper entities
  • Responsible for creation of innovative, efficient and tax effective advice for Hyper Group and each entity to minimise the impact of VAT charges on the operations and financial position of the business

Who you are

  • Experience in managing various stakeholders in a complex and changing/dynamic operating environment
  • Strong VAT/TP experience with proven work experience with a bent for analytical mindset to achieve team goals 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to ensure a transparent representation of the results, processes and procedures and to influence multiple stakeholders 
  • Able to communicate tax issues to non-tax specialists and senior management.
  • Experience of dealing with domestic and international taxation authorities and Governments.
  • Solution orientated, ‘Can Do’ mindset with focus on customer satisfaction beyond expectations
  • High degree of personal responsibility
  • University degree in Finance
  • 10+yrs Tax experience gained in large, multi-national organisation

What's in it for you

  • Yearly bonus: 10%
  • Annual leave: 28 days + bank holidays + the opportunity to buy/sell/carry over 5 days/year
  • Charity days: 5 days/year
  • Maternity leave: 52 weeks: the first 13 weeks are fully paid, followed by 26 weeks of half pay
  • Private pension: You can contribute up to 5% of your basic pay with 2:1 matching from Vodafone up to 10%.
  • Access to: private medical, private dental, free health assessments, share save scheme
  • Additional discounts: Vodafone retail, gym, cinema, cycle to work, season ticket loan


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Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.