Even if a company has a dedicated VAT specialist (and many companies still don’t have that), it can be time-consuming to get a good overview of all relevant processes for VAT. And to ensure that the VAT rules are known and applied correctly. You may not have enough time, miss specific knowledge, or need temporary assistance with a special project.
Working in your offices and thus being available continuously, ensures efficient communication, collecting and processing of information, and direct translation to your business processes. And it is also less costly, compared to an external adviser. The advantage of a good interim professional is that he can take up the in-house role and get into the field, instead of being only available on the side-line. And the information and experience gained during the process remains within the organisation.
I have experience on both sides: as adviser in a Big 4 firm, and as in-house indirect tax director for various multinationals. I know how to operate in a multinational business environment, how to deal with external advisers, but also how to best communicate with the authorities. Specifically I have experience with mapping and streamlining of VAT processes, performing VAT Health Checks, assistance with the implementation or changes of your ERP system, transferring or coordinating activities into a Financial Shared Services Centre, or the establishment or fine-tuning of a Tax Control Framework.
With a Freelance VAT Manager you will have an experienced VAT specialist on your own premises, to help you identifying, mapping and streamlining any VAT processes and issues in your company. On a temporary or permanent (part-time) basis
Tasks may also include assistance with the monthly (reporting) processes and policies, manage and coordinate the preparation and filing of VAT and Intrastat returns, advice and assistance with daily VAT matters, manage and coordinate VAT audits and liaise with external advisors and tax authorities, or identification of potential (cash flow) savings.
SIMPLYVAT IS PERFECT FOR:
Specialist knowledge and experience for a specific project or assignment, including ERP changes or implementations.
Mapping of internal processes and development of in-house controls and procedures.
Training and education of you and your staff on the basis of your own internal processes and organisation.
Assistance during busy periods, a reorganisation or implementation.
Available quickly, for shorter or longer periods, without long procedures, with clear agreements
Fewer costs in terms of secondary employment conditions, insurance and administration