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About In House Tax

This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

Hope you find it useful.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

Tax News

Tax Technology Market - Recent Appointments

Friday, 31 January 2014

Here are a few appointments that have taken place recently in and around the UK tax technology market:

Longview Solutions has recently recruited Daniel Malkin as Client Services Director, based in London.  Daniel comes into the role from Airbus in France  where  he was Program/ Project Manager. He has many years of consulting experience for top tier multinational business transformation programmes across multiple sectors.

Discovery Communications has recently hired Damian De Backer as their new EuropeanTax Director, based in London.  Damian joins from PwC where he was Senior Manager in their Tax Risk Assurance practice.  Damian has substantial experience from within PwC’s Tax Management and Accounting Services division (TMAS), both in the UK and Middle East practices.

DCSL Software Ltd, a bespoke software development consultancy, has recently hired Valery Possoz as a Technical Architect. Valery joins from CCH Tax Software where  he was a Software Architect.

Testhouse, an IT consultancy specializing in software quality and IT risk mitigation, has recently hired James Spencer as Principal Software Testing Consultant.  James joins from Deloitte where he was a Testing Manager and his experience prior to that was mainly in the testing of tax software products at both CCH and KPMG.

posted by Simon Godley

Tax technology market - status

Thursday, 16 January 2014

It feels like a good start to the year for the tax technology market.  Talentpool Selection, a specialist resourcing firm in the sector, is experiencing strong demand from its clients in the market.

The Big Four specialist teams in the UK (mostly centred in London) continue to look to add strategic hires, those that can go-to-market with specialised tax systems knowledge, plus looking to widen out their 'pyramid' teams and bring in more junior people that wish to train in the sector.  It seems that the pipeline for ERP connected VAT and tax accounting systems within the larger-end corporate clients remains good.

The smaller specialist consultancies and implementation partner firms are also benefitting from this as they get locked into long-term SAP roll-outs and upgrades.  

The tax software houses also remain busy - their levels of innovation on new products and new releases have been positive, and we are seeing new products coming into the market, in particular products which solve some of the VAT determination and VAT reporting requirements within SAP.  This is good news for the market as it leads to a better range of options on the customer side, and will lead to more implementations projects over the next 1-2 years, further increasing the demand for specialists in the tax technology field.  

We currently see our main markets revolving around London, Netherlands and Belgium, with other activity areas in Eastern Europe.  

For further discussion on issues in this market, particularly around career options, please contact Simon Godley on 0870 46 056 46 or email to 

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Indirect Tax Technology - still active job market

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

As we move into 2014, it feels like the momentum we experienced within the VAT systems / indirect tax technology field in 2013 is continuing into this year.

Here's a snapshot of active job opportunities we are working on in the UK / London area:

Software Sector

Leading tax software business seeks a Consultant to take on a client facing role - requires combination of VAT compliance and strong Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups, basic Macros).

Salary Guide: £35,000 - £45,000 + Bens

Click here for more info

Big Four firm

Growing tax systems division of this Big 4 firm seeks a strong SAP functional / technical Consultant with experience of the FI-SD-MM modules relating to VAT set-up / determination and reporting.

Salary Guide: £45,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Bens

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Specialised VAT Systems Consultancy

Niche player in the market, with exposure to big ticket projects, seeks a Consultant to train into tax engine (Vertex / Sabrix) implementations projects.  Require flexibility on location / travel.  In-house VAT compliance background preferred.  

Salary Guide: £30,000 - £40,000 + Bens

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