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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.

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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.

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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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