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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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IT Content Analyst - Banking Software Product

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Excellent new opportunity for a systems accountant or finance analyst (with experience of SQL / VBA) to work for a large and well known software company:
IT Content Analyst - Software Company, London

London based (with minimal travel)

£50,000 - £60,000 + Bens
Our client is a leading force in the development, marketing and services relating to commercial tax software and technology.  Their highly innovative software development team now seeks an additional content developer to work on a new product area in the banking / financial services sector.  This role does not require an IT programmer, but someone very familiar with SQL / XML functionality that can bridge the gap between legislative content requirements and coding into software.
Key Accountabilities:
The successful candidate will initially focus on developing content for a banking reporting solution, working across a large number of jurisdictions and analyzing XML schema documentation.  The role will require someone with significant software experience, the ability to analyze tax technical XML schemas and to use their experience to make an immediate contribution with limited hand holding. There will be a wide range of work, including:
  • Reviewing XML schema documentation for the product’s reporting requirements and implement rules and validations using Microsoft SQL Server and XML programming skills.
  • Develop rule sets for new jurisdictions as well as maintaining and reviewing existing jurisdictions.
  • Researching, analyzing system and rule requirements for validations of the product’s form documents.
  • Work with our external tax content advisers to ensure product’s reporting is meeting the current legislative requirements.
  • Reviewing issues and feedback requests from team members, sales team and clients – providing responses and recommendations.
  • Providing design recommendations and options, developing and integrating the content per specifications.
  • Ensure that all changes are properly documented and ensure the help documentation is updated to match tax content changes.
  • Assist the QA team with execution of test plans when required.
Preferred Qualifications and Background:
  • Educated to degree level ( Mathematics, IT, Science, Economics , Accounting, Finance, Business).
  • 5+ years experience working on business analysis and content of software solutions.
  • Development skills including Microsoft SQL Server and XML.
  • Good problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, an organised and methodical approach to work and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a IT science background that has picked up specific SQL / VBA / XML experience within a certain project (e.g. creating a complex data reporting system) and is now looking to develop further and formalise that experience within a leading software organisation.  London based with small amount of travel when required.
For more information on this role, or to apply, please either call Simon Godley on 01727 83 85 38 or click through to the Talentpool website

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VAT Technology market consolidates

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Interesting news of a recent acquisition of VAT software applications business iVAT, based in Belgium, acquired by Avalara, a US tax technology firm.

Read the full announcement HERE

This group would seem to be well placed to offer VAT technology solutions to large corporates in Europe.

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