London

Head of Indirect Tax

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-senior level
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Your Role

About the Job

The Head of Indirect Tax plays a key role within the Tax department. Indirect taxes are a key component of ASOSs supply chain and require proactive management to ensure compliance in a fast-changing global landscape. ASOS has created this role to support the Director of Tax in overseeing and supporting the indirect tax agenda, due to the increase in strategic planning and business partnering required going forwards.

What youll be doing.

  • Leading a team to manage the indirect tax (and customs) agenda through legislative changes, digitisation requirements and business changes and ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Work with the Director of Tax, Head of Customs Operations and Head of Tax Transformation to implement an improved strategy for the management of Indirect Taxes for ASOS, including planning and compliance for ASOSs exposures to Sales Taxes, VAT, Import Duties, Digital Taxes and similar levies globally.
  • Monitoring the impact of Indirect Taxes on ASOSs balance sheet and income statement and ensuring accurate accounting and regular balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Proactive solutions to reduce the working capital impact of Indirect Taxes, including successful interactions with our business units in supply chain restructurings.
  • Lead indirect tax compliance, including making tax digital requirements, working with external consultants where required to ensure timely and accurate submission of relevant returns in all jurisdictions in which the group does business.
  • Lead ongoing external tax audits of applicable taxes in all relevant jurisdictions.
  • Maintain and enhance the indirect tax compliance and reporting processes within the financial reporting system; troubleshoot tax-related problems within the ERP and identify solutions for internal business partners
  • Identify and implement indirect tax planning opportunities and risk mitigation strategies
  • Provide ad hoc analysis/projects as requested by management
  • Supporting our culture by championing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies.

/01 Company Description

Were ASOS, the online retailer for fashion lovers all around the world.

We exist to give our customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, youre free to be your true self without judgement, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

But how are we showing up? Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and we placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer list.

Everyone needs some help showing up as their best self. Let our Talent team know if you need any adjustments throughout the process in whatever way works best for you.

/02 Job Qualifications

About You

  • Extensive experience of indirect tax in consulting and/or industry including international experience (ideally including EU and US)
  • ACA, ACCA, CTA or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of dealing with customs duties would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of financial and tax systems, including experience of implementing automation solutions and ensuring compliance with digitisation requirements
  • Understanding of new taxes and compliance requirements being introduced including digital sales taxes, plastic taxes, digitisation requirements etc
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Team leadership and development experience
  • Well organised, good project management skills and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of management as well as with tax and customs and other regulatory bodies
  • Excellent communicator - ability to articulate complex concepts in a concise manner in both written and verbal presentations
  • Someone who loves a challenge and is proactive in delivering value for the organisation

/03 Additional Info

BeneFITS

  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • ASOS Develops (personal development opportunities across the business)
  • Employee sample sales
  • Access to a huge range of LinkedIn learning materials
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra celebration day for a special moment
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private medical care scheme
  • Flexible benefits allowance - which you can choose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits

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Meet The Team

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Every single day I feel both supported and inspired! The constant flow of creativity within ASOS is contagious. It's cool to be encouraged to think outside the box.
I was initially drawn to ASOS as it is a reputable company with a culture that is unmatched. After joining ASOS I soon realised that just like the name, it was most definitely ‘As Seen On Screen’ – what you see is truly what you get. There are endless opportunities within the company with values embodying a culture of bringing your best self to work. I never feel as though I need to change to fit the status quo of the ‘corporate lifestyle’ but actually, I fit in more when I’m authentically being myself.
At ASOS I can bring my authentic self to work, you’re empowered to think different, innovate and do the things you love. ASOS is a fast paced, changing environment with fun at the heart of everything we do.
  • Christy Hill

    Operations @ ASOS

    Every single day I feel both supported and inspired! The constant flow of creativity within ASOS is contagious. It's cool to be encouraged to think outside the box.
  • Denise Finney

    Operations @ ASOS

    I was initially drawn to ASOS as it is a reputable company with a culture that is unmatched. After joining ASOS I soon realised that just like the name, it was most definitely ‘As Seen On Screen’ – what you see is truly what you get. There are endless opportunities within the company with values embodying a culture of bringing your best self to work. I never feel as though I need to change to fit the status quo of the ‘corporate lifestyle’ but actually, I fit in more when I’m authentically being myself.
  • Ben Rubery

    Operations @ ASOS

    At ASOS I can bring my authentic self to work, you’re empowered to think different, innovate and do the things you love. ASOS is a fast paced, changing environment with fun at the heart of everything we do.
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Authentic

We celebrate what makes us unique, and stay true to ourselves.

Our business is built on an inclusive culture which encourages passion, enthusiasm and development – so you can bring your best self to work. We recognise that our differences make us stand out from the crowd, giving our ASOSers and customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. 

Brave

We’ve been bold and ambitious from the start – it’s in our DNA.

We’re empowered to try something different with the freedom to fail, turning left when others turn right. We use our voice to drive us forward, speaking up on the things our people and customers care about and challenging the status quo. 

Creative

We have a curious and adventurous spirit – it’s who we are and runs through everything we do.

We balance leadership with learning, by being comfortable as an innovator and when following in the footsteps of others. Our products and platform are fuelled by creative passion and a deep understanding of our customers, allowing us to empower millions of people around the world. 

Deliver

Great work doesn’t happen by chance.

It takes facts and data to help us make decisions with conviction. It's about doing what we say and owning what we do till it's done and using data to everyone on the journey with us. It's a strategy that allows us to create an ASOS that's built for future success.

Our Benefits

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on our group financial and strategic performance.

  • Celebratory Day!

    Get an extra day off in addition to the 25 days of annual leave you get! Spend it celebrating the big days in life, whether it’s birthdays, cultural holidays, weddings and anything else.

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    You’ll get access to world-class development plans, courses and certificates to help you mould your career. You’ll also get access to our learning events ‘ASOS Develops’ and ‘Shape Your Career’ which give you the time and space to focus on developing those skills to excel your career. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding