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VAT Specialist

Craigavon, NIR, GB

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services.  The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world.  Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community.  Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact.  The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship.  It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University.  Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers.  It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector.  Terex is a place where you can work and grow.



  • More than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide.
  • We market our products to customers in more than 150 countries.
  • Maintaining VAT compliance across a variety of legal entities in multiple European locations.



Title:                       VAT Specialist

Department:          Global Business Services (GBS)

Reports to:            GBS UK Business Tax Manager                        

Location:               Lurgan, Northern Ireland

Hours of work:      37.75 per week


Position Overview

The GBS Business Tax Team provides VAT support to multiple Terex entities.  This position is a technical compliance role.  Working alongside the Business Tax Manager the VAT Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely submission of VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales reports on a monthly and quarterly basis.  Due to the large volumes of data strong analytical skills are essential.




  • Preparation and submission of accurate VAT returns, intrastat reports and EC Sales Listings for Terex entities within set deadlines across multiple European jurisdictions.
  • Ensure that VAT payments/refunds are made/ received on a timely basis.
  • Management and support of VAT and Intrastat audit support as required.
  • Responding to queries from government agencies and Terex entities regarding VAT.
  • Management of new VAT registrations and deregistration’s as required.
  • Drive initiatives to improve current VAT processes and any other projects that may arise in the Indirect tax area.
  • Supporting the annual Senior Accounting Officer review.
  • Drive continuous improvement within the team by reviewing current compliance processes with a view to improve efficiency while maintaining data integrity.
  • Monitor business performance metrics in relation to VAT compliance.
  • Acting as a resource for queries from colleagues within the shared service center.
  • Advising colleagues in the wider European business on more complex VAT matters.  This will involve researching and interpreting legislation and providing support with preparing the relevant advice.
  • Monitoring changes in international VAT law/regulation and case law that are relevant to Terex, and helping the business to implement any resulting changes needed in business processes and systems.
  • Develop knowledge of business and organisational issues affecting legal entity compliance by partnering with business unit leaders


  • Essential experience and qualifications 

  • A-level or equivalent.
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel.
  • Experience of working with large volumes of financial data.
  • UK VAT experience.


  • Desirable though not essential

  • European VAT Experience would be desirable though not essential.
  • To be fluent in German both written and spoken.
  • CTA Qualification or similar.


  • Competencies

  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity with a high degree of transparency and trust.
  • Strong personal work ethic.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Works well as a team member, actively listens and is responsive to others.
  • Relentless in achieving results in a dynamic, changing, and demanding environment.


  • Travel

  • Ability to travel to meet business objectives, approximately 25%.


Must be a team player able to demonstrate strong customer focus with the energy, drive and commitment to successfully work through any and all issues and objectives related to this role and that of the overall team.

All applicants must demonstrate through their application form, how they meet the criteria for the position applied for.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.


Closing date for receipt of all completed applications will be Monday 12th November 2018


Terex is an equal opportunity employer and appointments are based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of our community.



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