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Title:  UK Finance Compliance Manager

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.


Currently, we are looking for a UK Finance Compliance Manager for our Winnersh site. Responsibilities for this role include:


Core Indirect Tax compliance


  • Lead on UK VAT reporting and compliance
  • Various European VAT returns + EC Sales listings + Intrastat in UK, Germany and Netherlands
  • US Company Dutch VAT compliance
  • Manage relationship with third parties, contractors in preparation of returns
  • Manage CRM relationship with HMRC
  • Approve balance sheet reconciliations
  • Co-ordination of Employee related tax requirements such as Form 42 (employee related share schemes) and (PSA) PAYE Settlement Arrangements

 VAT Consultancy


  • Troubleshoot correction of invoices to ensure compliant
  • Maintenance of VAT Matrix
  • Test and identify improvements and fixes to IT system
  • Liaison with IT, Finance and Credit Control
  • Monitor Supply Chain and warehouse changes
  • Work with legal on contract drafting and amendments
  • Apply EU quick fix legislation changes
  • Assisting with external and internal auditors
  • Critical involvement in User Acceptance Testing for fixes to legacy Oracle reporting systems
  • Creation of System Documentation


Indirect Tax Strategy


  • Work towards Making Tax Digital compliance in UK and elsewhere
  • Work with Taxback (or move inhouse) on 8th and 13th Directive claims relating to T&E
  • Ultimately looking to insource as much VAT compliance for cost reduction
  • Gain an understanding of L-Commscope VAT matters and how overall synergies can be achieved


Other Activities


  • Involvement in new ERP rollout
  • Assisting with Senior Accounting Officer Guidelines is a large activity to give assurances on all UK tax matters (mainly Indirect tax section) which now incorporates the legacy CommScope UK entities, as well as legacy ARRIS.
  • Assisting with Corporate Criminal Offence legislation 
  • Assisting with our Brexit trade strategy.
  • Support on any Ad hoc Corporation Tax work.


Educational/ Personal Skills


  • Degree level
  • ACA or equivalent (or QBE)
  • A good level of post qualification experience in the profession in VAT for large companies, practice or currently in industry in a similar role
  • Ability to manage contractors and employees
  • Ability to report to EMEA Finance Director and participate in high level strategy meetings
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to plan, organise and problem solve







It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


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