Career Move to Tax Technology? Why would I? Why should I? How could I?

  Hear from tax professionals that have successfully made the move..... The tax technology market is well established, and has been developing steadily over the last 15 years or so. Tax as a subject area has and will continue to ride on the IT technology wave, and therefore continually generating demand for people with hybrid tax and IT skills. They even... read more »

Are you SAF-T ready? You Should Be!

We recently met with Andrew Bohnet, Director of Innovate Tax. We discussed SAF-T, upgrading ERPs for VAT automation, and his favourite piece of non-tax technology....... There are new reporting obligations sweeping across Europe in the form of SAF-T which is the abbreviation for Standard Audit File for Tax and the guidelines for which were introduced by... read more »

Interview with: Alex Baulf

Interview with: Alex Baulf - Associate Director, Global Tax Automation, Grant Thornton Alex is an Associate Director specializing in International Indirect Tax (VAT/GST), leading Grant Thornton's Global Tax Automation and Tax Technology service offerings in the UK and EMEA.  Alex has over 11 years' experience in UK/EU VAT and international indirect tax... read more »

Tax Technology - Recent Appointments (Q4, 2016)

Girish Belur has recently been appointed by Thomson Reuters as Head of EMEA Markets - Onesource Solution Integration.  He has joined Thomson Reuters in London from EY, where he was a Director in the Tax Performance Advisory team Thomas Steppe has recently been hired by Vertex in Belgium.  He joins the company as a Global Tax Lead. Thomas was previously with... read more »

Interview with: Clare Franklin

Interview with: Clare Franklin - Partner, EY Tax Performance Advisory  Clare is a Partner in EY's EMEIA Tax Performance Advisory team, and her home office is Zurich, Switzerland. Clare joined EY in 2012, having relocated to Zurich in 2009 where she initially focused on advising large multinationals on international tax and tax accounting issues. Clare... read more »

People News - Sept 2016

Jennie Fisk has joined PwC's Tax Reporting & Strategy team as a Director, based in Reading. Jennie joins the firm from Maersk Line where she was Head of Tax Controls. Jennie is a highly experienced adviser in the areas of tax process improvement and effective use of tax technology. Uber has recently appointed Anne Vickers as Technology &... read more »

How do you make Indirect Tax interesting? Revolutionise IT !

Here is an article by one of our guest writers, Andrew Bohnet, who contributes to our newsletter Tax Technologist: By Andrew Bohnet  Managing Director at eBizAnswers After I had done my part on a recent Oracle R12 presales presentation, I received the comment "I usually find tax really boring but somehow Andrew made that enjoyable to listen to".  In fact, I... read more »

Interview with: Graham Tilbury

  Interview with: Graham Tilbury - Tax Analytics Leader, PwC Zurich Graham has specialised in tax technology for over 20 years.  He has advised across many domains of tax technology, including corporate tax, personal tax, XBRL and accounts production. He has worked at a senior level within the Big Four professional services firms, with a leading software... read more »

Tax Technology - Recent Appointments

GSK has recently hired Will More-King as Interim Direct Tax & Stats Transformation Lead on an interim basis. Will was previously a Director with EY's Tax Performance Advisory team, based in Birmingham, and has over 15 years of market leading experience in corporate tax technology and tax transformations.    Richard Scammell has been appointed as a... read more »

Tax Technologists - Where do they come from?

As a recruiter in the tax technology field, one of my core pursuits is searching for potential candidates. And preferably finding candidates that are either already in the tax technology field, or have some level of experience with enterprise tax systems / software. Firstly, let me say this is not easy. I do often say to clients that there is no obvious... read more »

Tax Technology Market - Movers & Shakers

PwC‘s Indirect Tax Technology practice in Belgium has recently appointed Marc Hoessels into a senior level role. Marc has an indirect tax & technology background from Belgium, and joins PwC after more recently setting up 2 businesses of his own. Nick Jones has recently been recruited as Tax Manager for ForrestBrown, a R&D tax credit consultancy... read more »

The future of Tax Technology

How will tax technology change a company’s tax function? This is a really crucial question, and with no one obvious answer. The sector is evolving at a steady pace, and there are now a number of tax technology solutions at the enterprise level that large corporations can consider. But which direction will they go in? And what do they want the end result to... read more »

Tax Technology Market - New Appointments

Thomson Reuters has recently recruited Ian Schultz as a Lead Tax Content Developer, based in their London office.  Ian is a highly experienced corporate tax professional, joining from Haymarket Media Group where he was their Group Tax Accountant. Leading cloud-based software business Avalara has recently appointed Mehrdad Talaifar in London as their new... read more »

Talentpool Selection - LinkedIn Page

Please have a look and Follow the Talentpool Selection company page on LinkedIn.  We now have over 1,000 followers! Clicking to Follow the page will keep you in the loop on new tax and tax technology jobs in the UK & European market, and other related career issues connected to the tax and tax-IT systems market. Click Here to go to our LinkedIn Page

Tax Technology specialist? Which gadget?

I have interviewed several high level tax technology specialists over the last 5 years. One question that I have tagged onto the end of my interviews has been ‘outside of tax technology, what is your favourite gadget?’ The answers provided back have been very intriguing, with a very wide range of technologies being cited, some of them not at all IT related... read more »

5 reasons to suggest a bull market

So where are we now in the economic cycle, if such a thing exists? If I compare the current sentiment in the market to that of early 2010 (see Feb 2010 blog post) I feel we are now in a very different place. As a recruiter, I see the markets primarily through the jobs and employment market (albeit in specialist fields), and so here are my 5 observations... read more »

Indirect Tax Software - Product opportunity with leading business

Job Opportunity of the Month This month I’m featuring an excellent job opportunity on the indirect tax software side.  This remains a developing area with a UK base, and it’s exciting times for this part of the tax technology sector.  This role would be very suited to either an in-house VAT Manager / Accountant with strong IT/Excel skills or someone with... read more »

Tax Technology Market - Recent Appointments (Q3 2014)

Ryan Tax Services in the UK has recently recruited SiewYong Ong as a Senior Consultant in their tax technology team.  SiewYong joins from Accenture in London, where she was a Software Engineering Senior Analyst. Thomson Reuters Onesource Indirect Tax has recently hired Zia Uddin.  Zia joins from Tesco Plc, where he was a VAT Manager in their head office tax... read more »

Tax Technology Market - Where are we?

The enterprise tax technology market in UK & Europe zone is still developing at a good pace – there are now a number of distinct and mature software product areas where technology handles the various tax domains (tax provision, VAT, corporate tax) and the long term efforts to fully marry up an ERP /SAP system and tax are continuing with high promise. It... read more »

3 Things I’ve Learnt - in Tax Technology

I’ve sometimes asked of senior level tax technologists to reveal ’3 Things’ that they have learnt by working / living within the tax technology sector.  I think this is great stuff to share as it can give comfort to other people in the sector if they are experiencing similar issues or frustrations, but also act as a learning exercise. Here’s a couple of... read more »

Traits of a successful Tax Technologist

Tax Technology is now a well-established sub-sector of the tax market.  It’s still developing quickly in various directions in the UK, following the lead from the US where tax technology has been around for decades and could be viewed as a much more mature market compared to the UK.  But what are the classic traits of a successful tax technologist? Unlike... read more »

London Tax Technology Market - Update

The activity around the UK tax technology market seems to be the strongest we have experienced. There is strong growth around the sector, leading to a large number of job opportunities arising. At Talentpool Selection, we are searching on a wide variety of roles – some bias towards tax technical, some biased towards IT / software.  Some are client-facing... read more »

Tax Technology Market - Recent Appointments (Q2 2014)

EY’s Tax Performance Advisory team in the UK has recently recruited Girish Belur as a Director for ERP-VAT services.  Girish has been a senior operator in the market for several years, joining EY recently from Alvarez and Marsal Taxand. PwC’s Tax Process & Technology team has recently recruited Andy Wrentmore.  Andy is a senior level tax technologist... read more »