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VAT Lead



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Us

We're TravelPerk, a hyper-growth SaaS platform offering companies a one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting business travel.

Our aim is to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion business travel market by combining an unrivalled choice of travel options with a powerful booking and management platform and access to 24/7 customer support we’ve become the leading all-in-one travel management solution.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, we’ve grown to over 1200 people in 9 offices across Europe and North America. In 2022 we became a ‘unicorn’ and in 2024 we raised $104 million in additional investment, with a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

We’ve been winning awards too. Since 2023, we’ve been voted one of the best places to work, one of the fastest-growing apps and tech companies, and a leading pioneer of business travel.

These are just some of the reasons why global brands like Wise, Red Bull, GetYourGuide, and Aesop trust us to supercharge their corporate travel.

About the Role:

TravelPerk is on a mission to empower in-real-life connections through its business travel management platform. Doing so requires helping companies’ finance teams manage expenses and accounting, as much as empowering business travellers. We are looking for a product-minded Tax advisory lead to help shape our finance-related value propositions, helping companies stay compliant, close their books fast and claim back business travel tax smoothly.

In this role, you will lead on VAT advisory globally, with an initial focus on the German market You will work closely with the product, go-to-market and operations teams to deliver world-class business travel value propositions, helping our customers achieve seamless financial operations.

You will ensure compliance of our offering in an ever changing regulatory landscape across Europe, the UK and North America. You will translate new and existing regulations into opportunities to exceed customer expectations and simplify their financial processes. Close collaboration with the product squad is critical to ensure our offerings remain competitive and user-centric. Additionally, this role involves leading the evolution of our global tax capability, and developing strong external partnerships to always stay ahead of the regulatory landscape in our global markets.

What you'll do

  • Translate VAT and invoicing expertise into strategic insights, working closely with the product team to identify new ways to enhance our overall offering.
  • VAT advisory: Act as the main VAT advisor to our customers and internal teams, providing guidance and ensuring compliance with relevant VAT laws and regulations across different jurisdictions.
  • Lead our global tax capability: anticipate local requirements and ensure effective resourcing for our global tax capability, ensuring we meet objectives and deliver exceptional work.
  • External partnerships: Forge and maintain relationships with tax advisors, regulatory bodies, and other external partners to ensure access to necessary expertise and support.

What will you need to succeed?

  • 10+ years of experience in indirect tax in Europe, with extensive knowledge on German regulations
  • You balance strong domain expertise with operational pragmatism
  • You understand and speak the language of product development teams
  • Fluency in English and German, both written and spoken, to effectively manage responsibilities in our key markets.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to lead and influence our internal stakeholders & customers around their subject matter
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills across our key customer stakeholders

What we offer

  • A competitive compensation package, including equity in TravelPerk (amount depends on role)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private medical insurance from Bupa
  • Life insurance with Zurich
  • Access to voluntary Dental Insurance through Bupa
  • Discounts on 12-month gym memberships with GymFlex
  • Free access to iFeel - a wellbeing app with wellbeing resources, online chats with therapists and access to 16 face to face video sessions with a therapist a year
  • 16 paid hours per year to volunteer for a cause of your choice.
  • A ’Work from anywhere’ in the world allowance of 20 working days per year.
  • Free access to Udemy for Business to support development and growth
  • Opportunity to invest in the TK Share Plan
  • Access to a wide variety of discounts and rewards
  • Unforgettable TravelPerk events including our spectacular annual summer party

How we work

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk serves as the platform for human connection in-real-life (IRL). We take an IRL-first approach to work, where our team works together in-person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be based within commuting distance of our London hub. We fundamentally believe in the value of meeting in-real-life to improve connectivity, productivity, creativity and ultimately making us a great place to work.

Please submit your resume in English if you choose to apply. Remember to submit an updated portfolio and resume. Note that we will decide of your exact levelling during the interviewing process.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—and we want to ensure the people behind our product reflect that. We’re an equal opportunity employer, meaning you’re welcome at TravelPerk regardless of your appearance, where you’re from, or anything else that makes you.