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Interim resourcing for projects, short term staff absence

When talking to large corporates we often find that their biggest challenge is resource.  The tax team has many competing priorities to deal with and often finds it difficult to get pro-active VAT and customs duty projects off the ground, or feed into business projects as fully as they would like to.   In addition to project work we offer peer level support to Heads of Tax and Indirect Tax to enable them to sense check their approach to particular issues.  This provides a sounding board and we can also share our experience from working with similar businesses on similar issues.

We frequently provide interim resource to stretched teams, either those with busy VAT teams or those with no specialist inhouse VAT resource within the tax team.

Our approach is to embed ourselves within the team and work alongside you so that you can see that the project is being progressed and managed effectively without you needing to divert a significant amount of resource to it.  This enables the team to get on with their day job.  We are able to fit seamlessly into teams as our consultants have experience of working within in house teams in industry.

We bridge the gap between arms length Big 4 type resource and interim solutions with the following:

  • Using senior resource to do the work (snr mgr/director level), meaning project progress quickly, with our ability to work autonomously and deal appropriately and commercially with senior, non-tax stakeholders on projects
  • We are more cost effective than the Big 4/Top 10 accountancy firms but, unlike a pure interim solution, we are providing specialist services rather than just staff, and therefore our Professional Indemnity insurance is in place in the way it would be for advisory work
  • We have experience of dealing with large amounts of data and ERP systems
  • Our experience means we can effectively stand in your shoes and understand the wider commercial drivers
Examples of recent projects include:
  • 6 month project carrying out a diagnostic review across a cross border geographical region, determining the controls and training required to resolve issues identified, creating a VAT process and control manual, training staff in various locations (FTSE 100 global manufacturer)
  • 7 months maternity leave cover for Head of VAT role (FTSE 100 retailer)
  • Customs duty global review of ‘as is’ state in preparation for global control tower implementation – global manufacturer (FTSE 100 global manufacturer)
  • Bottom up review of all divisions in a diverse group operating in the hospitality/loyalty and financial services sectors, establishing VAT controls to support SAO sign off (Top 100 Private Company)

Julie Park

Managing Director
– VAT and Customs Duty
M: +44 781 400 4236
T: +44 203 2806902