Based Manchester Area.
The purpose of this role is to manage the Customs and Excise function to meet business requirements and to ensure adherence and compliance to Customs & Excise regulations. Ensure correct reporting and accounting for import and export movements between UK, EU and rest of world, domestic bonded movements, production and storage under bond
Responsibilities within the role will include:
To manage, co-ordinate and control the function to ensure conformity with HMRC regulations for the receipt, storage, internal movement and processing and delivery of both bulk and bottled products.
To manage and control the duty deferment account within the guarantee limit and to accurately pay and account for Excise and Customs Duty, Import VAT, Deferred VAT and environmental taxes. Prepare monthly reconciliations to this effect.
To control, reconcile and maintain accurate records of all dutiable stocks on site in accordance with both HMRC regulations and business requirements.
To provide appropriate advice to management on Excise and Customs Duties, quotas and regulations to minimize costs in complying with HMRC requirements.
To provide accurate information to the Finance Manager on all duty payments and liabilities.
To select, train and motivate staff in the Excise function to meet both the departmental and business needs.
You will interact with the Finance and Legal team internally and externally - HMRC, Third Party Freight Forwarders, Tax Advisors and Auditors
Experience and skills required
An accounting or tax qualification
Demonstrable experience post qualified (practice or in-house)
Good Excel skills
Excellent knowledge of UK Customs and Excise legislation and compliance
Alcohol industry experience essential
Knowledge of inco-terms and international trading.
Experience with Customs & Excise Alcohol duty and AWRS compliance
International customs and excise experience