VAT has become the tax of choice for countries seeking to manage austerity deficit levels.

For businesses, this means increasing rates, VAT through flow cash flow risks, audits and potential fines. This is further compounded by tax jurisdictions pushing compliance checks and fraud detection obligations onto companies. For example, the UK, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Poland have all recently launched complex digital VAT reporting schemes onto millions of local and international businesses. This is requiring cross-functional co-ordination on a new scale being led by the indirect tax function. And in Brexit VAT changes, and huge new reporting and import VAT risks, it becomes clear that the VAT resource – in-house or external advisory – will be taking centre stage over the next few years.

So, the right indirect tax talent has become essential.


Richard Asquith, VP Global Indirect Tax, Avalara

Market overview

The gradual shift from direct to indirect tax over recent years has rapidly transformed the tax function we once knew. And with the worldwide spread of VAT / GST, rate changes, and new compliance obligations, every day seems to present new challenges for the indirect tax professional.

As global indirect tax recruiters, we’re the outsiders with the inside knowledge that can keep you and your team abreast of this evolving industry.

Everyday we analyse the global market, stay ahead of hiring trends, and build upon our network. Our strength lies in our natural curiosity to constantly source more information. And by doing this, day-in and day-out, we’re able to connect you with the best indirect tax talent on an international scale.

Harvey John have released the first edition of our 'Indirect Tax & Tax Technology Report 2020', completed by 1,798 professionals and covering valuable market insights for both sectors. If you'd like to find out how to get your own copy, follow this link.


If you don't see a vacancy which matches your skill set or preferred location, then please contact Alex or Katie to discuss how we can approach our established network on a confidential basis.

Our coverage of indirect tax

From boutiques to Big 4 firms, and FTSE 250 to Global 500 companies, we cover both advisory and in-house positions across the global market. Our areas of focus are:

  • VAT & GST
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Customs & Excise
  • International Trade

To truly be specialists in the entire indirect tax sector, we believe in engaging with the entire market. Knowing what takes place at grassroots as well as what influences movements at the leadership grade gives us that ‘big picture’ approach.

From VAT Assistants to Global Heads of Indirect Tax, we recruit across all grades.

  • EMEA VAT  Director | US manufacturer - Brussels
  • Indirect Tax Associate Principal (APAC) | Software house - London
  • Senior VAT Manager | Top tier firm - Manama
  • EMEA VAT Manager | FTSE 250 - Kent
  • VAT Manager | Boutique firm - Vigo
  • IPT Manager | Tax services - Brighton
  • Senior VAT Analyst | Technology firm - Amsterdam
  • VAT Compliance team hire | Tax software firm - Brighton
  • Operational VAT Analyst(s) | Leading courier - Maastricht

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