Customs Compliance Manager

Leicestershire Permanent £50,000 - £55,000 per year
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About Our Client

The Customs Compliance Manager will be working for a leading retailer

Job Description

  • Create and maintain a Due Diligence Manual & Racms in line with UK Regulations
  • Ensuring Service providers complete all Customs & Excise processes and declarations in a timely and accurate manner per agreed deadlines and SLA's.
  • To monitor declarations and payments to HMRC (or via service providers to HMRC) and ensure these are correct, duties and taxes are paid in full, on time and correctly, and that any interventions required are made promptly.
  • Create maintain a continual audit programme ensuring all C&E approvals, processes and payments are up to date and correct.
  • To provide accurate cash forecasts for upcoming duty payments
  • Maintain a risk and action register flagging all risks to the business (financial, operational or compliance).
  • To be a process SME regarding Customs & Excise supporting other areas of the business to work efficiently and compliantly.
  • Key areas of focus: Import Vat, UKGT, CCT Excise Duty, bonded/suspended warehousing, adjustments, drawbacks, suspended movements, productions under bond, inco terms.
  • To improve business processes and support Business Development with clear guidance and strong, documented processes.
  • Identifying and limiting any risk associated with open suspended movements and working with, 3rd parties and HMRC to ensure these are properly and timeously closed.
  • Ensuring you have correct and comprehensive evidence of export for all export shipments in line with HMRC guidance.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliation for Accrued UKGT & CCT, Accrued Excise and Duty in Finished Goods - resolving discrepancies and introducing process improvement and control to reduce risk.
  • Support any cost modelling in relation to Customs and Excise
  • Leads and manages the Customs and Excise Team, supporting their professional development.
  • Support in all HMRC related audits and queries
  • Understands legislation and best practise. Proactively monitors level of compliance, flagging risks and opportunities to the business and taking ownership of any change management in this area.

The Successful Applicant

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strategic, high level thinking
  • Strong risk-aware approach
  • Ability to understand complex legislation and translate this into clear and specific impacts on our business
  • Excellent change management skills & stakeholder management
  • Must be able to travel to Leicestershire
  • Strong communication skills, written & verbal: to be able to make the complex simple
  • Proactive, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and a strong independent teams
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain resilience in a fast-paced challenging environment
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and propose new solutions
  • Taking ownership and pride in their work
  • Questioning - always asking why am I doing this task
  • Essential
    • Sound knowledge of UK Customs and Excise Compliance Regulations
    • Bonded or Similar Customs and Excise
    • Import / Export / Bond experience
    • Advanced Excel

What's on Offer

The successful candidate for the Customs Compliance Manager role will be paid a salary of £50,000 to £55,000 plus package

Daniel Anderson
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Phone number
+44 121 230 9465

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Import / Export
Transport & Distribution
Contract type
Consultant name
Daniel Anderson
Consultant phone
+44 121 230 9465
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