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Ivars Žīgurs

Ivars Žīgurs

Senior Indirect Tax specialist

Circle K Business Centre Latvia

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Circle K | Jul 2019 - Present

Senior Indirect Tax Specialist - Excise Duty & VAT

• Excise duty compliance (fuel products) for group entities in Ireland. Collection and analysis of data. Preparation of various Excise duty declarations (MOT, NORA) and Warehouse reports. • VAT compliance for group entities in Ireland & Northern Ireland (UK). Collection and analysis of data. Preparation of VAT declarations, EC sales statistics • Month-end reconciliations, VAT & Excise duty account settlements and transaction • postings. • Liaising with Tax Authorities for Audit & Query resolution • Process improvement - efficiency increase, quality controls, information organization & storage • Provision of new indirect tax team member training and support. • Provision of cross-functional VAT training and support (Accounts payable, General ledger accountants etc.)
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Circle K | Oct 2018 - Jul 2019

Indirect Tax Specialist

• VAT compliance for group entities across 27 Europe countries incl. preparing VAT returns, consulting, etc. (e.g. Latvia, Estonia, UK, Ireland, Sweden) • EC sales statistics & Intrastat reporting for group’s entities (Latvia, Estonia) • Month-end reconciliations, VAT account settlements and transaction • postings • Provision of cross-functional VAT training and support (AP, GL accountants etc.) • Liaison with tax authorities / response to requests • Process improvement - efficiency increase, quality controls, information organization & storage

Solvay | Aug 2017 - Oct 2018

VAT & Intrastat specialist

• VAT compliance for 18 group’s entities/ VAT registrations in Latvia, UK, France, Belgium, Poland. • EC sales statistics & Intrastat for group’s entities (Latvia, UK, France, Belgium, Poland). • Month-end reconciliations, VAT account settlements and transaction postings (SAP). • Integration of new entities into Solvay’s service center (i.e., process transfer from front office to SBS). • Provision of cross-functional VAT training and support to Accounts Payable, Customer Service and other departments. • Process improvements and aged items investigation.

Solvay | Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

VAT & Intrastat Junior Analyst

• Generating VAT reports (incl. AP and AR ledgers) and analyzing transactions. • Analyzing tax invoices/ transactions and drafting VAT returns and supplementary declarations. • Communicating with other departments and tax authorities in Latvia, UK, Belgium, France.

Solvay | Mar 2016 - Oct 2016

Accounts Payable Coordinator

• Invoice validation and processing (SAP ERP) • Tax code set-up/ transaction recording • Direct participation in month-end closing activities • Response to supplier requests

SIA Door2Door | Sep 2014 - Jan 2016

Technical Specialist

• Technical solutions for Internet at Home products (Latvijas Mobilais telefons) • Customer care & consultation • Demonstration of LMT (Latvijas Mobilais Telefons) mobile network & telecommunication products • Direct sales

SIA Domnus | May 2014 - Aug 2014

Finance Intern

• Accounting system implementation for the start-up (Tildes Jumis) • Liaison with Tax Authority • Accounting – general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax declarations.

My Education

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Bachelor's Degree, FinanceBA School of Business and Finance | 2017
High School Secondary School No.49 in Riga | 2012

About Me

Ivars Žīgurs

Jack of all trades, master of some. Experienced in indirect tax accounting, compliance & mentorship. Great friends with Excel. Aspiring data scientist. DIY guy through professional and personal paths.

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