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Indirect Tax

BLT’s Indirect Tax Team are renowned as the leading recruitment specialists in this field. Back in 1987, we were the first recruiters to identify Indirect Tax as a niche discipline in its own right, and have been instrumental in its growth and development ever since. Our remit covers permanent and interim roles in VAT, Customs & Global Trade and indeed other Indirect Taxes not only in the UK, but also internationally.

As champions of Indirect Tax from its early beginnings, we’ve consequently developed the largest and best developed network of contacts around. We’re preferred partners to a huge array of professional services firms, corporates, financial services institutions and professional bodies, advising on strategy and growth as well as recruitment.

What we do

  • Active leadership in the development of the Indirect Tax discipline, which goes way beyond the typical activities of a recruitment business. Input into strategy, retention, leadership, ideas creation – as well as finding the right talent.
  • Sourcing for VAT, Customs & Global Trade and other Indirect Tax roles at all levels from Partner and Global Head positions right through to Assistant & Accountant roles.
  • Responsible for the inspirational Women in Indirect Tax Networking Groups.
  • Operate globally from central London, working regularly in mainland Europe, Australia, USA, the GCC and Africa as well as many other territories.

Why work with us?

  • Specialist expertise in the Indirect Tax discipline, which you won’t find anywhere else.
  • The largest network of Indirect Tax contacts around, developed over four decades in business.
  • We place specialists in the right role, at the right time, simple as that.
  • Our reputation. Just ask anyone in the Indirect Tax field. We’re friendly, supportive, honest – and willing to go the extra mile.
  • Above all, we love what we do – and you’ll love working with us.
Home Counties England
A new role just in to lead an indirect tax team with this innovative, growing business - already one of the largest brands in their sector globally.
Not convinced that your current consulting team is the right place for you? Then this Big 4 team that advises clients in the consumer products, health and life sciences space could well be a great fit.
This firm’s VAT practice is expanding and they’re keen to find someone with strong technical and client skills to work on UK VAT matters across a range of sectors.
An opportunity has arisen with a Big 4 firm to join a specialist Indirect Tax technology team and focus on tax SAP advisory work.
Customs & Global Trade
A newly created role within this successful professional services firm. Joining a large, well established national Global Trade Team you role will have a focus on global SAP advisory from a Customs and Trade perspective.
A newly created role with this boutique consultancy business focusing on advising clients in the public sector.
West England/Wales
Exciting opportunity to join this national Indirect Tax practice with big plans for growth.
Other Indirect Taxes
Fantastic opportunity to learn and develop your experience in Environmental Taxes
Customs & Global Trade
London, Home Counties England, South-Coast England, West England/Wales, Midlands & East Anglia, Northern England
A new opening has arisen for a Customs Director with this global freight forwarder.
A great opportunity to take ownership of the Indirect Tax function for this growing global business operating in the insurance sector.
Customs & Global Trade
Scotland & Northern Ireland
A great opportunity to join an established Customs team with a global oil and gas business.
Northern England
National Indirect Tax practice with continued growth plans!

Meet our Indirect Tax Team

What Our Clients Say

Saffery Champness have worked with BLT on Indirect Tax hiring for decades, and is the first port of call when we’re looking to find the right talent for our business. I particularly appreciate their encyclopaedic knowledge of the Indirect Tax world, and the care taken to ensure that the personality fit is a match for our team.

Sean McGinness, Partner & Head of VAT, Saffery Champness
BLT have placed me on two occasions since 2005 and have helped me recruit high-quality candidates on many others. BLT are my “go to” recruiter for VAT & Indirect Taxes in the UK because they are honest, the relationships are genuine, and the experience is always positive even when the market is tough. Thanks Guy and the BLT team!

Ross Philpott, Head of Indirect Tax (Europe), A.S. Watson
We have successfully partnered with BLT for many years. I trust their straightforward and honest views about the market and candidates, and their observations about our business. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the indirect tax environment, as well as being good fun to work with. Our business relationship with BLT is one I greatly value.

Helen Thompson, Partner, Head of UK Indirect Tax, Deloitte LLP
Having been placed myself with BLT in 1988 I having been dealing with this firm as a recruiter now for the last 20 years . I find that BLT continue to provide a professional service that ensures that I only see candidates who are right for the roles and careers we have on offer.

Robert Warne, Partner, Head of VAT, Crowe UK LLP
What makes Emma, Guy and the team distinct in this market is their passion for all things in the VAT world. They are knowledgeable, candid and have a deep insight into the industry and the people in it. BLT has placed several candidates in the Grant Thornton VAT team all of whom have thrived and so when BLT bring us a candidate, we always give them serious consideration.

Nick Garside, Partner, Indirect Tax, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Partner & Head of VAT, Saffery Champness
Head of Indirect Tax (Europe), A.S. Watson
Partner, Deloitte LLP
Partner, Head of VAT, Crowe UK LLP
Partner, Indirect Tax, Grant Thornton UK LLP