VAT Compliance Specialist Trainee

Davao City, Philippines
VAT Compliance Specialist Trainee

VAT Compliance Specialist Trainee positions for Fresh Graduates BS Accountancy, BS Accounting Technology or Business Administration

Global VAT Compliance (GVC) is a leading provider of tax compliance services based in The Hague, The Netherlands, and Davao City, The Philippines. We operate in more than 90 countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. We help our clients comply with their VAT obligations through automation and expert advisory. 

VAT compliance

In most countries, the sales of goods and services are taxed by the government with Value Added Tax (VAT). Companies are required to report all their sales to the tax authorities and pay VAT. The impact is substantial for businesses, especially for companies operating in multiple countries.

Our services

GVC provides all services needed by our clients to comply with the VAT rules. We call it VAT compliance services. We support clients in over 90 countries with the reporting of VAT to the tax authorities. Each country has specific rules that should be followed. We do have extensive knowledge to assist our clients in all these countries. Our key offerings are:

  • Fiscal representation
  • VAT registration
  • VAT return preparation
  • VAT filing
  • VAT remittance services
  • VAT advisory
  • Audit support
  • VAT updates
  • Tax Technology solutions

Global VAT Compliance

GVC is based in The Netherlands and The Philippines. Our office in The Netherlands is responsible for sales and marketing, tax technology solutions, tax advisory, audit support, and client relationship management. Our office in The Philippines is the global delivery center of GVC supporting our clients with VAT compliance services.

What can you expect?

You will start with a basic introduction for one month. After completion, you will be assigned to one of our teams to continue with training on the job supported by senior staff. After four to six months, you will be ready for your position as a VAT compliance specialist. During your career, the training will continue to address new developments and prepare you for the next step. You will have frequent interaction with our team in the Netherlands and our clients. We expect from you that you will take responsibility for your assigned clients with the support of experienced staff (“buddy”) and your team lead.

Your entry position depends on relevant experience with the possibility to grow. Your growth depends on performance. You may develop your skills in the technical area or take on a leadership role.

We do employ about 50 tax compliance specialists and support in Davao and about 50 staff in the Netherlands. Our office is in Unit 301A, 3rd Floor, Topaz Tower, Damosa I.T. Park, Lanang, Davao City.

Global VAT Compliance is the joined trade name of Global VAT Compliance B.V. registered in the Netherlands and Hartman Business Solutions Inc. registered in the Philippines


  • Graduates of:

o Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

o Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology

o BS Business Administration (preferably with a major in Financial Management/Finance

  • Trainees who are interested to learn international VAT
  • Willingness to learn, develop, and contribute to a fast-growing company
  • Accurate, detail-oriented, and able to work with tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Excel
  • Good communication skills in English and looking for opportunities in international business
  • Self-starter that brings both interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving skills


  • Registration of clients’ VAT numbers in various countries.
  • Analyzing the information provided by clients.
  • Preparation, review, and submission of VAT returns.
  • Ensures that VAT returns are calculated correctly and accurately.
  • Ensuring that all deadlines are met.
  • Monitoring and addressing clients’ inquiries and concerns about VAT returns and other reports.

What we offer

  • Working in a team-oriented environment
  • International experience in a fast-growing company
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Development of skills in different areas of our work
  • One-month intensive training
  • Six months training on the job (probationary)
  • Regularization after successful completion of the training
  • Medical Insurance/HMO
  • Bonus system depending on performance
  • Career opportunities (associate, senior, manager) based on performance
  • Being part of a young and dynamic team of professionals
  • A workweek of 40 hours in day shift
  • Work-Life balance, Company Events, Team Activities

Application Requirements

  • Application letter
  • Updated resume
  • Transcript of record

Selection Process

Step 1 – Submission of application letter, resumé, and transcript of records

Please upload your documents via Indeed or submit them via email to anne@gvc.tax

Step 2 – Screening and verification of documents

The documents you have provided will be verified

You will be contacted by the management should you qualify for the next step

Step 3 – Initial interview

Two interviews with HR and team leads

Step 4 – Interview and Final selection

Final interview

Final selection and confirmation

Step 5 –On-site Orientation

Introduction of the company and the team

Company Policy

Office tour

Due to COVID-19 considerations, we are not accepting walk-in applicants.

All applications will be accommodated online. Interviews will be conducted in the office observing the prescribed corona measures of the government.



Salary: Php 14,000

Application processing time: One week.

Are you interested? Please send your application with resume to anne@gvc.tax or contact Kristle Anne Lim for further information at 927 590 4163.



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