VAT Compliance Specialist Trainee

Davao, The Philippines
VAT Compliance Specialist Trainee

VAT Compliance Specialist Trainee positions for Fresh Graduates BS Accountancy, BS Accounting Technology or Business Administration Major in Finance/ Financial Management

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 80 countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. We help our clients with their VAT compliance, advisory, and automation.


VAT compliance

In most countries, the sale 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 80 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:

  • VAT returns
  • VAT advisory
  • Audit support
  • Fiscal representation
  • VAT updates
  • Tax Technology solutions
  • VAT payment services


Our clients

Our clients are multinational companies, E-commerce retailers, and digital services providers. E-commerce (selling products online) and digital services (selling services online) are fast growing. Many retailers do offer the option to buy online. Digital services are offered online, like gaming, streaming and social media.  The market is changing rapidly fueled by the growth of e-commerce and digital services.


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 advisor, 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.


In our Dutch office we have team of native speakers from our key countries and a tax technology team. They have a in-depth understanding of the tax systems of the countries we operate. Our tax technology team develops solutions to support our work. We believe that a balanced approach of people and technology is the way forward.


Our Philippines office provides tax data processing services using state of the art technology. We generate tax data by analyzing and further processing the business data of our clients. We prepare and file VAT returns, VAT registrations, and other requirements of the tax authorities. We provide every client with a dedicated account team to ensure the highest quality support. We communicate with our clients and the tax authorities in the markets we operate. We need to do it right and on time.


What can you expect?

You will start with a basic training for one month. After completion of this training, you will be assigned to one of our teams to continue with training on the job supported by a senior staff. We will assign clients to you. After four to six months, you will be ready for your position as VAT compliance specialist. During your career, the training will continue to address new developments and to 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.


We do work with different ranks in our company. You start as a trainee, followed by staff, senior, junior manager, manager and senior manager. Your growth depends on performance. You may develop your skills in the technical area or take on a leadership role. Everybody starts as trainee; we prefer to grow our own people.

We do employ about 50 tax compliance specialists and support in Davao. Our office is located 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



  • Fresh graduates and candidates who graduated in 2019, 2020 or 2021) of:
    • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
    • BS Business Administration Major in Finance/Financial Management
  • Trainees who are interested to learn international VAT
  • Willingness to learn, develop, and contribute in 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


Your application

  • Application letter
  • Updated resume
  • Transcript of record


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


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 anj@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.


Are you interested? Please send your application with resume to anj@gvc.tax or contact Angely Bandola for further information at 917 796 1694.

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      Contact GVC
      Global VAT Compliance B.V.
      Loire 192, 2491AM, The Hague, The Netherlands