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DATE ADDED: Wed 06/11/2019

Senior Freight Customs Coordinator

Slough, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £25000 - £30000/annum

Our client is a well-established Freight Forwarding and Logistics specialist with offices throughout England and Scotland. We are now looking to strengthen the team and are looking for a Senior Customs Clerk
Working as part of a team with Customs Declarants to submit and process customs entries and ensuring that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods on Air, Sea and Road shipments. Act between the customer and Customs and act as a point of reference and answer queries and support Junior Customs Declarants. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of clients.

Main Duties will involve...

* Prepare and process import, export, NCTS - transit and excise customs entries according to Customs regulations, laws, or procedures using our Customs software ASM Sequoia.
* Monitor pending clearances.
* Train Junior Customs Declarants
* Ensure all shipment paperwork received is reviewed and all documentation has been provided to ensure Customs clearances are compliant in accordance with Customs regulations
* Classify goods according to UK Customs tariff.
* Deal with general enquiries from customers concerning all areas relating to customs procedures, i.e. tariff classifications, duty rates, license and any other documentation requirements.
* Process of duty and tax refund requests.
* Ensure proper use of deferment accounts.
* Prepare and process sales invoices / purchase invoices as required.
* Maintain current knowledge of customs legislation, political/commercial documentation and the HMRC tariff.
* Ensure all customs activities meet AEO Customs requirements and trade compliance.
* In depth knowledge of import and export Customs procedures and principles according to the HMRC tariff.
* Knowledge about VAT.
* Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in their work.
* Pro-active approach to work, managing own work loads and actively seeking new projects.
* Ability to work on their own or as part of a team.
* Excellent organisation skills
* Excellent communication skills
* Experienced team player
* Must be able to identify and report problems.

In order to apply for this role, you will have a ...

* A high level of experience in a similar role within the shipping industry/ freight forwarding
* Full knowledge of customs procedures and principles on both Imports, Exports and Transit on all transport modes including knowledge on Customs Warehousing, Transit (NCTS) and CFSP.
* Trade Qualification (BIFA) in Customs Procedures an advantage.
* Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft packages and relative software including Destin8/CNS Compass.
* In depth knowledge of tariff classification.
* A good level of numeracy and literacy.
* Must be able to meet deadlines and to be able to work under pressure.
* Have proven, excellent customer service skills.
* Previous experience with ASM Sequoia is an advantage.
* Have a methodical and organised approach to work with the ability to think ahead and prioritise tasks.
* The successful applicant will ideally be able to quickly respond effectively to changing demands and be able to apply good problem solving skills.

Benefits:

Salary £25,000- £30,000 Permanent position with an immediate start
2 x salary life insurance cover
5% employer contributory pension scheme
Opportunities for career progression
Role: Senior Freight Customs Coordinator
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Slough, Berkshire,

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