We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Compliance Executive to join our highly experienced and passionate team.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent knowledge of customs legislation and a full understanding of supply chain procedures.
If you have the following experience, we would love to hear from you:
– Several years experience within a similar role
– A positive “can do” attitude
– Excellent communication skills
– Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
An Oldmeldrum-based business which provides customs and supply chain support has doubled its team since the start of the year with a number of key appointments, the most recent being former HMRC Higher Officer, George Laing.
Bethan Customs Consultancy has appointed George to the role of Customs Consultant, where he joins fellow consultant and former HMRC colleague, Elaine Lownds and the firm’s director, Nicola Alexander.
Since January of this year, the team has doubled from three members of staff to six.
George’s addition to the team creates new opportunities for Bethan to meet the increasing demand for its bespoke and independent service offerings, as well as to expand its capacity for dedicated in-house and remote customs consultancy to clients.
Before taking up his role with Bethan, George enjoyed a very distinguished 43-year career within the civil service. He has held a number of roles within the Inland Revenue and HMRC in both Glasgow and the North East. Most recently he worked as a Higher Officer in Customs International Trade, where he specialised in Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) approval processes.
Director and founder of Bethan Customs Consultancy, Nicola Alexander, said: “George’s appointment comes at a very exciting time for Bethan, and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome him on board. With his experience and knowledge of customs compliance, I have no doubt he will be yet another asset in our team of consultants, all of whom apply their expertise in customs, logistics and supply chain management to help our clients grow their businesses.”
George added: “I am looking forward to building on my previous experience in my new role with Bethan. I see this as a natural progression from my previous role within HMRC – guiding and supporting clients to navigate the complexities of importation and exportation from a customs perspective, particularly during these unprecedented times.”
Bethan Customs Consultancy provides independent, clear and practical advice, as well as training and on-going support to businesses throughout the UK in relation to customs compliance and supply chain requirements. They offer a bespoke service, tailored to their clients’ business requirements, which span a range of sectors, from oil and gas to food and drink.
Under UCC (Union Customs Code), a CCG (Customs Comprehensive Guarantee) is required to apply for any new HMRC Authorisations allowing the entry of goods under a duty deferred customs procedure such as Customs Warehouse.
To get a CCG, you need to:
be established in the EU
have no serious or repeated infringements of customs or tax rules
have no record of serious criminal offences related to your business activities
From acceptance of your CCG application, HMRC has up to 120 days to approve the CCG. As of 6th November 2018, 120 days for the actual approval to be granted would take us to 6th March 2019, not taking into account the time required to prepare the application and for HMRC to issue the initial acceptance.
Upon receipt of CCG, the new HMRC Application for the duty deferred regime would require to be submitted. This can then take up to 60 days for HMRC to approve. Taking the submission date as the 6th March 2019, 60 days for the actual authorisation approval to be granted would take us to 5th May 2019.
As UCC transitional arrangements are expected to expire on 29th April 2019, this would result in companies potentially having to duty pay at import due to authorisations not being in place by the end of the transitional deadline.
Are you ready?
For more information or for support with CCG applications, get in touch with us today.
Bethan Customs Consultancy is a dynamic company with big ambitions and we’re ready to take on the next leg of our journey.
We love what we do!
We are passionate. We are professional. We are precise.
We do things differently. Bethan aims to make life easier for clients by helping them to deal with customs compliance, importing & exporting legislation. We give them the freedom to fly and grow their businesses through importing & exporting.
But, we want to share the journey…
The next stage of our growth plan is looming and we’re looking for talent to join us on the journey, so that we can climb the next mountain with even more passion and spirit in our backpack.
What you’ll need…
A suitcase full of customs knowledge, expertise, experience, passion and fun. We’re looking for dedicated and ambitious individuals who are ready to take on the world, as we map out the future.
What roles are we looking for?
We have a fewroles in mind. But, how do you think you can help us? What can you bring to complement our team?
Bethan Customs Consultancy is recruiting for a Customs Consultant. We’re looking for a self-motivated individual with a strong Logistics/Freight Forwarding/Customs background, to join our growing team in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire.
This role requires excellent communication skills and presentation skills and the ideal candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.