Customs Controller

Job Title: Customs Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, England
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Start Date: 2019-03-04
Reference: 31773
Contact Name: Stephen Laurie
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 28, 2019 11:24

Job Description

Global provider of engineering products and services to the Oil & Gas industry, has a business requirement for a Customs Controller to join the Customs team in their Reading office. The Customs team is responsible for intrastat movements, UK imports and exports compliance and all other UK legislative requirements.


Key responsibilities & tasks for the Customs Controller role will include;          


  • Be the key focal point within the Reading office for all Customs and Logistics related requirements, in relation to business needs
  • Establish all customs compliance requirements in the region and safeguard the company’s adherence to these requirements in the region
  • Prioritise work load to coincide with activity levels, dealing effectively with changing circumstances whilst ensuring compliance with all appropriate legislation requirement
  • Ensure all compliance checks are carried out per import/export and any required amendments are issued via the HMRC CRM
  • Ensure HMRC are notified of any Controlled goods that are to be disposed of
  • Ensure all monthly / quarterly returns information is collated and validated before submittal to HMRC
  • Work with all material coordinators/Inventory coordinators to ensure they carrying out due diligence on goods being shipped to and from the UK

  • Collect, collate & consign materials requested by the business to arrive on time and in full at correct destination.


Qualifications & personal attributes required;        


  • Previous experience in a similar Customs Compliance / Reporting role
  • Ability to recognise, support and focus on the few critical priorities at the right time
  • Understanding of EU movements and HMRC legislative requirements
  • Basic competence in SAP, and a sound working knowledge of Excel
  • Quantitative and analytical skills
  • Must also possess good skills in accounting, finance, financial reporting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills including the ability to translate customs observations /take-aways into a language that the rest of the business understands.


The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits, plus a strong work/life balance, positive work environment with challenging tasks, and a range of development opportunities.