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Senior VAT Manager

Job Title: Senior VAT Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 20102022_1666274626
Contact Name: Rory Glass
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Context of the Role

  • As Senior VAT Manager they will have responsibility for reviewing UK VAT compliance as well leading various VAT/business projects.
  • The role reports into the Head of Tax.
  • The expectation is that the successful candidate will have the experience and knowledge to be able to work independently from the Head of Tax with limited input required.
  • The role will require relationships to be built quickly with various other functions in the business such as Core Finance, Legal, Procurement, Commercial, Marketing and Sales


  • Responsibility for the review of UK VAT compliance including quarterly VAT returns taking full ownership of the review process and ensuring submission is made to HMRC by the statutory deadlines.
  • Responsibility for the review of VAT balance sheet accounts and ensuring that differences are investigated, and appropriate accounting action is taken where required.
  • Responsibility for the review of VAT journals.
  • Resolving VAT queries received from the business.
  • Undertaking contract reviews.
  • Leading VAT and business projects.
  • Preparation of correspondence for HMRC in relation to VAT projects.
  • Resolving and managing HMRC enquiries.
  • Identification and implementation of improvements to the above processes
  • 1Provide support to the Head of Tax on advising the business on the VAT impact of new initiatives.


Must have:

  • Qualified (CTA/ACA or equivalent)
  • At least 6 years VAT compliance experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good excel skills
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Proactive, self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm

Nice to have:

  • Employment tax knowledge and experience
  • Corporation tax knowledge

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