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VAT Manager

Job Title: VAT Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: WM/VAT/COM_1611347275
Contact Name: Warren Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

VAT Compliance Manager

12 - 16 month FTC

Location - Remote until end Q2 - Berkshire occasionally thereafter

This role will report directly into the Head of Tax and take full responsibility for reviewing UK VAT compliance as well leading various VAT/business projects.
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.
Role & Responsibilities

Responsibility for the review of UK VAT compliance including quarterly VAT returns, EC sales, Intrastat, RCSL 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

Provide support to the Head of Tax on advising the business on the VAT impact of new initiatives.


Must have:

Qualified (CTA/ACA or equivalent)
Demonstrable 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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