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Senior VAT Accountant

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us


The Group VAT Team manages the VAT affairs of our group companies across Europe. This is currently managed by the Senior Group VAT Manager, supported by five staff. The team is expanding and is investing in additional resource to take on the day-to-day responsibility for managing and meeting the European VAT compliance obligations of the group.

About the role

While the role would ideally suit someone who is looking to progress their career in VAT, as full training will be provided it would also be a good fit for a qualified accountant looking to start a career in VAT.  

Reporting into the VAT Compliance Manager, the ability to manage your own time to meet multiple conflicting deadlines, along with strong analytical skills is essential. Experience of UK VAT alongside a working knowledge of cross-border VAT in Europe is preferred. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and submission of monthly and annual VAT compliance along with associated Intrastat and EC Sales Listings for multiple European territories.
  • The process involves the monthly extraction of data from our ERP system and analysis of the data to ensure complete and accurate information is reported.
  • Liaising with key stakeholders in business units to resolve review and audit queries.
  • Preparation of VAT Balance Sheet Reconciliations by set deadline.

About you

  • Some experience of VAT in the UK and another European jurisdiction(s) would be desirable.
  • A background in accounting is essential.
  • Existing knowledge of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Ability to manage own time to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Strong numerical background and advanced Excel skills.
  • An analytical brain, high levels of accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, and an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Ability to be pro-active and take the initiative.

Benefits

  • Performance related bonus
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
  • Private Medical insurance
  • On-site gym

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