VAT Specialist

EC4V 3BJ, London (Greater)
£60,000 - £69,000
04 May 2021
01 Jun 2021
Job Title
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Organisation is currently seeking a VAT Specialist to join their Tax team based in London.  The VAT Specialist will manage the delivery of indirect tax compliance services in the UK, including responsibility for UK VAT filings and payments, reporting, governance (risk management) and building relationships with relevant stakeholders.  
The VAT Specialist will support the Senior Tax Specialist on business partnering initiatives with the UK business and provide advice to our EMEA-CIS businesses on VAT matters including the provision of technical and commercial advice on tax risk management and VAT treatment of specific transactions.  Reporting to the VAT Senior Specialist based in the UK.  This role does not have any direct reports.
Duties of the VAT Specialist include:
UK Compliance:
·    Preparation of the monthly and quarterly VAT Returns for UK group companies
·    Preparation of monthly EC Sales Lists and Intrastats for UK group companies
·    Preparation of monthly control account reconciliations, working with Accounting to resolve any differences
·    Support the European subsidiary companies and affiliates with their indirect tax compliance obligations as necessary

·    Supporting the VAT Senior Specialist with the provision of UK VAT advisory services, including advice on cross border and international VAT matters
·    Managing HMRC queries related to the VAT returns, EC Sales Lists and Intrastat 
·    Supporting the business and our Customs and Logistics Department on import VAT matters including advice on incoterms
·    Supporting the VAT Senior Specialist with recommendations on systems and process improvements across the business

Tax governance:
·    Support the VAT Senior Specialist with the delivery of the indirect tax aspects of the senior accounting officer 
·    Support with the design and delivery of an updated indirect tax risk framework including internal controls, assurance and audit
·    Support on the tax configuration of the ERP system
Experience/Skills - VAT Specialist:
·    ACA/ACCA qualified/part qualified accountant or qualified by experience 
·    ATT preferable or experience equivalent to breadth
·    The candidate will have preferably worked in industry within large multinational businesses and will be commercially focussed but this is not essential - this would also be a good first move from public practice
·    A good understanding of VAT return preparation from data extraction through to balance sheet reconciliations is required 
·    Strong experience in EU VAT with a good understanding of both goods and services
·    A good communicator, both written and spoken
·    Confident and articulate 
·    Curious, prepared to challenge the status quo and resilient
·    Ability to quickly understand complex commercial transactions and provide a view
·    Advanced level of Excel and keen to embrace new technological ways of working
·    Good knowledge of SAP ECC and BW

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