VAT Manager

£55000 - £65000 per annum
27 Aug 2021
24 Sep 2021
Aaron Conneran
Job Title
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

Axon Moore are working with a well-known, innovative and forward-thinking business based in Manchester who are going through a period of growth and change. They are seeking an experienced VAT Manager to join the business on a permanent basis. This position reports directly into the Head of Tax.

This position will suit either a big 4 or top 10 Tax Manager/Senior Tax Manager with VAT experience or an industry experienced VAT  Manager.

About the role

This role offers you the opportunity to be involved in a dynamic mix of VAT advisory, compliance and process improvement. You will get the opportunity to develop your wider indirect and direct tax skills.  You will build a business partner-style relationship with contacts in the business and become the VAT subject matter expert and main point of contact for all stakeholders.

Salary - £55,000 – £65,000 + bonus + excellent benefits
Location – Manchester City Centre

Main Duties
  • VAT filings in the UK and oversight of indirect tax filings internationally
  • The preparation and timely delivery of UK VAT returns and reconciliations for the business
  • Monitoring the VAT return process for other Group entities
  • Assisting with tax audits from local authorities
  • VAT compliance on invoices and intercompany transactions
  • VAT legislation in the UK and internationally
  • The calculation of quarterly / annual partial exemption adjustments
  • Managing group VAT registration to allow for joiners and leavers
  • Assessing document and improve VAT controls and processes across the Group as part of its tax governance and controls framework
  • Provide support on M&A advisory from an indirect tax perspective, including the recovery of indirect taxes on transaction costs
  • Work with external stakeholders to ensure that the Group complies with HMRC regulations, which may include liaising with third parties (e.g. insurance companies)
  • Advising on VAT implications of commercial contracts with suppliers, service providers and clients
  • Liaise with HMRC and overseas tax authorities regarding projects and compliance matters and maintain good working relationships
  • Seeking opportunities to optimise indirect tax cash flows across all territories.
  • Ensure any VAT changes to our accounting systems reflect the legislation and are fully tax compliant.
Person specification
  • CTA / ACA / ACCA qualified
  • Experience of working in simailr role
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills in order to adhere to the pressure of reporting / VAT deadlines.
  • Experience of managing indirect taxes across international jurisdictions and optimising VAT cash flows.
  • Experience of working in a fast moving tax / finance team.

This is an excellent job opportunity to join a forwarding thinking, changing business with ambitious growth plans. If you would like to discuss this job further, for more information or for immediate consideration, please contact Aaron Conneran at Axon Moore on 07503 621 256

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