Senior VAT Accountant

£35000.0 - £50000.0 per annum + £35,000 to £50,000 + Bonus
29 May 2024
26 Jun 2024
Samuel Puddephatt
Job Title
Marketing / PR
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company
This is a growing, modern and recognisable multinational merchandising business based in Manchester, who are looking for a knowledgeable VAT accountant to join their in-house tax team. The business partners with a range of large, global brands and assists with logistics, marketing, sustainability and account management - offering a bespoke range of services and support to their client base. The company also offers an excellent range of benefits for the right person joining the tax team, including hybrid and flexible working, annual bonus and salary reviews, early finishes on Fridays, and an excellent, modern working culture.

Your new role
This role will see you handle VAT matters for the business, whilst working as part of the Indirect Tax team, and the wider UK tax function. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist timely preparation and submission of VAT returns across the European entities, to include submission of the UK return and co-ordination of submission by third party advisers for other European returns.
  • Coordinate data input and manage master data accordingly.
  • Assist with corporation tax returns when required.
  • Prepare and manage VAT returns and payments
  • Identify new ways to streamline existing processes and improve efficiency.
  • Assist with VAT registrations and de-registrations across various jurisdictions
  • Taking a lead on cash management. Monitoring VAT payments and refunds.
  • Reconciliation of VAT related balance sheet accounts, including providing accurate summaries and timely resolutions

What you'll need to succeed
This role is ideal for you if you have gained a good knowledge and understanding of VAT, ideally from working within an in-house VAT role, although first-time practice movers with good VAT experience will be considered too. You must have a good knowledge of IT systems such as Excel and be comfortable in recommending ways in which to streamline and improve systems to internal stakeholders. The role is ideal for someone looking to progress in their career within a global business, and take on an interesting, complex workload.

What you'll get in return
This position offers a competitive salary up to £50,000, which is negotiable based on your experience and a bonus/benefits package, along with excellent opportunities to further progress and grow within your career. The role will see you working as part of a large in-house tax team, lead by a senior Head of Tax who can offer excellent training and guidance. The role offers hybrid working too (2 days maximum in the office each week), and early finishes on Friday, with free parking on site.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV,

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