VAT Accountant - Manchester (Trafford Park)

Specialism:
VAT/GST/Sales Tax Jobs
Job Title:
Tax Accountant Jobs, Tax Manager Jobs, Tax Senior Jobs
Region:
UK & Ireland Tax Jobs
Location:
North West Tax Jobs
City:
Manchester Tax Jobs
Salary Description:
£35,000 to £50,000 dependent on experience and qualifications
Posted:
02-Dec-22
Job Ref:
GH3278

Newly created role in a growing in-house tax team. Reporting to a VAT manager you will help run the day to day VAT compliance and reporting for this international group. You will help with forecasting and will also deal with advisors in the UK and overseas. The ideal candidate will be an experienced VAT accountant capable of being responsible for the submission of VAT returns across the Group's European entities. You will have good knowledge of UK VAT rules and experience of European VAT would be beneficial. Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently whilst recognising the importance of team work is also key.
Responsibilities
• Responsibility for timely preparation and submission of VAT returns across the Group's European entities, to include submission of the UK return and co-ordination of submission by third party advisers for other European returns. Includes the preparation and oversight of associated reports such as Intrastat, EC Sales list etc
• Be the first point of contact on any queries from third party advisors, with regards to VAT returns and associated reports submitted.
• Month-end close and co-ordination of VAT related system tasks and processes.
• Monthly reconciliation of all VAT related balance sheet control accounts, including accurate summaries, timely resolution of reconciling items including advising on & actioning recoverability of aged items.
• Forecasting of VAT return cash inflows & outflows, following prior trends and incorporating current business activities.
• Provide support in the year end financial audit for all Indirect Tax queries and deliverables.
• Support the Indirect tax manager in providing day to day assistance to internal stakeholders on any VAT queries as and when they arise.
• Be the main support for maintaining VAT codes & rules within systems, to include regular scenario testing within vertex to ensure the Group's systems apply the correct rules.
• Support the indirect tax manager on any external audit requirements.
• Continuously review systems and processes to maximise tax reporting capabilities and ensure compliance. Work with the Indirect Tax Manager to review our operational tax processes to create efficiencies and enhance reliability over accuracy of VAT reporting.
What You’ll need
• Experience in VAT accounting and financial reconciliations
• Strong UK/EU VAT technical knowledge and knowledge of customs duties
• The position requires someone who is highly computer literate, with excellent Excel skills. Effective organizational ability and time management skills are crucial, and you must be able to work to tight deadlines. Attention to detail is key.
• Teamwork is essential in this role therefore you must be team orientated and able to maintain positive, supportive relationships with your colleagues at all times. Previous experience in a fast moving finance environment is essential.
If this sounds like you and you want to take off with in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, let’s talk!

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