VAT Assistant Manager

Clark Wood is a specialist Recruitment Consultancy operating throughout the United Kingdom within the Public Practice Accountancy & Tax sectors. Our core client base consists of Accountancy Practices ranging from Big 4, Top 10 & Mid-Tier firms through to independent regional firms and sole traders.

The Birmingham office of this Top 10 National firm are currently recruiting for a VAT Manager. The Birmingham office comprises over 65 financial professionals and specialist tax advisers. They provide a wide range of tax compliance and consulting services to a broad range of businesses, from international groups to owner managed businesses.

The purpose of this role is to operate as VAT specialist with a sound basic knowledge of all aspects of VAT, maintaining the established VAT service provided by the firm’s Birmingham office to its varied client base. You will advise clients in conjunction with the VAT Partner on areas of VAT planning, and disputes with HMRC.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Developing and maintaining a sound technical knowledge of all areas of VAT, reflecting the varied business sectors covered by our client base.
To understand quickly the relevant issues and give clear, concise and positive verbal opinion and advice.
Preparation, submission and monitoring of dispute reviews and VAT tribunal appeals.
Carry out research of VAT implications on proposed transactions
Draft opinions and reports for the VAT Partner
Contribution of “technical talks” at internal national VAT group meetings
Regularly contributing articles to internal technical bulletins etc.
Assisting and advising in due diligence, M&A and other corporate finance projects.
Occasional on-site visits and due diligence VAT reviews.
Advising clients on transactions in conjunction with others in Business Tax and Personal Tax


ACA, ACCA, CTA qualified
Significant experience of advising on VAT matters.
Sound knowledge of all areas of VAT to service a client base covering a wide variety of business sectors.

For further information on this role please contact Richard Kinsey at Clark Wood

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