Multinational Manufacturing business in Harlow looking to recruit a VAT Accountant. Initially on 6 month FTC with the view to going permanent.
Your new company
Multinational Manufacturing business now looking to recruit a VAT Accountant to report into the European Tax Manager. Interim for 6 months with a strong chance of becoming a permanent position for the right person.
Your new role
Working as part of a team and reporting to the European Tax Manager, the successful candidate will have exposure to all aspects of the groups business in the region. The role will also include liaising with external advisors in various locations that assist with the tax compliance process as well as local tax authorities.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
* Preparing and submitting UK Group VAT returns on a timely basis
* Preparing and submitting EC Sales Lists and Intrastat returns on a timely basis
* Liaising with external advisors that assist with the local preparation and submission of VAT returns and the support for the global VAT software
* Ensuring that all VAT return payments are made on a timely and accurate basis.
* Balance sheet reconciliations of VAT accounts and entering these into the system
* Keeping up to date with developments in EMEA tax legislation and guidance - Assist with implementing "Making Tax Digital" project is completed on time.
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate will benefit from having:
* A UK tax qualification - ATT or CTA
* Experience in UK and European VAT Compliance, ideally gained within an in-house role or mid to top tier accountancy firm
* Strong IT skills - SAP is preferred
* Ability to organise, manage and prioritise work in order to deliver to tight deadlines.
* Ability to work as part of a team but to be self-motivated and demonstrate initiative
* A commitment to tax and to remain up to date with developments in tax
What you need to do now
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