Our client is a rapidly growing international group. They seek an experienced VAT professional to run indirect tax across the UK and internationally. This is the perfect role for a manager or senior manager who is looking for a fast paced working environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for the submission of the European VAT returns, managing new and existing VAT audits, providing VAT advice in respect of acquisitions and identifying VAT opportunities within the group.
They will have oversight of all of the group’s VAT affairs and will need to proactively identify controls and process improvements, as well as utilising technology to provide future efficiency benefits and compliance with MTD.
The ideal candidate will be ACA / CTA qualified with VAT experience gained in a Big 4 accountancy firm, as well as some in house VAT experience within a multinational group. Someone from a Top 20 firm with sound European VAT and retail would also be considered.
The candidate will have a dedicated direct report (VAT Assistant) who will assist with the day to day data collection, allowing the VAT Director to have more of a review role and focus on value added tasks such as due diligence on transactions, support to the business on VAT queries etc.
Mix of home and remote working considered - but will require some days a week in Blackburn office. Experience of European VAT and the retail sector would be advantageous.