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Posted on 10 Jun, 2024

VAT Manager (Inhouse)

 

As the VAT Manager, you will handle various commercial and technical issues, managing large data sets and high-value transactions. This role involves overseeing the end-to-end reporting and compliance process, ensuring a robust governance framework, and regularly implementing process improvements.

The successful candidate will be skilled at managing change, simplifying complex tax issues, and communicating effectively with stakeholders at all levels. A broad knowledge of tax and commercial concepts is essential for influencing processes and discussions.

The ideal candidate has proven experience in VAT compliance and indirect tax within a commercial environment. You will excel at building relationships at all levels, providing high-quality technical tax advice, and maintaining strong internal policies, processes, and controls.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and review the end-to-end monthly VAT return process for two UK VAT Groups.
  • Support the VAT Lead in maintaining the HMRC relationship.
  • Provide advice on business-as-usual queries, such as contract reviews and VAT treatment of various transactions.
  • Contribute to finance and commercial projects and other new business initiatives.
  • Review key business areas and provide recommendations as part of ongoing controls and risk reviews.
  • Maintain a suitable governance framework and assess BRR and SAO preparedness.
  • Monitor and implement relevant changes in indirect tax legislation.
  • Provide VAT training to the business.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience in a VAT compliance and advisory role within a commercial context.
  • Strong understanding of indirect tax compliance processes, particularly in the UK.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong data analysis and attention to detail.
  • Commercially minded with the ability to provide clear, strategic advice.
  • ACA, ACCA, ATT, CTA qualified (or equivalent).

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Oracle and OneSource for VAT.
  • Demonstrable experience operating at a managerial level.

Desired Experience

Inhouse VAT Compliance

Key Elements of the Role

Oversee and review the end-to-end monthly VAT return process for two UK VAT Groups. Support the VAT Lead in maintaining the HMRC relationship. Provide advice on business-as-usual queries, such as contract reviews and VAT treatment of various transactions. Contribute to finance and commercial projects and other new business initiatives. Review key business areas and provide recommendations as part of ongoing controls and risk reviews. Maintain a suitable governance framework and assess BRR and SAO preparedness. Monitor and implement relevant changes in indirect tax legislation. Provide VAT training to the business

Location

Greater London
Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher

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