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VAT Manager

Location: Mitcham

Permanent Part Time

Salary: £45,000 (pro rata)

VAT Manager


£45,000 (pro rata)

Our prestigious client is looking for a VAT Manager to join their vibrant offices in Mitcham. Working as part of the Finance team, you will be the lead on all VAT related matters for the business across UK and European divisions. You will be able to hit the ground running and keep up to date with UK laws and practises in respect of VAT, monitoring developments in EU trade and providing your knowledge and expertise to ensure the client stays on top of the market.

This role is part-time, working 20 hours a week Monday – Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm, although there could be some degree of flexibility.


Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns for UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Sweden
  • Preparation and submission of annual VAT return and deposit calculation for Germany
  • Managing VAT inspections as required
  • Providing clarification over the accuracy of VAT accounting and VAT related matters
  • Driving continued improvement of VAT affairs
  • Providing expert advice on any changes in VAT legislation and implement them within the business
  • Providing VAT knowledge, advice and leadership for business planning and for specific events, including growth, acquisition, integrations and disposals
  • Manage VAT compliance
  • Acting as a primary VAT contact with the business for specific requests, uncertain or contentious positions and liaise with HMRC
  • Hosting VAT audits and manage provision of answers to VAT related questions
  • Ensuring continuing tax compliance and all forms of statutory reporting impacted by Brexit, for the transition period and through to post-Brexit
  • Compiling monthly EC Sales lists for UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
  • Managing responses to queries regarding VAT registrations of customers
  • Compiling despatch Intrastat reports for the UK and Netherlands
  • Reconciling the import VAT deferment account to VAT return UK. Manage the deferment account authorisations and limits
  • Recovering occasional import VAT in other countries
  • Completing corporation tax spreadsheets from Staples HQ
  • Compiling draft Corporation Tax return, send to external provider for review before filing
  • Monitoring developments in VAT and EU trade – Brexit, FHDDS, MTD
  • Providing reconciliations of VAT general ledger accounts to VAT returns
  • Managing reporting of VAT matters of company audit

Person Specification

  • Strong, detailed knowledge of UK law and practice in respect of VAT
  • Good understanding of the working of HMRC
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical problem solver
  • Self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels including excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to impart technical information to non-finance professionals
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills, including advanced Excel
  • ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) essential
  • CTA (VAT specialist) desirable but not a requirement

Closing date for applications: June 12, 2018

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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