VAT Accountant - FTSE 250

  • Location

    Harlow, Essex

  • Sector:

    Tax in Commerce & Industry

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mo Hanslod

  • Contact email:

    bmdaxtraadresp@thesrgroup.com

  • Job ref:

    PR/207303_1646315809

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-04-02

  • Consultant:

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Reporting directly to the VAT Compliance Manager, Europe, the purpose of this role is to support the VAT Compliance Manager, Europe in ensuring VAT compliance obligations across Europe. This role works closely with Business Stakeholders, Finance, Customer Service, Accounts Payable and the Group's external VAT compliance advisors, while gaining significant exposure to European indirect tax matters. This role is contributes to the Team's responsibility of the accurate and timely submission of all required indirect tax filings in Europe.

Hybrid working available, with 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.

Education: Degree educated (or similar) in business, accounting, management or other discipline. Candidates with an accounting or tax qualification (e.g. ATT, CTA) would be preferred.

Ongoing

Main accountabilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of all required European VAT returns, ECSL and Intrastat reports;
  • Review previous transactions for any known VAT issues, and assist in the resolution of any identified issues;
  • Assist in the monthly performance of European VAT balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Assist with all required VAT and other return enquiries from tax authorities as required;
  • Provide technical and testing support for systems changes which impact VAT and related reporting;
  • Assist in all tax related enquiries, and, where necessary, liaise with other relevant parties;
  • Partner with Finance colleagues in continuous improvement efforts in VAT corrections and transaction processes, ensuring continued compliance with VAT requirements

Main Accountabilities

Ongoing:

  • Assist in the preparation of all required European VAT returns, ECSL and Intrastat reports;
  • Review previous transactions for any known VAT issues, and assist in the resolution of any identified issues;
  • Assist in the monthly performance of European VAT balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Assist with all required VAT and other return enquiries from tax authorities as required;
  • Provide technical and testing support for systems changes which impact VAT and related reporting;
  • Assist in all tax related enquiries, and, where necessary, liaise with other relevant parties;
  • Partner with Finance colleagues in continuous improvement efforts in VAT corrections and transaction processes, ensuring continued compliance with VAT requirements;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Initially:
  • Contribute to the Finance Transformation programme working with other Finance team members and the wider Business Team to deliver the vision for Group Finance.
  • Actively participate in and provide support of all Finance related areas of Project Pathway including design reviews, integrated walkthroughs and user acceptance testing.

For more information, please contact Mo Hanslod at Brewer Morris

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