VAT Accountant – Warrington – FTSE 250

  • Location
    Warrington, Cheshire
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Commerce and Industry
  • Salary
    GBP45001 - GBP65000 per annum
  • Expiry Date

This is a newly created role to support the Group head of Tax with VAT preparation and submission for two entities. In addition you will review European VAT returns prepared by advisers in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Prepare and submit monthly/quarterly European sales and Intrastat declarations in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Prepare and submit monthly returns declaring sales and purchases of rebated fuel in the UK and Ireland and work with the business to ensure compliance with registration requirements. Building a business partner style relationship with contacts in the business in order to become the main point of contact for all indirect tax queries, for example with regards to unusual/one off transactions and cross border arrangements

In addition you will be:

  • Gather necessary backup support documentation for VAT reporting, request VAT invoice revisions as necessary
  • Manage the preparation of complex / high volume VAT declarations from beginning to end, including data collection, preparation in accordance with the filing protocol, submission, payment, and upload in the VAT filing dashboard
  • Ensure that VAT nominal accounts are correct and reconciled
  • Review supporting tax documentation to identify any errors or anomalies
  • Perform VAT analysis
  • Posting of VAT journals as per month end schedule
  • Complying with VAT internal controls
  • Other ad-hoc Management Accountant duties

Provide support and top up training to the business on the application of the Construction Industry Domestic Reverse Charge

  • Working with the Group Head of Tax to understand relevant changes in legislation, case law and practice and assess any impact on the business and its processes, including liaising with professional advisors where required
  • Working with the business on process improvements to enhance efficiency and automation and reduce the number of manual processes.
  • Keeping the documentation of VAT processes up to date and monitoring VAT risk areas
  • Provide support with the implementation of new software and considering how the software can be used to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of indirect VAT processes
  • Regularly reviewing and revising VAT process documentation

Competences Required

Knowledge and Experience Required

  • CTA or similar tax qualification an advantage
  • 2-5 years’ experience working in a SME or large organisation
  • Held a similar position, extensive knowledge of VAT/Intrastat and Cross border VAT
  • IT literate – Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and Access skills
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation
  • Month End preparation

For more information, please contact Mo Hanslod at Brewer Morris

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