This is a rare opportunity in the UK marketplace for a VAT compliance specialist, who does not need to have existing UK VAT experience, to join an expanding international VAT services company who work with an enviable client base of global businesses.
Their office is located in Brighton, which is a vibrant, cosmopolitan seaside town in the south-east of England, less than an hour from the capital.
Clients benefit from both Indirect Tax advisory and compliance guidance that aims to simplify the experience of cross-border VAT for businesses trading in Europe, through a policy of practical engagement with their clients and their indirect tax issues.
Like the client base, the team is drawn from all over Europe and further afield; while they are an established and professional operation, the office environment is relaxed, informal and supportive.
With plans to expand into the EU, this outfit combines the integrity of the top professional services firms with the dynamism of an independent boutique.
As the VAT landscape across Europe continues to grow in complexity, their compliance team continues to expand, as they look to help their clients meet these ongoing and increasing demands.
The compliance team enjoys the advantages of an efficient and well-established processing capability with the benefits of comprehensive international VAT knowledge. With pride in their international expertise and a passion for delivering the highest standards of client service, these are some of the reasons why the firm continues to successfully expand.
The business is also quite well integrated. The consulting team work very closely with the compliance team to support the delivery of services, assisting with internal training and facilitating the sharing of knowledge between the two teams.
Many of the consultants have trained with a Big 4 firm before transitioning to a holistic role to help shape and support the growth of this business. This in turn provides an excellent environment to support your own professional growth and development within the team.
The compliance team has a requirement at manager grade. In this position, you will be involved with a range of duties including:
Submitting complex VAT returns for the largest clients, submitting declarations such as VAT returns, EC Sales, and Intrastat as required
Maintaining and developing relationships with agents & various tax authorities
Conducting peer reviews to ensure accuracy and consistency of returns and declarations submitted
Providing Account Management services for key clients
Researching and confirming legislative changes
It is likely that you will have gained at least two years of VAT experience with a professional services firm or in house in your career to date.
You will be familiar with considering the potential risks involved when submitting VAT declarations and you pride yourself on the application of sound judgement; you undertake a logical and methodical approach to your client work and set yourself high standards.
In return for your hard work, efforts and achievements, you can look forward to quality and variety of VAT compliance work, on behalf of well-known companies that boast a strong global footprint, good remuneration and a platform to showcase your talents as you look to further advance your career.