VAT Compliance Manager - Global business

  • Location

    Wiltshire, Wiltshire

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Connor Matthews

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022021-2007177_1621263963

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Client:


The Group VAT Team manages the VAT and associated compliance for our group companies in Europe, whilst working with stakeholders across the business.

Client Details

Our client are a leading employer in Wiltshire offering a great prospect of joining a market leading tax team with a European exposure.


The key responsibilities for this VAT Manager based in Wiltshire:

  • Review and ensure timely submission of monthly and annual VAT returns along with associated Intrastat and EC Sales Listings for European territories.
  • Returns are primarily prepared in-house, but the role involves liaising with external advisors in some territories to manage submissions.
  • Review and reconciliation of real-time invoice-reporting requirements in some territories.
  • Ensure all VAT payments are assessed and made on time. Also prepare forecasts of VAT payments for Treasury.
  • Review VAT balance sheet reconciliations prepared by team by set deadline.
  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders in business units to resolve issues identified through compliance process and see through to resolution
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency in existing compliance processes, be that through change in ways of working, better utilising systems etc.
  • Work with internal stakeholders and advisors to ensure that local tax audits involving VAT are managed effectively and in-line with group policies.
  • Work with other tax teams (international tax/ transfer pricing) as necessary to ensure VAT implications appropriately considered e.g. VAT implications of TP adjustments.
  • Keep updated on tax developments in VAT law/practice and assess their impact on the business.
  • Support/lead on ad hoc project work dependent on need.
  • Support and build capability within the VAT compliance team.


Our client are searching for candidates who have the following experience for their VAT Manager role in Wiltshire:

  • Existing experience of UK VAT and of VAT in other European jurisdictions is essential.
  • Existing knowledge of SAP and a background in accounting are highly desirable.
  • Ability to manage own time to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Strong numerical background and advanced Excel skills.
  • High levels of accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, and an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Ability to be pro-active and take initiative.

Job Offer

Highly competitive base salary up to £60,000
Four figure Bonus
25 days annual leave
Wider flexible benefits