VAT Senior

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Advisory Tax, VAT

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    46000 - 62000

  • Contact:

    Sarah Barlin

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


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Our clients are looking for a VAT Senior who identifies with the following: 

As a VAT Senior, you will be part of the delivery team on VAT advisory and VAT compliance services to a wide range of owner-managed and corporate businesses.  You will be responsible for reporting to and supporting the Manager and Partner group on larger projects as required.

Key responsibilities:

Client work including:

  • Assisting with portfolio of clients, including delivery of VAT advice and preparation of VAT reports  
  • Technical research relating to VAT and supporting VAT team in client service delivery
  • Prepare, review and supervise VAT returns and compliance matters to ensure accurate, prompt and efficient delivery 
  • Drafting of VAT articles and contributing to marketing initiatives
  • Attend and contribute to client meetings and internal meetings as required   
  • Deal with HMRC correspondence including responding to enquiries
  • Prepare billing analysis and draft fee notes

Training and development

  • Attend internal training sessions

Assisting other staff members

  • Provide support to other staff members and partners on chargeable and non-chargeable work when required


  • Ensuring relevant client deadlines are met
  • Ensuring all procedures are adhered to
  • Involvement in some departmental administrative tasks


Key Competencies:


  • Planning and Organising - Must be able to plan workload in order to prioritise work to meet conflicting deadlines and cope with pressure.
  • Written and Oral communication - Good written communication skills are necessary to draft correspondence with clients and HMRC to explain technical issues in an easily understandable manner.  
  • Customer Focus - Meeting deadlines and responding to client needs.
  • Team work - Provide link in chain to supervise staff members below and support Directors above.
  • Maintain Technical Expertise – keep abreast of relevant tax rules/changes and the impact on your clients’ businesses


Candidate Profile



  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CA) and/or tax advisor (CTA)


Key Experience/Skills:

  • Demonstrable VAT/indirect tax experience gained within the profession and or industry
  • Technically capable tax adviser who is able to assist in complex client work
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people
  • Appetite to grow business development skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Must have good inter-personal skills to be able to liaise with clients and other staff members