VAT Manager – Advisory

VAT Manager – Advisory

Division: Tax Services Group
Location: Worthing, Brighton, Gatwick or Chichester

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the largest and fastest growing tax advisory teams in the south east.

We are looking for a VAT professional to join our growing tax advisory team as a VAT Manager. The position would suit a motivated dynamic individual who would like to broaden their VAT expertise within a diverse and growing tax team.

You will have 3+ years’ experience working in a VAT role, ideally within a practice environment. You will likely have a mixed compliance and advisory background, though UK VAT experience is essential. Exposure to international VAT matters is a plus.

Responsibilities would include:
  • Technical research for a breadth of topics
  • Drafting reports and letters of advice for a wide range of clients and industries
  • Liaising with clients and attending meetings
  • Reviewing work of more junior members of the team
  • Review of VAT compliance work from other teams within the practice
  • Ad hoc advice on a wide range of VAT matters for the firm’s diverse client base
Examples of some of the work you would be involved in:
  • Advising online retailers on the VAT requirements for their international sales
  • Reviewing businesses’ VAT systems and compliance to identify areas of weakness or opportunity
  • Advising property businesses on the VAT efficient structuring of their plans
  • Working with businesses to make changes required following changes in VAT rules
  • Implementing partial exemption special schemes
If you have:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent teamwork and organisational skills, including monitoring timetables and budgets
  • Strong technical skills and attention to detail
We can offer:
  • A competitive market rate salary
  • Opportunity to progress your career
  • Agile working hours and office space to allow you to have a good work life balance
  • Paid overtime or take time off in lieu if you work over your contracted hours
  • Opportunity to purchase additional holiday days
  • Opportunity to join our Cash Plan and Enterprise Health schemes
  • Carpenter Box Lifestyle Hub which offers discounts for online and high street shops
  • Relaxed dress code policy

If you have any questions about this role, contact HR Manager Helen Ruff for more information.

Please send your CV and covering letter below

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