Role details

Senior Indirect TAX Accountant

Gloucester   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Exciting Indirect Tax Role within Global Manufacturer
  • Highly Ambitious and Motivated individual needed.

About Our Client

Client is a leading manufacturing firm based in Gloucester.

Global reputation and customer base.

Award Winning Company and Products.

Job Description

Responsibilities for role of Senior Indirect TAX Accountant are:

  • Take ownership for researching and responding to ad hoc VAT questions which come from a variety of sources such as VAT audits and other departments within client.

  • Develop relationships with managers within client's business streams to improve the VAT team's knowledge of the product flows and the business' appreciation of their VAT implications. Represent the VAT Team on other Business projects as required (for example, acquisitions, disposals, restructuring of billing chains).

  • Review VAT returns and accompanying workings prepared by team of VAT Accountants ensuring these are accurate and submitted in a timely manner. This includes reviewing VAT GL account reconciliations to ensure GL accounts are in line with returns submitted and that outstanding amounts are being paid or recovered on a timely basis.

  • Review and challenge existing VAT processes and procedures, and work with the VAT Manager, VAT team members and other teams such as IT to implement improvements.

  • Supervise a team of two assistants responsible for collecting proof of export documentation to support VAT zero rating.

  • Look for opportunities to improve cashflow and VAT efficiency, and reduce costs of VAT compliance.

  • Manage relationships with accountancy firms and other third parties.

  • Assisting the VAT Manager and Tax Director to prepare for and participate in VAT audits and work with tax authorities to achieve satisfactory outcomes.

  • Support the VAT Manager as required, developing the ability to deputise for him on occasions.

The Successful Applicant

Requirements for the role of Senior Indirect TAX Accountant

  • Practical accounting experience or AAT qualified (Accounting Technician).

  • Knowledge of VAT &/or Intrastat in some or most of the following European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Luxembourg and Turkey.

  • Ability to work with systems, including a good working knowledge of SAP &/or tax bolt-on systems.

  • Intermediate or advanced Excel user, able to analyse data from different reports to confirm completeness and identify errors.

  • Problem solver who enjoys working independently on varied ad hoc and technical questions.

  • Capable of working autonomously when necessary, but also likes being part of a team, supporting colleagues and sharing knowledge.

  • Languages - not essential but useful if able to speak the language of the countries where VAT returns are filed.

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary dependant on experience.

Highly Competitive Benefits Package.

Desirable Location.

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