VAT Assistant - Blackburn

Up to £35k, mix of home and office-based working - Private Sector - Tax
Ref: 280 Date Posted: Tuesday 25 Jan 2022
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In-House VAT Assistant – Lancashire - salary paying up to £35,000 + benefits – mix of home and office-based working

Based in Lancashire our client is a large international business who are seeking to appoint a VAT Assistant to join a talented and growing tax team.

The Job:

The role will provide support to the VAT Manager, undertaking VAT compliance and providing additional support for any ad-hoc indirect tax queries.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Produce and submit periodic VAT and Intrastat return and EC Sales Listings as required for the VAT registrations of the legal entities
  • Carry out pre-submission audit checks and file periodic returns within deadlines
  • Ensure timely and accurate payments of VAT liabilities
  • Reconcile VAT and statistical returns to each other and the balance sheet
  • Maintain records of all VAT obligations
  • Prepare periodic VAT forecasts to accurately assess cash flow requirements. Monitor correction of VAT errors in SAP
  • Be an alternative point of contact for VAT related queries from the business, other group functions and internal stakeholders, tax authorities and external stakeholders
  • Identify oversights and report VAT risks to the VAT Manager
  • Participate in tax and cross functional projects as required

The Person :

It is essential you have proven practical experience of working in a VAT related role, ideally in a large organisation or this could represent your first time move from one of the professional firms. It would be beneficial to be working towards a professional qualification but there is more emphasis on the cultural fit and VAT experience.

It is essential you possess strong communication skills and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and ensure deadlines are met.