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VAT Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
West Yorkshire, England, Leeds
GBP37099.0 - GBP44263.0 per annum + £37,099 - £44,263
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Education
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
This longstanding institution is seeking an ambitious VAT Accountant to join their Leeds campus-based office. This is a dynamic opportunity to support the university's growth by providing essential tax expertise and practical advice to staff and faculties. Overall, this presents an excellent chance for both personal growth and professional advancement, allowing the ideal candidate to enhance their current skill set while learning new abilities.

Your new role
In your new role you will manage the University's VAT obligations, including quarterly returns, Partial Exemption calculations, and Capital Goods Scheme adjustments, while also preparing overseas VAT/GST returns and ensuring data integrity. Collaborating with various teams, you'll oversee Import VAT, contribute to system updates reflecting VAT changes, and support the preparation for Making Tax Digital for corporation tax. Additionally, you'll support VAT training, engage with external tax groups, and pursue ongoing professional development.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role you need to come from a strong VAT background and ideally have Tax experience in the HE sector or another large complex organisation. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a recognised tax qualification with up-to-date expertise and understanding of current tax laws and regulations.
What you'll get in return

This Leeds-based VAT Accountant role is an excellent opportunity to join a large and complex organisation that puts your career and professional development first through an array of courses, helping to broaden your skills whilst working in a people-positive environment. This organisation will offer you a competitive salary of up to £44,263 (depending on your experience) along with a very healthy holiday package of 26 + 16 bank holidays (inclusive of Christmas and university closures). Additionally, the package offers some fantastic internal benefits, including a generous pension scheme, hybrid/flexible working and a variety of health and wellbeing discounts.

What you need to do now
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