In-house VAT Accountant

Job Title: In-house VAT Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Reference: 3686475_1570018911
Contact Name: Alex Stirling
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 02, 2019 13:21

Job Description

Leading global financial services based in Canary Wharf - recruiting a VAT Accountant. Reports to VAT Manager

Your new role

Key responsibilities:

  • To calculate the Group VAT liability in accordance with legal requirements, and produce the VAT Return for submission to HMRC;
  • To ensure that the Periodic VAT journals are uploaded to GL on a timely basis, and that a robust control environment exists around the Management Accounts VAT process;
  • To reconcile the VAT balance sheet accounts on a timely basis;
  • To liaise with our external auditors to ensure a smooth quarterly and year-end process;
  • Conduct a continual process review - maintain an up to date manual of the VAT return process;
  • Monitor and challenge manual postings to VAT accounts;
  • Timely and accurate production of the Group VAT Return;
  • Timely and accurate production of overseas VAT returns;
  • Balance sheet accounts satisfactorily reconciled every period;
  • Assistance with other transaction taxes including Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and stamp duties as necessary;
  • Deal with ad hoc queries as they arise;
  • Monitor and challenge PESM;
  • Liaise with external advisers.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Part/Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA;
  • Previous experience of completing VAT returns and a (minimum) basic understanding of HMRC compliance/VAT accounting;
  • Previous experience of working in a partially exempt business advantageous ;
  • Excellent Excel skills and knowledge of finance systems (Oracle);
  • Able to investigate and amend reported financials to remove known inaccuracies;
  • A drive to fully understand the detail and resolve issues in the correct way;
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure;
  • Encouraged to automate or change existing processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

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