VAT Manager - Europe & Asia

Job Title: VAT Manager - Europe & Asia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Reference: 3620559_1562335667
Contact Name: Alex Stirling
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 05, 2019 15:07

Job Description

Global US financial services company are looking to recruit a VAT Manager to cover Europe & Asia.

Your new company

Global US financial services company are looking to recruit a VAT Manager to cover Europe & Asia.

Your new role

Main Purpose Review function for Group VAT returns (including UK Group and a number of international branches) and act a focal point for VAT accounting and reporting for overseas businesses as well as VAT technical queries. Support review of international businesses to document VAT implications of intercompany recharges.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • To manage preparation of the Group VAT liability in accordance with legal requirements, and production of the UK VAT Return for submission to HMRC.
  • Conduct a continual process review - maintain an up to date manual of the VAT return process.
  • Provide tax technical answers to ad hoc queries as they arise.
  • Provide technical written replies to HMRC correspondence.
  • Monitor and challenge PESM to ensure suitable VAT recovery .
  • To provide VAT training to other parts of the business and accounts department (such as brokerage receivable and accounts payable).
  • Monitor and challenge manual postings to VAT accounts.
  • To ensure that 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 liaise with our external auditors to ensure a smooth quarterly and year-end process.
  • Manage timely and accurate production of overseas VAT returns.
  • Assistance with other transaction taxes including Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and stamp duties as necessary.
  • Co-ordinate VAT compliance for Europe and Asia - ensuring VAT & GST returns are filed and paid on time.
  • Liaise with external advisers .

What you'll need to succeed


  • Qualified CTA/ACA
  • Previous experience of completing VAT returns and a strong technical understanding of HMRC VAT compliance/ VAT accounting and good understanding of international VAT issues.
  • Previous experience of working in a partially exempt business advantageous.
  • Management experience of staff (VAT Accountant and other tax accountants providing support).
  • 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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