VAT Senior/Assistant Manager

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + plus competitive benefits

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

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  • Client:

    Hays Senior Finance

VAT Senior/Assistant Manager - £60,000- £90,000 - Flexible Working - Top 10 organisation

Exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious top 10 organisation that is focusing on doubling in size within the next four years. This role offers progression and is ideal for a high calibre candidate that wants to grow and develop their advisory skills.

Our clients flexible approach to working means you can work from home and come in to the office.

Our client is a leading independently owned provider of investment management, financial planning, financial advisory, accountancy, tax and corporate services to private clients, professional practices, and non-profit organisations.


Our clients London office is based in the City and provides leading edge advice to private clients, professional practices, mid to large corporates and nonprofit organisations.

From the London office our client provides the full range of services: business advisory services, corporate finance, corporate recovery, corporate tax, forensic services and litigation support, investment management, pensions and financial planning and advice on personal tax and trusts.

Business Tax

Our client provides a wide range of tax and consulting services to a broad range of companies, from quoted multinational groups to owner managed businesses.

Through establishing close relationships with their clients, our client ensures that we are able to deliver the most comprehensive business tax advice, and also ensure they are aware of the key opportunities and risks faced by their clients.

Job description

Purpose of role:

As a VAT Senior, you will be part of the delivery team on VAT advisory and VAT compliance services to a wide range of owner-managed and corporate businesses. You will be responsible for reporting to and supporting the Manager and Partner group on larger projects as required.

Key responsibilities:

Client work including:

Assisting with portfolio of clients, including delivery of VAT advice and preparation of VAT reports
Technical research relating to VAT and supporting VAT team in client service delivery
Prepare, review and supervise VAT returns and compliance matters to ensure accurate, prompt and efficient delivery
Drafting of VAT articles and contributing to marketing initiatives
Attend and contribute to client meetings and internal meetings as required
Deal with HMRC correspondence including responding to enquiries
Prepare billing analysis and draft fee notes

Training and development

Attend internal training sessions

Assisting other staff members

Provide support to other staff members and partners on chargeable and non-chargeable work when required


Ensuring relevant client deadlines are met
Ensuring S&W procedures are adhered to
Involvement in some departmental administrative tasks

Key Competencies:

Planning and Organising - Must be able to plan workload in order to prioritise work to meet conflicting deadlines and cope with pressure.
Written and Oral communication - Good written communication skills are necessary to draft correspondence with clients and HMRC to explain technical issues in an easily understandable manner.
Customer Focus - Meeting deadlines and responding to client needs.
Team work - Provide link in chain to supervise staff members below and support Directors above.
Maintain Technical Expertise - keep abreast of relevant tax rules/changes and the impact on your clients' businesses

Candidate Profile


Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CA) and/or tax advisor (CTA)

Key Experience/Skills:

Demonstrable VAT/indirect tax experience gained within the profession and or industry
Technically capable tax adviser who is able to assist in complex client work
Demonstrable experience of managing people
Appetite to grow business development skills
Strong IT skills
Must have good inter-personal skills to be able to liaise with clients and other staff members

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