VAT Finance Assistant

Page Personnel Finance
14 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity for a candidate looking to persue a great career in finance!

Client Details

My client are a market leader in their field and offer a fantastic work environment.


  • Support the preparation of VAT returns to appropriate deadlines.
  • Investigate and address any queries arising from the VAT returns.
  • Make VAT payments.
  • Investigate new VAT registrations and VAT on new products as required.
  • Review VAT on show set ups.
  • Answer business and customer queries about VAT.
  • Liaise with Tax Back International about VAT reclaims on expenses.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of allocated bank accounts, investigating and clearing reconciling items promptly Reconciling other allocated balance sheet accounts.
  • Produce analysis for Tax Computations for all group companies Provide cover for other members of the Financial Accounts team.


  • A good basic understanding of VAT
  • A drive for accuracy and completeness.
  • Practical experience of the basics of accountancy and reconciliations.
  • Good time management to ensure tasks are completed to tight deadlines.
  • Clear communication skills to ensure reconciling items are correctly followed up by the creator both in terms of correcting the actual error and, where necessary, correcting the process.
  • Must take responsibility for completion of tasks but also know when to escalate if problems aren't getting resolved promptly.
  • A good level of computer literacy, particularly Excel. Prior experience of Oracle would be an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills to explain VAT issues, both verbally and in writing, to non-Finance people.
  • May be in the early stages of studying for an Accountancy qualification, but equally acceptable for the person to be qualified by experience.

Job Offer

As well as a generous salary, my client are offering a range of employee benefits.

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