Finance Assistant

Rockfield Specialist Recruitment
Bristol, UK
06 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Assistant


Up to £25,000 + benefits

Our client is a dynamic and fast-growing international trading business. They are the leaders in what they do and have doubled in size over the last three years, with, realistic, plans to achieve the same over the next.

In line with their growth and also a restructure within Finance, the position of Finance Assistant (Tax) is a new role to the business and whilst being transactional and hands-on in its nature, it is the first dedicated role with a focus on Tax. There is no need to have specific tax experience and full training and support will be provided (some theoretical knowledge from accountancy study would be advantageous (AAT, Accounting degree etc)). Ideally, the appointed candidate will be ambitious and self motivated, not only to grasp the basics quickly be to drive, improve and shape the tax function, creating a model of best practice and leading by example. This ambition would, in time, see you move within the team, taking on more responsibility and undertaking more broad ranging exposure to the wider areas of accounting, and they will support you in taking your career as far as your ability allows. This is a time of change within finance and the wider business and, for the right person, there is real opportunity for on-going career progression.

Key Accountabilities:

·Production and submission of International VAT Returns.

·Production and submission of International Duty Returns.

·Completion and submission of Inter-stat Returns.

·Assistance with customer VAT re-claim process.

·Monitoring of and understanding the tax and duty implications of changing jurisdictions.

·Assistance with the annual budgeting process, for VAT and Duty.

·Assistance with quarterly forecasts and cashflow requirements, for VAT and Duty.

·Liaising with overseas third-party VAT and Duty agents.

·Pro-actively supporting the Financial Controller in implementing improvements and efficiencies.

Essential Attributes, Skills & Experience

·Strong Excel skills.

·A pragmatic approach to tasks and a logical mindset.

·Takes pride in own work.

·Excellent attention to detail and curiosity to understand more.

·A desire to learn.

·Excellent communicator with colleagues to share learnings and experience.

·Proactive, able to plan own workload whilst achieving deadlines.

This is a high-profile role within a changing finance team, and, for the right person, it will offer genuine opportunity for personal career development.

This is a business with momentum. They support and develop their staff and have created a great atmosphere in which ambitious and capable people are encouraged to develop their skills and to gain additional levels of responsibility.

If you are interested in this role please apply without delay by sending your CV to Rockfield Specialist Recruitment for immediate review.

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