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VAT Accountant

Michael Page Finance
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Job Details

You will be working within a team of 4 to ensure tax compliance through the application of your technical knowledge to daily compliance matters and reporting activities. You will be deal with indirect tax returns for both UK and European entities as well as supporting the Group tax team

Client Details

This is a global chemical company that has brands within a range of sectors including Oil and Gas, Construction, and Sports. The company is very much international, with a highly entrepreneurial culture and flat organisational structure that values humility, enthusiasm, and innovation.


The successful VAT Accountant will be responsible for, but not restricted to:
  • Ensuring tax compliance by preparing and filing indirect tax returns in a timely manner
  • Preparing the information to support the corporate tax reporting and filing
  • Supporting the monthly accounting and reporting activities by performing centralised accounting activities for month end closing
  • Supporting with tax related audits, both internal and external, and be the first point of contact within the business for indirect tax-related queries


The successful VAT Accountant will:
  • Be ACA/ACCA qualified with 5+ years' post-qualification experience, or equivalent Bachelors' degree or designation with practical financial accounts experience
  • Have a sound technical accounting knowledge and strong understanding of the UK Tax rules
  • Be capable of applying the understanding and knowledge in daily compliance and reporting activities
  • Have well-developed PC skills and expert knowledge of SAP
  • Be proactive, with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a willingness to learn and a can-do attitude, wanting to succeed as an individual as well as team

Ideally, they will:
  • Have previous experience in a tax department at a professional firm(s)
  • Have previously worked in a tax accountant role

Job Offer

Package details
  • Market rate salary - circa £35,000 - £45,000
  • Genuine responsibility and power to make positive change
  • Chance to be exposed to a vast range of different industries and sectors
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