Indirect Tax Manager

Alison McFarlane

Job Category: VAT Compliance
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Southampton
Salary: Competitive

We are currently recruiting for an Indirect Tax Manager who will be responsible for assisting with indirect tax risks and providing high level VAT advice to the clients, meeting all deadlines and statutory requirements. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, strongly motivated and a clear communicator at all levels. The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently and pro-actively in our practice that is client-focused.

The main responsibilities of the Indirect Tax Manager role will include:

  • Proactively advise and support the clients on all indirect taxation matters and provide consultancy and advisory services
  • Assist client with VAT audits and compliance checks
  • Prepare and perform a first level review of the quarterly UK VAT tax returns and Annual adjustment.
  • Manage the relationship with HMRC and partners across Europe in relation to all VAT matters.
  • Manage the preparation of indirect tax returns.
  • Identify legislative changes and ensure they are reviewed and adopted as appropriate in a timely manner and implement systems changes if necessary.
  • Work with, and provide training to the Accounts teams to ensure a strong control environment persists with well mapped out, and monitored, processes that drive core outputs.
  • Ensure that the VAT accounting arrangements are monitored and fit for purpose.
  • As necessary, review the overall management of tax compliance processes.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of tax policies, standards and templates to ensure consistency of good practice and compliance with relevant UK and European law and regulation.
  • The role may also include some additional support in relations to other Operational Taxes.
  • To fulfil additional ad hoc duties as requested in order to fulfil the needs of the business.

Candidate Profile:

  • A minimum of 5 years practice experience
  • Solid experience in statutory requirements for SMEs
  • Relevant and recognised professional qualifications e.g. ATT / CTA /Tax Law and Law degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to identify, network with and manage key stakeholders, building and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple and complex tasks.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines without compromising attention to detail.
  • Exceptional numerical and analytical ability, combined with a willingness to get involved at a detailed functional level as necessary.
  • Ability to leverage technology, identifying opportunities to improve processes and productivity.
  • Capability to develop new skills and understand new technology as required.
  • Skilled in Microsoft applications software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)

The successful candidate must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As this position is based at our Head Office in Southampton, the successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Southampton if not already residing in the local or surrounding areas.

Remuneration and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary which is subject to the skills, qualification and experience of the successful candidate. We also offer a heavily subsidised canteen, pension scheme and health insurance after the successful completion of the probationary period.

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