VAT Specialist - FTSE listed clients!

England, Kent, Westerham
£25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
12 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Tristan Finch
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified, Newly qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

This is a fantastic business based near Westerham who specialise in VAT services. They are market leaders in their industry and provide a wide array of VAT compliance and advisory services. This is an excellent to join them as a VAT specialist.

Client Details

Market Leaders within VAT services, well established and excellent offices. This client has a fantastic staff retention rate and are now looking for a VAT specialist to join them on their next step of growth.

  • Receive and collate invoices, monitoring for compliance in their issuance and arranging correction where appropriate
  • Working with client data to ensure potential VAT is identified and recovered
  • Undertake data entry using the company T&E (Travel and Expense) system
  • Undertake checks of work performed by Assistant Account Managers on your accounts to ensure outgoing work is of the highest standard and quality
  • Attending audits (invoice retrieval) worldwide for periods of up to one week at a time as required by the business
  • Use crib sheets and other accepted tax guidelines to apply correct VAT recovery rates to invoices
  • Calculate VAT percentages and values where not explicit
  • Ensure internal and external deadlines are noted and met without exception
  • Liaising with worldwide Tax Offices and various agents to manage enquiries and agree fees as required
  • Drafting of formal letters and responses to external parties
  • Work closely with the accounts team to support the billing process for your clients
  • Provide support to clients at all levels and through all mediums in particular senior managers/decision makers/stakeholders
  • Implement and maintain a customer service process
  • Identify potential areas of growth within your accounts and their stakeholders
  • Maintain detailed, current client information at all times
  • Assist and provide cover on other tasks as required by the business

  • The ideal candidate for this position will come from a VAT background either from an accountancy practice or a VAT recovery business.
  • Professional approach with excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail and an insistence on accuracy and quality
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and act accordingly
  • Ability to understand and apply complex rules and regulations of the individual tax offices
  • Customer centric (both internal and external) with an understanding that the customer always comes first
  • Ability to travel in order to undertake client visits and off-site audits if necessary

Job Offer

£25,000- £35,000 depending on experience

Life Assurance

Auto enrolment pension

20 day annual leave + 8 days for Bank Holidays