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Financial Services
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Main purpose of the role:

 

Preparation of Group VAT return and act a focal point for VAT accounting and reporting.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • To calculate the Group VAT liability in accordance with legal requirements, and produce the VAT Return for submission to HMRC.
  • To ensure that the Periodic VAT journals are uploaded to GL on a timely basis, and that a robust control environment exists around the Management Accounts VAT process.
  • To reconcile the VAT balance sheet accounts on a timely basis.
  • To liaise with our external auditors to ensure a smooth quarterly and year-end process.
  • Conduct a continual process review – maintain an up to date manual of the VAT return process.
  • Monitor and challenge manual postings to VAT accounts.
  • Timely and accurate production of the Group VAT Return.
  • Timely and accurate production of overseas VAT returns.
  • Balance sheet accounts satisfactorily reconciled every period.
  • Assistance with other transaction taxes including Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and stamp duties as necessary.
  • Deal with ad hoc queries as they arise.
  • Monitor and challenge PESM.
  • Liaise with external advisers.

Skills / experience required:

  • Part/Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Previous experience of completing VAT returns and a (minimum) basic understanding of HMRC compliance/VAT accounting.
  • Previous experience of working in a partially exempt business advantageous.
  • Excellent Excel skills and knowledge of finance systems (Oracle).
  • Able to investigate and amend reported financials to remove known inaccuracies. 
  • A drive to fully understand the detail and resolve issues in the correct way.
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
  • Encouraged to automate or change existing processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness

 

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