Financial Controller

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Accountancy, Financial Services

  • Salary:

    £40 000 - £60 000 per annum

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are recruiting for a VAT Manager to join an expanding Top 100 accountancy firm at its modern and spacious office in Oxford. This is a key role that offers flexible working and the potential to be full-time or part-time.

This innovative firm has a client base comprising private clients, owner-managed businesses and large international subsidiaries and has a specialist team acting for international businesses, advising on international tax for firms looking to establish overseas offices and foreign companies investing in the UK.

The successful candidate will take a lead role in providing VAT Advisory Services to existing clients and offer specialist VAT advice on complicated transactions.

As VAT Manager your responsibilities will include:
* To be actively responsible for all commercial aspects of VAT work undertaken and optimising financial outcomes, leading and managing the firms VAT advisory services provided to both existing clients and on new assignments and projects
* Conduct in-depth reviews of clients' business tax systems to establish if their VAT is being dealt with thoroughly and accurately and advise on a beneficial VAT structure ensuring compliance and payments are made on time
* Contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of indirect tax services to the client
* Have input into the development of consultancy work and projects for the firm as a whole, cross selling to other departments and assist colleagues with general VAT advice to clients
* Review prepared VAT returns; liaise and negotiate with HMRC on behalf of clients
* Plan and manage assignments ensuring completion to high standards and within budget
* To contribute to winning new work by proactively managing existing clients and networking to win new clients
* Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and communicate effectively to enable partners and staff to enhance their VAT awareness
* Assisting the firm's training function, as required
* Managing the successful delivery of VAT projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach is taken

The requirements for this role are as follows:
* Be qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CTA with 3-4 years tax/VAT experience within practice
* Proven track record of professional experience in providing VAT advisory services
* Strong client relationship skills
* Proven project management and collaborative leadership skills with the ability to prioritise and meet tight timeframes with high quality output
* Experience and willingness to network and develop new business leads
* Extensive experience in cooperating with HMRC
* Strong communication skills, verbal and written
* Exceptional attention to detail
* Strong IT skills
* Be a positive, self-motivated, and confident team player

This highly successful and expanding firm will offer the VAT Manager:
* A competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance and a retail discount scheme, generous holiday allowance + ability to buy/sell holiday
* Flexible working
* Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
* Comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months
* Regular company and team social events throughout the year
* A light and airy, recently refurbished spacious modern office
* A wellbeing programme focusing on your physical and mental wellbeing
* Charity fundraising events

We can only accept applications from candidates that have the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

Submit your CV for this VAT Manager role

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful