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VAT Specialist

Job Title: VAT Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wigston, Leicestershire
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Start Date: asap
REF: ABJ20766
Contact Name: Richard Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

Do you have a passion for VAT and looking for a real challenge? If you are currently working in-house or working in practice and looking for your first role in commerce and industry, we would love to hear from you for an initial confidential discussion.

This established Leicester business has a new role within the finance team to take the lead on the creation and implementation of a whole VAT control framework.

As the VAT Specialist, you will enjoy being the individual that is able to lead internal and external stakeholders on all matters related to Indirect Tax. You will lead and drive the global VAT strategy and work closely with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Lead on the Indirect Tax strategy working in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders where required
  • Review the current VAT processes and control framework
  • Provide ideas on how these can be improved and implemented.
  • VAT accounting, reconciliations and returns for both UK and overseas.
  • Work closely with external stakeholders such as HMRC
  • Train both finance and non-finance staff on all relevant matters
  • Keep the business updated on any changes that are related to Indirect Tax
  • Lead the groups compliance with "Making Tax Digital"

What we are looking for:

  • CTA/ATT part or fully qualified
  • Demonstrable indirect tax experience
  • Practical knowledge of ERP systems (i.e. SAP or comparable large ERP systems)
  • Proficiency in MSOffice (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organisation, planning and project management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Indirect Tax accounting and financial reporting processes.
  • Excellent understanding of internal Indirect Tax controls.
  • Strong business acumen & analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and looking for creative solutions

What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Development opportunities and career path
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Free car parking
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Employee discounts on products and retailers

Interested? Apply today or call Richard 01926 290 290 to discuss this opportunity further. You can also visit the Addington Ball website or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @AddingtonBall to see all our current vacancies, news and updates.

Addington Ball specialises in the positive recruitment of finance, accountancy and human resources professionals across the Midlands and Northern Home counties. We are a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Job ref ABJ/20766