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VAT Specialist

Job Title: VAT Specialist
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: 11111_1501507955
Contact Name: Zivile Asanaviciute
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

VAT Specialist

Our client, a global leader in the finance industry, is seeking an experienced VAT Representative to join their fast paced team based in central London on a 6-month contract basis, to handle VAT reconciliation, returns and compliance.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive organisation that is dedicated to bringing out the best in their staff and encourage self-development and progression within a smart, fast and complex working environment.

The ideal candidate will speak a second European language along with fluent English and have experience working with VAT matters in an accountancy practice, preferably in a shared service team within a large, corporate environment with a similarly fast-paced culture and high-volume work load.


  • Prepare and submit VAT returns, reconciliation reports and supplementary analysis in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide VAT advisory support to the team and the wider business
  • Take initiative in relation to VAT projects, to ensure accuracy and compliance, and work to improve processes where needed
  • Active participation in cross functional projects; assisting the business with related matters where required
  • Providing a high-level of customer service to the business


  • Qualified / part qualified tax professional or relevant academic background
  • Experience of preparing VAT returns, reconciliations and associated reporting in a busy, high-pressure environment essential
  • Experience of other indirect taxes advantageous
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Flexible approach, team worker with initiative and a global outlook
  • Ideally, a second European language such as French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish or a Scandinavian language
  • Strong understanding of VAT compliance requirements in a large, corporate environment
  • Advanced I.T and technical skills including accountancy packages (SAP, Sage) and Microsoft Excel
  • Commercial acumen and customer service focus
  • Available to start work immediately and commit to a 6 month contract with possible extension