Senior VAT Accountant

Thermo Fisher
Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
18 Jan 2022
26 Jan 2022
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
The job: Senior VAT Acountant - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

When your part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $32 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

As we continue to grow our finance function within our EMEA Centre of Excellence we have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior VAT Accounting Specialist to join our Global VAT compliance function based at Paisley. This is a project-based role on a fixed term 12-month contract. You will primarily be engaged to provide support to our complex German entities.

What will you do?
  • Collate and analyse data previously reported in historical VAT returns.
  • You will support compliance with EMEA VAT requirements by supporting with the implementation of internal control checks.
  • Complete reconciliation of revenue per historical VAT returns to revenue reported in the Financial Statements, investigating any differences resulting from those reconciliations.
  • Apply VAT knowledge to situations and address complex VAT issues with Management.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate documentation is received and any issues are resolved on a timely basis.
  • Prepare and review process documentation to be utilized in VAT audits.
  • Provide support to VAT Analyst who will be involved in this project.

Who we are looking for:
  • Experience in VAT compliance
  • Qualified Accountant desirable, but not essential
  • Proficient in using Oracle and SAP preferred but not essential
  • Preferred German Speaker, but not essential
  • Must be proficient with MS Excel
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Self starter

What's in it for you:
  • Free car parking
  • On site gym - subsidised
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous Annual Incentive Plan
  • A variety of flexible benefits

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