Senior VAT Compliance Associate

TMF Group
Brighton, UK
Competitive salary plus great benefits
14 Mar 2023
11 Apr 2023
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. We provide legal, financial and employee administration through TMF Group’s teams in 120 offices.

Job purpose

To be responsible for the management and profitable delivery of VAT compliance services to clients. To manage the client relationship and delivery of service to a portfolio of VAT clients, in line with internal and external deadlines and to a high standard in accordance with regulations. Develop opportunities within existing client base and assist with continuous improvement of the service line.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide support and day to day supervision to Associates
  • Coordinate the completion and submission of VAT returns with Associates
  • Coordinate the completion and submission of EC Sales List and Intrastat reports, and any other country specific reports with Associates
  • Ensure the completion and submission of VAT registrations/de-registrations
  • Coordinate and complete the onboarding process of new clients
  • Ensures internal and external billing processes are implemented as per defined procedures
  • Identify out-of-scope services and provide information to team managers following prescribed procedures
  • Supports the improvement and maintenance of procedures associated with compliance processes
  • Maintain contact with auditors, tax advisors, lawyers, notaries and other involved parties to obtain the required information for reporting purposes and deal with queries and follow up
  • Keep up to date with changes in local tax legislation
  • Build a first-rate professional relationship with assigned clients
  • Build a first-rate professional relationship with local offices
  • Management of credit control for allocated clients
  • Use specific software programs and maintain company databases as required
  • Responsible for organising regular calls with clients, collect feedback and suggest clear follow-up actions and identify and act on potential additional work
  • Responsible for identifying and monitoring client operational risks and in conjunction with the local offices address tax risks and suggest actions for mitigating them to Senior VAT Compliance Manager
  • Responsible for identifying and monitoring client commercial risks, escalate them to the Senior VAT Compliance Manager and suggests actions for mitigating them
  • Responsible for ensuring that the client portfolio is profitable and where not, suggest ways of improving efficiency
  • Responsible for ensuring clients are set-up in the relevant tax technology system within agreed deadlines

Job specific requirements

  • Preferably 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Degree holder in finance, accountancy or business-related disciplines preferred
  • ACCA/CTA qualifications are desirable
  • Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organise
  • Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and preferably a second language
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook is essential

What’s in it for you

  • Private Medical insurance for self only
  • 25 days plus public holidays
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Death in Service (Life Assurance) – 4 x salary
  • Stakeholder pension scheme, under Auto-enrolment – Employee contributions matched up to 6% via Salary Exchange
  • Interest-free Season ticket loan** – repayable over 12 months
  • Eligibility for Group Discretionary Bonus Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme (via Salary Sacrifice) capped at £2000
  • Technology hire purchase scheme**- you can sacrifice part of your salary to buy different types of technology (Tablets, laptops, desktop PCs and phones). Up to 12% can be saved on the price of some items
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Lifestyle discounts – travel discounts, cinema tickets, high street vouchers are just some of the discounts you have access to when you shop online or in store
  • Purchase additional holidays*** (up to 5 days for full time colleagues - pro-rated for part-time colleagues) through Salary Sacrifice
  • Workplace saving with CUSHON – set up an ISA, from £25 a month through payroll
  • Payroll Giving scheme –donate to your chosen charity through payroll
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Free flu vaccination vouchers

Applications close: 26 May 2023 GMT Daylight Time

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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