VAT Assistant Manager

AMS Group
Competitive Salary + Bonus
17 Jun 2024
17 Jul 2024
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

The Role

As part of the continued development of our VAT service line, we are looking for a dedicated VAT Assistant Manager to join our growing team. Reporting directly to the VAT Manager, this role will have significant exposure across the group and will gain an excellent opportunity to pick up further responsibility and exposure as we go through this exciting phase of growth.


Who Are We?

AMS Group has extensive experience as seasoned tax and VAT professionals who, being ex-HMRC Inspectors at senior levels, are highly regarded for advising businesses and individuals on their tax affairs.


The VAT Team offer advisory services across the whole spectrum of VAT including Transactional VAT support, VAT Planning, Partial Exemption Guidance, TOMS, VAT Reclaims UK & Overseas, HMRC Investigations/Enquiries, HMRC Assessment Appeals, Dispute Management with HMRC, VAT 'Health Checks', VAT Registrations & Deregistration's, DIY Housebuilder Claims and VAT 'in house/external training (this list is not exhaustive).


What You'll Be Doing

  • You'll be the first point of call in Managing and updating all VAT Queries coming into the VAT inbox
  • Providing technical advice and draw on VAT notices and legislation when needed during calls and emails with clients and wider colleagues
  • Prioritise accurate record keeping and flag any issues to the VAT Manager
  • Identifying the more complex technical work and passing it on to the VAT Manager
  • Business development responsibilities with inbound clients and to make referrals across the group
  • Represent the VAT Team within the Wider Group and deliver ad-hoc training to junior staff
  • Keeping up to date with tax legislation and be actively involved in publishing this on the VAT pages on website
  • Liaise with tax authorities and external advisors as needed
  • Record review and update all queries in central spreadsheet logs to ensure consistency within the VAT team
  • Provide VAT advice to internal colleagues and clients alike
  • Provide assistance to the VAT Manager with regards to ECN’s, Pre-Creds and Non-Stat clearances
  • Communicating with Senior Managers & Directors on a regular basis
  • Attending networking events and seminars and keep up to date on recent VAT changes
  • Act as a point of contact for DIY Housebuilder Claims and to undertake general admin for the Manager, Senior Manager and Partner


Who We'd Love To Hear From

  • ACA, ACCA, ATT, CTA part qualified or equivalent preferred
  • Proven and practical experience in VAT dominant role
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Excellent VAT technical and analytical skills
  • Competent with IT and MS Office
  • Experience in a range of taxes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ambition and drive to achieve results


What We Offer

  • Performance related bonus
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Perkbox discounts
  • Buy & sell holidays
  • WPA health cash plan


AMS Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We believe that diversity and equal opportunities are essential to our success and contribute to the innovation and creativity that drive our organisation forward.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

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