VAT Senior Manager - Across the North West, Yorkshire or Scotland

Grant Thornton
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
19 Nov 2020
19 Dec 2020
Job role
Experience level
Job Description Summary:
As a consequence of our continued success and growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager within Grant Thornton's North and Scotland VAT team.

We believe we're best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:
If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you'll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this VAT Senior Manager role.

Own your own work. You will be responsible for delivering high quality technical advice, working with diverse range of clients from large corporates to not-for-profit bodies, to meet their needs. We welcome any conversations regarding part time or flexible working requirements.
Be a part of a team. You will be part of a growing team across the North and Scotland region, and which is part of the larger national VAT practice. You will have the opportunity to work with junior members of the team who are developing into their roles and will be able to help shape their careers and develop their technical knowledge. You will report into the VAT Partner responsible for the region and will work closely with them, and the team's Director.
Take responsibility. You will be responsible for all aspects of client delivery, which will include adhering to the requisite risk management obligations. You will be able to manage your own client portfolio, with the support of the wider team, and assist these clients will all VAT and indirect tax matters.
Build your brand. You will have the opportunity to develop relationships, both within Grant Thornton and in the external market. You will also be encouraged to win work from existing clients and supported in doing the same in the external market. We will help you to develop your career within Grant Thornton.
Making quality second nature. This means doing what's right even when no one's looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do .

The minimum criteria
You will have significant indirect tax experience and technical knowledge. Ideally you will have demonstrable business development experience, but this is not a prerequisite.
CTA or equivalent qualification is desired but not an essential requirement as relevant experience will be equally important.

Skills to set you apart
Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don't worry if you don't tick every box. It's important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.
Strong technical expertise, and an ability to provide clear and concise technical advice to clients both verbally and in writing
Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
Whilst deep sector knowledge and experience may be an advantage, it is not essential
Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to communicate and build long standing business relationships
Willingness to work within a team and develop more junior members of the team
Experience in managing a portfolio of clients

Do you care about the same things we do?
We have six values we work by. When we meet, we'll want you to show us how they're important to you, too.
Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.
Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.
Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.
Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible - changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.
Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.
Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people's lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what's right.

Share ideas and profits
Unlike most firms, we're also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self
Now you've seen our values, it shouldn't be a surprise that we're creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.
"We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone - regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO

There's more to life than work
Families, children, sports, night classes...the things you do and the people you're with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you'd like to work flexibly, let us know. We're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.
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