Professional Services Recruitment

VAT Associate - Edinburgh

£50,000 - £60,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1858 Date Posted: Monday 27 Sep 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a global asset management organisation based in Edinburgh to help source a VAT Associate.

This role will play a critical part in supporting indirect tax compliance and accounting affairs for the group. The role offers the opportunity to work with multiple stakeholders, provide thought leadership across indirect tax processes, controls and use of tax technology.

Due to the scale of the company the VAT structure is a complex one so the role would suit a candidate with good technical knowledge and a keen eye for detail.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled VAT professional to join a distinguished company which they can get involved in a variety of project work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation, completion and filing of VAT, GST and other indirect tax returns for multiple regions
  • Indirect tax accounting, including: posting adjustments to the general ledger; ensuring prompt resolution of any accounting issues; completion of monthly balance sheet reconciliations; responding to queries from external auditors
  • Supporting with tax audits, and responses to tax authority requests
  • Actively contributing to the development and enhancement of indirect tax processes and controls
  • Responding to indirect tax queries from business groups, external advisers and other stakeholders
  • Enhancing knowledge of indirect tax across the business and providing guidance to business groups
  • Supporting with project work, both indirect tax specific and the indirect tax aspects of wider organisational initiatives

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • CTA/ATT/CA/ACA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of working in VAT
  • Experience working in Financial Services and/or a multinational organisation advantageous
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to clearly and confidently communicate in verbal and written form
  • Ability to develop a network and collaborative working relationships across multiple teams internally, and with external tax advisors
  • Highly organised, strong attention to detail with ability to prioritise and manage multiple work streams to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Team player, with an ability to adjust to change and the desire to take on responsibility
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills