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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £550 - £600 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

  • Email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    14 December 2022

  • Start date:


VAT Accountant

up to £600 per day inside IR35

12 months (Extensions likely)

Royston - Hybrid - (50% remote)

ASAP starts available

One stage virtual interview

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a VAT lead to work with one of the globes leading manufacturing companies. This is an exciting opportunity to review and transformation all VAT and other indirect tax activity in one of the companies leading business units primarily in the UK but also with a view to the global position. This role will also be responsible for overseeing all other indirect tax issues, as well as indirect tax risk, process efficiencies and working capital savings where possible.


  • To ensure that FCs and teams have adequate knowledge in processing and completing VAT transactions and provide training where necessary
  • Oversee internal VAT/GST compliance activity and provide guidance as required to ensure completeness and accuracy of VAT reporting
  • Provide support to BUs to resolve indirect tax issues
  • Perform Second Line of defence check and reviews on BU indirect tax reporting
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place around Tax control accounts
  • Correspondence with and provision of information and reporting to Group Tax team; external auditors; Tax authorities.
  • Monitor tax compliance e.g. on invoices, GL transactions, etc
  • Support Financial Accountant and Group Indirect Tax team with transactional tax queries.
  • Support Supply Chain teams in the accuracy and completeness of accounting transactions related to customs taxes.
  • Ensure compliance with local Indirect Tax regulatory framework.
  • Oversee update of manuals and procedures for tax processes.
  • Improvement of existing tax processes and ensure that Group tax policy is followed.

Core Skills:

  • Professional accounting or Tax qualification, e.g. ACA, CIMA, CTA, or equivalent
  • Significant and substantial experience managing transformation of Tax processes and controls in a global organisation
  • Precise understanding of local tax rules (corporation tax, VAT, deferred, withholding, etc) for management of tax calculations and submissions)

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of chemicals / automotive industry