VAT Accountant

  • Location:

    West London

  • Specialism:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £60,000 per annum

  • Contact:

    George Brown

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Altum Consulting are delighted to be supporting an international fashion and e-commerce brand to recruit a VAT Accountant to support the Financial Controller and Head of Tax with a wide range of VAT responsibilities across the business. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of VAT returns for all EU and Asia Markets, and US Sales Tax returns 
  • Own the VAT reconciliations of all key accounts, ensuring any adjustments are posted and reconciled items are clearly noted and accounted for. 
  • Support IT / Ops and Retail teams with Brexit support involving product returns and relevant VAT return calculations for international markets 
  • Lead the development of the new VAT system involving set up, testing and population 
  • Liaise with IT / Ops to ensure new season and/or new products uploaded to the website have correct VAT calculations 
  • Support senior finance team members with high level tax support involving R&D and expenses VAT claims. 

Key Requirements: 
  • Prior experience 1-2 years in a VAT accounting role 
  • Experience in an e-commerce or retail environment essential 
  • Understanding of handling multi-currency accounts 
  • Happy to work through both system and manual processes with a flexible and solution focused attitude
  • Use of Vertex or a similar VAT/Accounting system 
  • Qualified accountant, CIMA, ACCA or ACA
  • Available on less than 1 month notice 
Candidates will be considered for immediate interview and start, please contact George Brown on the attached details to learn more about this opportunity.