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VAT Assistant Manager - Edinburgh

up to £45,000 (DOE) + Benefits - Tax
Ref: 3373 Date Posted: Friday 10 Aug 2018
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Our client is a dynamic leading accountancy and advisory firm in need of a commercially minded VAT Assistant Manager for their Edinburgh tax department.

As VAT Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for assisting the VAT Partner in managing and controlling VAT client work including the review and preparation of VAT returns. You will undertake detailed planning and implementation of VAT work, to provide a trusted and cost-driven service to clients in line with budgets.

Role responsibilities:

  • To act as the day-to-day point of contact for the client, demonstrating the principles of excellent client service at all times
  • Ensuring that the assignment is undertaken in accordance with the pre-assignment instructions, carrying out more complex aspects efficiently, thoroughly and in accordance with the firm's procedures
  • Ensure VAT quality at all times as directed by the Partner, assisting with internal and external quality assurance
  • Responding to clients' correspondence as a matter of priority, keeping client and Partner fully informed of the current status of the VAT work
  • Provide VAT Consultancy services to all clients in relation to indirect taxes, ensuring clients are always given the best advice
  • Develop an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate courses and training

Skills required:

  • Proven experience of VAT essential
  • Can demonstrate ability in handling VAT enquiries
  • Experience working in a client or customer facing environment
  • Proven experience in client handling and managing a busy portfolio
  • Prior experience within HM Revenue & Customs would be desirable
  • Good standard of education, particularly in Maths and English

Salary up to £45,000 (DOE) + Benefits.  For further information please contact Lynsey Kerr on 0131 516 4333 or email