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Partnership VAT Specialist

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  • Accountant or tax advisor with experience in VAT and tax compliance, strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to develop new processes and controls, as well as strong Excel skills.
  • Managing VAT submissions and payments, reconciling VAT returns, maintaining VAT processes and controls, identifying and resolving data issues, supporting automation projects, acting as a VAT query point of contact, providing internal training, staying updated on regulatory changes, collaborating with Finance and other teams.

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  • Reporting to the Financial Controller and supported by the Financial Control Senior Accountant and the Partnership assistant VAT analyst, the Partnership VAT Analyst will be responsible for the preparation and submission of the Firm VAT returns, provision of information to overseas third parties to support with VAT return submissions, VAT reconciliations and working within the business to improve data inputs, processes and controls around VAT entries in the finance system, as well as getting involved in wider tax related projects and advisory. This is a hands-on role with opportunities for growth in responsibilities over time with the right candidate.
  • This is a great role for someone looking to work in a critical financial compliance area of the Firm, train in or develop existing skills in the indirect tax arena and gain a broad knowledge of tax working practices both within the UK and in multiple overseas jurisdictions.
  • The Group Finance team supports and drives the financial success of Addleshaw Goddard. We strive to deliver a first class service to our stakeholders and to be a great team to work with and be part of. The Group Finance team comprises business professionals across a range of disciplines including Financial Control, Tax, Procurement, Business Partnering, Financial Planning and Analysis, Credit Control, Accounts Payable, Legal Billing and Legal Cashiering.


  • Be an accountant or tax advisor (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CTA etc) looking for a data and process driven role, or an individual who is part-qualified in these areas.
  • Be comfortable with 'owning' the remit of the role, developing new ways of working and ensuring controls are maintained.
  • Have experience of VAT and or other tax compliance activity and a desire to expand and become a Firm SME in this area.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have attention to detail with willingness and ability to identify and drive the resolution of errors or issues.
  • Have strong Excel skills.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • VAT submissions and payments:
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns together with supporting analysis for management review, supported by the assistant analyst.
  • Carry out pre-submission audit checks on system data.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payments of VAT liabilities.
  • Reconcile VAT returns to the balance sheet.
  • •Working with third party advisors for any outsourced VAT returns, including sharing data and checking reconciliations.
  • VAT processes and controls:
  • Review and identify any issues in VAT data, and work with other teams in Finance to resolve.
  • Process maintenance and continuous control improvements, including amending processes and reporting as compliance requirements change.
  • Supporting with and owning automation projects to streamline processes.
  • Be a point of contact for VAT queries from operational teams including accounts payable and receivable.
  • Other:
  • Involvement in internal training.
  • Work with teams across Finance and the wider business to support with general VAT related queries.
  • Keeping abreast of regulatory changes in all relevant jurisdictions and ensuring wider awareness of upcoming changes.
  • Involvement in wider Tax or Financial Control projects, as necessary.


Work type

Full time

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