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Assistant Manager / Manager - UK VAT technology specialist

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We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Working hard and working together, our Tax team thrives on keeping busy. Friendly, driven and diverse, they service our clients across the country and around the world. By providing expertise in many different specialist areas of tax, they collaborate across BDO to deliver wider business solutions. From meeting clients’ evolving business needs to managing changes to legislation, there are always fresh challenges to face in the Tax team. If you’re after a career that will keep you on your toes, we’ll give you the autonomy to drive your career forward.

We’ll help you succeed

You will be a key member of the UK VAT group providing UK VAT advisory / technology services to a wide range of clients. When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with not only an interest in, and experience of, the complexities of UK VAT but experience of, expertise in and interest in one or more of the following:

  • Helping clients to streamline and strengthen (through recommended changes which the individual is able to do themselves ideally rather than just instruct an ‘IT specialist’) their VAT accounting / invoicing / reporting processes, eg to deal with Brexit, Domestic Reverse Charge, MTDfV
  • Working with third-party implementers of new financial accounting systems for clients to configure the new client system to optimise their VAT accounting / invoicing / reporting processes
  • Excel (experience and knowledge thereof is expected to be deep), Power BI and other software packages for manipulating data
  • Complex data extraction and cleansing ability utilising Microsoft Excel / Power BI’s Get and Transform / Power Query functionality (or similar), including complex functions
  • Implementation of UK VAT return data software engines, eg Thomson Reuters, AlphaVAT, etc
  • Training of clients re: some or all of the above
  • Ideally a followership of individuals at clients who will pro-actively contact the individual for advice, regardless of which firm they are with.

We’re interested in people:

  • already doing the above in a Tax Technology stream at another firm
  • from an IT background who have had a lot of experience with VAT and are interested in it
  • from a UK VAT advisory / compliance background who have had a lot of experience with the data / technology aspects of compiling UK VAT figures and are interested in it.

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following core benefits:

●          25 or 28 days’ holiday depending on grade;

●          access to a Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions;

●          Life Assurance cover;

●          Income Protection insurance;

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different, so we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. They can:

●          buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;

●          add on Private Medical, Personal Accident, Dental or Travel Insurance; Home Technology

●          enrol in our Bikes to Work scheme;

●          enjoy discounts at cinemas, dining out, shopping and gyms through our Employee Discounts arrangement;

●          receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;

●          access additional services like our financial wellbeing platform, online GP service or our Employee Assistance Programme

We understand that everyone works in different ways and the same environment isn’t always suited to every task. So we give you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work, providing you with the environment, digital tools and training to enable you to deliver your best for yourself, your team, and your clients.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,000 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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