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UK VAT Senior Manager / Associate Director / Director

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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 VAT group providing VAT advisory services to a wide range of clients. 

The primary responsibility will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of existing clients and assist with the development of targets in order to ensure the continued growth of the business. You will also provide assistance to senior members of staff in both client work and in the management of the group, as appropriate.

Key to the role is for the individual to have already honed their advisory skills: excellent technical research, written output and communications that build trust with clients and other BDO people. Furthermore, the individual is expected to not only be able to consider and highlight further opportunities to develop new work but to be confident and pro-active in terms of business development – so they need to have a track-record of contacting existing / potential new clients to discuss issues / opportunities with them and then converting those conversations (via proposals and follow-ups) into new fee-paying client projects.

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:

  • An interest in the complexities of UK VAT
  • Passion to help clients and other BDO people to resolve VAT uncertainties through practical recommendations based on extensive in-depth research / analysis and consultation with other team members
  • A desire to improve their advisory skills still further
  • Experience of a wide set of UK VAT advisory situations for clients (although not essential if this is the reason for moving) or a deep expertise (eg in a particular industry sector) that is not (in the candidate’s view) being utilised to its fullest extent by their current employer and so the candidate wants to move firms in order to have the freedom to spread their wings
  • Deep technical knowledge of UK VAT law, case law precedent and HMRC / EU guidance but ideally also knowledge gained by their seniority of developing issues / opportunities that can be taken to existing / new clients
  • 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 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:

●          28 days’ holiday;

●          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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