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Technical Accounting manager

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Gemma Cardew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2816
  • Expiry Date: 20 June 2024
  • Job Ref: GC/11733(L)

MERJE are partnered with a leading Financial services business based in Leeds in their search for an Accounting Manager in Indirect taxes

Reporting to the Head of Indirect Tax, the role involves having primary responsibility and ownership of the management and review of VAT account reconciliations and returns.  Leading on the relationship with Finance Shared Service in overseeing the VAT accounting across all group entities in the VAT group and preparing the consolidated group VAT return for submission via the HMRC upload feed.  Supporting the business with Tax SME resource with projects and new business initiatives that have a transactional impact, ensuring correct accounting, postings in the GL and carrying out post implementation reviews.

  • Lead the monthly review of the VAT accounts reconciliation prepared by Finance Shared Service to ensure any reconciling differences are analysed and clear next steps are advised to remediate.

  • Lead the review of the quarterly legal entity VAT returns ensuring all transactions are included correctly in line with VAT regulations and the PESM and advise on treatment of new or non-standard transactions.

  • Consolidating and filing of the VAT group quarterly VAT return to HMRC in-line with the statutory deadlines and overseeing the payments to ensure that the liabilities and payments on account are made on time.

  • Complete the annual Partial Exemption Special Method and Capital Goods Scheme calculations.

  • Preparation of Error Correction Notifications (ECNs) to HMRC, evaluate any evidence to support the ECN and co-ordinate any necessary remedial actions across the Group.

  • Maintenance of the property Option to Tax register and preparation of any new option to tax notifications for VAT purposes and review of the property income from managing agents.

  • Review of supplier set-up, third-party invoicing, intra-group services and ensure all agreed design and build processes and contractual terms are followed and provide advice to Finance and Business colleagues regarding best practice.

  • Review of end to end Motability VAT postings, reconciliations and Vat statement are correct and complete remediating any errors and advising on improvements.

  • Co-ordination of the continuous improvement of indirect tax reporting and audit processes in relation to VAT accounting.

  • Ensure tax & non-tax risks and issues are recorded and supporting the Head of Indirect Tax to ensure the issues are resolved through appropriate channels.

Our Ideal Candidate:

-    Suitable tax qualification, Chartered Institute of Taxation, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales or other accounting qualification

-    Post qualification experience in an accounting or tax role.

-    Financial services experience.

-    Solid technical grounding in UK tax accounting with an awareness of indirect taxes in the financial sector.

-    Effective working relationships with tax authorities and external advisers.

-    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Applicants must be located and eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. In applying for this role, you may be registered on our database so we can contact you about suitable opportunities in future. Your data will be managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be found on our website. If you would like this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact MERJE directly.