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VAT Accountant

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

Our client a leading logistics company are seeking a VAT Accountant to join their team. The office is based in Chiswick so the successful candidate must live within easy reach of West London. To be selected for interview you must hold prior VAT accounting skills, be actively studying towards an accountancy qualification and be a contributing team player!


  • Ensure reconciliations for VAT accounts for assigned ledgers are completed by assigned deadlines
  • Ensure VAT returns are prepared and reviewed by assigned deadlines
  • Analysis of transactions to determine correct VAT-treatment
  • Identify incorrect use of tax codes and follow-up to ensure users are educated on the use of these
  • Submit VAT returns and all the supplement reports (EC Sales List, Intrastat, client listing, annual VAT returns, turnover reconciliations, etc.) by the statutory deadlines
  • Ensure VAT returns are remitted to tax authorities by statutory deadlines to avoid penalties/interest
  • Ensure VAT payments are made in a timely manner
  • Ensure all journals are posted
  • Responding to queries from within the business and ensuring timely and accurate responses
  • Provide ad-hoc VAT advice
  • Identify VAT processes which can improved
  • Management of VAT audits
  • Supervise and review junior colleagues work


  • Part qualified and actively studying towards an accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/etc)
  • Logistics company experience is highly desirable and advantageous
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, with high proficiency in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel
  • Sociable personality
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Experience in SUN/Oracle Fusion will be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills

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