VAT Specialist - Glasgow

Accountancy Practice - Finance Specialist (Tax, VAT, Compliance)
Ref: 2945 Date Posted: Wednesday 11 Sep 2019
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A leading independent accountancy practice based in central Glasgow is currently looking for a VAT specialist to join its growing Tax team

The Firm

The firm is a well established, independent practice with a legacy going back decades. It provides Tax, Accountancy, Audit, Business Advisory and Payroll services to a diverse range of large and small businesses.

The Role

Essentially the role is to provide the firm with a dedicated VAT resource so it can offer its clients a dedicated VAT service. The firm is flexible as to what experience level the new hire comes in at, but a minimum requirement will be an experienced VAT specialist who can oversee the compliance function, deal with HMRC VAT enquiries and assist clients with the transition to MTD. Over and above this there is scope to bring in an ambitious, senior VAT professional who has the ability to proactively build a VAT advisory practice and who can provide advice on complex VAT scenarios. An individual at this level will need to have a proven track record in business development.

On Offer  

A competitive remuneration package, good working environment and the opportunity to shape the role going forward 

Minimum requirements

  • Significant experience in a specialist VAT role obtained, at least in part, within an accountancy practice environment
  • Experience of complex VAT calculations and reviewing VAT returns
  • Experience of HMRC VAT enquiries
  • The ability to work on own initiative and without supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Advanced requirements

  • Experience of providing VAT advisory and planning services
  • Experience of proactively marketing VAT services

If this role is of any interest please contact Alex Allen on 0141 648 9154 or at for further information.