VAT Manager - Major Housing Association in South West London - Michael Page Finance

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South West London, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
3 days ago

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Job Description

A manager level position supporting the Head of Tax to ensure the group is compliant with regards to VAT and the groups VAT position is at it's best.
Managing the tax accountant and supporting their professional development whilst overseeing their work.
Client Details
My client is a leading housing association within London and across the South. They provide vital care and support services to those who are marginalised, vulnerable, suffering mental health issues and are in need of safe and affordable housing. My client supports their residents with a calendar of training and events designed to coach individuals in their search for employment opportunities.
My client is one of the largest housing associations in the country managing a network of nearly 60,000 homes. In doing so they support the creation of safe and affordable homes and help grow communities. In the context of a national shortage of affordable housing and increasing demands for social care my client has an increasingly vital role in society.
In their dedication the people they support my client also cares deeply for their own employees and is commitment to not only facilitating but celebrating diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The association runs four 'Network Groups' for ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ and disability to provide support for each and every employee.
Review all VAT returns prepared by the Tax Accountant ensuring the returns are accurate and complete prior to sign off by the Head of Tax.
Continuous review of all VAT processes to ensure that the correct output VAT is accounted for and correct input VAT reclaimed.
Advise on all proposed developments including use of Design and Build company to minimise irrecoverable input VAT.
Support the business on current priorities eg minimise the VAT costs of fire safety and decarbonisation works.
Support operations teams with CIS support and supplier verifications.
Review Capital Goods Scheme, Partial Exemption Special Method and Partial Exemption Standard method calculations, assist Tax Accountant where required.
Organise and deliver VAT training sessions to the wider business.
Respond to ad-hoc VAT queries from the business, supporting the Head of Tax across other taxes included corporation tax, SDLT and CIS.
Assist the Head of Tax in managing the associations relationship with HMRC.
Professionally qualified accountant, CTA or alternative HMRC exams.
Significant demonstrable post qualification indirect tax experience covering both technical VAT and systems work.
Experience of the social housing/charity sector is desirable.
Excellent Microsoft office skills. Oracle experience preferred.
Ability to communicate at all levels and explain complex technical issues in plain language.
Ability to exercise judgement and make recommendations.
Project management skills.
Commitment to quality and attention to detail.
Can lead and effectively perform as part of a team.
Takes responsibility and ownership of projects/advice, driving them to completion.
Job Offer
A competitive salary circa 70,000
Hybrid working with a maximum of 3 compulsory days in the office
Life assurance

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