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Firm's Tax Team - VAT Manager - 12 month FTC

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Line of service
Internal Firm Services
Grade
Manager/Senior Professional
Specialism
Internal Firm Services - Internal Finance
Industry
Across all industries
Position type
Full Time
Job ID
19163BR

Job description

Who we are looking for

This is an internal role to provide maternity cover for one year assisting the Senior Manager in producing PwC’s VAT (and other indirect tax returns) together with the provision of indirect tax advice to the rest of the Firm.

The team currently consists of the Head of Firm’s VAT, Manager, Assistant Manager and 2 VAT clerks. This position reports into the Head of Firm’s VAT and will adopt some line management responsibility for the team.

Key Objectives and responsibilities of this role will include the following:

•Manage the team in preparing PwC’s VAT returns plus relevant review.
•Provide indirect tax advice to the business as required e.g VAT liability queries on billing, acquisitions plus VAT recoveries on AP and expenses systems.
•Provide support in meetings and correspondence with HMRC.
•Establish good working relationships with the VAT team and colleagues.
•Assist with team objectives and individual’s development

The position will be based in Hay’s Galleria with regular visits to other London offices.

About the role

The Firm’s VAT team are responsible for PwC’s VAT obligations. It ensures that the PwC UK Firm is VAT compliant for all its legal entities in the UK and abroad. It also supports other internal functions.

This is a great opportunity to experience a hands on role in industry by dealing with the day to day VAT issues affecting the Firm.

Clients include; PwC client facing teams (reviewing engagement letters and determining correct VAT treatment on billing), Internal Transaction Processing (acting in a support capacity on ad hoc queries) and IT (raising Change Management Requests for VAT alterations to the finance system and scoping requirements for developers). You will also support Facilities/Procurement, Office of General Counsel, Company Secretarial, AP, Expenses etc becoming a subject matter expert on VAT.


Requirements
Key skills:

•Sound technical VAT knowledge, the Law and its application
•Accounting knowledge ideally in SAP
•Team player - working closely with existing team and others in finance etc
•Confident - convince others of the merits of the advice being offered
•Ability to work under pressure - juggling priorities and meeting deadlines are regular features of the role
•Ability to initiate action - willingness to look for risk areas and follow through where necessary requiring self-motivation.
•Persistence - doesn’t accept the “easy” way.
•Good communicator - must be able to convey VAT technical language in layman’s terms
•Questioning – being able to fully explore situations to offer “best” advice


Qualifications: A VAT qualification would be an advantage.


Location
London


Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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