Senior VAT Analyst

Posted 07 February 2023
Salary £50000 - £65000 per annum
Job type Contract
Discipline Finance
Contact NameMarkJames Search

Job description

Our client, a global leader in Technology, Information & Internet are currently hiring a VAT Analyst to support the filing of VAT returns for a number of companies within the group in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. In this role you will assist in this process and other sporadic projects as and when they arise.


  • Assist with the extraction of and analysis of the data needed to prepare the relevant VAT returns.
  • Data sets are large and require excellent Excel skills in order to effectively manage the data.
  • Testing of transactions is carried out and exploration of transactions with wider teams completed.
  • After analysis is completed, VAT returns are compiled and submitted.
  • Process VAT returns to include businesses that sell goods and services, including electronic services B2C and B2C, domestic and cross border.
  • Balancing a number of different returns, thinking outside the box and proactive solving issues in preparation of VAT returns and dealing with large data.
  • Data extraction.
  • Data manipulation and experience of working on larger data sets.
  • Analysis of data to prepare VAT filings


  • 2+ years experience in cross-border VAT transactions and processes
  • Knowledge of EU VAT is essential (e.g. concepts of reverse charge, Intrastat, EC sales listings)
  • Knowledge of VAT legislation in Belgium, Netherlands or Luxembourg is not essential, but would be beneficial.
  • CTA or Accounting (ACCA, ACA,CIMA) full or part qualification or degree would be preferred.
  • Experience of reconciling VAT accounts to GL balances would be beneficial but not essential.

This is a full time PAYE contract position for an initial 6 month period, extending to 12 and 18 months after review, and that is likely to become permanent (although this is not guaranteed).

Hours - 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Please apply online for consideration.