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VAT Senior Manager – London / Cambridge / Norwich

A smarter way of working

A Top 30 UK accountancy firm, Price Bailey will offer you the best opportunities for training and development, personal growth, and career engagement. We want our people to be happy and fulfilled by their work, whilst being supported and challenged to grow. We also understand that you have a life outside of work, which is why our Smart Working culture means you have flexibility to work when and where you choose, whilst still caring for your clients.

We strive to deliver first-rate, cutting-edge services that are suited to our clients’ specific requirements. As a leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, we provide consultancy and planning skills to complement the traditional auditing, accounting, tax and financial services.

The team

The Tax team work with clients across a broad spectrum, from high net worth individuals through to large corporates and not-for-profit entities. The team has an international presence and offers compliance services for complex clients through to delivering exciting projects of an advisory nature.

Our VAT specialists undertake project advisory work and also work in conjunction with other areas of the business such as the Outsourcing and Audit teams on more complex compliance matters. Some of the typical sectors our clients operate in include property and construction, professional and financial services, charities, academies and other education providers, manufacturers operating in the UK and overseas, e-commerce, international goods movements, health providers and telecoms providers. ​

The role

As a VAT Senior Manager you will have ownership of the following tasks:

  • Managing team in the delivery of VAT advisory engagements and supporting partners with strategic vision of the department
  • Undertaking in depth research on technical VAT queries and delivering reasoned analysis
  • Producing written VAT advisory reports bespoke to our clients requirements
  • Reviewing technical VAT advice prepared by junior team members
  • Helping our clients manage VAT checks from HMRC
  • Identifying and developing commercial opportunities, WIP control and billing procedures
  • Developing pipeline via networking and business development activities ​

The person

You might not have all of the experience below, but if you meet the minimum criteria and are passionate about developing yourself, we’d love to hear from you:

  • CTA qualified (indirect VAT route) (minimum criteria)
  • Significant experience of undertaking VAT advisory work in an accountancy practice (minimum criteria)
  • Ability to identify VAT issues or risks and to quantify and communicate the solutions you would provide a client or prospect
  • Demonstrable people management experience
  • Real academic interest in VAT and Tax
  • Passion for developing and nurturing lasting professional relationships
  • Strong IT skills including proficiency in using Excel ​

The package

On top of a competitive salary, you’ll also benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday)
  • Private medical
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4x life assurance
  • All employee share scheme
  • Company car and fuel card via salary sacrifice
  • 2 days paid for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme


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