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VAT Compliance Associate

Apply now Job no: 559861
Work type: Full time
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Categories: Client Accounting
Office Location: Brighton

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TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. We provide legal, financial and employee administration through TMF Group’s teams in 120 offices.

 

Job purpose

 

The VAT Compliance Associate will be responsible for the preparation and submission of VAT returns and any other ancillary returns as required. Support Band 3 colleagues in the provision of a high-quality client service, producing service deliverables for a portfolio of clients, including the preparation of data, and acting as the primary day-to-day contact for the provision of those services, to meet stakeholders’ and client expectations.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure the completion and submission of VAT returns, EC Sales List and Intrastat reports, and any other country specific reports
  • Ensure that team deadlines are met in accordance with internal/external requirements
  • Build a first-rate professional relationship with assigned clients acting as a principal point of contact
  • Process client activity information - sales and purchases
  • Liaise with TMF offices, sub-contractors and tax authorities on technical issues
  • Use specific software programs and maintain company databases as required

 

Job specific requirements

  • Preferably 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Degree holder in finance, accountancy or business-related disciplines preferable
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organise
  • Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and preferably a second language
  • Proficiency in MS Excel MS Word, and MS Outlook is essential

 

Key results Areas & Key Performance Indicators

  • 100% Compliance to Tax Reporting Deadlines within the allocated portfolio of clients, except in circumstances beyond your control
  • 100% Data Entry completeness and accuracy within the relevant reporting system/working papers for the clients, except in circumstances beyond your control
  • Support process enhancement initiatives and utilise existing systems
  • 100% Adherence to ISO27001 Data/information Security protocols
  • Ensure timeliness and correctness of data provided to clients
  • 100% timely and accurate personal time writing and productivity in line with personal target
  • Adherence to internal and external procedures and processes

 

Critical competencies for success

 

Operational Excellence

  • Will take advantage of learning opportunities to meet needs of current job
  • Promptly and efficiently completes work assignments
  • Strives for high standards of delivery to clients
  • Has a strong understanding of processes needed to undertake the role successfully
  • Will keep up to date with business trends / changes in the law that will impact their role

 

Commercial Awareness

  • Good understanding how immediate team interacts with other teams to deliver results
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of the general environment in which TMF Group operates
  • Understand and apply TMF’s code of conduct and values
  • Has a full understanding on the day to day activities required to maintain client statutory records
  • Has a basic understanding of TMF Group’s business lines and how TMF is structured

 

Leadership & Resource Management

  • Provides guidance on basic tasks to colleagues in immediate team where possible
  • Manages personal workload effectively
  • Regularly manages expectations of more senior colleagues
  • Understands own motivation and personal impact in optimizing personal and team performance
  • Acts with integrity and upholds the values of the organization in all they do

 

Interpersonal Skills

  • Responds to and anticipates client needs in a timely and professional manner
  • Listens actively, considers people’s concerns or feedback and adjusts own behavior in a productive way
  • Communicates information in a clear and concise manner (verbal and written work) to both internal and external stakeholders

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