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VAT Analyst

Posted 31 January by Farrer Barnes Limited Easy Apply Ended
I am currently working with a Global Media Business with an outstanding reputation and plans for future growth.  They are looking for an experienced VAT Analyst to join their team.  This would suit someone who is technically strong and has previous UK VAT compliance experience.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join an excellent local business with a fantastic outlook.

The responsibilities will include:

  • As a key VAT reporting control sole responsibility for maintaining and clearing VAT general ledgers ensuring integrity and accuracy of those accounts for management as well as Tax Authority reporting purposes.
  • Reconcile VAT and statistical returns to each other and the balance sheet.
  • Solely responsible for preparing the monthly group tax management reporting reconciliations for VAT GLs across EMEA for Group Finance colleagues.
  • Prepare reconciliations of P&L sales revenue to VAT reported revenue on a quarterly basis and as part of year end and statutory audit processes.
  • Produce accurate periodic UK VAT Group and EMEA VAT registration returns and declarations.
  • Create and post VAT journals to the balance sheet and approve VAT postings by Group Finance.
  • Work closely with accounting functions in management and operation of accounting systems to drive VAT process improvement.
  • Creation and approval of VAT coding matrixes for new events with VAT Manager review.
  • Create and maintain up-to date process documentation.
  • Prepare Tax Authority error disclosures.
  • Manage workflow VAT approvals for AR and AP invoicing and events set up.
  • Supporting the EMEA VAT manager with internal and external VAT audits and ad-hoc projects.


  • Fully qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, ATT or CTA)
  • Ideally previous VAT or financial accounting experience
  • UK VAT compliance experience
  • Advanced excel

Farrer Barnes Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation. Farrer Barnes Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.

Reference: 34359762

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