VAT Manager - Real Estate

Job Type:
Commerce & Industry
London City
£75,000 - £80,000 base plus bonus and benefits
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  1. Preparation of the various group VAT returns which are a mix of VAT groups, standalone registrations, monthly and quarterly returns in a timely manner.
  2. Supporting relevant members in the accounts team to resolve any discrepancies/posting queries.
  3. Working with the VAT Accountant with the payment process to ensure timely payment of all relevant VAT liabilities.
  4. Ensuring the accuracy of all VAT records maintained by the business, including internal process and control documents / schedules.
  5. Supporting the set up of new VAT registrations and the deregistration of entities for VAT as required.
  6. Working with the VAT Senior Manager to resolve any HMRC pre-credit checks or other inquiries into VAT returns and liaising with HMRC on VAT related matters through the HMRC appointed Customer Compliance Manager.
  7. Supporting the VAT Senior Manager with delivering training for construction accountants to ensure that they understand and apply correct coding, e.g., in relation to the Builders’ Block for VAT on residential buildings.
  8. Proactively making improvements to existing processes with the objective of making VAT return preparation more efficient, implementing simplifications of existing VAT structures, and assisting with the testing and implementation of new VAT automation software.
  9. Support other ad hoc VAT matters as required.


  1. Strong VAT experience especially return processing, process improvement and technology enablement.
  2. Exposure to VAT in a real estate context, and knowledge of partial exemption would be desirable but is not essential.
  3. Able to adapt to fast paced enviroment.
  4. Excellent eye for detail to provide continuous improvement.
  5. Strong communication and organisational skills with ability to build relationships across other departments.

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