Salary£25000 - £30000 per annum
Pure are working with a leading regional firm of Accountants with an outstanding reputation of giving a trusted, reliable and friendly accountancy service to firms of all sizes, as well as individuals.
They pride themselves on providing and delivering client value and service and passion for their people and this can be seen every day in the way they with clients and with their employees.
They value their clients and put great client service at the forefront of the work they do. But at the heart of the business is their people. They invest in you, not only with attractive remuneration and benefits package but also in providing an open and transparent culture when it comes to discussions about you and your career.

The role:-
We are seeking a VAT Specialist who can advise staff internally and existing/potential clients on complex VAT advisory projects and opportunities. You will also work towards developing a presence in the local market place, including a group of contacts and referrers to generate fee income. Alongside this we are keen for you to be able to engage in the development of in-house skills including the training and development of staff across all regions of the firm, to enable cross referral of services.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate:-
Adaptability and tenacity when working towards a solution
Good organisation skills and the ability to operate at a high level of confidentially
A desire to collaborate with others and develop long lasting client relationships
Ability to multitask and manage a number of different deliverables
Strong communication skills both verbally and written
Clearly demonstrable leadership skills

In return you will have support to establish your career at a pace that suits you both personally and professionally. Other benefits offered include:

Discounted gym membership
Option to buy additional holiday
Regular sports and social events
Involvement in wellbeing initiatives that include charity events, dress down days and therapies
Employee Assistance Programme providing advice, support services and counselling

More information on the role - main responsibilities:

Taking responsibility for the delivery of VAT advice and technical support to clients and colleagues
Conducting VAT health checks to ensure compliance and to spot planning opportunities.
Ensuring the quality of VAT advice in the firm
Reviewing work prepared by other members of staff
Some VAT compliance tasks, including; submission of returns, registrations and making VAT payments
Prepared to face forthcoming issues presented by Brexit, Making Tax Digital, case law and changes in HMRC policy
Maintaining a high level of relevant technical knowledge
Ensuring assignments are completed within agreed budgets
Dissemination of information and training to colleagues in the firm, and clients on occasion.
Making a contribution to the firm's practice development
Developing professional relationships with clients, other local professional firms and potential clients
Identifying technical issues, as well as selling opportunities and risks to partners of the firm
Participation in bids/proposals for new work as required
Adherence to the firms risk management policies and procedures

Result Areas:

To routinely provide best practice, commercially sound and robust advice to clients, and partners and managers within the firm
To seek out opportunities to develop the offering of VAT advice, through the use of networking and tailored marketing approaches
To provide high quality formal and informal training and development support to staff in the firm to develop their personal tax knowledge and understanding to better advise clients and identify risks
To achieve and exceed individual agreed objectives as part of successfully delivering the Group's operational plan


Education and qualification:
CTA or ACA or ACCA qualified

Can demonstrate a high level of practical VAT advisory experience
Experience of presenting advice in writing, in person and over the telephone
Experience in delivering training both internally and externally
Strong, client focussed, commercial and technical expertise
Can demonstrate a high level of practical personal tax experience
Previous experience working in an accountancy or other professional services firm
An understanding of the workings of a professional partnership in an accounting and tax environment
The ability to initiate and convert business development opportunities

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