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Senior VAT Accountant

  • Job reference: CS-001982
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Warrington
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Why not...

Atkins is a FTSE 250 company and is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. It has operations in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, the USA and Africa. It employs approximately 18,500 people globally of which c9,000 are in the UK.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior VAT Accountant in our Warrington office, reporting to the Head of Group Compliance and Reporting. The role is predominantly VAT related however as a member of the Tax Compliance & Reporting Team the role is likely to involve aspects of corporate tax compliance.

Overview of Key Responsibilities

• All aspects of UK VAT compliance including preparation and submission of VAT and statistical returns and liaison with HMRC.
• Manage the transition to digital reporting in the UK
• Liaise with internal project accountants and support functions to ensure appropriate VAT accounting
• Maintenance of SAO VAT documentation
• Provide ad hoc VAT technical expertise and support including liaising with country specific professional advisers
• Provide technical updates and training to the business
• Oversight of global indirect tax compliance including
• Opportunity for involvement in Corporate Tax compliance matters including, tax return preparation, providing support for BEPS related compliance and R&D tax credits


• Accountancy qualified (CTA preferable)
• Proven and practical experience in VAT dominant role
• High level of accuracy and eye for detail
• IT experienced – strong numerical background and advanced excel skills, including pivots
• Ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
• Calm and efficient under pressure
• Professional and team-orientated in approach
• Confident and effective communicator

Flexible working options including part time may be considered for this vacancy.
Travel to other company sites may be necessary.
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