Tax and Compliance Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Education

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 14/04/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £45,000 - £54,000 per annum


Allen Lane is pleased to be assisting a London based University with the recruitment of a Tax and Compliance Accountant. This permanent role will report to the Director of Finance and be responsible for preparing VAT returns as well as technical VAT advice across the University. The role will include:

  • Providing technical and VAT accounting advice to departments across the University
  • Providing complex, technical advice in regards to queries and how Tax legislation might apply
  • Providing VAT advice around university projects
  • Reviewing research contracts to ensure liability is currently identified and the correct tax treatment is applied
  • Ensuring that VAT relief is applied where applicable and identifying where tax relief is appropriate with suppliers
  • Undertaking annual partial exemption and capital goods calculations for the University
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns and annual corporation Tax returns for the University

The ideal candidate will be Part or qualified CTA or equivalent with substantial experience of VAT in a large, complex environment. Experience should include:

  • Detailed of Knowledge of VAT – experience of the Higher education or charity sector is desirable although not essential
  • Knowledge of PAYE rules and regulations in respect of employment, termination and benefits
  • Experience of “making tax digital” systems
  • Substantial previous experience of Tax (VAT in particular)

In return the University offer above average holiday and pension entitlement. This role will close on the 3rd May with interviews at the end of that month.

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