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VAT Assistant

| Full-time | East Midlands

Are you passionate about providing a high-quality service to clients by working with and supporting our dedicated tax team? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where your skills can shine, and your professional development is supported?

As a VAT Assistant, you'll be a part of our talented tax team, supporting our team’s contribution to delivering client success.

Join us and be part of a team that values trust, strength, direction, and value.

What does this role involve?

As a VAT Assistant, you will provide support by using your specialist knowledge to add value to the bookkeeping hub, draft VAT projects, advice, or compliance, and support our team in delivering high-quality services to our clients.

Key accountabilities

Whilst we encourage applicants of all backgrounds and capabilities to apply, it’s essential that your values and experience align with this role’s key responsibilities, such as the ability to research and gain relevant expertise to support our VAT team. You must also demonstrate the ability to manage your time to work to specified deadlines, including creating accurate work under tight timescales and quick turnarounds, and have effective communication with both clients and teams.

Draft elements of VAT work

Draft all elements of a VAT project, advice, or compliance, for review by your lead VAT adviser or manager, keeping review points to a minimum.

Manage your workflow and development

Keep technical knowledge up to date in taxation matters by completing the Tax Matrix, your CPD form each year, and carry out necessary VAT research to gain valuable knowledge.

Develop working relationships

Assist in all aspects of the company’s relationships with them to maximise yield and performance. You will obtain client information successfully, and highlight potential areas of assistance to team members.

Skills and experience

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • The ability to work as part of a wider team
  • The ability to create accurate work under tight deadlines and with quick turnaround times
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Formal training, including on-the-job training
  • A broad range of IT skills

Key dimensions

In this role, you will have an impact on:

  • Client experience and expectations
  • The performance of our VAT team
  • The successful completion of tax advice

Key interfaces

As part of the tax team, you’ll be part of a team that provides a high-quality service to external clients. You will liaise with clients, team members, and be a key member for relaying communications for our VAT team.

Operating environment and context of the role

In this role, you will lead tax projects, provide tax advice, and submit compliance assignments to ensure the successful completion of tax advice for relevant clients. You will develop and maintain the professional competencies necessary to provide a high-quality service to clients, and thereby strengthen the company’s reputation, strength, and success. You will work to deadlines requiring flexibility to ensure service delivery in line with the company’s culture and core values of ‘trust, strength, direction and value’. You will maintain fairness, equality, diversity, and inclusivity in everything that you do.

The duties and performance standards set out in this job description reflect the key requirements of your job at the current time. They are not meant to be exclusive or exhaustive. Duncan & Toplis retains the right to ask you to undertake additional or different duties that are within your capabilities and without additional remuneration, should this be necessary to meet the needs of the business.

Be a Duncan & Toplis team member

At Duncan & Toplis, we offer flexible working arrangements through our flexible working guide, called 'How We Work.' You can read more about how we work here. As part of our benefits package, we also offer mental health support, time to volunteer for charitable work, and a discretionary Christmas bonus. These are just some of the perks of working at Duncan & Toplis.

Duncan & Toplis develop talent and encourage ambitious individuals to progress their careers and expand their professional and personal development, whilst always ensuring we put our values at the forefront of everything we do.

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