VAT manager jobs are crucial for businesses as they can really impact their overall bottom line. We look at the role in more detail.
In a nutshell, a VAT manager provides advice to their business on general VAT liabilities, specifically on the VAT implications of any transactions they are undertaking.
The job varies depending on organisation but some typical responsibilities include:
Employers generally look for a finance qualification so you’ll need to be a CTA, ACA or ACCA (or equivalent). Depending on the level you’re being hired at, you will most likely need some experience of VAT certainly in the UK and more often than not, in Europe too. Specifically, you’ll need expertise in Intrastat and Customs Duty.
A VAT Manager provides advice to their business on general VAT liabilities and on the VAT implications of any transactions they are undertaking.
From a systems perspective, most employers will look for someone who is an Excel expert. An excellent attention to detail is imperative.
VAT manager jobs suit a ‘people person’. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll receive lots of calls and emails from colleagues asking for your guidance. So you’ll need to be comfortable providing advice on complex issues to people who do not have the same understanding as you.
Gaining their respect quickly is crucial so you’ll also need to be confident and have some gravitas about you. An interest in VAT will also be advantageous as it is ever changing and you’ll need to stay on top of any developments.
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