Accountancy Practice - Finance Specialist (Tax, VAT, Compliance)
Ref: 4333 Date Posted: Monday 26 Feb 2024

iMultiply is working in partnership with a national accountancy practice that is looking to recruit a Manager or Assistant Manager for its VAT advisory team based in Scotland's Central Belt.

The Company

The Practice provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. It is part of a global network and has offices in 18 locations in the UK.

The Role

This role will provide VAT compliance but predominantly advisory services to a wide range of businesses. The primary responsibility will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of businesses including being involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis, whilst ensuring the Firm’s quality and risk standards are met.


The role will also assist the Associate Director and Partner, the management of the group and on occasions the wider VAT practice. A key part of the role requires the individual to actively seek, and keep the Associate Director and Partner informed about any new business opportunities arising on existing and new businesses.

Responsibilities

  • Provide VAT compliance and advisory services to a wide range of clients, getting involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.
  • Ensure the Firm’s quality control procedures are adhered to as appropriate, and the Firm’s professional standards are met. Identify risk, quality control and technical matters to the Partner/Associate Director, whilst exercising judgement within agreed parameters.
  • Develop professional relationships with clients and within the Firm, adapting the approach for the relevant audience.
  • Manage a portfolio of clients including client take on and engagement; billings and recovery rates; and debt management.
  • To act as a key point of contact within the Firm for the client, together with the Partner/Associate Director. This will involve responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided, and maintaining regular contact with clients.
  • There will be an expectation that you will take full responsibility for project delivery on the portfolio.
  • Ensure assignments are completed within agreed budgets and keep client/Partner/Associate Director informed of overruns.
  • Liaise with HMRC and other stakeholders.
  • Self-development and continuing professional education with a view to progressing within the Firm.
  • Support, train, mentor and advise others in own area.
  • Challenge current practice – driving improvements and championing change
  • This role will provide VAT compliance but predominantly advisory services to a wide range of clients.
  • The primary responsibility will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients including being involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis, whilst ensuring the Firm’s quality and risk standards are met.
  • You will also assist the Associate Director and Partner in client work, the management of the group and on occasions the wider VAT practice. A key part of the role requires the individual to actively seek, and keep the Associate Director and Partner informed about, any new business opportunities arising on existing and new clients.

The Person

  • An in depth, up to date, knowledge of VAT and the ability to deal with complex issues
  • Project and staff management experience
  • Ability to manage a client portfolio profitably whilst being able to actively seek and develop opportunities for both existing clients and developing new clients
  • Experience of dealing with client senior management and HMRC
  • Educated to degree level and/or CTA and/or ACA qualified or equivalent
  • Demonstrable post qualified experience
  • Take personal responsibility for own decisions and actions.

On Offer


The role comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

The Firm also offers an agile working framework.

There are future promotion opportunities available, depending on personal and business performance.

For more information please contact Alex Allen on alexallen@imultiplyresourcing.com or on 07719 108230.

If you like the look of this vacancy and think you could perform the role, but, you don't think you meet all the requirements, please DO APPLY for this opportunity. Data shows that certain groups, mainly women and people from BIPOC communities, are less likely to apply for jobs where they don't meet 100% of role.  iMultiply would encourage you to apply for roles where there is room for development and growth.


iMultiply is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all employees, workers and applicants. iMultiply will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual's protected characteristic.

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