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Senior VAT Accountant (15 month FTC)

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 27, 2022

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Tax & Financial Accounting team is a global team responsible for the preparation and filing of indirect and direct tax filings, statutory account filings and treasury back office functions. The role will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of service delivery in line with agreed timelines.

The ability to communicate well and build relationships quickly will be key for this role, as well as being able to grasp the structure of the organization and how we operate.

You will be responsible for the provision of accurate and timely financial information to key business partners, external stakeholders and Group functions.

This role will require the postholder to be work from our Colchester office at least once a week.



  • Preparation and review of allocated VAT returns (UK and overseas)
  • Review of EC Sales list declarations
  • Review of balance sheet tax related reconciliations by set deadline
  • Assist with the review of the annual PSA returns
  • Monitor postings made to VAT accounts and ensuring all journals are supported by appropriate documentation and correctly posted
  • Provide advice and guidance to other teams within the shared services and within the divisions in terms of offering guidance on new products, invoice complexities and adhoc queries
  • Assist with setting up new VAT registrations across the world
  • Complete system testing for new VAT rules and new products
  • Ensure systems are up to date for VAT rate changes, liaising with the system teams as appropriate
  • Prepare and provide VAT training to other SSC teams and the business as required
  • Maintain accurate working papers and documentation in accordance with department policy
  • Liaise with tax advisors, both overseas and UK, as required
  • Assist in addressing Tax authority queries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Assist with relevant project work (e.g. acquisitions, disposals, restructuring etc)
  • Assist with the provision of information for audit queries
  • Assist with nonroutine ad hoc VAT matters as required
  • Assist and train T&FA Accountants where required

People management
  • Team workload management
  • Motivate team to ensure performance metrics are hit
  • Support communication structures across the team to ensure all key messages are communicated
  • Support Managers within the T&FA team to develop a plan for cross training, working shadowing and rotation of responsibilities within team
  • Provides coaching on both soft and technical skills within the team
  • Act as a role model to others
  • Team admin duties such as absence management, holiday authorisations, timesheet approvals, appraisals etc.

What we’re looking for
  • Qualified accountant or tax professional (ACA/ACCA/CTA/)
  • Tax & Financial Accounting experience
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels including a wide range of stakeholders within the business
  • Ability to work in a fast paced changing environment
  • Improves processes & systems
  • Embrace a changing environment
  • Problem solves within tight deadlines
  • Be proactive and take initiative and encourage teams to do the same
  • Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems
  • Ability to be self sufficient as well as working in a team environment
  • Act with integrity
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail and the ability to maintain these skills whilst working under pressure
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
  • Proven ability to work to stringent deadlines
  • Knowledge of SAP and Oracle system preferable
  • Experience of people management preferable

  • Qualified accountant or tax professional (ACA/ACCA/CTA)

Additional Information

Alongside a competitive salary, Informa also offers the following employee benefits:
  • Season ticket loan & Cycle2work
  • Money purchased pension scheme & life assurance
  • Eye care and childcare vouchers
  • 25 days annual holiday, increasing to 27 days after 2 years, plus an extra day off for your birthday and another for raising money for charity!
  • Bonus leave for getting married and moving house
  • Our Learning team supports year-round development, with face-to-face training, mentoring and access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Informa's colleague Share Incentive Plan matches every share purchased with 2 free shares
  • Informa offers a £250 Healthy Lifestyle subsidy to spend on fitness activities and classes
  • You are given permission to take 4 days off per year to volunteer with an approved scheme

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.

As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.
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