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Consultant / Senior Consultant, VAT Compliance

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The Role 

 Based within our Indirect Tax Team we have an indirect tax compliance role with the objective of supporting our centralised Insolvency Delivery Team (“IDT”) on the management of VAT compliance across our company administration, liquidation and receivership cases.   

The IDT team support all Teneo offices on the statutory reporting and case management of all insolvency assignments from commencement to case closure.  The team works directly with national financial advisory colleagues on complex insolvency transactions and, is integral to Teneo’s business.  

Key Responsibilities 

Acting as the first point of contact to the IDT team in Birmingham, the primary nature of your work will include: 

  • Managing the insolvency VAT compliance calendar to include all key deadlines for the submission of indirect tax returns.  
  • Supporting the IDT team case administrators on day to day VAT related matters including VAT invoicing, tax points, VAT return enquiries and advice on VAT treatment of supplies.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing VAT returns and accompanying records for companies in administration or liquidation.  This will include a wide range of industries including construction, retail, financial services, property rental and utilities.    
  • Liaising with HMRC regarding VAT return submission, option to tax, pre-credibility checks and HMRC claims.
  • Drafting indirect tax comments for creditor progress reports ,estimated outcome statements and to secured creditors where relevant;
  • Preparation and delivery of ongoing VAT training/VAT updates to the IDT case team.
  • Continual development of the indirect tax process.   
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders (IPs and senior local office team staff) to provide updates on case progression matters and to assist more senior members of the IDT with planning for the delivery of new work.  
  • Keeping up to date with legislation and practical changes which impact VAT compliance;.
  • Strong risk awareness, with the knowledge/confidence to escalate risk issues appropriately. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as you would be dealing with all kinds of internal and external stakeholders. 

Skills and Experience 

Successful candidates should possess and demonstrate a broad range of capabilities and skills, including: 

  • Strong UK VAT technical knowledge including place of supply, time of supply, partial exemption and compliance processes across a range of industries.  Experience of non-UK indirect tax compliance processes is advantageous.  
  • Experience in managing compliance in-house, or managing a portfolio of clients/customers in practice/at HMRC
  • Strong communication, team playing and project management skills;  and
  • The ability to perform strongly under pressure.
  • Ability to use Microsoft excel at an advanced level preferred. 

The role is hybrid with office days in Birmingham.   

What can we offer you? 

New joiners are supported by a week-long induction programme, and continuous improvement is achieved through a structured and tailored learning programme. 

As well as this we offer a whole host of benefits and reward including; 

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Cash benefits allowance
  • Company pension plan
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (depending on length of service) and shared parental leave
  • Group income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work schemes
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities 

About Teneo 

Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. We partner with our clients globally to do great things for a better future.

Drawing upon our global team and expansive network of senior advisors, we provide advisory services across our five business segments on a stand-alone or fully integrated basis to help our clients solve complex business challenges. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other corporations, financial institutions, and organizations. 

Our full range of advisory services includes strategic communications, investor relations, financial transactions and restructuring, management consulting, physical and cyber risk, organizational design, board and executive search, geopolitics and government affairs, corporate governance, ESG and DE&I. 

The firm has more than 1,500 employees located in 40+ offices around the world. 

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