VAT Analyst

VAT Analyst

Job Overview

Location
Dunstable, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
1468
Date Posted
9 months ago
Recruiter
Marina James
Job Views
195

Job Description

The VAT Analyst will provide support to the Indirect Tax team within the Whitbread Tax team including, UK VAT, Machines Games Duty, Excise Duty, Customs Duty, Environmental Taxes.

Role: VAT Analyst

Reports to: Head of Indirect Tax

Salary: £competitive + bonus + benefits

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable 

 

The VAT Analyst will provide support to the Indirect Tax team within the Whitbread Tax team including, UK VAT, Machines Games Duty, Excise Duty, Customs Duty, Environmental Taxes.  To a lesser extent international indirect taxes, working to key tax deadlines.

Inside the role:

Preparation to review stage of the VAT returns for various companies within the Whitbread Group, as well as for a Scottish partnership and Jersey entity.  This will include contacting and challenging all business units (“BUs”) on abnormal entries and obtaining back-up to support the VAT / GST postings.

Assist with managing the plan, including; Establishing key dates for all tax returns and payments dates. Set reminders in Outlook system and update Indirect Taxes manual with details of new initiatives and changes to accounting / operational processes.

Collate the total tax throughput for the UK and international businesses. To assist the Head of Indirect Taxes with the examination and analysis of Indirect Taxes - recoverables / liabilities and update the Risk & Opportunities profile for the business.  

To liaise with several departments and external support companies to obtain data and information. Run reports and manipulate the data to prepare the PE and CGS calculations for the Head of Indirect Tax to review. Inform the business of the tax costs connected to this activity to assist with future commercial planning. Projects: Provide assistance and support to the Head of Indirect tax with UK projects. 

The group’s monthly Intra-stat and EC Sales reporting is prepared by the BUs.  This role will involve close co-ordination with the BUs, management of the process and checking of the returns for accuracy prior to submission to HMRC. 

 

Open to you:

With a keen eye for business and a natural numeracy, you’ll either be actively pursuing your ATT qualification, or possess the drive to begin this course of study (Study support available) and be able to outline the value of this to your longer-term career goals

Previous experience of substantial data analysis combined with intermediate+ Excel skills will ensure you can hit the ground running in this role

As a confident people-person, you will have previous experience of interacting cross-functionally to get things done; as well being able to effectively challenge on inaccuracies or missing data to ensure the best outcomes and that deadlines are met

Highly collaborative, we’ll expect you to be hands-on and supportive of your team – prepared to “get stuck in” and take ownership of your remit; effectively prioritising, asking questions and proactively looking for opportunities to develop your knowledge and understanding

In return for your commitment, we’ve got some great benefits to offer:

• A market competitive base salary + up to 10% annual bonus

• Sharesave scheme

• A collaborative work culture that focuses on supporting your success

• A flexible working policy you can rely on

• Individual BUPA healthcare

• Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%

• Up to 25% discount off our brands

 

Times are changing, but our ambition is bigger than ever. This means huge things when it comes to budget and forecasting, and that’s where our Finance team really springs into action. Finding the right answers to drive us forwards. With new concepts launching, new spaces secured and reams of plans in motion, there’s no more exciting time to join than right now. Get to experience career growth that moves as fast as we do, and be part of framing where we’re headed.

 

We’re 1,200 hotels and restaurants in the UK, Germany and the UAE, but we’re more

than that. We’re the 35,000 people supporting our brands every day. The ones sourcing the nation’s favourite breakfast, plating up family favourites, and the great night’s sleep guaranteed people. We’re also always preparing for new openings, looking ahead and revamping our online presence. We do it for our guests, and it’s the details that keep them returning time and time again. We could be at the end of their road, their trusty choice for business trips, or we could be the place they associate with big celebrations up and down the country. We’re a constant in a changing world, and we’d love you to join us. Bring your energy, ideas and sense of fun, we’re waiting and so are our brands.

 

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

 

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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