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VAT Accountant - Music

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jaimie Rozanski
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 05 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 101298945

Handle are delighted to be working with a major player within the music industry in their search for a VAT Accountant to join their central London function. This is an amazing opportunity for someone with proven VAT experience and strong financial accounting skills to work within a global music company.

The roles and responsibilities will be:

· Tracking touring stock movements for ECSL/Intrastat reporting purposes.

· Ensuring all VAT related return submissions are processed accurately and timely

· Ensure VAT related payments are made on time.

· Balance Sheet reconciliations of VAT Control accounts and journal entries

· Liaising with external VAT service providers for the submission of the VAT related returns.

· Supporting Tax Authority/Internal/External audits & queries.

· Assist with VAT registrations in new EU territories.

· Assisting with Customs procedures

· Miscellaneous VAT tasks and ad hoc project work

· Seek improvements in processes and procedures to help manage the VAT function in a more efficient manner, with the aim of increasing VAT Compliance and Controls across the businesses.

· VAT Returns for the UK and European wide Touring & Retail businesses - preparation, analysis, submission & reconciliation.

· EC Sales and Acquisitions List & Intrastat reporting where necessary - preparation, analysis, submission & reconciliation

You will be:

· Good working knowledge of VAT reporting.

· Good numeracy and analytical skills.

· High attention to detail.

· Bias for action with a keen, flexible can-do attitude and a desire to progress.

· Highly organised with the ability to own and prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines.

· Team player - liaise with the Touring department, AP & AR to ensure accurate information received.

· Proficient with Excel and Word.

· The ideal candidate will have good systems knowledge of Navision, SAP would be an advantage.

· The ideal candidate will be eager to develop and will gain great exposure to the ever-changing VAT environment of VAT Compliance, Controllership, Advisory & Technology.

· VAT training courses provided for the right permanent candidate that could lead onto various qualifications.

This is an amazing and unique opportunity for someone with the right skill set to join an amazing sector, previous experience in music or entertainment is desirable but an interest in the sector is key!

Apply Now.

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