VAT Compliance Manager - Outsourcing team (0202)

At Price Bailey, we provide exciting opportunities for training, personal growth and career engagement. We believe in fostering happiness and fulfilment in your work, whilst supporting and inspiring you to grow. We understand that your life extends beyond the workplace, which is why our Smart Working culture promotes flexibility, allowing you to choose when and where you work, whilst still providing excellent client care.

A well-established firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, we offer a wide range of services, including auditing, accounting, tax and corporate finance. We proudly serve a diverse client base across the UK and internationally, with a strong focus on entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses that share our passion for innovation.

What do the team do?

Our Outsourcing department is rapidly evolving and has quadrupled in size over the past two years to meet the needs of its ever growing portfolio of clients. They typically work with moderately sized firms from a plethora of sectors that require our external expertise to do their bookkeeping and VAT returns, through to providing them with insightful management accounts.

This newly created role will see you take responsibility for the delivery of VAT compliance assignments across the Outsourcing team. You'll also have responsibility for your own portfolio of clients, meaning you'll be their go to point of contact and the final review point before sending completed work. There is also significant scope here for someone to grow the existing portfolio, reinvent processes and progress their career.

What will I be doing?

As a VAT Compliance Manager you will have ownership of the following tasks:

  • Managing a team of up to four on a day-to-day basis, from trainee accountants to management accountants.
  • Working with other managers in the Outsourcing team to organise workflow and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Briefing team members on each assignment and monitoring their work and progress, with budgets in mind.
  • Finalising VAT Returns ready for client approval, including acting as the assignment leader and being the point of contact for clients.
  • Working with the Tax team to assist on larger VAT assignments and advisory work.
  • Nurturing and developing the team, including feedback on performance and delivery of appraisals.

What experience do I need?

Whilst having the following experience is advantageous, we value passion and potential. If you meet the minimum criteria listed below and are eager to develop yourself, we would love to hear from you:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified or part qualified (minimum criteria).
  • Strong working knowledge of VAT including MTD (minimum criteria).
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of clients.
  • Experience of delegating work to more junior team members.
  • An articulate and effective communicator at all levels.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and an in-depth knowledge of cloud-based systems.

What's on offer?

In addition to your salary, we also offer the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday)
  • Private medical
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4x life assurance
  • All employee share scheme
  • Company car and fuel card via salary sacrifice 
  • Family friendly policies e.g. paid time off for dependants 
  • 2 days paid for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including shopping discount

Price Bailey aspires to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of their social background, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We are an equal opportunities employer and place inclusion at the heart of what we do. Our workplace is one where diversity is embraced and where everyone is empowered to be their authentic selves.

A polite note to recruitment agencies

Price Bailey will only accept CV's from recruitment agencies who have been briefed on specific roles by our Resourcing team and where contractual agreement exists already. We do not accept speculative CV's and agency fees will not be owed in these instances. Should you wish to be considered for our approved supplier list please contact recruitment@pricebailey.co.uk

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Anglia House, 6 Central Avenue St Andrews Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom, NR7 0HR
  • Location:
    Bishop's Stortford, Cambridge, Norwich, Peterborough
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Duncan Crooks


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25 days annual leave
Private medical
Contributory pension scheme
4x life assurance
Company car and fuel (via salary sacrifice)
Employee share scheme
2 days paid volunteer leave
Cycle to work scheme
Interest free travel loan
Shopping discounts

As an equal opportunities employer, Price Bailey LLP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Price Bailey LLP

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