Indirect Tax & VAT Jobs

VAT Consultant

Full Time

Are you an inquisitive, outcomes-focused and natural problem solver? This unique opportunity to join Dains Accountants Indirect VAT team could be your next career step.

With your tenacious and conscientious attitude and willingness to find solutions and deliver quality outcomes, you will be an integral part of a successful and innovative VAT team of professionals.

The Indirect VAT team provides practical and commercial advice to many large automotive and corporate businesses in an advisory capacity.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment, along with hybrid and smart working options and generous benefits. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.


  • VAT return preparation
  • Carry out visits to client’s premises to extract the necessary information to prepare VAT returns for review by VAT manager
  • Assist in the preparation of Intrastat and EC Sales List reporting
  • Attendance at client meetings
  • Assistance with ad-hoc internal and external client queries
  • Attend VAT health checks and inspections with VAT Manager, providing follow-up support
  • Research HMRC, Tolleys, other accountancy firms and professional bodies websites and other published material for relevant VAT issues and developments, i.e. case law, legislative changes, HMRC briefs and report findings to VAT Manager and VAT Partner
  • Assistance with internal procedures including engagement letters and billing requirements


  • Ability to use/learn accounting software and systems operated by clients as appropriate (eg SAP, PS Financials, Capita FMS)
  • Have a personable and friendly manner
  • Have a desire for building client relationships
  • Strong basic accounting knowledge is required
  • To have a good understanding of relevant Microsoft Office software, eg Outlook, Word, Excel and any other packages relevant to the role

About Dains - Top 60 firm, Investors in People, Climate Positive Company and Workforce

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryIndirect Tax - VAT
Benefit 125 days annual leave (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 2Buy and sell annual leave
Benefit 3Cycle to work scheme
Benefit 4Greener car scheme
Benefit 5Regular development reviews and training
Benefit 6Group staff pension scheme
Benefit 7Wellbeing refreshments
Benefit 8Discounted shopping platform

How to Apply

If you have any problems submitting your application using the form below then please send your application to Nicola Jones (remembering to quote the job you are applying for).

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Application Process

Step 1

Please complete the application submission form at the end of the job spec or send your full CV to Nicola Jones.

Step 2

If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted, and a telephone screening interview will be scheduled.

Step 3

Following a successful telephone screening interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

You will be notified of the outcome of your interview and provided with feedback.