Indirect Tax & VAT Jobs

VAT Manager

Full Time

Dains is recruiting a VAT Manager. As a VAT Manager, no two days are the same.  You are required to think literally and laterally and then be able to explain complex issues in simple terms. 

If you enjoy thinking on your feet and turning things on their heads to work out how they work; this may be the role for you.

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.

Dains is the fastest-growing accountancy firm in the Accountancy Age Top 50 + 50 rankings and now ranks 33rd largest nationally. A former winner of the mid-tier firm of the year at the British Accountancy Awards.

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


  • To plan, coordinate and deliver tax compliance and advisory services to both new and existing clients within all Dains service departments in accordance with the divisional business plans

  • Assist other Tax Partners and Managers on the delivery of services to their clients/prospects

  • Client liaison - maintain and develop existing and new clients through planned individual account support and forming internal business relationships with colleagues across various services lines

  • Applies technical knowledge to provide commercial solutions to clients

  • Be proactive in identifying changes in legislation and the impact this has on your own client base

  • Experience with VAT and HMRC regulations

  • To manage a portfolio of clients and to be responsible for the day-to-day management of their affairs


  • 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 35 firm, Investors in People, Climate Positive Company and Workforce

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryIndirect Tax - VAT, Taxation
Benefit 125 days annual leave, increasing with length of service (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 2Buy and sell annual leave
Benefit 3Cycle to work scheme
Benefit 4Greener car scheme
Benefit 5Life assurance
Benefit 6Private medical cover
Benefit 7Group staff pension scheme
Benefit 8Wellbeing refreshments
Benefit 9Discounted 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.