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VAT Technology Consultant (London)

Our client is a high profile professional services firm with offices throughout the UK.

Due to the increasing importance of technology in VAT, including the HMRC Making Tax Digital initiative, we are searching for a technology focused individual to help drive the delivery of new VAT technology services to a range of organisations. The role will assist with developing new solutions and play a key part in growing our client's VAT Technology service.
You will have the chance to join a small and growing VAT Technology team focusing on data analytics as well as other technology related services to help organisation's meet their VAT compliance requirements both in the short term and also considering their needs and requirements in the longer term. 

The VAT Technology team sits within the national VAT team and is also closely aligned with the TMC (Technology and Management Consulting) team. The TMC team is an award-winning NetSuite ERP implementation partner and has a sizeable NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics ERP practice. The TMC team also includes a dedicated RPA (Robotic Process Automation) team which is another service that can be useful for larger, especially global, tax functions.
The VAT reporting landscape for businesses will look very different in the next 5-10 year period with a significant focus on data quality and an increase in transactional data reporting. This is a global trend with many real-time reporting requirements being introduced into European countries in the last few years as well as the UK’s Making Tax Digital initiative. Businesses will have to adapt with new processes and technologies being required to meet these new requirements.

A keen technology focus and interest in data along with relevant technology experience is more important than financial knowledge of VAT or accounting, however the opportunity to undertake training will be provided where relevant including the opportunity to study for externally recognised qualifications such as the ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualification. 

Responsibilities
• Project delivery and management of data analytics engagements
• Development of data analytics offerings, including designing and building dashboards
• Use of data extraction and transformation tools as part of service delivery
• Assisting the development and roll-out of additional service offerings


You’ll be a self-starter who is keen to use their initiative, to learn and to support your colleagues and will have experience of data analytics platforms and other relevant technology tools. If you are dedicated to pursuing a career as a tax technology specialist our client can give you exposure to some great companys, help you develop and enhance your technology skills, hone your interpersonal skills and, for the right candidate, support you through tax qualifications.

Requirements

• Advanced user of Microsoft Excel.
• General high level of technology proficiency.
• Ability to communicate data and technology concepts to non-specialists.
• Candidates should be a confident, self-motivated, well-organised individual with excellent communication skills. 

• Experience of Microsoft Power BI or other data visualisation tools.
• Experience of Alteryx or other data blending and extraction tools.
• An understanding of VAT and accounting would be advantageous.
• Experience of analytical review approach desirable.
• Experience of using specialist tax or finance software.
 
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VAT Technology Consultant (London)