VAT Associate Director
To ensure that clients' VAT affairs comply with statutory time limits, and to manage compliance work efficiently, profitably and in accordance with the firm's tax manual. To identify and advise on VAT planning opportunities and to undertake specialist technical assignments as required. To respond to clients' correspondence as a matter of priority, and to keep the client and partner fully informed of the current status of the VAT work. To undertake work delegated by the Partner or Director. To act as the principal point of contact to clients on VAT queries and to maintain excellent client service at all times. To ensure that appropriate liaison takes place with other departments. To closely monitor work in progress reports, to ensure the profitable recoverability of work done and to bill clients on a timely basis. To achieve targets set by management on compliance matters with particular reference to the submission of VAT returns. To develop an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses and an awareness of the firm's services, brochures and publications. To identify, interview and convert prospective clients and to assist other departments in the research and preparation of formal proposals for new work. To take an active involvement in prospective client seminars and to effectively follow up contacts made. To assist in review and quality control procedures and the administration of the department where required. Attend staff meetings and training as required. Maintain an awareness and observation of Health and Safety issues within the Firm and report any concerns to the Health and Safety Representative. Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as requested by the line manager or Head of Department. Requirements for the role: Previous experience of working at Associate Director level within VAT. Previous experience of winning work and ability to unlock fees from the existing client base.