VAT Accountant

Ref: MON10804
Salary: Competitive
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We are looking for a VAT Accountant to join our Finance team. This role is responsible for Indirect Taxes across UK and international, covering  compliance, internal controls and advice to the business. This role will suit a candidate with strong problem solving and collaboration skills.

What you will do as our VAT Accountant? 

  • Prepare and file UK, Irish and Jersey VAT/GST returns
  • Review European Indirect tax compliance outsourced to external advisors.
  • Reconcile accounts and post VAT journals.
  • Set up Tax registrations and compliance processes in new territories.
  • Work with the digital team and overseas marketplaces to ensure distance sales indirect tax compliance across Europe, North and South America,
  • Support the supply chain team on import VAT and customs duty related issues
  • Assist the commercial finance team with VAT payments/repayments forecasts
  • Improve processes, procedures and internal controls
  • Assist with the “Making Tax Digital” implementation
  • Monitor and report on regulatory and legislative regimes, identifying potential tax issues or consequences and advise management of effective solutions
  • Manage third party relationships with auditors, tax advisors and HMRC
  • Business partner with other departments to ensure tax function is included in key discussions which may have a tax implication
  • Provide support to manager on broader tax matters such as corporate income tax, transfer pricing, SDLT and employment taxes

What you will need to succeed as our VAT Accountant?

  • Previous experience in Indirect Taxes gained in practice or in-house in a similar industry (including sale of goods)
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex tax issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong numeracy, reconciliation and Excel skills

If you have the following this would be a huge bonus:

  • Tax (CTA/ATT) or Accounting (ACA/ACCA) qualification
  • International experience
  • Retail experience, preferably including online
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing large volumes of data and report writing

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will be automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request discuss any specific requirements.

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