Job Type: Permanent
Job Industry: Business Services
Contact Name: Connor Casey
Job Location: London
Job Title: VAT Consultant
Job Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum
Job Start Date:
This is a wonderful opportunity to join a growing and busy consultancy team supporting firms of accountants with written tax consultancy as part of the hugely successful ‘My VIP Tax Team’ product.
Croner-i provides technical on-line resource content to Accounting, Tax and HR professionals. The business was acquired just over 2 years ago and is part of the Peninsula Group. This is an exciting time as the business has moved away from traditional loose-leaf and books to fully embrace an online digital solution; the business is now on a strong growth trajectory signing at least £1m of new contracts each month. One of the core channels for the tax content is accountancy firms. Due to a demand for technical consultancy support from accountancy clients the My VIP Tax Team service is offered as an additional subscription and demand has been unprecedented.
Across the business there is an existing team of around 70 tax professionals covering content, telephone advice, HMRC enquiry work as well as written consultancy. Popular areas for written VAT consultancy requests are land & property, transfer of a going concern, implications of Brexit and international services.
The VIP written consultancy service helps the Croner-i accountancy clients support their clients. This is a varied role working with over 5,000 firms of accountants ranging from sole practitioners to top 100 firms. This is supported by a central VIP service team that liaise between the consultant and the clients to coordinate and facilitate provision of the service.
A strong VAT background is clearly essential whether that be gained from practice, industry or HMRC. Professionally qualified or by experience. This role is available as either office based or working from home, monthly attendance at team meetings in the office would be required.
Day to Day Responsibilities
* Responding to client requests via e-mail or formal written report
* Liaising with accountancy clients to understand their requirements
* Recording all correspondence within the online portal system, including ‘booking’ of hours against the clients’ consultancy bank
* Supporting colleagues and providing reviews and second opinions where required
* Maintaining a strong working knowledge of tax legislation and developments
* What you Bring to the Team · Relevant tax experience to support the My VIP Tax Team service
* Ability to work on your own initiative whilst utilising the support of the central VIP administrative team
* A collaborative approach with clients and across the team · Attention to detail, customer service and working to delivery deadlines · Ability to work under pressure to deadlines
Why Join our Team?
This is a fantastic multi award-winning place to work. The office is fast-paced and busy so we look for colleagues who have a positive and results focused attitude and the ability to prioritise workload and work on their own initiative. The management team work closely together to build a strong team ethos and maximise the client experience with our business objectives at heart. So, if you are ambitious, focused and have a passion, we want to hear from you.