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Graduate VAT Trainee

Job Reference: Graduate VAT Trainee
Date Posted: 11 September 2017
Employer: PKF Francis Clark LLP
Location: Exeter, Devon
Salary: Competitive
Sector: Accounting
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 08 November 2017

Job Description

To assist the VAT Team in providing advice to clients, colleagues and other firms of accountants, whilst studying for the VAT Compliance Diploma and then continuing onto the ATT-CTA Tax Pathway Qualification.


  • Prepare tax computations and returns
  • Prepare simple financial analysis and summary statements

  • Applying for VAT registrations and overseeing the successful completion of the application process including VAT groups and options to tax

  • Dealing with other tax registration documents for personal and corporate taxes

  • Handling new client set-up procedures including anti-money laundering checks

  • Assistance with procedures relating to VAT visits including liaising with clients and H M Revenue & Customs

  • Deal with tax administration including the monitoring of filing deadlines

  • Ad hoc tax research and analysis

  • Develop and strengthen client relationships

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Confident team player with a commitment to the profession

  • Able to demonstrate initiative in delivering an excellent service to clients

  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines

  • Comfortable working with figures, accurate and understand the significance of calculations

  • A sense of fun and a desire to succeed

Academic requirements

  • a 2:1 degree in any discipline (obtained or predicted)

  • 280 UCAS points, excluding general studies (obtained or predicted in the same year)

  • Grade B or above in Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent


  • VAT Compliance Diploma

  • ATT-CTA Tax Pathway Qualification. This qualification would be studied via a combination of correspondence and block release at Tolleys Tax Training.



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