VAT Accountant (x2)

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VAT Accountant

Would you like an exciting new opportunity, in our growing forward-thinking record to report department? We currently have a vacancy for a VAT Accountant at our site in Usk, Glascoed.

The Record to Report team is part of the Shared Services business and provides a number of back office finance activities to Business units across BAE Systems. The activities undertaken within the team include of Payroll Accounting, Fixed Asset Accounting, Month End Reporting, General Accounting, VAT and Statutory Reporting and are carried out using various technologies including robotics.

Reporting to the Senior VAT Accountant and with the support of Assistant Accountants, you will help deliver the day-to-day service of a number of VAT accounting activities to a number of business units across BAE Systems. The activities associated with this role are predominately around the VAT return process but also includes activities such as Intrastat submissions and CIS submissions.

Your main responsibilities as a VAT Accountant will involve:

Preparing (and potential review) of UK and foreign VAT returns for a large number of BAE Systems Business units

Liaising with Group Tax in relation to the VAT returns submitted

Reviewing of Intrastat and CIS returns

Preparing and/or reviewing journals and balance sheet reconciliations for accuracy and suitable supporting documentation

Completing root cause analysis on invoice processing issues with regards to VAT

Working with the Accounts Payable and Account Receivable teams to make improvements to the VAT process

Providing VAT advice to BAE Systems Business units

Developing strong relationships with your finance contacts, including calls and visits across the UK where required

Developing good understanding of our processes including Timetables and Responsibilities

Supporting Robotic activities within the team

Supporting standardisation of processes

Your skills and qualifications:

ACCA/CIMA Finalist or Newly qualified

Experience of working within a Finance team

Working knowledge of UK VAT rules

What we're looking for in you:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Strong IT skills, particularly in the use of Excel

Flexibility with an appetite for change

Strong problem solving skills

Excellent time management skills

Great attention to detail

Location: Usk, Glascoed

Salary: £30,282 +

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems is an ACA, ACCA and CIMA approved employer

Shared Services

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.