BLT handle a wide range of opportunities in Indirect Tax & Management Consultancy. Have a browse of current live vacancies, or if you don’t spot anything that would suit, do feel free to send us your CV at or give us a call on 020 7405 3404 to discuss your specific requirements – bear in mind we don’t advertise all of the roles we handle!

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VAT SPECIALIST (Part-time is possible), South Coast – to £60,000

A unique opportunity to come in and take responsibility for indirect tax issues for this entrepreneurial, fast growing business.  There will also be the opportunity to get involved in other areas of tax as and when required.   Working closely with the Head of Tax, you will need to be a self-starter and able to work as part of a busy team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide internal VAT/indirect taxes technical knowledge and capability.  To be utilised particularly in respect of:
    • preparation/review of group entity VAT returns, including special partial exemption calculation.
    • consideration of the existing process for the preparation of the VAT returns and to identify/implement changes to improve the process to maximise efficiency in preparation and accuracy to minimise associated risk
    • assisting with associated HMRC queries
    • providing assistance with ad hoc VAT queries from group members
    • assisting with implementation of VAT initiatives
    • providing internal tax technical training, at the appropriate level
    • assisting with ad hoc non-UK indirect tax queries
  • Support the statutory accounts and budget processes in terms of tax disclosures and liabilities.
    • likely to include specific work on deferred tax disclosures
  • Support the Head of Tax on other ad hoc tax queries and tax planning initiatives being undertaken by the group.  This may include initiatives across a number of territories (particularly, UK, USA, Hong Kong & China) including corporate tax, transfer pricing, VAT, income tax and employee mobility.
    • likely to include researching tax technical matters
  • Support the Head of Tax in embedding a clear tax governance process throughout the business.
  • Work with the business and IT teams to implement appropriate processes and systems to ensure tax compliance throughout the business.
  • Support the Head of Tax in keeping the group up to date with key tax technical changes
  • Work with external tax advisors where necessary.

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VAT LEADER: Professional Services Firm, Kuwait – Appropriate, according to level of experience

  • A new brief from this major player in the country
  • Development of a VAT service line in the region in advance of the proposed VAT implementation
  • You’ll need high levels of client service capability, strong integrity and the ability to deliver projects effectively.
  • Opportunity to build a team.

This role is only open to those who have specialised exclusively in VAT advisory work throughout their career and who have trained in VAT in Europe or Australia. The ideal candidate would have developed VAT Consultancy skills in the UK or elsewhere in Europe, in a big 4 or other professional services firm.  Those who have worked in-house in a VAT advisory capacity can also be considered.

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IN-HOUSE VAT SENIOR MANAGER, instantly recognisable name, London – £75,000 – £85,000 + Car allowance + Bonus

  • Newly created position in this in-house VAT team.
  • Complex business from a VAT perspective – partial exemption experience essential.
  • Provision of expert advice and support on a variety of projects.
  • Review compliance processes and return preparation.

Great new in-house role with this major name, where you’ll join a friendly and supportive tax department  – you’ll need to be strong technically, a good communicator and able to negotiate effectively with tax authorities to achieve a positive outcome for the business.

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CUSTOMS SPECIALIST: Contract role, London – £Acc to level

A newly created role with this fast growing business. Joining a well established finance team you will be the focal point for all Customs matters for the group.    The role will initially be a 6 mnth contact, with the potential to extend to 12 months and flexible working will be considered.

Key requirements include:

  • Managing Customs compliance for the group – implementation of import and export processes to maintain 100% accuracy in the declaration of import and export transactions, supporting the business with AEO status;
  • Proven Customs technical and practical knowledge ensuring the right amount of customs duty and import VAT is accounted for;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with key contacts, both internally and with HMRC, Freight Forwarders etc.;
  • A good working knowledge of customs classification and valuation;
  • An understanding of preference and origin rules;
  • Working knowledge of customs procedures, such as CFSP and Customs Warehousing;
  • Proven experience in the use of duty management systems (DMS) such as Ricardo and/or Langdon systems is desirable.

For further details about the role please get in contact.

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VAT MANAGER: Law firm, London – £60,000 – £70,000 + Benefits

  • Rare VAT Advisory driven opportunity in a law firm
  • Opportunity to play a part at the start of a growing VAT consulting function
  • Working closely with the VAT Director

If you’re currently working in a Big 4 firm in the UK as a VAT Manager (or Assistant Manager), and have strong academics (and likely a professional qualification), then we’d be keen to talk to you about this role – such positions hardly ever arise and this role represents something different in the market. A great place to further your career if you’re entrepreneurial and willing to roll your sleeves up to further the VAT offering within the firm.

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A new role within an established Indirect Tax team to take responsibility for supporting the European Indirect Tax team to manage VAT Compliance activities on a pan-European basis.

The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing review and management support for compliance teams based across Europe and India.
  • Ensuring all VAT returns, payments, reconciliations, assessments, notices and audits are effectively managed,
  • Managing queries relating to VAT return filings and periodic review of the tax logic of feeder systems.
  • Maximise the use of VAT reporting and tax engine tools.
  • Identify opportunities for effective and efficient VAT processes.
  • Assist the Senior Manager with respect to all monthly or quarterly reporting requirements for senior management.
  • Assist with providing governance and oversight for related internal control matters.
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with tax authority personnel.
  • Providing support for business initiatives and systems or process implementations and assisting with implementation of supply-chain tax minimization strategies.

For more information including a full job description please get in contact.


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This leading accountancy firm in the South West provides high quality advice to businesses and individuals locally as well as nationally.  The role will join their busy and expanding VAT Consultancy Team to advise clients, contacts, partners and staff on all matters relating to indirect taxes and principally VAT.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • A good grounding in VAT covering the wide ranging aspects of the tax;
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with issues relating to land and property, partial exemption, international services, charities and not for profit organisations and complex VAT transactions;
  • Experience in dealing with HMRC both face to face and in written correspondence;
  • Excellent communication and inter personal skills both verbally and in written

A rare opportunity to be a key player in a growing, highly regarded practice in the region.  Call or email for further details.

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