Interim Senior VAT Accountant (12m FTC)


Malmesbury, Wiltshire


This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Reporting into the Group VAT Manager, the role would ideally suit someone who is looking to progress their career in VAT. The ability to manage their own time and meet deadlines, along with strong data entry and analytical skills is essential. Experience of UK VAT alongside with a working knowledge of cross-border VAT in Europe is required.

Market Overview

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview

Working closely with everyone at Dyson – from sales and finance, to legal, marketing, RDD and more – our Tax & Treasury team develop critical knowledge of the business, and our future plans. Relying on this understanding, and their deep expertise, to ensure that our tax commitments are met, while managing Dyson’s cash liquidity and foreign exchange positions. As custodians of our corporate and legal structure, they also support Dyson operations in territories around the world. And as we grow, this challenge – and the team’s need for dynamic people who don’t shy away from them – grows with it.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and submission of monthly and annual VAT compliance along with associated Intrastat and EC Sales Listings for multiple European territories. The process involves the monthly extraction of data from our ERP and analysis of the data to ensure complete and accurate information is reported.
  • Preparation (including review) of VAT Balance Sheet Reconciliations by set deadline.
  • Assist in the review and automation of European VAT processes.
  • Assist in ensuring readiness for UK HMRC Making tax Digital (MTD) initiative.


  • Strong numerical background and advanced Excel skills, including Pivot tables.
  • High levels of accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent Communicational Skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Ability to be pro-active and take initiative.
  • Experience of working with SAP would be an advantage.
  • European cross-border VAT experience.
  • Experience of automating processes and systems.

Benefits Overview

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 23-Apr-2018

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