Senior VAT Accountant

£35,000 - £45,000 per annum + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday + free on-site gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


As Dyson continues to grow at an exceptional rate we are now looking for an experienced Senior VAT Accountant to join the Tax team. The person will primarily be responsible for European VAT compliance, ensuring the timely preparation and filing of the monthly VAT compliance.


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

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

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.


  • Preparation and submission of monthly and annual VAT compliance along with associated Intrastat and EC Sales Listings for multiple European territories.

  • Preparation (including review) of VAT Balance Sheet Reconciliations by set deadline.

  • Assist with Adhoc VAT projects where required.

  • Assist with system testing for new VAT rule changes/projects.

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships.


  • Experience gained within a similar role

  • 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 would be beneficial, but not essential as training on European VAT will be provided.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 10-Feb-2017

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