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Indirect Tax/VAT Associate

Cooper Parry

Job description

• Are you passionate, curious, energetic?

• Have a love of numbers, analytics and problem solving.

• Can think beyond the here and now and take a “birds eye view” of things.

• Love building relationships whether it’s with your team or strangers.

• Want to work for one of the best companies to work for in the UK and the UK's Best Tax Employer (we have the awards to prove it)

• Comfortable engaging with clients, service providers and other team members

• A true team player

• Excellent communication skills with an ability explain things simply and clearly

• Comfortable delivering high quality written and numerical work

• Able to work well under pressure and organise a busy workload

• Self-motivated to learn both on the job and potentially through study

We’re killing it....

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. In 2021 we were awarded the #No1 Accountancy firm to work for in the UK and were previously voted Best Company in Europe in the European Engagement Awards and Employer of the year at the Tolley’s Tax Awards

Why? Because we are leaving the dull old ways of accountancy behind, making our own rules, and always putting our people at the heart of our success.

The Role

Support the Managers on advisory engagements, performing tasks in a timely and diligent manner, for example:

Diligently taking notes and capturing actions in workshops

Contributing to the conversation in workshops

Drafting Reports

Drafting Technical Advice

Undertaking costing calculations

Drafting fee calculations

Preparation and submission of VAT returns of our portfolio compliance clients, consisting of:

Managing deadlines

Requesting information from clients

Preparing return workings and arranging technical review with the Assistant Manager

Timely submission to HMRC

Managing client and HMRC queries and correspondence

We look for people who:

• Are curious. Who love asking questions and are great at listening to the answers

• Take ownership of their own development

• Like working at pace with an insatiable hunger to succeed

• Are curious to find the best way of doing things

• Can deliver a brilliant client experience

• Aren’t afraid of failure and can turn mistakes into learnings

• Act with integrity and authenticity leaving their ego at the door

• Want to stretch themselves and go above and beyond the norm

• Play all in to support the wider team

To help set people up for success we prefer students to have a minimum of 112 UCAS points, however – drive and ambition is just as important! As such we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1.We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

• Competitive salaries aligned to Big firms

• Open holidays

• Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

• No dress code - just “Wear something!”

• Incredible ongoing development and career growth

• A truly flexible approach to work balancing working from home, in office or with clients - “Work from Anywhere, Forever”

• Study Support /leave and Professional memberships

• Discounted gym memberships

• Cooper Parry Social/Sports Clubs

• Some of the most impressive offices in the UK

• Regular Social events

• Volunteering/ charity days

Are we a match?

Our values are at the heart of what we do at Cooper Parry and it’s really important we recruit like-minded individuals into our teams.

Play all in – we are committed, engaged and driven

In it together – we believe in all for one and one for all

Be Nice – we are kind, humble and authentic

Be Brave – we are bold, entrepreneurial and rebellious

Keep Learning – we explore, discover and are curious

A little more about life at CP….

We are challenging grey...

We are challenging boring. We are challenging status quo. Our people engagement scores are through the roof – our people are fully engaged in everything we do - from how we embrace technology and workplace design to how we create innovative and flexible working patterns that have a positive impact on the service our clients receive and on the lives of our people. Our culture is who we are and it genuinely shapes our strategy and the experience for our clients. The way in which we operate and the incredible environment we are building is hugely advantageous to those wanting to combine a career in practice with an unrivalled culture and personal growth opportunity.

We are building a truly modern workplace culture...

We’ve always believed in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves. From how you dress (our only rule is ‘wear something’) to when you work (we have no ‘core hours’) and how often you holiday (we have open holiday). We have just introduced another game-changing element we call ‘Work From Anywhere. Forever’ (WFAF!). We now give our people the opportunity to work flexibly, and potentially from anywhere, giving our people the trust and accountability to deliver to the required standards.

Play to your strengths, we say. Create a role you’re truly passionate about. Then, work flexibly to design a life that’s right for you.

Tired of the draining experience in your current firm? It’s different here. Read our culture book for yourself https://flipcarten.com/culture-book/mobile/index.html #makelifecount

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