VAT Compliance Specialist (Work From Office Brighton)

Brighton, East Sussex
Negotiable Based On Experience
25 Apr 2022
23 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

VAT Compliance Specialist (Work From Office Brighton)

About us

Essentia Global Services is a tax compliance and consulting company with worldwide reach.  Our core business is indirect tax compliance and due to the success of the business, we’re building a new team in Brighton, UK.  Essentia is young company but growing fast and has had an average of 65% growth per year over the last three years. 

The opportunity

We are seeking VAT compliance specialists to be part of our team in Brighton.  The role includes working with clients to help them understand their filing requirements, obtain and review VAT return data, and file the VAT return with the local country tax office.  This is an opportunity to be part of a smaller team (for now!) with a start-up feel whilst working alongside experienced professionals with big-4 backgrounds.  As a result, there will be the chance to be creative and take initiative when it comes to how you think things should be done; whilst Essentia has existing compliance processes in place, we are constantly seeking to improve the way we operate to benefit our clients, our staff, and the company.

The role will be mostly office based since we feel it is important to be in an environment where you can learn from others, feel part of a team and enjoy the sociable side of work.   There will also be the chance to progress your career in the world of VAT as the team grows. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with a varied client base to manage their VAT/GST compliance around the world.
  • Ensure data is obtained from the client and returns are file on time.
  • Review and check client data with the help of the VAT consulting team to ensure accuracy.
  • Liaise with third parties that may be involved in the compliance reporting process.
  • Assist with VAT/GST registrations and deregistrations.
  • Assist with VAT/GST audits carried out by tax authorities.

About you

  • Essentia files returns in more than 50 countries so we need people that can work with a high volume of data.  Excel skills are therefore a requirement.


  • At least six months’ experience of working in a VAT compliance role.
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong analytical nature and willingness to solve problems.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to change.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • An additional language would be a differentiator, particularly if you are fluent in French or German. 

Work Hours:

  • Permanent (Full Time)
  •  Monday to Thursday 9.00AM To 5.00PM/ Friday 9.00AM TO 4PM
  • Holidays: 25 Days a Year


We are keen to attract top talent so are offering a very competitive salary along with a bonus scheme. 

Next Steps:

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