UK VAT Manager

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The responsibilities of the UK Tax function are broad due to the varied business lines and ABN AMRO UK being part of a wider international group.

At a glance

  • The UK VAT Manager is positioned in UK Tax Team and reports to the UK Head of Tax. 
  • The UK VAT Manager role sits within the UK Tax team (part of the UK Finance function and reporting into the UK, CFO). 
  • The job holder will work closely with other accounting team members and colleagues in the UK Tax function as well as colleagues in other functions as dictated by the requirements of the role.
  • The responsibilities of the UK Tax function are broad due to the varied business lines and ABN AMRO UK being part of a wider international group.
  • The principal activities are as follows:
  • The UK tax function has responsibility for accurate and timely filings and payments for compliance and reporting responsibilites in relation to Corporation Tax, VAT, WHT, PSA, stamp duty, transfer pricing, ad hoc employment tax advice, AEOI and BBSI reporting requirements
  • The UK tax function proactively advises and assists all UK business lines in relation to tax matters, as required
  • The UK tax function ensures that the UK operates within the Group’s tax risk appetite and that a transparent, open relationship is maintained with HMRC  
  • The UK tax function builds and maintains strong relationships with Group Tax and UK business lines

Your job

Perform the UK VAT Manager role in an efficient and controlled manner by:

  • Taking responsibility for oversight and delivery of UK VAT Return preparation process of ABF (Asset Based Finance) UK branch which includes Leasing and Commercial Finance business lines 
  • Reviewing and checking the accuracy of the ABF UK VAT Return completed by the ABF VAT Accountant, including PESM and BDR calculations, prior to submission to the UK Senior Tax Manager for review and consolidation into the UK VAT Group return
  • Reviewing balance sheet VAT related reconciliations for both ABF UK branch and AAB UK branch
  • Ensuring adequate record retention and compliance with HMRC documentation and process requirements 
  • Active participation in ongoing MTD process and systems refinements as required
  • Maintaining up to date documentation of VAT processes, as required, via SOPs, process notes, checklists etc
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant Internal Control requirements and identifying improvements, where required 
  • Providing advisory support in relation to ad hoc ABF, UK branch and AAB UK branch VAT matters, to include queries from HMRC, to include undertaking initial data gathering, data analysis and relevant fact finding  
  • Providing guidance and support to the ABF VAT Accountant
  • Providing VAT training to other ABF teams including Accounts Payable, Sales Support, FR&R etc.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with ABF Finance, AAB UK Finance and Group Tax function
  • The UK VAT Manager, whilst primarily dedicated to ABF VAT matters, will have an opportunity to support the UK Tax team with broader UK VAT group compliance and advisory matters
  • Liaison with HMRC as required (e.g. voluntary disclosures)
  • Provide support on non VAT related compliance tasks e.g. PAYE Settlement Agreement analysis  

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:

  • Support our clients’ transition to sustainability
  • Reinvent the customer experience
  • Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. It's only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMRO's culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.

ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:

  • Corporate and Institutional Banking which includes Corporate Banking, Clearing, Global Markets - Sales & Trading and Financial Institutions 
  • Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 people in the UK.

What we offer

Joining ABN AMRO means working on meaningful projects. Projects that have an impact on our clients. Working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, opinions and ideas. In the UK, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in our international network. We offer an environment where you will be challenged on a daily basis - professionally as well as on a personal level - so that you can grow to become the professional you want to be.


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For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner,, +44 203 192 9342.


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