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VAT Manager

Blackburn, Lancashire
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Role: Tax Manager

Location: Blackburn, BB1 2FA - Office Based

Hours: Full-Time / Permanent

Salary: Dependent on experience & Bonus Scheme

What will my role look like?

As the business continues to expand and grow, so does the requirement for additional tax submissions across all territories. As a large multi-national business, we are subject to a high level of scrutiny from tax authorities. This has resulted in the need for an additional VAT Manager to join our tax team based in Blackburn.

With a business-wide focus on improving processes and internal systems, an additional VAT Manager is required so that existing compliance and financial reporting processes can be improved.

The indirect tax team in Blackburn currently prepares, reviews and submits VAT returns in 8 jurisdictions, as well as other statistical submissions such as Intrastat and EC Sales Lists.

As a VAT manager in the tax team you will report to the VAT director, working alongside the existing VAT managers, and will be responsible for preparing and submitting VAT returns and ECSLs for specific territories, which will involve working with the country finance teams to improve processes and accuracy of data. You will also provide ad-hoc support to the VAT director on other non-compliance Indirect Tax matters.

The role does not require tax technical qualifications, but a sound technical understanding of VAT and working experience of VAT compliance and Excel is a must. SAP experience would be beneficial, as would experience of making process improvements or complex data analysis within a business. The role will provide a broad range of tax experience in a truly international and dynamic business and therefore offers a great opportunity to develop your tax knowledge. EG also offer various support programs to obtain relevant accounting and tax qualifications if the successful applicant wanted to further extend their tax technical knowledge. The successful applicant must have attention to detail, along with the ability to manage time and meet deadlines.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Preparing and submitting VAT returns, EC Sales Lists and Intrastat returns
  • Performing reconciliations
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key finance personnel across the business
  • Working with finance teams to improve processes
  • Liaising with tax authorities where necessary
  • Assisting in VAT audits
  • Providing support with other Indirect tax duties
  • Providing cover for existing VAT manager where required

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.


  • Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns
  • VAT technical knowledge
  • Intermediate/advanced Excel skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing priorities
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Integrity and trust
  • Professionalism
  • Initiative
  • Discretion
  • Team work
  • Tax technical qualifications, and working knowledge of SAP is desirable

Who are EG Group?

We are leading global independent fuel station and convenience retail operator with operations at over 5,600 sites across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Australia.

The group has enjoyed significant growth, with 2020 revenues exceeding $21bn as well as serving over one billion customers annually. Dedicated to serving the convenience needs of today's busy consumer, whether it is Grocery & Merchandise, Foodservice or Fuel, we have a global network of accessible sites where customers can stop and shop. Through our strong brand partnerships, customers can access various offerings across our network, including brands such as LEON, Cooplands, Starbucks, KFC, Subway, Greggs, SPAR, and Burger King.

Please note, the successful applicant will be subject to a completed DBS check which will be funded by EG Group.

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  • Job Reference: 707320376-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Euro Garages
    Euro Garages
  • Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent