VAT Trainee in Newcastle upon Tyne at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 5/17/2023

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VAT Trainee - ATT Pathway

It starts with you!

Some people think being an accountant is all about numbers. Here at Haines Watts we don't! We believe it's all about our people and the relationships they forge with one another as well as with our clients. We've been around for 90 years, so we must know a thing or two.

Our clients come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, experiences, talents, skills and goals. Just like our people.

So, we have a question for you: are you looking for a job that's just about the numbers? Or do you want a career where your potential, your ambition and your curiosity are encouraged, nurtured and rewarded?

At Haines Watts, there's no limit to what you can achieve. We'll give you support, opportunity and exposure to a wide variety of work and clients across different industries. It's up to you what you make of it!

You can find out more about us and our story -

What's the role?

We have an exciting opportunity for an VAT Assistant to join our Newcastle office. You will be assisting the senior members of the team in providing VAT advice and exceptional client service to a diverse range of Owner Managed Businesses.

Through this role, you will gain a broad range of industry knowledge and professional skills, as well as build relationships with your team, Haines Watts Partners, and clients. You will also develop technical tax and accounting skills as we support you through your ATT (tax) qualification. Following completion of ATT, there will be further opportunity to study chartered tax professional exams.

Your key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Act as central part of VAT team, working closely with the VAT Senior and Assistant Managers and Partner
  • Liaising with clients
  • Assisting with coordinating VAT compliance
  • Draft clear advice and reports for clients
  • Ensuring delivery of the team's work so that it is completed to deadlines
  • Assist Senior Managers to ensure that risk is managed and, where appropriate, evidenced
  • Assisting with client acceptance and client administration
  • Prepare technical updates to be circulated internally and externally

This role is open to individuals at a variety of different levels who are looking for their first role, whether you have A Levels or GCSE's we can tailor your study programme around you, all we ask is for a minimum of 5 GCSE's Grade Level 5 or above including English Language and Maths or minimum of 112 UCAS points at A Level.

Haines Watts is mindful of individuals who may have extenuating circumstances and did not meet the minimum academic requirements. We are open to discussing and exploring the pathway you have chosen and welcome you to apply for the role and send an email regarding your extenuating circumstances which affected your results.

Just like you, we have our own unique DNA

We're an ambitious business that isn't afraid of success. We know we're not perfect but we're striving to address the big issues our people, communities, clients and business face, and we encourage all our people to have a voice in that journey.

Our DNA is built on valuing relationships, being passionate about what we do and how we do it, and being authentic in how we show up for ourselves, our colleagues and our clients.

What you get from us:

  • Flexible working hours 35 hours a week, with a strong emphasis on the importance of wellbeing and work-life balance
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Full study support package for ATT qualification and apprenticeship
  • Access to Haines Watts flexible rewards system
  • Working in an environment that creates the best learning and development opportunities for you
  • Internal mentor and buddy system to support you through your career journey
  • Personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development and on the job practical training
  • Regular opportunities to work with our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Opportunities to forge the career you want!

You're unique. We're a little different too! If you're curious about what your future could be with us, we'd love to start a conversation. Yes, there will be some paper work - there always is, but don't let that put you off giving us a go!

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We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV's are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CV's that are submitted without instruction from Haines Watts we reserve the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of agency fees.


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