Heathrow (Staines-Upon-Thames)
Employment type

Menzies is currently looking for a talented VAT Assistant Manager to join our thriving Tax team based in Heathrow, Stains Upon Thames. We are growing all areas of the Tax team, and this is an excellent opportunity to expand your growth within VAT and VAT advisory projects.


The successful candidate can expect excellent support, a friendly team, continued training and development and excellent career development opportunities.


This role is based in our Heathrow office.


This role reports to Sean Turner, you may find out more about him here.


Why join Menzies?

  • We are a UK based recognised employer of choice with office locations in London, Hertfordshire,  Surrey, Hampshire, and South Wales (Cardiff).
  • Join our family of 600 employees. Be a member and not just a number!
  • We offer a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors.
  • Our package and benefits are very competitive.
  • Work life balance is part of our organisational culture,
  • We believe in developing our staff throughout their career.


Key Benefits we offer, but not limited to:

  • Competitive base salary (we do yearly market research to ensure we offer a competitive salary to our employees and joining candidates)
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement a year including bank holidays. 
  • Annual buy and sell leave scheme.
  • Private Medical Cover available to all employees (trainees can opt in for a salary sacrifice)
  • Private Pension Matching Scheme: if employee contributes 2.5-5%, we match it and add another 3% on top!
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to £10,000 for a successful placement
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Dress for your day policy – you decide, not us!
  • Life Assurance 4x your salary
  • Group Income Protection – 75% of salary if long term sickness exceeds 6 months.
  • Agile Working is embedded in our culture: we understand that everyone works in different ways and need flexibility within their working day.
  • Learning and Development opportunities and Study Support throughout your Menzies career
  • Career Coaching programme for Managers and above
  • Better Place to Work Initiative: proactive benchmarking of the best DEI and wellbeing programmes to offer our employees and improve our employee experience.
  • CSR Programme: each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise funds and give back to the local community.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - our EAP is available for all Menzies employees and their families. As well as being a support line for mental health counselling, it also offers practical financial, legal and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.
  • Paid sick leave – a generous scheme to help you when you are struggling with health issues.
  • Free flu jab, eyesight test and physical health checks
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Parental + Family Leave: We are a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 6 weeks, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks (both subject to eligibility). We also have Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • Volunteering Scheme with a maximum of 2.5 days given by the Firm to match 2.5 days devoted to qualifying schemes by the employee in any 12-month period.
  • Season Ticket Loan.


To find out more about our benefits please read here



Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivering VAT advisory services across a diverse mix of businesses as well as large international groups, across a variety of industries.
  • Ad-hoc VAT Advisory
  • Dealing with HMRC on a day-to day basis
  • Overseeing completion of VAT registration applications
  • Completion of other HMRC forms and correspondence as necessary
  • Deal with internal VAT queries
  • Deal with international HLB overseas offices as required.
  • Involvement in monthly VAT team meetings
  • Involvement in marketing and promotion of the VAT team
  • Assist in the development and expansion of the VAT team.
  • Identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and cross-selling between service lines to ensure clients receive a proactive and effective service.
  • Training and mentoring junior colleagues within the VAT team.
  • Ensuring the Firm’s technical, ethical, risk and compliance procedures are adhered to in all cases.


The Person:

  • VAT technical and practical knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of VAT issues affecting all industry sectors.
  • Experience of large corporate and international VAT matters advantageous but not essential.
  • Knowledge of other business taxes is preferable but not essential.
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office.
  • Strong communication and organisation skills.


Required Competencies:

  • Shows initiative and an ability to self-manage, taking ownership of projects and capable of acting autonomously with support where required.
  • Collaborates as a team player and capable of developing strong working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Confident in coaching and providing feedback to trainees and other junior colleagues.
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally, leveraging support from more senior colleagues when needed.
  • Demonstrates empathy, takes responsibility for developing more junior staff and is supportive and collaborative in working with peers and senior colleagues.
  • Able to work to deadlines and resilient to challenges and pressures.
  • Experience of working with corporate and entrepreneurial clients.



About Menzies

Our focus at Menzies is providing a #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives. As a leading UK accountancy & advisory firm we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams.

We apply the same principles to individuals within the firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated, and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential.

We operate out of a network of offices across Surrey, Hampshire, Cardiff, and London, providing our clients with easy access and local knowledge.

Many of our clients are expanding overseas and benefit from the outward perspective we can provide via our active membership of HLB International.


#BrighterThinking is how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It’s finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our client’s businesses.



When we require external assistance with our vacancies, we will reach out to our PSL supply chain, please be aware we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL and we do not accept speculative CVs as an introduction. Please do not contact individual hiring managers or the Talent Acquisition team.