Job Description

Job Title: Part Qualified Accountant - VAT

Employment Basis: Full-time, 9 month contract

Office Location: Dublin, Ireland

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part qualified accountant to join our VAT team at Accenture! Our global finance teams work at the heart of Dublin’s digital docklands to provide strategic, operational, and analytical support across Accenture’s global businesses. Our Irish hub contains 300 finance team members, and we are continually expanding, providing a wide range of career opportunities. We drive career progression and skills development because we recognise that we succeed only when our people grow.

Role Summary:

You will partner with the Finance and Accounting teams and Country Controller teams to manage the VAT compliance and reporting function for internal Accenture business. In addition to playing this key strategy and analysis role, you will lead, coach and develop a local team.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Support the preparation & review of VAT returns, ESL & Intrastat as well as VAT GL reconciliations
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of VAT rules and tools / applications supporting the VAT return process
  • Participate in internal projects to minimize and mitigate VAT compliance risks
  • Support the transition of VAT activities in country into a centralized VAT team
  • Ensure that all reporting and deliverables are accurate and met on a timely basis
  • Perform customer & vendor invoice compliance analysis and follow up on corrections
  • Participate in training and collaborate with different internal teams to ensure VAT compliance
  • Participate in team meetings and specific VAT review calls
  • Strive to add value to current processes through automation, simplification & standardisation
  • Support Manager and Specialists with queries, reporting and ad-hoc projects, ensuring internal controls are met
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Preferred Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of VAT and Accounting Principles
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Experience leading a process and co-ordinating tasks
  • Team working skills
  • Sense of responsibility, initiative and high-quality work standards
  • Resourcefulness, solution focused and attention to detail
  • Strong MS office skills, especially excel
  • Prior experience of SAP an advantage

Qualification Requirements:

  • Professional tax qualification desirable, however VAT certificate and/or extensive VAT experience are highly considered.
  • Experience in a tax and accounting environment working in VAT

Your Benefits:

Accenture’s extensive range of benefits for this position include paid overtime, annual performance bonus, paid professional association fees and or external study support and a hybrid working model. Employees also have the option to avail of private health insurance, company pension plan with matched contributions & a 15% discount on shares.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions, underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network.  Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. 569,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at 

Please note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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