VAT Compliance Accountant

  • Competitive
  • Budapest, Budapest fovaros, Hungary Budapest Budapest fovaros HU
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 19 Mar 18 2018-03-19

See job description for details

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

We are looking for
VAT Compliance Accountant
for our Budapest Office

The Indirect Tax Group in London, Sydney, Budapest, Shanghai and New York provide Morgan Stanley with global in-house expertise, primarily in VAT. The Group brings together technical experts who advise business units, with controllers who have an understanding of the processes, systems and accounting principles.

Reporting to the UK VAT Compliance Manager, based in London, the main responsibility is the preparation of VAT return for Morgan Stanley UK VAT Group. In addition, the individual will be required to assist with other returns and projects as required.

Position description

Complete a regular quarterly process of completion of UK VAT returns / statistical declarations; and consolidation of information for the UK VAT returns.

Perform various postings to the General Ledger, including irrecoverable VAT expense, and reconcile VAT accounts monthly

Work with the members of the Indirect Tax group regarding methodologies to be applied, and broadly understand the reasoning and logic employed

Liaise with the business units to understand their business and to ensure that the correct information has been received for the returns, and work with them to resolve issues
Assisting with VAT audits and routine queries from various Tax authorities

Assist with technology projects to automate processes

Other projects/tasks as required, including other European VAT returns


Skills required

Min 2 year experience in a Finance related role, preferably in the area of VAT compliance
Good interpersonal and strong communications skills
Ability to work closely with the overseas Manager, and independently without direct supervision
Inquisitive mindset, problem solver
Intermediate skills on Microsoft tools, particularly Excel

Self-motivated and proactive

Well organized and detail-oriented
Keen to develop own potential and career

Proficient English skills

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant
focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.