VAT Trainer and Consultant (part time)

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/5/2022 11:28 AM)
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Mercia Group

Company Outline


Mercia logo Nov 2020


Job Role: VAT Trainer and Consultant (part time - 21 hrs)

Location: Homebased with UK travel

Salary: Up to £70,000 pro rata


Why we want you.

You are a tax and compliance regulation subject matter expert, qualified to CTA or ACA standard or equivalent, with outstanding commercial awareness of the UK tax profession. As a tax subject matter expert, you are comfortable answers tax technical queries and as such would be happy to contribute to tax relevant technical content used for other purposes across Mercia Group.  


You have the ability to apply technical knowledge clearly and practically to a range of client firms and situations and are experienced in writing and presenting high-quality VAT training courses and knowledge transfer sessions.


A bit about us.

Wilmington plc is a company with a difference. Our core purpose is helping our customers to do the right business in the right way.  Over the years we’ve grown by acquisition developing a portfolio of businesses who provide GRC and regulatory compliance solutions to enterprise customers and professionals across the globe.  Mercia Group is one of them!


Mercia Group Mercia Group is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide. We are looking for a tax professional to join our expanding tax team. 

Main Purpose of Role

As our VAT trainer and consultant, you will be writing and presenting high-quality VAT presentations whilst also supporting the wider technical team and strategy as needed.


You will be supporting customers with tax technical queries via our customer helpline and contributing to the technical content for our other varied products. 


On a day to day basis you will be responsible for the production of high-quality, technically correct and up to date training materials and presenting agreed topics via digital platforms and face to face.  


You will also work closely with, and support the Mercia Product team including contributing to the technical, client and competitor intelligence used to make Product decisions.  Liaising with the Product Director and Managers you will ensure products relating to your specialism, meet and exceed client expectations, whilst also ensuring our Sales and Marketing teams understand them fully in order to explain the benefits to our clients.


If this sounds like the kind of SME role that would allow you to share your knowledge and expertise, why not submit and application and see where it takes you.

Skills and Experience Required

We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...


We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.


You will also need;

  • Excellent technical knowledge in the field of Tax and compliance regulation, and ability to grasp changes and have the required skill to translate knowledge into written and verbal practical guidance to meet the needs of accountancy practitioners.
  • The ability to undertake a high degree of research to stay abreast of the changing regulations.
  • Excellent commercial awareness of the UK tax profession.
  • Professionally qualified to CTA or ACA standard or equivalent.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge clearly and practically to a range of client firms and situations.
  • Experience of presenting training sessions or courses
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and above-average competency with the English Language to take on complex writing assignments. Must be able to effectively liaise with clients, staff and external parties.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to create content that explains issues in a way that non-accountants can understand.
  • A high degree of organisational and project management skills.

You need to be the kind of person who…

  • Is passionate for all things Tax!
  • Likes to evolve and learn
  • Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
  • You will be flexible and able to manage a diverse workload
  • Has the ability to work independently and as part of a team

Before you go....

Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained!


Come join us!

We offer a great benefits package which includes standard things like performance related bonus, pension with life assurance etc., but also Wilmington Choices which allows you to tailor your benefits package with offerings like holiday purchase, discount vouchers, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work schemes and dining cards.


We offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised. 


We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies.


As a portfolio Company, we are all different at Wilmington.  We understand the power of bringing difference together and we celebrate the innovation and creativity it brings through diverse experience, knowledge, and perspectives. 


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The Legal Bit!

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


*Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.


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