VAT Manager

Manage VAT processes for Cero Generation in London, ensuring compliance, reporting, and audits. Bachelor's degree, VAT experience, leadership, and analytical skills required.

Cero Generation
Cero Generation
London, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   51-100   More than 3 months ago

Cero Generation is a leading renewables platform working across Europe to support the transition to a net-zero future, for this and every generation. Active throughout the project lifecycle, from development through to construction and operations, Cero’s highly experienced team brings world-class industrial, commercial and technical expertise to its projects. Cero’s 25GW development portfolio is one of the largest in Europe, covering utility-scale solar as well as integrated energy storage solutions. Cero works closely with local development partners and suppliers to deliver high-quality, high-performing assets. Cero is an independent portfolio company of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), operating on a stand-alone basis.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of International Tax, the VAT Manager is responsible for ensuring our organization's adherence to all relevant indirect tax regulations and requirements. This role plays a critical part in maintaining financial accuracy, minimizing tax liabilities, and preventing penalties related to VAT. The incumbent will manage the organization's VAT processes, including registration, filing, compliance, and reporting. The role will work closely with our outsourced service providers across Europe as well as the Cero finance team. With over 370 legal entities in the portfolio, a strong focus on co-ordination and efficiency is required.

VAT Returns

  • Review and approve VAT returns, typically on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Collate records of all VAT-related transactions, invoices, receipts, and financial documents.
  • Ensure that records are readily available for potential audits or inspections.

VAT Compliance

  • Stay informed about changes in VAT laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance to internal departments and stakeholders regarding VAT-related matters.
  • Maintain records of VAT compliance procedures, VAT filing status calendar, policies, and documentation.

VAT Reporting

  • Manage reconciliation of VAT accounts to identify and rectify discrepancies or errors.
  • Generate periodic reports and analyses on VAT, helping management understand its impact on financial performance.

VAT Audits

  • Collaborate with tax authorities during VAT audits, offering requested documentation and explanations.
  • Resolve VAT-related disputes or issues, finding solutions that align with tax regulations.

VAT Planning

  • Provide input and advice on VAT planning and optimization strategies to minimize VAT liability within legal boundaries.
  • Provide training as needed to ensure proper compliance.

What will you need to succeed in the role?

  • Bachelor's degree related to accounting, finance, taxation or a relevant advanced tax accounting qualification (e.g., CTA / ACA / ACCA qualification) is preferred.
  • Experience in VAT reporting and compliance, preferably within a multinational company or a reputable accounting firm.
  • In-depth knowledge of VAT laws, regulations, and accounting principles, with the ability to apply them effectively in the context of solar renewable development.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders in the renewable energy industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with the capacity to manage work to deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and tax-related software and financial systems.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet strict deadlines.

Diversity, inclusion & privacy

Cero Generation understands the importance of diversity and inclusion. We value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you are capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team. Cero Generation is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief. We facilitate a range of flexible working arrangements within our teams. Talk to us about what flexibility may be available. Cero Generation respects the privacy of the people we deal with, and we uphold high standards of privacy practice and security. Our privacy policy is available on our website at


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Nov 14, 2023

Full Time


May 11, 2024


London, United Kingdom



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