VAT Trainer and Consultant (part time)

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.

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:

Mercia Group is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide.

It is a key part of Wilmington plc, an FTSE listed business that owns a unique and powerful combination of compliance solutions across Information & Data and Training & Education. The core purpose of all of Wilmington’s brands is to help our customers to the right business in the right way.

We know how critical our employees are to us achieving success, so we make sure we recruit great people to help us to maintain the trust of our customers and develop new, innovative products.


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
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