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Associate VAT Accountant - FTC


Job Description:

Job Title:            Associate VAT Accountant

Reporting To:    VAT Compliance Manager

Department:     Tax

Location:            Soho, London

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain.

Based in Soho, the cultural heart of London’s West End with a vast array of classic record shop and leading film companies, media offices and great restaurants. Regent’s Park is close enough for a lunchtime run, as are the delights of Piccadilly Circus and the shopping mecca of Oxford Street. It is conveniently walking distance from a number of London tube stations and mainline train stations. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission


As an  Associate VAT Accountant  you will be based in our Soho Offices as part of our London VAT team. Reporting to the VAT Compliance Manager, you will be assisting with key accounting and bookkeeping tasks, as well as helping out on tax projects as required. This role has good exposure to the wider business, including the broader Finance team, Accounts Payable and Supply Chain, and to different operating segments across the Activision, Blizzard and King group., from digital services to the supply of physical products. Direct experience of VAT is not essential for the role, but fundamental financial and accounting  knowledge is a must.

Your main responsibilities will be helping our VAT analysts with VAT journals, reconillations and invoice checks, as well as providing assistance in preparing and filing VAT returns and payment requests, and assisting with responses to audit queries as and when they arise. Strong inter- personal skills, excellent communication skills, a willingness to learn, and the ability work effectively in an team are all qualities we are looking for.

Priorities can often change in a fast- paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:   

  • Assist in the preparation and filing of VAT returns, including VAT on e- service returns (EU and non- EU), Intrastat declarations and EC Sales Listings for entities of the Activision Blizzard King corporate group.
  • Assist with the coordination of the VAT account reconciliation and ensure that all VAT accounts to the General Ledger are reconciled on a monthly basis, as well as undertaking further trend analyses quarterly.
  • Observe filing deadlines and payment due dates.
  • Provide indirect tax payment forecasting and tracking.
  • Assist Accounting and Operations colleagues with day to day VAT related questions, and assist the tax team with audit questions regarding invoices, payment details and accounting.

Player Profile


  • Previous experience working in a finance team

Knowledge & Skills

  • Accounting qualifications: Part qualified or qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Good computer skills, especially Excel
  • Fluency in English language is a must
  • Understanding of VAT compliance and some VAT knowledge is an advantage but not essential
  • Knowledge of Oracle R12 and OBIEE is an advantage

Key Attributes

  • Enthusiastic team player, with the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Flexible and willing to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong organizational and accuracy skills, eye for detail, proactivity and anticipation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changes quickly

Our World

Our mission, to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment has never been more important. Through communities rooted in our video game franchises we enable hundreds of millions of people to experience joy, thrill and achievement. We enable social connections through the lens of fun, and we foster purpose and a sense of accomplishment through healthy competition. Like sport, but with greater accessibility, our players can find purpose and meaning through competitive gaming. Video games, unlike any other social or entertainment media, have the ability to break down the barriers that can inhibit tolerance and understanding. Celebrating differences is at the core of our culture and ensures we can create games for players of diverse backgrounds in the 190 countries our games are played. 

As a member of the Fortune 500 and as a component company of the S&P 500, we have an extraordinary track record of delivering superior shareholder returns for over 30 years. 

Our enduring franchises are some of the world’s most popular, including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, Candy Crush™, Bubble Witch™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™. Our sustained success has enabled the company to support corporate social responsibility initiatives that are directly tied to our franchises. As an example, our Call of Duty Endowment has helped find employment for over 80,000 veterans.  

Learn more information about Activision Blizzard and how we connect and engage the world through epic entertainment on the company's website,

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast- paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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