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6 reasons why you should join our team:

Whether you’re in commerce, legal or engineering, a recent graduate or have been working in IT, if you’re interested in VAT IT, then we’re interested in hearing from you.

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We offer you the opportunity to be innovative, challenged and rewarded in your career.
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We’re always looking for dynamic, energetic and self-motivated individuals.
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We are a results-driven meritocracy.
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We believe in the combination of innovative thinking, teamwork and a sense of urgency.
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We prioritise a “let’s do it” attitude, passion and communication skills over specific qualifications.
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We believe that big ideas come from unexpected places; everyone has voice at VAT IT.

“A business is nothing without its people.”

“At the heart of VAT IT lies entrepreneurialism and innovation. A business is nothing without its people and every one of our people embody our values of: freedom, responsibility and revolution. We encourage the freedom to think and do; when you make people CEOs of their own lives, they create magic.”

Brendon Silver, CEO, VAT IT

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Why VAT IT:
VAT IT is all about innovation and creation. It is a multinational company with a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. Only the best are hired and they are given the freedom to grow and excel. VAT IT is about all this and more, and of course, being able to work with ambitious, bright and like-minded friends.

My role:
I oversee the operations of the business as a whole, which entails a lot of problem-solving and operational think-tanking to work out what are the best ways forward.

Achievements:
I studied a Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. I then completed my articles at PKF Inc, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2009, finishing eighth in the country for the final Public Practice Examination.

When I’m not at my desk:
My first passion is paragliding. Nothing beats the solitude and freedom of being thousands of feet in the sky, powered by nothing but the winds. I love wildlife, falconry, diving, photography, and I also once did a game-ranger course.

Why VAT IT:
VAT IT is a multifaceted place to work. We do so many things; it’s not just about tax recovery. We’re constantly breaking the boundaries to find new ways of helping businesses save money. I get to be at the forefront of any tech development around this, which is awesome.

My role:
I am part of the development operations team of which we have three primary focuses: the first being the cloud system infrastructure; the second being monitoring of our various apps; and lastly, overseeing the application’s deployment pipeline. Our team is responsible for making and maintaining the apps our clients use and ensuring we’re always ahead of the times and the best in the industry.

Achievements:
I studied a biomedical engineering degree at the University of Witwatersrand. I then I did an electrical engineering degree at the same university, and I completed my master’s degree in electrical engineering in 2015.

When I’m not at my desk:
My first passion is hiking and camping. Sometimes you just have to get away from a computer screen and go touch a tree or sip coffee you brewed off a fire to get some perspective.

Why VAT IT:
VAT IT is home to me. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to be anywhere else in their careers. We reinvent ourselves all the time. The VAT IT I work at today is nothing like the VAT IT I started at. And that’s what keeps me coming back. Every day is exciting and new.

My role:
I am part of the recruitment team and we are responsible for finding the best talent available and getting mega-stars through the doors to start their careers.

Achievements:
I studied a BCom industrial psychology at the University of South Africa. Afterwards I worked in a recruitment agency but found VAT IT very shortly after that. I’m one of the oldest employees who works here, being here for over 11 years.

When I’m not at my desk:
My first passion is Pilates. I’m a licensed Pilates instructor and I just find that Pilates is an incredible exercise to just breathe, centre yourself and be strong from your core. I’m also a proud mom of my 4-year-old daughter. She breathes life into my days and I absolutely adore going home to her and seeing that smile.

My role:
I am VAT IT’s Processing Manager. My role is to ensure that all the work flows through all processing departments, in a timeous manner, and with the highest standard of quality.

My achievements:
My VAT IT career started 12 years back as a translator for German queries. I began by working in nearly every processing department, completing various team-leader roles, making my way up to processing manager. I hold a two-year certificate and diploma in the health and skin care industry. I studied somatology and related subjects, which earned me the following national and international affiliations: SAAHPS, ITEC and CIDESCO.

When I’m not at my desk:
I grew up in Namibia, so naturally, I love the outdoors – especially fly-fishing in the most tranquil and remote destinations with my husband. I also have two beautiful children, which I devote most of my time and love to.

My role:
I am tasked with the role of helping all our clients around the world recover their Japanese consumption tax.

My achievements:
For personal reasons, I needed to immigrate to South Africa and was forced to put my university studies on hold. However, I continued to study in my personal capacity while working at VAT IT. The hard work paid off, and I received my bachelor’s degree. I earned myself a second place spot in a female Go National Championship, in China, at the age of 13.

When I’m not at my desk:
I enjoy playing all kinds of board games. I love travelling and discovering new places and learning about different cultures.

My role:
I am currently the scrum master project manager for two awesome teams: DevOps and Integrations. We are building cutting-edge new-age software on top of AWS (Amazon Web Services).

My achievements:
I completed my Bachelor of Information Science, specialising in multimedia and computer science at the University of Pretoria (TUKS).

When I’m not at my desk:
In my spare time, I volunteer as a paramedic. Most Saturday nights, you can find me speeding down the streets of Johannesburg in an ambulance. I also run the Johannesburg AWS meetup group; we meet once a month with other cloud nerds.

My role:
My role is to keep a close pulse on the business and the energy of every person at VAT IT Istanbul. I know and care about each of the people I work with personally and make an effort to always see the goodness in them, and bring that out. I believe this approach cultivates creativity, mindfulness and personal growth.

My achievements:
I studied a BCom (Economics) at the University of Johannesburg. After this, I went on to complete my master’s degree at Anadolu University in Istanbul.

When I’m not at my desk:
My passion is to be good at what I do. To fly without wings, fall and rise. To learn new things and master them, to travel places I’ve never seen and experience things I’ve never done. Our abilities are only defined by ourselves. Follow your passions and success will follow.

My role:
I am primarily responsible for Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Philippines. My job focus would be implementing tools for managing a growing business, and strategically mitigating cash outflows, with capacity to develop results, and at all times ensuring that a value-adding methodology is maintained.

My achievements:
I was educated in Singapore and graduated with BSc in economics. To date, I have a unique combination of expertise in enterprise software, financial and indirect tax solutioning.

When I’m not at my desk:
I enjoy outdoor activities, reading periodicals and indulging in creative hobbies, playing jazz music on the piano and designing children’s wear.

My role:
I am the Key Account Director for the Amsterdam branch. My role involves managing the key accounts and client relationships for this entire branch.

My achievements:
I studied a Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of Stellenbosch, and during this period I was often one of the top 10 students in my class. I then completed my articles at Deloitte, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2016.

When I’m not at my desk:
I enjoy surrounding myself around nature’s beauty and staying active. I often go hiking, running and biking. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My ultimate passion is to travel; I believe that its experiences always give one a lasting joy, unlike material things.

My role:
I head up the Import VAT Recovery Team within TecEx (a division of the VATIT Group).

My achievements:
I qualified as a chartered accountant in 2014, after completing my articles at PwC. I had 100% school attendance from grade 1 to grade 12. I received six distinctions in my matric year, and to top it all off – I married the most amazing guy in the world.

When I’m not at my desk:
In my free time, I enjoy the great outdoors and being active. I love hiking, running and mountain biking. Not only does this keep me sane, but it allows me to be a serious foodie without the guilt trip. I also enjoy travelling the world and exploring its diverse cultures.

My role:
I spend most of my time ensuring that our clients in China are receiving the best service from my teams and that we are maximising their VAT every day.

My achievements:
I studied both in China and South Africa, and completed my studies in 2008, earning my Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor in Public Relations degrees.

When I’m not at my desk:
I love spending my free time outdoors, particularly diving. I enjoy being close to nature and exploring wildlife. It is the best place to find tranquillity and to recharge my batteries.