Tax Manager

Tax Manager

Communicate Central Finance

Tax Manager

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Qualifications and Skills: Bcom articles /Hdip Tax with 5-7 years of experience in Tax. CA(SA) advantageous. Practical working experience at SARS. Practical working experience in a tax compliance department. Practical experience in handling cross border transactions. Proficient in using SAP. Responsible for the full tax function including but not limited to: Oversee and manage the corporate tax compliance and planning, including but not limited to sign-off on all corporate tax issues for the firm, preparation of technical opinions / briefs and checklists for the organisation and ensuring that procedures and processes are in place to manage compliance for the firm. Work with the auditors and the Finance team and produce the tax returns and schedules in the most efficient manner at the same time as the preparation of the annual financial statements (AFS), ensuring that corporate taxation computations in the AFS match the tax returns, through appropriate version controls and strict adherence to deadlines. Prepare the entries as and when required for tax related accounts and prepare corporate and deferred tax disclosures in the statutory accounts for all the legal entities in South Africa. Ensure that all corporate income tax requirements, queries and responses required to or from regulatory authorities meets a high-quality standard within deadlines established by the firm and/or regulatory authorities, including but not limited to provisional tax returns, VAT returns, PAYE, IRP 5 submissions, compliance with mobility arrangements, etc. Provide advice, guidance and direction to the bookkeeping department and to review the taxation schedules produced by them to support tax returns; feedback as appropriate and ensure that schedules are of the appropriate standard and quality to support tax returns. To supervise the preparation of the tax returns, to work with the tax department and obtain an independent review of the tax returns, if regarded as necessary and ensure all items identified are resolved, prior to submission to tax authorities. Ensure that all tax related payments, including but not limited to income tax payments, PAYE, VAT payments, STC are made on time to avoid penalties and interest to the firm. Assist the operations team, payroll department, mobility team, HR department and the broader Finance team with taxation queries and opinions. Ensure appropriate understanding of withholding taxes within the team and sign off all withholding tax reconciliations on a monthly basis. Lead the compilation of any objections and taxation appeals that may be required from time to time. Provide a reconciliation of outstanding tax positions, including but not limited to PAYE, Income Tax and VAT with SARS on an ongoing basis. Ensure that all taxation liabilities and risks are appropriately recorded in the companys books. Ensure that all queries raised by SARS are dealt with completely and appropriately, through written correspondence or liaison with the tax offices. Ensure that all taxation matters pertaining to contractors are adequately addressed within the firm Manage the timeous and accurate submission of the USA Tax returns. Keep abreast of taxation changes that are applicable to the company and provide professional advice and clear communication on all tax related requirements, issues and initiatives to ensure that Finance have a full understanding of the issues, requirements and impact. To develop and awareness of taxation risks, if any, of the firms underlying accounting, policies and procedures and to recommend and implement changes, if necessary. To manage the tax returns process for the Partner Group and to ensure compliance within SARS requirements and deadlines. Lead the organisation in terms of structuring of transactions, processes and activities to ensure tax efficiency and compliance. Keep abreast of all technology changes at tax authorities and lead the change, implementation and execution within the firm, including but not limited to SARS e-filing, electronic IRP5 submissions. Responsible for the effective management of staff in the tax function, if required, which includes recruitment, motivation, coaching, development and performance management in order to ensure that the unit has staff with necessary knowledge and skill to deliver business objectives for the tax function. Develop an understanding of all transactions that have a cross border tax impact and ensure tax compliance in respect of all such transactions with the appropriate tax authorities. Prepare technical briefs (white papers) in respect of how cross border transactions can be structured to ensure tax compliance and efficiency to the broader organisation and drive implementation thereof. Task orientated and proven ability to produce material on a regular basis, to a consistently high standard with little or no errors. Should you meet the above requirements, please apply directly or visit for more exciting finance opportunities. If you have not had any response from us in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Your profile will be kept on our data base for any other suitable positions. Consultant Name: Kavisha Maharaj

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