Tax Manager

A global business with multiple interests on the African continent, seeks to appoint an accomplished Tax Manager. The role will primarily focus on the Zambian tax affairs (corporate income tax, VAT, withholding tax and to some degree customs) and limited involvement in the Southern Africa region (excluding SA and Lesotho). This is an exciting and challenging role for the right individual.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

Reporting to the General Manager – Tax (Africa) the primary responsibilities for position include:

  • Tax research & dissemination – Timely monitoring and research on relevant taxation trends, legislative changes and relevant economic/fiscal changes in Africa, documenting to facilitate disseminating to the various stakeholders in the business units as well as Senior Management in the Group
  • Tax risk review and management – Identifying current and potential tax risks in the region, advising the strategy against each risk and tracking the strategy implementation thereof. In addition, the tax manager periodically prepares tax reports for presentation to the senior management.
  • Supervision of tax accounting and reporting – Regular provision of guidance and supervision of the finance staff responsible for tax accounting, coordinating the review of the tax reporting pack by the external tax advisor and statutory auditor as part of the interim and final year-end audit.
  • Tax optimization and strategy – Provide support in the identification, review and implementation of tax optimization opportunities. Further, provide support from time to time in the development of the short term and long term tax strategy for the business segment.
  • Tax Advisory and training – Providing support, together with the Tax Department, to fully and partly owned businesses and investments in Africa, acting as the internal advisor to the FMs and CFO’s of these businesses. Conduct formal and informal tax trainings to finance and other relevant staff members in the business segment.
  • Tax Compliance, documentation and administration – Providing support to the in-country finance teams responsible for tax compliance, reviewing certain key business transactions and ensuring the required documentation for tax purposes is maintained at all times and tracking the tax compliance status of the entities in the business segment.

EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of tax experience (at least 3 of these should be in a commercial environment) with significant experience in Southern African tax issues
  • CA Preferred
  • Must be a member of ZiCA
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in Africa tax matters, legislation and compliance issues in major African countries, including withholding tax practices
  • Transfer pricing knowledge, the application of OECD principles and application of country specific guidelines

You can email your CVs to michelle.nicolay@ngs-global.com. The deadline for submission of CVs is 15th February 2016.