Senior Tax Specialist (US GAAP / Corporate Tax / CA / Chartered Accountant ) – Gauteng, South Africa

Location: Gauteng, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 18-09-2018
Reference Number: GAS0040
Job Description:
As a Senior Tax specialist, you will be part of the Corporate Function Finance Division and Corporate Function Corporate Taxes Business Units
  • Advice and assist the operating companies in Southern Africa with their day-to-day corporate income tax matters, VAT and other tax matters, i.e. function as an in-house tax advisor and, when applicable, issue instructions to the operating companies on the treatment of various business transactions from a tax point of view.
  • Be responsible for tax and transfer pricing documentation towards the South African tax authorities and towards the South African Reserve Bank.
  • Assist South African companies in tax audits, in international matters together with international Headquarters.
  • Build up a network of local tax contact persons in each South African entity and establish a smooth and efficient co-operation with such persons.
  • Be responsible for the company in South Africa for USGAAP tax accounting and quarterly reporting to international Headquarters.
  • Keep him or her updated about the general development in South African and international tax developments and legislation.
  • Keep the South African units informed about important developments in South African tax legislation.
  • Assist in informing and make proposals to Headquarters in case the South African tax development motivates changes in the tax structure in South Africa.
  • Handle the tax compliance work, like tax returns, tax payments and similar.
  • Work together with, and functionally report to, the Headquarters.
  • Be tax contact person towards the companies central Tax Department at Headquarters and report to, when applicable, Head of Group Function Taxes.
  • Able to work independently. Inspect processes and identify gaps in processes that will impact tax. Provide solutions for those gaps identified.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • University degree is mandatory and completed tax certificate or tax degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience and preferably CA (SA) candidate.
  • Reasonably experienced person with sufficient theoretical and practical tax knowledge in order to fulfill the objectives and tasks outlined above.
  • Preferably have an accounting and economic tax profile rather than with a legal tax profile.
  • Practical tax experience in the corporate tax area, from one of the big tax consultant firms (“Big Four”).
  • Practical experience of South African tax accounting and preferably also of USGAAP tax accounting is required.
  • Practical experience of not only South African domestic taxation but also of international cross-border transactions, including tax matters related to permanent establishments, and of transfer pricing, is regarded as an additional qualification.
  • Should have an interest in developing also within the area of international taxation and of working in an international environment
  • Good communication skills and a certain degree of seniority are desirable to enable smooth and efficient co-operation with the various business and other functions within the company, with external parties and with tax authorities.
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent position
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