Group Tax Manager

at d.light
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted August 10, 2020
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES

Description

The  Group  Tax  Manager  will  be  responsible  for  effective  planning,  management,  control  and The Group Tax Manager will coordinate and manage all tax matters relating to entities within the group  as  well  as  identifying  and  implementing  tax  processes  and  solutions  according  to regulatory and governance standards.

Person Specifications

The ideal candidate is a team player who manages the tax team to greater performance, creates and  implements  tax  plans  and  works  with  the  accounting  and  leadership  teams  to  identify opportunities for process improvement and potential areas of risk.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide  leadership  with  respect  to  tax  planning,  compliance  and  control  across  d.light operations.
  • Manage  compliance  with  tax  law  across  the  d.lightgroup,  in  all  tax  aspects  including, corporate tax, transfer pricing, PAYE and indirect taxes.
  • Identification and evaluation of taxation risks within d.light
  • Implementation of systems and processes to monitor and mitigate identified taxation risks.
  • Facilitate  and  manage  the  preparation  and  review  of  d.light  company  tax  returns  and  the accurate, timely filing of all tax forms.
  • Optimization of d.light taxation expense, by identifying areas of tax savings and integration of tax planning within strategy formulation.
  • New  and  existing  product  evaluation  to  determine  taxation  impact  and  advise  on  taxation optimization
  • Custodian of d.light transfer pricing policy, responsible for ensuring that policy is up to date and appropriate agreements and approvals are in place to ensure compliance.
  • cross-border transactionsMonitor    current    and    impending    legislative    and    regulatory    tax    law    developments, communicate  the  effects  of  these  developments  to  management,   create  strategies  to capitalize on changes to taxation legislation and make the appropriate updates to policies and strategies.
  • Find and implement opportunities for process improvement in the company tax procedures.
  • Develop and implement strategic tax planning for all taxes.
  • Maintain effective control procedures over all aspects of the tax process.
  • Manage and facilitate tax audits: preparing responses, creating schedules, etc.
  • Provide support with various internal audits and special tax related projects.
  • Manage and mentor members of tax team to greater levels of effectiveness and engagement.
  • Improve taxation knowledge within d.light through communication and tax training where appropriate.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant tax planning and compliance experience at senior management level.
  • 3+ years international corporate tax experience across various African countries ideally East Africa
  • CPA designation with completion of In-depth tax courses.
  • Extensive individual and corporate tax knowledge
  • International good practices in tax administration including developing and implementing a comprehensive compliance management program
  • Strong knowledge of tax code, compliance and procedures for corporations.
  • Strong experience with a variety of tax operations and ability to drive process improvements.
  • Strong ability to utilize project management and accounting best practices to organize and prioritize tasks and the tasks of other tax team members.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders and communicate the benefits of tax initiatives.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a multi-geographic team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentational skills
  • Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities.

Applying Instructions

  • Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their CV and cover letter to: hr.africa@dlight.com before 31stAugust 2020.

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