Assistant Tax Manager (East & Southern Africa, ESA) job at BAT
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Vacancy title: Assistant Tax Manager (East & Southern Africa, ESA)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Professional Services , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Saturday, June 10 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Friday, May 26 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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SENIORITY LEVEL: Junior Management
SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonus
LOCATION: The candidate can be based in either Kenya, Mozambique, or Zambia
REPORTS TO: Senior Tax Manager, East & Southern Africa
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE: 12 markets across East &Southern Africa Area

Perform a range of tax compliance and/or advisory work to support the effective management of BAT’s tax positions, for both direct and indirect tax charges, tax reporting, transfer pricing and ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements.
Support the Senior Tax Manager ESA to provide pro-active, high quality specialist advice, guidance, and expertise to the business, and to manage and drive ad-hoc tax projects.

1. Coordinate and manage tax activities of the BAT entities as assigned
• Manage the accurate and timely calculation, filing and payment of relevant tax liabilities for the BAT entities.
• Preparation of tax computations, deferred tax reconciliations and disclosure notes in the annual financial statements.
• Review tax returns and schedules for submission to the revenue authorities as prepared by tax/finance analysts or advisors.
• Coordinate and monitor tax compliance activities for the assigned markets.
• Completion of BAT Group reporting templates and schedules.
2. Transfer pricing compliance in line with Group guidelines and applicable laws
• Manage the review and update of transfer pricing documentation in line with Group guidelines and relevant local & international laws.
• Ensure documentation to support the arm’s length nature of affected transactions is properly and adequately maintained.
3. General business support
• Assess tax implications of business projects, agreements, and transactions in the assigned markets.
• Ensure appropriate and robust processes and controls are in place to manage corporate tax governance in the assigned markets, following agreed Global standard processes and frameworks.
• Ensure accurate and timely reporting of tax numbers in the assigned markets, in line with Group reporting requirements.
• Ensure all tax risks and sensitivities are fully investigated and correctly reflected in the assigned market’s financial statements.
• Stay abreast of new tax legislation and assess business impact of the same in the assigned markets.
• Support the senior tax manager in driving corporate simplification initiatives and other tax & business projects.
4. Tax audit/litigation support
• Support the assigned markets with end-to-end management of revenue authority queries, requests for information,verifications,audits,and disputes to mitigate exposures.
• Liaise with tax advisors on audit findings where necessary.
• Assist the senior tax manager in managing the dispute/appeal/litigation process

Knowledge / Qualifications
• University degree in Finance, Tax, or a related field.
• Minimum 4 years relevant experience in tax compliance and planning.
• Working knowledge of corporate tax systems, for both direct and indirect taxes.
• A good understanding of corporate tax accounting, including deferred tax.
• Working knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Effective communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to manage relationships and work with managers across all levels within the company and externally.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to explain complex tax issues in a clear and concise manner.
• An ability to work effectively with all levels of staff within the company and externally – this should be demonstrated by successful experience in business partnership and decision support.
• Basic understanding of commercial business drivers.
• Excellent project and time management skills.

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Job Info
Job Category: Management jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 10 June 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 26-05-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-05-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-05-2066
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