Tax Manager – Government Job Vacancies in V&A Waterfront

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Our client is looking for a proactive and energised individual to assist with managing the tax function for the Group. The individual will be responsible for providing a wide range of tax advisory services to the business as well as ensuring compliance with operational requirements (including reporting) imposed by both local and foreign tax regulators.


Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate will be expected to:

  • Manage a small team of tax professionals
  • Keep abreast of relevant tax related regulations and legislative changes or trends within the financial services industry in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Bermuda
  • Manage the tax advisory relationships with in-country counsel for operations
  • Effectively manage relationships with the relevant local and foreign tax authorities
  • Attend to tax related questions from the business and financial advisors and understand highly complex tax related problems
  • Prepare clear, sound, accurate reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations to management, legal/compliance and operational areas regarding new legislative and tax reporting requirements
  • Tax monitoring/audit of the business-related tax processes
  • Prepare/review the business control environment to ensure that sufficient and effective controls are in place to detect discrepancies and deviations from agreed processes and legislative requirements.
  • Review operational reports to identify potential areas of concern/ gaps/ trends where tax monitoring/ additional controls may be required.
  • Provide input to the industry on behalf of the company (i.e regulatory papers / industry bodies)
  • Continuously advise and provide training to internal stakeholders to ensure optimal tax awareness and competence with regards to new and existing tax legislation
  • Liaise with Clients/Financial Advisors and Operations teams regarding queries and topical tax issues
  • Provide distribution support in the form of round table discussions and presentations to financial advisors and the distribution teams.



Desired Experience & Qualification

The successful candidate should have:

  • Deep knowledge of South African corporate income tax, corporate structures, tax treaty law and global developments in the field of international tax
  • Knowledge of South African legislative requirements and tax laws specific to unit trust/LISP, long-term insurance and retirement fund business
  • Knowledge of local and international tax reporting requirements e.g. FATCA/CRS, DWT, IWT and IT3
  • A go-getter attitude with a pragmatic approach to systems and processes
  • Ability to provide bespoke advice of the highest technical standard in a clear and concise manner

Core qualifications and experience

  • CA/BCom with HDip Tax Law or Master in Tax
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Current, relevant financial services industry experience and up to date with the latest changes in the legislation in this specialist area – this is a distinct advantage.
  • Technical tax advisory experience
  • Ability to assess complex tax laws, derive a meaning and practically apply it to the business
  • Strong analytical skills


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