Indirect Tax Specialist

at Connect Space
Location Mwanza, Tanzania, United Republic of
Date Posted November 28, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency TZS


Indirect Tax Specialist
Indirect Tax Specialist is responsible for the indirect tax compliance for the African countries that is to help design and implement tax policies and strategies and evaluate managerial processes to ensure compliance with relevant statutes and regulatory codes. The position also requires tax planning and reporting, including the filing of federal corporate returns.
While the role primarily consists in the preparation of the indirect tax returns, it also requires working closely and supporting the other members of Tax Department and the other functions in a drilling service company.

Minimum qualifications:
• University Degree in Tax accounting, or related field.
• At least 3 years of professional experience with a large accounting firm or equivalent tax department with knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of indirect taxation.

• Experience working in a regional role, with exposure to different African countries.
• Must be able to follow established procedures while performing assigned tasks.
• Must demonstrate strong time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize and complete multiple assignments/projects within established deadlines.
• Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and organized.
• Requires good verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to develop and maintain a relationship network within the Company and externally (clients, administrations…).
• Must be fluent in English, French as a plus.
• Experience in a drilling services industry and or mining is a BIG PLUS
• Oracle knowledge as a plus.

Additional qualifications/skills:
• Indirect Tax (ITX) returns management, including tax returns country specific such as CSS return for Gabon or Service Levy Council in Tanzania
• ITX returns preparation
• ITX returns filing
• ITX returns payment follow up
• ITX refund requests filing and follow up
• Indirect Tax internal controls performance
• Performance of internal controls as indicated in the control’s narratives
• Ensuring the proper controls performance when these ones are performed by other functions (Finance, Supply Chain…)
• Ad Hoc ITX tasks
o Tax accounting entries coordination with Finance team
o Support to other functions (Finance, Legal, Supply Chain…)
o Ad Hoc support to Direct Tax Manager – Africa
o Tax audits
o Social Security audits
o CIT returns preparation
o Transfer Pricing returns preparation
o Relationships with Tax Administrations
o Periodical visits at the tax administrations premises
o Follow up by phone / email
o Company’s account statement at TAs – Reconciliation