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Senior Specialist Tax: West Africa HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-06-10 09:55   Accounting / Financial Services   Lagos   19 views
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JOB SUMMARY:

As a Senior Specialist Tax at Cellulant, you will play a critical role in managing and optimizing our tax strategies to ensure regulatory compliance and minimize tax liabilities.
You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, contribute to financial planning and analysis, and drive process improvements related to taxation.
This position reports to the Group Tax Manager and is an integral part of the CFO function.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tax Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant tax laws, regulations, and filing requirements. Prepare and file accurate and timely tax returns, including income tax, VAT, withholding tax, and other related taxes.
Tax Planning: Work with the Group Tax Manager to ddevelop and implement tax planning strategies to optimize the company's tax position, reduce tax liabilities, and maximize tax benefits.
Tax Analysis: Analyze financial data and transactions to identify potential tax issues and opportunities. Provide recommendations to minimize tax risks and costs.
Tax Accounting and Reconciliation: Ensure we are accounting for Tax correctly in our General Ledgers and reconciling all Tax GLs in the markets.
Reporting and Documentation: Maintain comprehensive records and documentation related to tax matters. Prepare tax reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various departments such as Legal, Accounting, and Operations to ensure tax considerations are incorporated into business decisions and strategies.
Tax Audits: Manage tax audits and investigations, working closely with external auditors and regulatory bodies. Resolve any tax disputes or discrepancies efficiently.
Transfer Pricing: Ensure compliance with transfer pricing regulations, including documentation and adherence to arm's length principles.
Policy Development: Work with the Group Tax Manager to contribute to the development and implementation of tax policies, procedures, and controls to ensure efficient tax management.
Stay Informed: Stay up to date with changes in tax laws, regulations, and industry best practices, and ensure the organization remains compliant.
Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements related to taxation, driving efficiency and accuracy in tax-related activities.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience That Will Count In Your Favor:

Minimum of 5 years' experience in tax management, preferably both in consulting (audit/Tax consultancy firm) and industry (a multinational or fintech environment).

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field. A relevant professional qualification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, CTA) is a plus.
Minimum of 5 years' experience in tax management and accounting preferably both in consulting (audit/Tax consultancy firm) and industry (a multinational or fintech environment).
Strong understanding of local and international tax laws and regulations.
Proficiency in tax software and financial software tools.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

Skills:

Tax Compliance and Planning
Financial Analysis
Tax Accounting and Reconciliation
Analytical and Attention to Detail
Regulatory Knowledge
Problem Solving
Good Communication
Team Player

Company Description
Cellulant is a mobile commerce and content company that manages delivers and bills for digital content and commerce service actualized over telecom network. The industry defines this segment as mobile Value Added Service (VAS) or Wireless Premium Rate Service Provider (PRSP) We are a member compa... read moreny of the Cellulant group which has commercial services running in Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa , Uganda , Botswana and the EU. Cellulant Nigeria have rolled an innovative and top-class business and technolgy solutions to banks, multinational companies like Guinness Nigeria Plc being her technology partner in the 'Guinness Greatest Eleven Nigerian football legend’o, Pepsi Sponsored FIFA U-17 football tournament hosted by South Korea, Procter and Gamble(P&G), Nigerian Breweries, automobile giants like Toyota Nigeria Limited, Fast moving and consumer goods (FMCGs) companies like Unilever, Mr. Biggs and a host of other companies like Promasidor, Smithline and Beechams SKG etc.