Assistant Manager - Finance Taxation

Assistant manager in the finance tax departmentThe Ernst and Young Finance department in South Africa is led by the Regional Finance Lead who reports to the Chief Operating Officer for the Africa sub-area. An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant manager Finance Tax to join the team. This is a non-client facing role with internal stakeholders only. The position requires a Chartered Accountant/BCom Accounting candidate with a post degree qualification in Tax, that has knowledge of accounting concepts, IFRS standards, Tax Acts and SARS E-filing. The incumbent must have a basic understanding of the creditors, debtors, general ledger and payroll functions with an ability to obtain an understanding / ability to make process/ procedure recommendations from a tax perspective, through interactions with the various teams. The incumbent must have the passion, willingness and ability to deal with an extensive number of people at both senior and junior levels that require tax assistance, advice and direction. Exceptional client service is required, whilst simultaneously upholding and maintaining appropriate standards and principles. Reporting Relationships The position reports to the Finance Tax Manager and ultimately the Finance Director and Country Tax Leader. There is close interaction with the South Africa Finance team. Principal Responsibilities Work with the auditors and finance team to prepare income tax and deferred tax calculations for the AFS Preparation and submission of company income tax returns with supporting schedules and workings Completion and submission of IT14SD Supplementary Declaration returns Preparation and submission of provisional tax calculations Checking tax assessments, and following up on all tax related issues Liaising with SARS and stakeholders with regards to tax issues Draft letters/objections and other query responses to SARS Online tax clearance/tax status applications Calculation and payment of dividend withholding tax and filing of dividend tax returns Assistance with calculation of foreign withholding tax credits and signing off monthly reconciliations Assistance with review of monthly vat processes/returns/schedules Preparing technical opinions/position papers for the organisation and ensuring procedures and processed are adhered to, to manage compliance for the firm Keeping abreast of the latest tax developments Assistance to the operations team, payroll and HR departments with general VAT, PAYE, Withholding Tax and Customs queries Assist with the relevant tax submissions in foreign countries, USA, India, Nigeria Assistance with Africa Tax Compliance Dashboard Formalise and report any known tax related transgressions Key Competencies Execution Focused -Task orientated and proven ability to produce material on a regular basis to a consistently high standard with little or no errors Writing -Ability to write clear and accurate reports/opinions -Meet strict deadlines and quality standards Technical -Practical experience in a professional organisation -Software Excellent Excel/Word skills including presentational aspects and pivot tables -Knowledge of SARS E-filing -Knowledge of SAP preferred -Knowledge of Tax Acts -Knowledge of IFRS standards Teamwork -A strong team player who is comfortable working collaboratively and directionally as required. -Must be able to balance communication, planning and execution. Flexibility -Comfortable working on a number of projects/tasks concurrently within a rapidly changing environment Key Attributes -Self -starter with initiative to manage with minimal direction. -Ability to manage and produce outcomes at a degree of detail -Challenging and curious mindset with a business/commercial outlook. -Able to interact with senior management and support teams and leaders -Have a degree of self-awareness and ability to acquire technical skills and expertise to address areas of growth -Team player Qualifications CA(SA)/Bcom(Acc) or similar qualification with an appropriate post degree qualification in tax Accreditation with relevant professional body, SAICA, SAIT etc. Practical working experience at/with SARS Practical working experience in a tax compliance/consulting department Practical experience in handling cross border transactions, VAT and PAYE Who we are: At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA