Group Tax Manager
The Group Tax Manager will be
responsible for effective planning, management, control and optimization of d.light’s
taxation position. The Group Tax Manager will coordinate and manage all tax matters
relating to entities within the group as well as identifying and implementing
tax processes and solutions according to regulatory and governance standards.
ideal candidate is a team player who manages the tax team to greater
performance, creates and implements tax plans and works with the accounting and
leadership teams to identify opportunities for process improvement and
potential areas of risk.
- Provide leadership with
respect to tax planning, compliance and control across d.light operations.
- Manage compliance with tax
law across the d.light group, in all tax aspects including, corporate tax,
transfer pricing, PAYE and indirect taxes.
evaluation of taxation risks within d.light
Implementation of systems
and processes to monitor and mitigate identified taxation risks.
Facilitate and manage the
preparation and review of d.light company tax returns and the accurate, timely
filing of all tax forms.
Optimisation of d.light
taxation expense, by identifying areas of tax savings and integration of tax
planning within strategy formulation.
New and existing product
evaluation to determine taxation impact and advise on taxation optimisation
Custodian of d.light
transfer pricing policy, responsible for ensuring that policy is up to date and
appropriate agreements and approvals are in place to ensure compliance.
Review and analysis of DTA’s and related legislation with the aim of
effectively using them on cross- border transactions
Monitor current and
impending legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the
effects of these developments to management, create strategies to capitalize on
changes to taxation legislation and make the appropriate updates to policies
Find and implement
opportunities for process improvement in the company tax procedures.
Develop and implement
strategic tax planning for all taxes.
Maintain effective control
procedures over all aspects of the tax process.
Manage and facilitate tax
audits: preparing responses, creating schedules, etc.
Provide support with various
internal audits and special tax related projects.
Manage and mentor members of
tax team to greater levels of effectiveness and engagement.
Improve taxation knowledge
within d.light through communication and tax training where appropriate.
10+ years of relevant tax
planning and compliance experience at senior management level.
3+ years international corporate
tax experience across various African countries ideally East Africa
A master’s degree in an
CPA designation with
completion of In-depth tax courses.
Extensive individual and corporate
International good practices
in tax administration including developing and implementing a comprehensive
compliance management program.
Strong knowledge of tax
code, compliance and procedures for corporations.
Strong experience with a
variety of tax operations and ability to drive process improvements.
Strong ability to utilize
project management and accounting best practices to organize and prioritize
tasks and the tasks of other tax team members.
Ability to work well
independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders and
communicate the benefits of tax initiatives.
Excellent organizational and
interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a multi-geographic team.
Strong oral and written
communication skills, including sound presentational skills
Flexibility in resolving
issues and addressing changing priorities.