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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tax Manager

Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive Package
Job Reference: AM-09-10
Date Posted: 16 September 2010 
The Company
We are a fast growing, high quality, professional audit & advisory firm, located in Kisumu, Kenya. In line with our rapid expansion, we are looking for candidates who are committed and responsible to join us in our tax team. We are meritocratic firm, committed to train our staff and encourage sharing of knowledge among Staff & Partners.  
Job Description
The role reports to the Partners/Directors and supervises Tax Assistants/Consultants on various tax assignments at any one time. The applicant should be ready to lead assignments and will be a focal point of contact person for tax related work. The role will provide excellent career progression for the right person. 
Team Leading
  • Planning, leading, managing and supervising execution of external tax audits and other tax engagements including personal tax, VAT, customs
  • Assisting with the setting of budgets, pricing and deadlines and ensuring that tax audits and other assignments are completed within these limits
  • Reviewing work (tax reporting in financial statements, tax returns, tax computations) and finally signing-off on tax work
Communication & Teamwork
  • Liaise with the audit manager on tax related matters required for audit of financial statements
  • Regular meetings with clients to obtain updates on their business, discussing issues and presenting tax findings
  • Interacting directly with Partners on matters related to client and engagement management
  • Submitting tax returns and accounts to the KRA, ensuring payments and communicating with the KRA on all enquiries
Staff Supervision
  • Setting objectives (goal-setting) with the tax / audit team, providing support and coaching for more junior staff, and giving them constructive feedback on their performance
  • Training, coaching and developing Staff and Senior accountants for advancement
Quality Control
  • Ensuring quality tax work and client service
Client Relationship
  • Communicating with clients as well as the internal tax / finance departments of clients to ensure delivery of exceptional client service
  • Establishing client relationships, anticipating client needs, responding their queries, being alert to both tax concerns and technical accuracy
Portfolio Management
  • Ensuring the set project recovery levels are met, tax fees are billed and collected on time
Business Development
  • Assist with strengthening existing client relationships and developing new business opportunities by participating in sales meetings and working on proposals
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, CPA, ACA) with at least 5 years tax experience with a reputable audit firm, of which 2 years are in managerial capacity
  • Technically good knowledge and understanding of the Kenya Revenue Acts to be able to advise clients on current law and future changes
  • Excellent supervision, communication and ICT skills (especially knowledge of VT, Quickbooks)
  • An additional qualification in ICT will be advantageous
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Team player, with the ability to multi-task, be flexible and work under pressure
  • Socially confident with good diplomacy and organisation skills
  • Self starter with good analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Dedicated and hard-working
How to apply
Send your application to: 
Your application should include a cover letter indicating your desire to work with us, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of two professional referees by close of business Friday 1st October 2010.  

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