Wananchi Group Senior Tax Accountant Jobs in Kenya

The tax accountant position is accountable for the collection of tax-related information, advising management on the tax impact of various corporate strategies and doing tax compliance.

Key Roles

  • Devise tax strategies to defer or eliminate tax payments
  • Complete required tax reporting in a timely manner
  • Prepare and update tax provision schedules
  • Coordinate audits by various taxation authorities
  • Research and correct process errors that caused incorrect tax filings
  • Negotiate with tax authorities over tax payment issues
  • Research the basis for tax positions to be taken
  • Advise management regarding the tax impact of corporate strategies
  • Advise management on the impact of new laws on tax liabilities
  • Coordinate outsourced tax preparation work
  • Assist in tax review of contracts
  • Prepare estimated tax payments.
  • Perform year-end accrual review and prepare the tax provision.
  • Prepare various countries income tax computations including deferred tax and Income
  • Tax returns.
  • Prepare/Review other various tax filings:
  • Withholding Tax, VAT, PAYE, Excise Duty etc.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in the tax area.
  • Assist in financial planning and analysis.
  • Identify and mitigate tax risks
  • Other duties as assigned

    Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business from a recognized institution
  • CPA (K) or ACCA certification
  • Minimum of 6 years
    post qualification experience.
  • Previous experience with an audit firm will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English, able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Thorough knowledge of the East African tax practice and tax legislations plus have an awareness of constantly emerging issues
  • A high level of proficiency in KRA’s iTax platform
  • A high ethical and professional standing.
  • Pro-activeness and a strong focus on the delivery of set targets.
  • Ability to be creative and bring new ideas to the role and function.
  • A positive attitude and passion to excel

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV and day time telephone contact to recruit@ke.wananchi.com on or before 4th July 2018.

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