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Tax Consultant

Company Telesure Investment Holdings
Reference # TC20/07/29
Published 14/08/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial long and short term insurance providers. Our portfolio includes South Africa’s most loved and recognisable brands such as 1st for Women, Auto & General, Budget, Dial Direct, Virseker and 1Life. Employee Benefits Administration via our Hippo Advisory Services, which includes health insurance, provident fund and group life administration. Hippo is South Africa's first comparison website and compares insurance, other personal finance products, travel, health, money, travel, cars from a range of South African brands. We’re pioneers with a hunger for the best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing beyond limits.
Job Functions Finance
Industries Insurance
Specification
Ensure the accuracy and compliance of the payroll and taxation function within the TIH group. Align and maintain all tax relevant information within the TIH group.

Tax
Develop and/or deliver a plan for significant elements of the tax systems with guidance from senior colleagues when required. Calculate income tax and deferred tax to ensure accurate recording of income and deferred tax expense in the financials on a quarterly basis. Review and maintain the tax asset register and tax schedules to ensure an accurate deduction in terms of legislation on a monthly basis. Submit and pay all income tax returns (Including ITR14, IT14SD, IT12T, etc.) on a timeous basis, as per legislation to avoid penalties and interest.

VAT
Develop and/or deliver a plan for significant elements of the VAT systems with guidance from senior colleagues when required. Conduct monthly review and submission of VAT calculations or reconciliations to ensure accuracy.

Tax Advice
Provide specialist guidance on the interpretation and application of tax legislation, policies and procedures. Resolve complex or contentious queries and issues and enable others to take appropriate actions.

External Stakeholder Engagement
Develop and maintain positive working relationship with SARS and external Auditors and resolve their queries. Manage and maintain the relationship with the external Auditors and ensure all audit findings are addressed timeously on an annual basis. Manage and maintain relations with SARS and ensure all relevant tax payments and documents are up to date.

Financial Management & Control
Develop and deliver a plan for significant aspects of the financial management and/or control process. Work within established finance systems and internal processes to ensure tax payments are made timeously. Review the accuracy of payments made to SARS and ensure effective cash flow
management, refunds from SARS received timeously and credit balances are utilised effectively.

Personal Capability Building
Act as subject matter expert in an area of technology, policy, regulation, or operational management for the team. Maintain external accreditations and in-depth understanding of current and emerging external regulation and industry best practices through continuing professional development, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

Document Review & Preparation
Write and edit material for various stakeholders, tailoring the tone and content to match the needs and expectations of each audience. Review all relevant documents prepared by the Tax Administrators including (ITR14, VAT201, EMP201, IT88, etc) on Efiling and monthly tax schedules.

Insights and Reporting
Contribute to the design and creation of tax reporting processes and templates.
Requirements
General Education
B.com Financial Accounting Degree (Essential);
Post Graduate Qualification in Tax (Essential);
Masters in Tax (Advantageous)

General Experience
3 or more years accounting experience (Essential);
2 or more years Tax experience (Essential);
Completed articles (Advantageous)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)** competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Internal Applications: This role is graded at C-Lower. Should you apply and you are currently employed at a higher grade and are found successful, your total reward package may be impacted.

Should you not hear from our team in 30 days, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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About TIH

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers. Our portfolio includes short-term insurers, a long-term insurer, health insurance as well as an insurance and personal finance comparison platform. We’re pioneers with a hunger for best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing past their limits.

What we offer

TIH offers an exceptional benefits programme, and competitive compensation packages. You have options for Life Cover, Disability Benefits, Provident Fund, Medical Aid, and more. Office benefits include free undercover parking, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, an onsite gym, subsidised meals, convenience store, coffee shop, an on-site Dischem store, free seasonal fruits – every day, and an Active Access walking programme

Job Closing Date 21/08/2020
   
   
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