South Africa

Corporate Tax Consulting: Assistant Manager/Manager - Tax Lawyer

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # TAX_01
Published 06/04/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.

BDO Johannesburg has a vacancy for a Corporate Tax Consulting Assistant Manager or Manager within the Corporate Tax Consulting business unit in the Tax Department.
Job Functions Legal,Tax
Industries Accounting & Auditing,Tax Consulting
The incumbent will be reporting to the Head of Corporate Tax Consulting. You will inter alia be responsible for:
•Assisting BDO to achieve its financial targets driving the BDO brand, business development, technical tax competence and client service in line with BDO values.
•Interpreting and applying theoretical knowledge to a practical business solution by utilising a sound knowledge of income tax and corporate law.
•Drafting technically correct opinions and reports for review and reviewing tax opinions and advise to be provided to clients and the audit department.
•Gathering information from different sources by using effective research tools.
•Assisting with research and preparation of proposals and fee quotes.
•Identifying income tax issues arising at clients and use various tools and techniques to provide advice and recommendations on how to solve them.
•Adapting to a changing work environment and accommodate changing client demands.
•Liaising with audit partners and audit staff with regards to tax issues.
•Liaising with SARS.
•Litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, negotiation and other means of pre-empting and settling disputes.
•Visiting clients to remediate tax issues and assist clients with SARS audit and queries.
•Managing and maintaining client relationships.
•Preparing and managing budgets, debtors and monthly invoices and administrative tasks related to practice management.
•Producing accurate work and client deliverables to a high technical standard while coaching and mentoring junior staff.
•Managing and developing subordinates in the corporate tax consulting team.
•Quality control of technical deliverables
•LLB or comparable law degree is required
•LLM (Tax Law) or Hdip (Tax) or a comparable postgraduate tax law qualification is required
•An Admitted Attorney or Advocate in good standing with the relevant Law Society or Bar Council is advantageous.

•Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Corporate Tax and technical advisory
•Managerial experience
•Tax structuring and mergers and acquisition experience advantageous
•Commercial experience advantageous
•Experience working with and interpreting financial accounting records

•Excellent writing skills and MS Word proficiency
•Excellent communication skills
•Leadership and supervising skills
•Working with people
•Adherence to principles and values
•Relating and Networking skills
•Analytical and problem-solving skills
•Researching skills
•Planning and organisational skills
•Delivering results and exceeding client expectations
•Adapting and responding to change

Salary is market-related and commensurate with experience.
The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Job Closing Date 09/04/2021
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