South Africa

International Tax Senior Consultant/ Assistant Manager

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # TAX_01
Published 09/06/2021
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 and our client's unparalleled support.

BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 91,054 people working out of 1,658 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

BDO Johannesburg has a vacancy for a suitable qualified and experienced International Tax Senior Consultant or Assistant Manager.
Job Functions Other,Tax
Industries Accounting & Auditing,Tax Consulting
You will be part of the International Tax and Transfer Pricing team; you will inter alia be responsible for:

Project involvement:
•Act as a point of contact within the firm, for the client together with the director. This will include responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided, and maintaining regular contact with clients;
•Manage advisory engagements under the supervision of the director, such as, setting strategies or advising foreign or local multinational companies on their tax issues;
•Manage compliance documentation engagements under the supervision of the director;
•Drafting opinions;
•Manage accrual reviews and due diligences under the supervision of the director;
•Drafting/managing proposals under the supervision of the director for engagements bearing in mind the expectations of our clients;
•Developing and pursuing creative strategies while using latest technologies available;
•Manage billings and cash collection within the firms’ criteria;
•Regular involvement with tax planning and complex tax issues in conjunction with directors;
•Ensure assignments are completed within agreed budgets and keep client/director informed of overruns and plan staff assignments in order to give an appropriate spread of experience;
•Ensure that the BDO’s quality control procedures are adhered to; and
•Identify risk and technical matters, as well as selling opportunities, to the director, whilst exercising judgement within agreed parameters

•Must provide overall support to directors on client matters and assist in the management of clients and the team, this will include support at times for the recruitment and appraising of staff;
•WIP Management;
•Will work as part of management team and be a vital member in the national International Tax and Transfer Pricing tax team with other tax managers/directors within the business group, and provide support to the rest of the Tax team;
•Actively participate in the management of the International Tax and Transfer Pricing Team tax team through director/manager meetings and by attendance at social functions;
•Training must be provided to more junior staff both on the job and through monitoring and on the job performance, whilst consistently providing feedback;
•Counsel, appraise, develop and motivate staff as appropriate; and
•Responsible for coaching and developing junior members of staff;

Sales and Marketing:
•Should be able to recognise business and sales opportunities and progress these forward with director support;
•Participate in bids/proposals for new work;
•Able to take advantage of marketing/PR opportunities; and
•Develop own network of contacts internally and externally

Communication and representation:
•Develop contact with clients at senior level and maintain contact with other levels as appropriate to ensure the firm has the confidence of the client;
•Act as a liaison between the client and other specialist service groups within BDO;
•Contribute centrally by lecturing on internal courses; and
•Consult with colleagues and directors on technical and risk matters
Qualifications, Experience and Requirements:
•Preferably CA(SA), BComm Accounting; TA(SA), Attorney with completed M.Com, LLM (Tax Law) or HDip (Tax);
•At least 3-5 years’ experience in International Tax;
•Knowledge of DTA’s;
•Knowledge of corporate tax;
•Maintain an in depth, up to date, knowledge of taxation;
•Specialist knowledge and the ability to deal with complex tax issues;
•Project management experience;
•Staff management experience;
•Ability to manage a substantial client portfolio profitably; and
•Actively seek opportunities for developing new clients and for selling new services to existing clients

•Excellent communication and listening skills;
•Excellent writing skills;
•Strong analytical and research skills;
•Ability to build strong and effective relationships internally and with clients to ensure a professional and quality service that meets required expectations and needs;
•Innovation skills to improve systems, processes and procedures;
•Confidence and decisiveness with excellent planning and organizing abilities;
•Ability to work under pressure and achieve reporting deadlines; and
•Adherence to principles and values

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 16/06/2021
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