South Africa

Senior Consultant - Indirect Tax

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # TAX_01
Published 22/04/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 36 Months
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 88,120 people working out of 1,617 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 South Africa has a vacancy for a Senior Consultant within the Indirect Tax Team in the Tax Department in our Johannesburg office. The incumbent will be reporting to the Indirect Tax Management.

The Senior Consultant will be afforded the opportunity to lead project engagements in the team. This role will involve taking responsibility for the planning and execution / delivery of engagements, leading project to achieve building / maintaining client relationships while delivering on this.
Job Functions Tax
Industries Accounting & Auditing,Tax Consulting
In addition, the Senior Consultant will be expected to get involved with the day-to-day operations, which include (but are not limited to), functions such as:

•Assisting with all VAT Consulting related activities including, but not limited to, writing of VAT opinions, VAT reviews, IT14SD reviews, VAT training, and WIP management.
•Developing and maintaining strong relationships with existing and prospective clients.
•Assisting management in establishing the nature of clients' South African business activities and assessing the VAT implications pertinent thereto.
•Effectively driving the risk process associated with the VAT consulting environment in an attempt to avoid penalties and interest for clients.
•Executing the overall process associated with VAT consulting.
•Effective communication and liaison with SARS with regards to any VAT consulting-related matters.
•Assist with the developing of junior staff both from technical and soft skills perspective.
•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 and industry knowledge to a practical business solution by utilising a sound knowledge of relevant legislation.
•Drafting technically correct opinions, advice and reports for review to be provided to clients.
•Gathering information from different sources by using effective research tools.
•Assisting with the research and preparation of proposals.
•Adapting to a changing work environment and accommodate changing client demands.
•Visiting clients to remediate tax issues and assist clients with SARS audits and queries.
•Overall WIP management such as preparing and managing budgets, debtors and monthly invoices.
•Producing accurate work and client deliverables to high technical standards.
•Microsoft office suite proficiency.
•BCom Accounting / LLB
•BCom Honours in Accounting or Taxation or HDip in Tax or VAT
•Advanced VAT certificate will be advantageous

•3 - 5 Years practical VAT consulting experience
•Strong VAT technical knowledge and practical experience
•Financial Services experience will be advantageous

•Excellent writing skills
•Excellent communication skills
•Leadership and supervising skills
•Continuous inclination and preparedness to improve technical and other abilities
•Ambitious to progress in an consulting environment
•High levels of interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
•High levels of ethical behaviour and adherence to principles and values
•Build strong and effective relationships with internal and external clients ensuring a professional and quality service that meets required expectations and needs
•Confident and decisive with excellent planning and organizing abilities
•Adapting and responding to change
•Innovatively improving systems, processes and procedures
•Ability to work under pressure and achieve reporting deadlines.

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.


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Job Closing Date 20/05/2022
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