South Africa

Global Employer Services and Employees’ Tax Senior Consultant/Assistant Manager

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # TAX_01
Published 04/05/2022
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 suitable qualified and experienced Global Employer Services and Employees’ Tax Senior Consultant/Assistant Manager in our Johannesburg office.


Manage a mixed portfolio of expatriate tax compliance and expatriate and employees’ tax consulting projects.

This role will involve working very closely with the head of the division and involve a lot of direct client contact. The successful candidate will also manage the performance of team members. The role is designed to lead to a fast track career progression for the right candidate.
Job Functions Tax
Industries Accounting & Auditing,Tax Consulting
Reporting as part of Global Employer Services, Individuals, Trust and Estates; you will inter alia be responsible for:

Expatriate Tax Compliance and Consulting

•Review of expatriate annual tax and provisional returns and directly responsible for preparation and submission of more complex tax returns.
•Attending to SARS and clients queries/objections/appeals
•Review of monthly shadow payrolls
•Responsible for expatriate arrival and departure tax briefings.
•Managing various expatriate tax consulting projects and assisting the director on more complex cases including:
oproviding written advice on tax residence and cross border assignment tax issues
oemigration matters
otax efficient structuring of expatriate’s assignment package
odevelopment or review of a company’s international assignment policy/relocation policy etc.

Employees’ Tax Consulting

•Responsible for employees’ tax aspects of IT14SD reconciliations
•Preparation of PAYE due diligence projects;
•Assisting with client PAYE Health checks
•Assisting clients with SARS PAYE audits/VDP applications
•Work on various other employees’ tax consulting projects including:
odesign or review of employer remuneration related policies, including fringe benefit policy/travel & expense policy etc.
oremuneration structuring, including employee share incentive plan arrangements
oemployee retrenchments
Qualifications and Experience:

•Degree or H Dip (Tax) / MCom Tax
•Candidates with proven relevant experience will also be considered.
•Minimum of 5 years’ experience ideally working in a client facing expatriate and employees’ tax compliance and consulting role. Strong candidates with relevant technical experience from Industry or SARS will also be considered.
•Registered as a Tax practitioner with a controlling body
•Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


•Team player
•Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
•Enjoys opinion writing / drafting of reports
•Lateral thinker
•Ability to build strong and effective relationships internally and with clients to ensure a professional and quality service that meets required expectations and needs
•Confidence and decisiveness with excellent planning and organizing abilities
•Ability to work under pressure and achieve reporting deadlines
•Agility to adapt to different situations
•Showing initiative and taking ownership
•Energetic, passionate and possess a willingness to succeed
•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.


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Job Closing Date 01/06/2022
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