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Job Summary

Managing tax compliance, tax planning and tax risk management for the Al-Futtaim East Africa Automotive Group.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

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1.    POSITION DETAILS
Job Title: 
   Assistant Tax Manager
Work Level:   
Band:    G
Line Manager Title and Work Level:    Direct Reporting to CFO – Dotted line Reporting to Divisional Tax Manger
Job Function:    Assistant Tax Manager
Division:    Finance
Business Unit:    Motors Group Ltd
Location:    Kenya

2.    ROLE PURPOSE & CONTEXT:
Managing tax compliance, tax planning and tax risk management for the Al-Futtaim East Africa Automotive Group.

This position is responsible for driving the Group tax strategy within all markets where the East Africa Automotive Group is operational. It includes managing the Tax Operating Model which involves working with tax community members and taking ownership of tax compliance, tax planning, transfer pricing, tax accounting, and tax documentation for the Automotive Group.

The successful candidate will work closely with Al-Futtaim Group Tax and Divisional Tax along with businesses, service providers, and other tax professionals in carrying out responsibilities. He or she will primarily work with tax and financial management within the Group, the Company and third-party service providers.
    
3.    RESOURCE COMPLEXITY
Human Resources:   
Direct Reports (Number and WL information): 0
Total: 0

4.    KEY ROLE SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES (WL2+) or TASKS (WL1):

Accountabilities   

•    Tax Strategy

KPI’s/Measures
•    Manage the implementation of the Group Tax strategy from a planning, compliance and risk management perspective

Accountabilities   
•    Business Community

KPI’s/Measures
•    Build relationships and interact with stakeholders  to provide excellent tax advisory expertise on business transactions and acquisitions

Accountabilities
•    Tax Community

KPI’s/Measures
•    Coordinate with tax staff in all geographies and assess their performance in line with the Al-Futtaim tax code of conduct

Accountabilities
•    Tax Compliance

KPI’s/Measures
•    Ensure correct and timely filing of all Tax Returns based on country specific tax calendars and review complex income Tax Returns

Accountabilities
•    Tax Planning

KPI’s/Measures
•    Identify tax planning opportunities within the limits of tax risk management

Accountabilities
•    Tax Risk Management

KPI’s/Measures
•    Identify and mitigate tax risks in all geographies where the East Africa Automotive Group operates

Accountabilities
•    Tax Accounting

KPI’s/Measures
•    Manage the tax provision process and supervise tax balances on general ledger

Accountabilities
•    Tax Document Management

KPI’s/Measures
•    Ensure all documents are collected on a central database and handle requests for information

Accountabilities
•    Tax Controversy

KPI’s/Measures
•    Manage tax audits in collaboration with Group Tax

Accountabilities
•    Transfer pricing   

KPI’s/Measures
•    Ensuring that the East Africa Automotive Group adheres to the Transfer Pricing Regulations in all geographies where the Group operates and ensure proper transfer pricing documentation is maintained.

5.    PERSON SPECIFIC:
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

•    Tax, Finance or Accounting certified
•    Fluent in English (written and verbal)
•    Regional tax knowledge is mandatory

Minimum Experience:
•    4-6 years in an international tax environment
•    Big 4 Accounting Firm experience required

Job-Specific Skills:
•    Tax technical skills and tax accounting
•    Project management skills
•    Ability to work on various on-going projects with good organisational and time management skills

Behavioural Competencies:
•    Pro-active attitude
•    Team player
•    Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
•    Highly motivated, energetic, hard worker

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