Job Summary

We are looking to hire a driven & ambitious individual to join our Finance department. The role will primarily focus on the Kenya tax affairs for the pay TV services Business Segment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

ORGANISATION BACKGROUND:
Our client is a broad-based multinational media and entertainment group headquartered in South Africa, Dubai and Netherlands with principal operations in pay television, video entertainment, advertising and content security serving rapidly growing base of 13.5 million households.
Key areas of operations are:
• Storytelling ranging from content creation, production and aggregation including the best global general entertainment, sport and eminent African content library, delivered to customers
• Pay Television: direct-to-home satellite and digital terrestrial television services;
• SVOD: subscription video on demand services across multiple online platforms with a focus on library and local content in developing markets, and
• Advertising: providing dynamic media solutions; handling commercial airtime, on-air sponsorships, content integration, and online sales across a variety of 130+ channel brands on linear TV, VOD, social media, and digital platforms.
The group’s strength lies in its focus on local language and culture, its entrepreneurial spirit and the quality of its workforce. Our client has a successful history of identifying trends early, adapting them for the markets in which it operates and leveraging them to maximum advantage. The group generates revenues primarily through subscription model, with a growing contribution from advertising revenue. Its key objectives are to:
• Expand Pay TV, SVOD subscriber base and advertising sales
• Focus on investment and technology
• Maintain a local approach
• Provide quality service
• Attract innovative and motivated employees

In Kenya our client manages and markets brands serving to enrich the lives of our customers in Kenya by inspiring passion, lifestyle and greatness

POSITION
Title:
Tax Accountant
Division: Finance
Reports to: Financial Controller
Location Kenya
Direct reports No

PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE
We are looking to hire a driven & ambitious individual to join our Finance department. The role will primarily focus on the Kenya tax affairs for the pay TV services Business Segment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & CONTACTS
Key Performance Objectives

Effective Tax Management

 Tasks

• Tax research & dissemination – Timely monitoring and research on relevant taxation trends, legislative changes and relevant economic/fiscal changes in Kenya, documenting to facilitate disseminating to the various
stakeholders in the business units as well as Senior Management in the Group.
• Tax risk review and management - Identifying current and potential tax risks in the country, advising the strategy against each risk and tracking the strategy implementation thereof. In addition, the tax manager periodically
prepares tax reports for presentation to the senior management.
• Supervision of tax accounting and reporting – Regular provision of guidance and supervision of the finance staff responsible for tax accounting, coordinating the review of the tax reporting pack by the external tax advisor and statutory auditor as part of the interim and final
year end audit.
• Tax optimization and strategy – Provide support in the identification, review and implementation of tax optimization opportunities. Further, provide support from time to time in the development of the short term and long
term tax strategy for the business segment;
• Tax Advisory and training - Providing support, together with the MIH Tax department, to MIH’s fully and partly owned businesses and investments in West Africa, acting as the internal advisor to the FMs and CFO’s of these
businesses. Conduct formal and informal tax trainings to finance and other re evant staff members in the business segment.
• Tax Compliance, documentation and administration – Providing support to the in-country finance teams responsible for tax compliance, reviewing certain key business transactions and ensuring the required documentation
for tax purposes is maintained at all times and tracking the tax compliance status of the entities in the business segment;

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
The incumbent is required to have the following qualifications and experience level:

• CA or equivalent qualification
• Bachelor’s Degree
• MBA advantageous
• Specialized tax qualification or studying towards it
• Completed articles/ training contract

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
The incumbent is required to have the following functional competencies:

• CA or similar qualification
• Statutory understanding (Companies Act and Tax)
• Strong financial and accounting knowledge
• Tax Management
• Management capabilities
• Conflict resolution experience
• Strong negotiator
• Commercial experience
• Operational know how and ability
• Knowledge of contract law

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