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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. In 1998, we began our expansion by acquiring licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland. Since then, we continued to grow, with a view of bringing world-class telecommunications and digital services to markets across Africa and the Middle East. Throug...
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    Executive: Group Tax

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    • The Executive, Group Tax leads the Tax Risk Assessment, Tax Audit, Tax Forecasting, Computation, Reporting and Refunds sub-functions within the Tax Center of Excellence which is part of the Finance CoEs at MTN. The Executive, Tax reports into the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is supported by the Senior Manager, Risk Assessment, Tax Audit, Forecasting, Computation, Reporting and Refunds. The position will interface with the Opco stakeholders and the Shared Services Hub (SSH) (not limited to) via Oracle workflows and non-Oracle workflows in order to ensure effective and efficient operations. The position will be responsible to monitor compliance with applicable taxation laws

    Key Deliverables
    Strategy Development and Implementation

    • Lead the creation of the departmental Tax strategy in line with the overarching business goals
    • Accountable for effective implementation of the tax strategy by means of providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, plans and roadmaps

    Operational Delivery

    • Build and manage a high performing Tax team
    • Manage and report on the key tax KPIs on an agreed basis to the different stakeholders
    • Evaluate environmental variables and business market conditions to ensure that tax best practices are in place that align to the business needs and strategies
    • Ensure Opco and external compliance and optimisation of the delivery of catalogue services
    • Identify and mitigate risks to protect the MTN business from potential losses, while ensuring the business strategy is maintained
    • Ensure balance between short term and long-term tax benefits, risks and business goals

    Tax Risk Assessment

    • Develop/update the group tax strategy and policy and ensure that it is aligned to the overall group strategy and drive the implementation across the group
    • Design and develop the MTN framework for the management of tax risks and ensure that key tax risks are identified, and mitigating steps are implemented that do not contradict the overall business strategy.

    Oversight and guidance role

    • Accountable to monitor, track and follow up on the tax compliance of OpCos
    • Review and provide insight into tax calculations performed e.g. provisional tax returns
    • Review and provide insight into monthly tax calculations, tax budget and forecast calculations
    • Review and provide input to correspondence with the tax authority
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    • Review the controls around the Shared Services Hub (SSH) and ensure they remain sufficient to address transactional tax risk within the operating companies.
    • Provide and maintain a system to update and store tax laws and amendments in the operating companies and the group.


    • Ensure that appropriate support and coordination is provided to Operating Company (Opco), Finance Business Partner (BP), Group Management Services (GMS) and Shared Service Hub (SSH)
    • Collaborate with GMS and Opco Finance BPs to develop and implement an integrated Tax strategy, policy and procedures
    • Ensure consistency and the sharing of best practices across Opcos in Taxation programs through governance mechanisms and the support of Opco(s) program implementation
    • Accountable for the coordination of efforts to develop technical capabilities in Opco Taxation BPs, SSH and GMS
    • Active collaboration with Opco tax teams on tax related concerns and on effective engagement and management of tax authorities
    • Provide input in the development of standard SSH Finance documents and reports
    • Ensure management of master data elements and BI reporting
    • Liaise with other CoEs (Financial Accounting, Corporate performance management (CPM) to collate, review and approve the management discussion & analysis section of the financial reports and co-author commentary (management/EXCO/CFO/CEO)

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    • Chartered Accountant and/or Postgraduate in Finance

    Qualification in Tax
    MBA/Masters equivalent

    • 12 – 15 years of relevant work experience
    • 5 – 8 years’ experience as general manager in a large organisation or Minimum 5 years at Junior Executive or Country CEO
    • Minimum 5 years in sector industry
    • Global enterprise experience in Global emerging markets
    • Work across diverse cultures and geographies
    • Proven track record at start up, shut down or business improvement
    • Understanding of emerging markets is advantageous
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    • Strategy Developer, Decisive Problem Solver, Best Practice Value Creator
    • Culture and Change Champion, Guiding People Manager, Relationship Builder
    • Results Achiever, Operationally Astute, Agile, Accountable


    • Regional and international travel (as required)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MTN on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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