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  • Posted: May 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Nedbank Group Limited is a bank holding company that operates as one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. The company's shares have been listed on the JSE Limited since 1969. The group offers a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services through four main business clusters, namely Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Nedbank Retai...
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    Senior Tax Specialist:Indirect Taxes

    Job Purpose

    • The Indirect Taxes team in Nedbank Group Tax mainly deals with Value-Added Tax (VAT), Customs and Excise Duty, Securities Transfer Tax, and Transfer Duty.
    • The role requires the candidate to support the achievement of the tax strategy, objectives and values by providing commercially relevant tax advice and support to Nedbank group and ensuring delivered systems, process, services and solutions are aligned.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Provide advisory and review services to ensure accurate reporting, implementation and adherence to the necessary processes and controls.
    • Provide advisory services to identify and quantify tax risks within clusters related to significant transactions.
    • Approve new products by reviewing and assessing the tax risk/benefit associated with it.
    • Identify tax savings and tax planning opportunities.
    • Responsible for planning; tracking and monitoring activities of tax related projects to ensure that project goals/objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame; agreed quality and funding parameters.
    • Ensure data integrity by providing advice on system changes and configure system to cater for tax legislation changes.
    • Ensure data integrity and completeness through interrogation and analytical review.
    • Reduce risks and ensure compliance by reviewing tax returns.
    • Resolve Internal and External Audit issues and findings.
    • Develop and design tax rules for systems.
    • Identify possible risk areas through compliance tracking.
    • Build trusting and collaborative professional relationships within own department and across clusters
    • Ensure legal compliance and reduce reputational risks or financial loss by attending to stakeholder queries (e.g. SARS, SARB etc.)
    • Understand stakeholders' needs in order to provide value added and timeous technical advice and service through ongoing consultation.
    • Consult with external advisors to obtain advice on uncertain tax positions.
    • Increase awareness and compliance through communication and training to business on legislative changes, processes and policies.
    • Influence changes in legislation by providing comment to National Treasury.
    • Represent Nedbank at industry bodies and lobby for tax legislation changes and ensure that Nedbank is aligned
    • Ensure continuous development with relevant knowledge to stay abreast with developments in Tax compliance/Advisory and reporting in line with specialist skill.
    • Improve personal capability and stay abreast of developments in the Tax field by identifying training courses and career progression for self through input and feedback from managers.
    • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities by ensuring all learning activities are completed, experience practiced and certifications obtained and/or maintained within specified time frames.
    • Enable skilling and required corrective action to take place by sharing knowledge and industry trends with team and stakeholders during formal and informal interaction
    • Obtain buy-in for developing new and/or enhanced processes (e.g. operational processes) that will improve the functioning of stakeholders' businesses by highlighting benefits in support of the implementation of recommendations.
    • Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in Nedbank Culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc).
    • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy
    • Seek opportunities to improve business processes, models and systems by identifying and recommending effective ways to operate and add value to Nedbank.

    Essential Qualifications - NQF Level

    • Professional Qualifications/Honour’s Degree (Legal & Accounting – Tax Specialisation)

    Preferred Qualification

    • BComm or LLB degree with a post graduate qualification in tax       
    • CA / LLM

    Essential Certifications
    CA (SA) + Tax Qualification

    Type of Exposure

    • Analysing situations or data that requires an in depth evaluation of multiple factors
    • Influencing stakeholders to obtain buy-in for concepts and ideas
    • Sharing information in different ways to increase others' understanding
    • Challenging the status quo with a view to improving the environment or people's understanding
    • Communicating standards to others
    • Answering clients questions
    • Managing multiple projects
    • Conducting gap analysis
    • Preparing and delivering presentation
    • Using different approaches in new work situations

    Minimum Experience Level

    • 5 years experience in Financial/ Tax field

    Technical / Professional Knowledge

    • Tax Management - Progressive
    • Financial Accounting - Progressive
    • Financial Acumen - Progressive
    • Management Accounting - Progressive
    • Reconciling Financial Records - Progressive
    • Financial Consolidation - Progressive
    • Financial Analysis - Progressive
    • Financial and Accounting Control - Progressive
    • Relevant Regulatory Knowledge - Progressive
    • Tax Research - Progressive
    • Project Management - Progressive

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Earning Trust
    • Collaborating
    • Initiating Action
    • Work Standards
    • Managing Work
    • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nedbank on jobs.nedbank.co.za to apply

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

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