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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 7, 2022
  • Truworths is a market-leading fashion apparel retailer in South Africa offering internationally inspired clothing and footwear for ladies, men, teenagers and kids across a diversified portfolio of its own exclusive brands.
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    Tax Accountant

    Key Responsibilities    

    • General – relating to direct and indirect taxes
    • Ensuring compliance with indirect and direct tax legislation and changes in requirements, understanding and interpreting of relevant legislation and analysing the impact on the Group
    • Take ownership for tax related queries/questions from management
    • Tax-related projects: work with Tax Manager and/or external consultants on tax related projects
    • Training staff on tax implications that affect their areas (setting up workshops, training sessions etc.)

    Tax Forum

    • Perform research of tax related matters affecting the Group for discussion at the Tax Forum


    • Income tax (including provisional tax and dividends tax)
    • Preparation of company tax returns and supporting schedules accurately and timely
    • Detailed review and where required, the performing of, tax account reconciliations
    • Calculating provisional tax payments
    • Performing year-end tax computations and compiling supporting documentation and audit trail
    • Consulting with management on tax related issues


    • Indirect taxes
    • Monthly preparation of VAT and import VAT calculations, reconciliations and reasonability tests
    • Tax at source (withholding tax): calculation of amounts to be deducted, payment to revenue authorities and reconciliation Preparation of indirect tax returns and payments
    • Monitoring export VAT compliance, following op on the status of non-compliant exports and calculation of output VAT adjustments in relation thereto


    • Technical accounting and AFS
    • Keeping up to date with new IFRS being published and determining the effect on the Group
    • Investigation of the impact and implementation of new accounting standards
    • Responsible for preparation of selected statutory financial statements – compiling, reviewing, processing and liaising with auditors

    Deferred tax (accounting)

    • Performing deferred tax calculations
    • Preparing deferred tax disclosure for annual financial statements and related accounting policies
    • Keeping up to date with tax and accounting changes affecting deferred tax

    Accounting Forum

    • Member of the Accounting Forum – research IFRS related matters for discussion at Accounting Forum


    • Finance and tax related projects
    • Qualifications and Experience    
    • CA (SA) or BComm HDip Tax
    • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel essential
    • Experience in Oracle Financials preferable
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Knowledge and understanding of VAT and Income Tax legislation
    • Passionate about tax
    • 2-5 years overall experience, with the major portion of experience working in a tax department or tax consulting position
    • Strong financial accounting skills
    • Experience in liaising with regulators and resolving queries
    • Retail Industry experience would be advantageous
    • African tax experience and dealing with regulators in the rest of Africa would be advantageous


    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Self-starter, self-motivated and self-managed
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines/ work under pressure
    • Good communicator
    • Organised
    • Focused

    Method of Application

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