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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • BDO helps a diverse range of clients with different needs. This is especially true of our Advisory Practice, which provides transaction, risk, wealth advisory, company secretarial, and HR services to clients navigating a range of challenges, changes, and opportunities. Our professionals are from a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, allowing us to del...
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    Transfer Pricing Assistant Manager/Manager

    Project involvement:

    • Act as a point of contact within the firm, for the client together with the director. This will include responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided, and maintaining regular contact with clients
    • Manage advisory engagements under the supervision of the director, such as, transfer pricing setting strategies or advising foreign multinational companies on the tax implications of their operations in the region
    • Manage compliance documentation engagements under the supervision of the director, such as, country-by-country reporting, master files and local files
    • Manage accrual reviews and due diligences under the supervision of the director
    • Drafting/managing proposals under the supervision of the director for engagements bearing in mind the expectations of our clients
    • Developing and pursuing creative strategies while using latest technologies available or to be programmed with our technology department
    • Manage billings and cash collection within the firms criteria
    • Regular involvement with transfer pricing, tax planning and complex tax issues in conjunction with directors
    • Ensure assignments are completed within agreed budgets and keep client/director informed of overruns and plan staff assignments in order to give an appropriate spread of experience
    • Ensure that the BDO’s quality control procedures are adhered to including second director review
    • Identify risk and technical matters, as well as selling opportunities, to the director, whilst exercising judgement within agreed parameters


    • Must provide overall support to directors on client matters and assist in the management of clients and the team, this will include support at times for the recruitment and appraising of staff
    • Will work as part of management team and be a vital member in the national transfer pricing and international tax team with other tax managers/directors within the business group, and provide support to the rest of the Tax team
    • Actively participate in the management of the national transfer pricing and international tax team through director/manager meetings and by attendance at social functions
    • Training must be provided to more junior staff both on the job and through monitoring and on the job performance, whilst consistently providing feedback
    • Counsel, appraise, develop and motivate staff as appropriate
    • Responsible for coaching and developing junior members of staff

    Sales and Marketing:

    • Should be able to recognise business and sales opportunities and progress these forward with director support
    • Participate in bids/proposals for new work
    • Able to take advantage of marketing/PR opportunities
    • Develop own network of contacts internally and externally

    Communication and representation:

    • Develop contact with clients at senior level and maintain contact with other levels as appropriate to ensure the firm has the confidence of the client
    • Act as a liaison between the client and other specialist service groups within BDO
    • Contribute centrally by lecturing on internal courses
    • Consult with colleagues and directors on technical and risk matters


    Qualifications, experience and requirements

    • Preferably a degree or post-graduate degree in economics; Attorney with completed M.Com, LLM (Tax Law) or HDip; CA(SA) or TA(SA) is a bonus – but NOT required. Suitable on-the-job experience will be considered.
    • At least 3-5 years’ experience in Transfer Pricing and preferably International Tax
    • Maintain an in depth, up to date, knowledge of transfer pricing (specifically) and taxation (in general)
    • Specialist knowledge and the ability to deal with complex transfer pricing issues
    • Project management experience
    • Staff management experience
    • Ability to manage a substantial client portfolio profitably
    • Actively seek opportunities for developing new clients and for selling new services to existing clients


    • Excellent communication and listening skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Open-ness to working with new technologies
    • Strong analytical and research skills – be an out-of-the-box thinker
    • Ability to build strong and effective relationships internally and with clients to ensure a professional and quality service that meets required expectations and needs
    • Innovation skills to improve systems, processes and procedures
    • Confidence and decisiveness with excellent planning and organising abilities
    • Ability to work under pressure and achieve reporting deadlines
    • Adherence to principles and values – ethical behaviour is non-negotiable
    • Willingness to work in an honest and transparent environment

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    People and Culture Officer


    • Build executive talent pipelines and source potential candidate through online channels (e.g. social platforms and professional networks)
    • Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments and conducting competency based interviews
    • Assess candidate information, including CVs and contact details, using our Applicant Tracking System
    • Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates
    • In addition to the recruitment you will help assist with the onboarding process, reference checks, regular candidate check ins.



    • Experience in recruitment either in house or from an agency
    • Familiarity with social media and professional networks(E.g. Linked In)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A keen understanding of the differences between various roles within our business

    The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

    • Extremely organised
    • Excellent attention to detail and highly accurate with excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills as there will be a lot interaction with the leadership team and external client management
    • A positive attitude with the ability to multi-task
    • Knowledge of general IT system and applications including MS office

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    Admin Assistant, Tax

    The Administration Assistant will perform various administrative tasks and support our Tax department’s daily activities. The incumbent must be willing to learn and impact the business positively.

    Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Required:

    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Good organisational and time management skills - ability to handle multiple work streams.
    • Exceptional Communication (Written and Verbal) and Interpersonal Skills
    • Strong Analytical Skills
    • Strong interpersonal/teamwork skills - interacting with people, people skills and comfortable dealing with clients in both positive and difficult situations.
    • Resilient and adaptable with the ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to pay fine attention to detail – without losing sight of the bigger picture
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and pressurized environment
    • Able to multi-task and work well in a team
    • Able to maintain a very high degree of confidentiality


    Qualifications Required:

    • Matric 
    • Diploma in Administration or Relevant Qualification

    Experience Required:

    •  1-2 years in similar role

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    Tax Compliance Administrator

    BDO Cape Town has a vacancy for a  Tax Compliance Administrator within the Tax Department.


    • Responsible to manage the tax administration for a portfolio of corporate tax clients.
    • Manage the submission of the 1st and 2nd provisional tax calculations on Great Soft and e-filing.
    • Maintain client registered details on Great Soft and e-filing.
    • Apply for tax clearance certificates and tax residency certificates.
    • Apply for company deregistration at SARS.
    • Apply for extension of time for the IT14SD reconciliations.
    • Manage the SARS mailbox and correspondence.
    • Checking of income tax assessments.


    • Excellent communication skills (including verbal and written)
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work under pressure and meeting deadline
    • Strong focus on risk processes and procedures
    • Team player
    • Well versed in all facets of general tax compliance (systems, e-filling, SARS liaison, deadline management)
    • Preferably experience in Great Soft.



    • Matric
    • Diploma in taxation an advantage


    • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Tax Compliance Administrator.
    • Experience in audit firm environment.
    • Preferably both individual and corporate compliance and technical experience.

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