Tax Advocate Job Opportunities at RSM Eastern Africa 2022

Tax Advocate Job Opportunities at RSM Eastern Africa 2022

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Tax Advocate Job Opportunities at RSM Eastern Africa 2022

Tax Advocate Job Vacancy at RSM Eastern Africa

VACANCY- TAX ADVOCATE, DAR ES SALAAM OFFICE

COMPANY BACKGROUND

RSM Eastern Africa is a member firm of the RSM network, a world leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally. The network has a combined staff of over 51,000 with 860 offices across 123 countries and in each of the top 40 major business centres.

RSM Eastern Africa was founded in 2007 and has developed a powerful network of offices across East Africa. The factor that links RSM member firms is its Purpose – THE POWER OF BEING UNDERSTOOD which is rooted in RSM’s unwavering focus on our principles of collaboration, understanding and providing relevant insights and solutions by: gaining a deep understanding of what matters to our clients; building a long• term relationship through a client-centric focus; sharing insights of our local and global experts; and design-thinking and co-creating solutions. This client-centric approach ensures that we acquire a deep understanding of our client needs, that empowers businesses to move forward and realise their full potential.

RSM in East Africa specialises in Audit & Assurance, Transaction Advisory, Tax Services, Management Consulting, Risk Advisory, and Outsourcing. RSM Eastern Africa’s clients range from growth-focused entrepreneurial businesses through to leading multi-national organisations across many sectors and operating nationally and across borders.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for a tax advocate who will be responsible for handling tax disputes, carrying out legal research, drafting tax legal opinions, written submissions, assisting during hearings and giving legal updates. The ideal candidate should have good knowledge of Tanzania tax laws, tax trends and practices, and be eager to embrace the RSM culture and embody our values in everything he/ she does.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Degree in Law (LL.B) / Advocate

Masters of Art in Revenue Law and Administration (optional)

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

• Minimum three (3) years of experience in a similar position

• Experience in handling tax dispute resolution process at the Tax Revenue Appeals Board (TRAB) and Tax Revenue Tribunal (TRA T)

• Worked in a multicultural environment

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

• Core competence in tax

• Fluency in MS Office applications

• Fast learner and comfortable with new challenges

• Integrity and reliability

• A team player

• Strong analytical and financial understanding

• Good communication and social skills

• Commitment to complete tasks within the agreed timelines

• Fluency in English and excellent research and report writing skills

• Self-motivated and ability to take initiative

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Keeping abreast of changes in tax legislation including developments in global and regional taxation, double tax agreements, transfer pricing and related tax issues.

• Carrying out tasks, under the supervision of the team leader, which include:

• Assisting the Tax Manager in providing tax opinions to clients in areas of direct and indirect taxation including but not limited to income tax, transfer pricing, value added tax, customs and excise.

• Handling tax audits and investigations, objections and appeals arising therefrom under the supervision of the Tax Manager.

• Handle tax dispute resolution process at the appellate bodies which includes drafting statement of appeal, written submissions, rejoinders etc and advise on concluding the dispute amicably and efficiently.

• Undertaking tax due diligence under the supervision of the Tax Manager.

• Adhering to the timeframe and reporting any delays to the Tax Manager immediately these are expected to arise.

• Supervising the team and ensuring that they are carrying out their work in accordance with the plan.

• Assisting the Tax Manager in the development of tax publications/bulletins/newsletters and organising client seminars.

• Carrying out any other tasks as delegated by the firm from time-to-time.

OUTCOMES

• Handling a minimum of 40 engagements during a year, achieving an annual productivity of at least 70%.

• Work as an effective team member to complete assigned tasks within the budgeted time and communicating the engagement progress to the Tax Manager on a daily basis.

• Ensuring engagement briefing is given by the Tax Manager or Director.

• Ensuring that the client acceptance/continuation is completed and signed off prior to the commencement of the engagement and all other planning sections are completed and signed off by the • Director within 48 hours of commencement of the fieldwork.

• Ensuring that review notes on allocated sections are resolved within 24 hours or such other time as agreed with the Tax Manager.

• Identifying engagement issues and communicating these, as they arise, to the Tax Manager and ensuring that complex issues are discussed and resolved with the Tax Manager or Director.

• Effectively documenting work and drafting reports to performance standards ensuring not more than 3 review queries arise on the work done.

• Responding to client correspondence/queries within 24 hours or such time as agreed with the clients and ensuring the clients are updated of the engagement progress on a regular basis.

• Supervising Tax Associates and Tax Semi Seniors assigned to engagements, providing guidance and overall review of deliverables and working papers.

• Actively developing technical skills on the job and through formal training and complying with the firm’s CPD requirements.

• Understanding the procedures followed by the revenue authority and creating rapport with the revenue authority.

• Developing working relationships with the client.

• Assisting in preparing the proposals specific to the Request For Proposals.

Core Values

PURPOSE

At RSM, we deliver The Power of Being Understood to our dients, colleagues and the commu nity

DISTINGUISHING BELIEFS

Collaboration Understanding Ideas and Insight

OUR PROMISE

•Get it right first time

•Guaranteed delivery on timeand scope

•Leadership accessibility

If you meet the criteria for this role, and are inspired to build strong, collaborative and lasting relationships with our stakeholders; if you are passionate about client benefit from tailored thinking and a deep understanding of our clients· needs; fill out your application on the link below by Friday, 16th September 2022. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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