Tax Specialist and Advisor

Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Job Reference 1193815

Location Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Industry Oil & Gas - Pipeline

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added September 8, 2023

Airswift has been tasked by one of our key clients to seek a Tax Specialist and Advisor to join them in Dar es Salaam, TZ on a 12-month contract with possible extension.

Main accountabilities and responsibilities:

Tax Compliance and Reporting in Tanzania
  • Ensure tax compliance in Tanzania with the Agreed Fiscal Regimes as per the Tanzania HGA and the respective tax laws.
  • Assist in managing and monitoring the tax incentive (VAT, Customs, WHT) procedures 
  • Responsible for monthly VAT and WHT return filing, ensure timely settlement of tax obligations arising and maintain documentation plus reconciling to WorkDay General Ledger. 
  • Assist in preparation of annual income tax returns
  • Support HR on PAYE, Local Service Taxes, NSSF. Ensure compliance with respect to other Local Government taxes.
  • Support C&P/Logistics on Customs issues to improve company compliance when it necessitates.
  • Review Company procedures for tax implications where applicable.
  • Provide guidance and advice to C&P Contract Engineers and Buyers on tax impact in contracts, both general and specific. 
  • Assist in designing and disseminate tax information and guides to company personnel including but not limited to Finance, C&P, HR and miscellaneous budget holders.
  • Perform tax Activity and Entity Level Controls
  • Transfer Pricing - Ensure accurate compliance with all Transfer Pricing requirements for Tanzania 
Tax Planning and Advisory
  • Liaise with Government authorities especially TRA on issues affecting the company including reviewing communication to Government on developments in the industry. 
  • Assist in reviewing tax implications of all relevant transactions.
  • Participate and liaise with Upstream Joint Venture tax workgroup on cross cutting issues affecting the industry.
  • Analyse tax changes that affect the business and their impact. This involves researching, analyzing and interpreting changing tax legislation. Communicate significant changes.
Tax Audit and Litigation
  • Coordinate tax audit by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Tanzanian Revenue Authority (TRA), interface between auditors and company personnel.
  • Follow up on litigation matters arising out of disputes of audit findings. Liaise with Legal department on the litigation matters.
  • Qualification Bachelor’s degree in any of the business disciplines, and law. Accounting and/or tax professional qualifications and a Master’s degree an added advantage.
  • Experience in tax consulting and/or tax administration and/or tax compliance role in a multinational.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools necessary

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