Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tax Accountant Job in Kenya

 Ipsos Synovate

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Ipsos is an innovative, entrepreneurial, client-focused organisation, providing research services to clients on a global basis. We set ourselves high standards and aim to work collaboratively in partnership with our teams in order to service our clients most effectively.

We are a prime source of holistic market information services that enhance planning and decision making in the Private, NGO and Public Sectors across sub-Saharan Africa.

We are an integrated media research & media monitoring, social and market research company providing evidence and insights which inform and advise on a wide range of business and social issues.

Tax Accountant

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the holder of this position will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring the Company is in full compliance with tax regulation and that the Company’s costing and stock related policies are optimal and effective.

This role covers Tax matters in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

Key Responsibilities

    Payroll processing
    Extracting information from the accounting system and user departments for the computation and timely remittance of all tax and other statutory payments
    Handling of all tax and related issues with KRA, Revenue Authorities in relevant countries and external auditors
    Maintaining a record of claims, refunds and settlement of taxes
    Ensuring adherence to internal and external controls relating to tax and payroll payments
    Reconciling all tax and ledger accounts to ensure accuracy and correctness of entries
    Advising management on a continuous basis on relevant tax policies that need to be developed in line with changes in tax laws and regulations

Qualifications and Competencies

    A Business related degree with specialization in Accounting or Finance
    A professional qualification in Accounting preferably CPA or ACCA
    A minimum of 3 years post graduation working experience
    Prior experience in a tax consultancy firm will be an added advantage
    Knowledge and experience with tax matters in other African Countries will be an added advantage
    Hands on experience in use of ERPs – knowledge of Oracle is an added advantage
    Conversant with all relevant tax laws and other statutory regulations
    Conversant with IAS
    Good communication skills with ability to meet deadlines and a team player
    Person of high integrity with self discipline, innovative and strategic thinker
    Self driven, results oriented and an ability to work without supervision

Application Procedure

Please email a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to

Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached. Include “Tax Accountant ” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for application: 5pm, Wednesday, 9th January 2013

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