Business Tax Manager

  • Deloitte
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 14/12/2021
Full time

Description

Main purpose of the job

The incumbent will ensure that all assignments are carried out to the highest standards in order to provide outstanding value to clients and the Firm. This role will encompass support of our clients primarily in the area of tax operating model and tax governance implementation. This role sits at the heart of what we do as a Tax Management Consulting team.

What you will do

  • Support the Partner on delivery of designated engagements / projects, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables;
  • Build trusted client relationships with finance and tax leaders across a portfolio of organizations;
  • Lead project teams to deliver quality consulting projects to a range of businesses in adherence to the Firm’s approved procedures and methodologies;
  • Use your knowledge of tax best practice operations and governance to advise clients on all aspects of their tax operating models including assessing impact of changes in tax law and accounting principles
  • Work across a range of industries (including Financial Services, Consumer Business, Energy & Resources, Technology, Media and Telecommunications);
  • Help develop and implement strategic plans for growing the Tax Management Consulting practice;
  • Mentor more junior members of the team, playing an active role in their development;
  • Manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution;
  • Track outputs against Service Level Agreement and report to Partner on any unforeseen issues arising;
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals/tenders, sales presentations and client negotiation for new and retained business;
  • Build relationships across Deloitte service lines to understand broader offerings and seeks opportunities for cross-selling;
  • Generate innovative solutions on projects / engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance / renew service offerings to client;
  • Contribute to the regional and business areas winning business strategy and targets, including contribution to Industry Manager initiatives and cross service line selling and collaboration;
  • Manage engagement budget through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management;
  • Manage Work In Progress on engagement and ensure billings are timeously done and collections followed up;
  • Apply knowledge of current tax and proposed/pending legislation, their implications, and understands interaction across the Global Tax and Legal function, specifically with their area of expertise;
  • Demonstrate subject matter specialty and ability to share knowledge in one or more service lines within the Global Tax and Legal function;
  • Enable fact-based decision making by using appropriate research techniques and analytical skills;
  • Improve work efficiency, effectiveness, and client service by using common technology tools; and,
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience

  •  A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Taxation, Accounting, Finance, International Business Management, Law or Economics or any other relevant field;
  • Additional professional qualification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Accountancy (CA), Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), industrial or other professional certifications that denote specific technical, business, or industry qualification relevant to the required area of work) will be an added advantage;
  • At least Seven (7) years of professional experience in tax practice in a reputable firm/ Revenue Authority and/or industry experience with at least two (2) years in a managerial role;
  • Strong understanding of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) processes related to business tax e.g. assessments, penalty regimes, information requests;
  • Experience leading client interactions and client management, either on full projects or on specific elements of a client relationship;
  • Be a Ugandan citizen or eligible to work in Uganda.

Key Performance Areas

  1. Strategic Impact - Supports the Director on delivery of designated engagement / project, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables.
  2. Budgets / Profitability - Manages engagement budget through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management.
  3. Tax laws and rules - Applies knowledge of current tax and proposed/pending legislation, their implications, and understands interaction across the Global Tax and Legal function, specifically with their area of expertise.
  4. Delivery excellence - Demonstrates subject matter specialty and ability to share knowledge in one or more service lines within the Global Tax and Legal function.
  5. Analytical thinking and problem solving - Enables fact-based decision making by using appropriate research techniques and analytical skills.
  6. Technology tools and solutions - Improves work efficiency, effectiveness, and client service by using common technology tools.

Behavioral competencies

  • Communication (oral and written).
  • Good people management.
  • Team player.
  • Project management.
  • Negotiation.
  • Supervisory and time management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Delegating effectively to supporting teams;
  • Sound problem-solving ability.

Technical Competencies

  • Expert in field with sound industry and business knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Sales skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects.
  • Experience in drafting and presenting client proposals.
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills.
  • Good financial knowledge.
  • Sound business acumen.
  • Focus on quality and risk.
  • Well-developed computer user skills.

Additional Information

Your role as a leader

At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make.

Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people.

Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders.

Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction.

Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and thinking styles.

Our purpose 

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. #Makinganimpactthatmatters

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Closing date:  2 January 2022

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