Dangote Group recruitment for Tax Specialists

The Dangote Group Is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate
with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current
interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverages,
Noodles,
Poly Products, Transportation and Real Estate, Oil and Gas,
Telecommunication, Fertilizer and Steel sector of the economy.

The Group requires the services of exceptional and highly motivated professionals to fill the  position below:

Job Title: Tax Specialist – Structure Planning & Advisory
Location:
Nigeria
Report to: Head Strategic Tax & Compliance
Job Objectives

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation, review and filing of
    statutory accounts and tax packs for a number of entities, full
    reconciliations from ledgers to statutory accounts and corporate tax
    reporting, and reports and controls activities while ensuring adherence
    to policies and procedures in the drive for exceptional customer
    service, operational excellence and compliance.
  • Monitor overall compliance of the Group and subsidiaries to the internal tax calendar defined for all applicable taxes
  • Manage relationships in matters of Statutory Reporting as appropriate with Group Accounts; Finance and external auditors.
  • Regularly track and resolve outstanding audit and tax issues
    that have been escalated, or further escalate to the necessary parties
  • Monitor and advise on transfer pricing transactions between the business units

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that within the Group’s corporate responsibilities, the
    contractual obligations and transactions are strategically planned for
    tax purposes.
  • Participate in the formulation of Tax Policy and implementation strategy (including transfer pricing compliance).
  • Conduct tax research and develop an understanding of
    international tax laws in relation to business operations across
    International borders.
  • Identify possible tax planing opportunities for Dangote’s
    projects and operations within the applicable legislation and support
    implementation.
  • Develop a model for analyzing Dangote’s tax structure and tax risk
  • Provide support to Tax Reporting functions as and when required, leveraging on technology.
  • Participate in strategic planning for Tax Reporting.
  • Provide technical support to business on tax litigation and appeal cases
  • Identify opportunities to continuously increase tax savings and maximize tax benefits for business.
  • Identify leading practices and opportunities to leverage technology, regulatory and industry. developments in service delivery.
  • Support preparation of the Transfer Pricing reports.
  • Inter-company transfer pricing agreements
  • Support execution of inter-company transfer pricing agreements
    with foreign controllers to ensure they are signed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain transfer pricing agreements and otherTP reports in the central TP database.
  • Identify changes In International tax conventions (e.g. OECD) and provide report on the implication for business.
  • Coordinate in-house tax training sessions in conjunction with Dangote Academy to address specific business tax issues.
  • Research the basis for tax positions to be taken for business decisions
  • Advise management regarding the tax impact of corporate strategies
  • Advise management on the impact of new laws on the business and tax implications
  • Coordinate outsourced tax preparation work Identify tax savings in prospective acquisition scenarios.
  • Participate in project planning with a view of identifying and advising on the pertinent tax issues.
  • Develop financial analysis to support global transfer pricing
    charges and reports. Accumulate data (e.g. on Inter-company
    transactions), pricing documentation reports.
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Competence Requirements

  • Strategic thinking, innovating through analysis and ideas
  • Financial management
  • Focus on continuous improvement
  • Skilled in conducting tax research (Local and International)
  • Working Knowledge of International Taxation dimension of Nigerian tax laws
  • Awareness of tax legislation in countries where Dangote operates
  • Awareness of accounting concepts and conventions
  • Awareness of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Awareness of deferred taxation concept
  • People management development
  • Working knowledge of Accounting Policies (IFRS)
  • Skilled in the Nigerian tax reporting processes and Laws
  • Functional knowledge and skills in using Microsoft applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong liaison skills in regulatory reporting and stakeholder relationship management

Educational Qualifications

  • A first degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Finance or related discipline

Professional Qualification:

  • Relevant professional qualification preferable e.g. Associate Member or Fellow of the
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI/FCTI)
  • Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Nigerian Bar
  • Association (NBA) is an added advantage

Desired Experience:

  • 3-5 years cognate work experience from a reputable organization
    or Tax Consulting firm with specialist skill in Tax research and
    advisory as added advantage

Job Title: Tax Specialist – Compliance Management & Reporting
Location:
Nigeria
Report to: Head Strategic Tax & Compliance
Job Objectives

  • Develops Tax compliance metrics and produces performance reports and analytics to achieve business objectives.
  • Support business in developing, monitoring and implementation of
    tax compliance and audit management strategies with a view of ensuring
    that operational activities are carried out with minimal tax exposures
  • Ensure that the incidence of tax defaults, penalties and interest, and cost of non-compliance are minimized
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Job Responsibilities

  • Define tax compliance and reporting processes, procedures, metrics and tools
  • Prepare tax compliance reports and analysis on a regular basis as required by business
  • Conduct analysis on tax compliance an a regular basis as
    required by business Conduct regular enterprise-wide awareness
    initiatives on tax compliance Follow up on the action plans from
    performance reports to ensure full tax compliance Monitor overall
    compliance of the Group and subsidiaries to the !ma1 tax calendar
    defined for all applicable taxes
  • Monitor timely remittance of monthly statutory deductions from employees salaries
  • Monitor timely remittance and filing of monthly Value Added Tax
    (VAT) and Withholding Tax (WHT) returns by all operating entities.

Competence Requirements

  • Working knowledge of financial reporting and tax accounting
  • Working knowledge of transfer pricing regulations
  • Strong understanding of the trends of tax administration and practice in Nigeria
  • Strong business acumen
  • Mastery in interpretation of statutes and legal provisions
  • Skilled in interpretation of the various Nigerian tax laws – CIT, Pfl CG1 FIRSEA, etc.
  • Skilled in conducting tax research (Local and International)
  • Skilled in tax administration and compliance procedures
  • Working Knowledge of International Taxation dimension of Nigerian tax laws Working Knowledge of the Companies Income Tax Act
  • Working Knowledge of the Petroleum Profit Tax Act
  • Working knowledge of the Personal Income Tax Act
  • Working Knowledge of the Capital Gains Tax Act
  • Awareness of tax legislations in countries where Dangote operate e.g. OHADA laws, SA Tax laws, etc.
  • Awareness of accounting concepts and conventions
  • Awareness of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Awareness of deferred taxation concept

Professional Qualification:

  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
    and at least one of the following professional bodies will be an added
    advantage: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN),
    Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

Desired Experience:

  • 3-5 years cognate work experience from a reputable organization
    or Tax Consulting firm with specialist skill in Tax compliance and audit
    management as added advantage

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter to: careers@dangote.com

Note

  • Specify the position you are applying for as subject of the mail
    e.g Job Title: Tax Specialist – Structure Planning & Advisory.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  8th September, 2016.

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