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Position:       Senior Bookkeeper - 2nd Option Remote

Job No:          202530

Location:      Claremont

Salary:           R 25 000 - R 30 000 P/m dependent upon experience

Position Summary:

A leading financial services provider, is seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Tax Manager to join their dynamic team. The Tax Manager will play a pivotal role in overseeing the firm's tax division, ensuring adherence to local tax laws and regulations in South Africa. This position provides a unique opportunity to leverage your expertise in tax advisory, compliance, and management to contribute significantly to the companies innovative and integrated financial solutions, helping to drive their mission of unlocking business value and fostering long-term business growth.
The position is based in Claremont. Remote work considered.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the tax division, ensuring strict compliance with local tax laws and regulations in South Africa.

  • Manage all aspects of all South African tax types available on the SARS eFiling system.

  • Provide tax advisory services to clients, including tax planning and strategies to optimize tax positions.

  • Conduct comprehensive tax research, interpret tax laws, and provide timely updates on tax legislation changes.

  • Collaborate with the accounting team to prepare and review tax returns, ensuring timely submissions.

  • Lead tax audits and liaise with tax authorities as required, representing the company in a professional manner.

  • Offer training, guidance, and mentorship to junior tax staff, ensuring their continuous professional development.

  • Work closely with the business planning, human resources, and company secretarial divisions to provide integrated financial solutions.

  • Actively participate in client meetings, offering valuable tax insights and solutions aligned with the companies innovative approach.

  • Ensure meticulous record-keeping and documentation for all tax-related matters.

  • Advise on tax implications concerning mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, and other business ventures.


Qualifications or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Taxation or a related field.

  • Registered Tax Practitioner

  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa) or related field designation is advantageous.

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in tax management or advisory roles.

  • Profound knowledge of South African tax laws and regulations.

  • Previous experience in a managerial role is advantageous.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.


Work Environment:
The Tax Manager will be an integral part of the company, collaborating closely with a team of reliable, qualified accountants and finance experts.
The role emphasizes leveraging technology and industry expertise to streamline business accounting and operational processes.
The Tax Manager will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the companies commitment to unlocking business value and growing businesses.
The role may require occasional client meetings, workshops, and training sessions to foster long-term business relationships and ensure client satisfaction.


Specific Software or Tools:

  • Proficiency in using SARS eFiling system.

  • Experience with tax and reporting software like Draftworx.

  • Familiarity with accounting software such as QuickBooks, Xero, or Sage.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

  • Familiarity with cloud-based financial tools and integrations.

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