Tax Administrator – Northern Suburbs Cape Town

Company Description:

Our client is a financial and tax services company, who specialize in business valuation, tax compliance & planning, financial reporting, and financial training. The team also assists businesses that experience control and profitability difficulties by providing a turnaround plan to bring the business back to profitability and positive cash generation. In addition, they offer trust and estate management services.

Role Summary:

This is a full-time hybrid role for a Tax Administrator. The Tax Administrator will be responsible for tax preparation, analysis of financial data, accounting and finance tasks, and other general administrative duties related to tax. This role is located in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and will include some remote work.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years’ minimum experience in tax and accounting practice
  • A related professional qualification and membership of an accounting / tax body is preferred or studying towards a qualification
  • Deadline focused
  • Detailed
  • Accurate
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Must be able to work independently under high levels of pressure
  • The role is a hands-on position

Daily duties will consist of the following:

  • Reporting to the Tax Team Manager.
  • Provide the following services to external and internal clients:
    • Completing Individual, Corporate and Trust Income Tax Returns.
    • Completing Provisional Income Tax Returns 6 monthly within deadline.
    • Ensuring all clients are Tax Compliant.
    • Reconciling and completing additional returns and queries. i.e., Income Tax Audits, DWT returns, and Donations Tax returns for example.
    • Compiling Notice of Objections (NOO), Notice of Appeal (NOA)
    • Preparing Tax Audit responses for the client as and when necessary.
    • Arrange Tax compliancy to assure Tax Clearance Certificates including foreign Investment certificates.
  • Prepare applications to Waiver Interest and Penalties.
  • Compiling and assisting the company External Associate with Tax Compromises and Deferments.
  • Prepare and file with SARS, repayment arrangement for clients.
  • Ensures internal controls are complied with, including the invoicing timeously, of all tax work performed as per policy.
  • Providing tax input, on the tax computations to the Annual Financial Statements (AFS) compiled by the internal AFS team.
  • Provide tax input into in-house development of TaxPlanner and Company TaxPlanner software and assist the technical and sales team in maintaining a tax relevant website.
  • Attends 20 hours pa of CPD training in tax and related topics.
  • Optional: To present relevant tax training to clients, from time to time for our associated training company, Bizfacility.
  • The role is hybrid based with office and home office, with agreed regular office time to manage and coach staff reports.
  • Due to the nature of the position, periodic overtime is required due to the statutory deadlines, in particular February and August of each year.
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