TAX ASSOCIATE

  • Nairobi

Grant Thornton Kenya

Job Description

With 11 partners and more than 130 team members, our firm dates back nearly 30 years. We have deep links with the Kenyan business community and in-depth knowledge of the market. We are particularly strong in our tax consultancy services. Many new entrants to the Kenyan and African emerging markets choose us as their financial partners to give them a solid foundation in an exciting new area of business opportunity. We set ourselves high standards in delivering value to clients, in a timely manner. In our latest survey (January 2012), our clients said they appreciated our friendly and personalised attention to them and the prompt, professional and reliable advice and support they could count on from us. We look forward to helping you grow your business.

We are seeking to recruit a highly ambitious, bold and an enabler candidate to fill in the following position

Job Summary:

The overall purpose of this job is to supervise and execute Tax related tasks for the clients in accordance to the engagement terms.

Main Responsibilities of Job:

  • Understand the client’s business and maintain good client service in line with established guidelines;
  • Understand sensitivity of client engagements and maintain client confidentiality in line with set policies;
  • Develop a good understanding of breadth of firm services offerings outside of personal area of practice;
  • Demonstrate personal actions and behaviours within and outside the workplace reflecting own reputation and the firm’s brand;
  • Understand and leverage on firm policies, procedures, methodologies and tools to help with efficiency;
  • Foster and contribute to a knowledge-sharing culture to support daily business activities and interactions;
  • Should have basic understanding of the Tax laws and basic accounting;
  • Prepare any form of tax return and tax advise;
  • Undertake value added tax (VAT) refund audits, tax due diligence and tax health checks;
  • Make follow up with the Kenya Revenue Authority on client issues in line with requirement;
  • Attend to internal and external correspondence and queries with 48 hours with the guidance of the supervisor;
  • Prepare statement of accounts in response to Kenya Revenue Authority demands;
  • Have in depth knowledge on iTax software;
  • Assist tax team in development of publications including tax alerts;
  • Meet statutory deadlines in line with requirement;
  • Handle Statements of Accounts to conclusion and ensure fee notes are raised;
  • Pursue client billing on all assignments;
  • Act as a link person with Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • File and record documents chronologically in line with the set guidelines;
  • Keep abreast of changes in tax legislation including developments in global and regional taxation, double tax agreements, transfer pricing and related tax issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Business related field Finance/ Accounting;
  • CPA/ACCA Finalist
  • Minimum of three years of experience+ post qualification experience in a reputable audit firm.

Key Skills

  • Ability to think on one’s feet
  • Relationship management skills
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Interpersonal skills

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  careers@ke.gt.com
Use TAX ASSOCIATE as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 31 January. 2022