Tax and Compliance Manager

FMCG / Food & Bev /Agri ~ Retail
Johannesburg North, Johannesburg – Gauteng – South Africa

The Tax and Compliance Manager position, a unique opportunity, is now open as the current incumbent has been promoted internally. This role, which reports to the Financial Manager, offers the chance to lead a team of Junior Internal Auditors.
 
Your qualifications and experience are highly valued for this role, which not only offers significant potential for professional growth and development but also the opportunity to make a real impact.
 
A minimum NQF Level 7 qualification in Financial Accounting with Tax as a subject is required. While a CA qualification is preferred, it is not mandatory. Membership in SAICA or SAIPA and completion of a 3-year article internship are advantageous. Proficiency in Oracle or SAP and strong competency in Computer-Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) are essential.
 
You will have 3-5 years of post-article experience, preferably within a global company, as this role requires close collaboration with international tax teams in the USA and global audit teams in Europe. Experience with retail operations, particularly within the FMCG/Food industry, is highly desirable.
 
Your key responsibilities include preparing annual audited financial statements, ensuring strict compliance with local financial reporting and tax legislation, managing statutory audits, and leading tax reporting efforts. Your role is crucial in maintaining the company’s financial accuracy and regulatory compliance.
 
The role demands strong analytical, communication, and decision-making skills. It focuses on detail and process improvement. You will also oversee internal and external audit controls, maintain SOX compliance, and develop efficient tax and compliance procedures.
 
This position plays a crucial role in ensuring financial accuracy, regulatory compliance, and process enhancement across African markets. Due to our clients’ Equity Plan preference for Equity Candidates, emphasising equity requirements and your potential contribution is highly significant.