KBL – Tax Assistant

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Reports To: Customs & Tax Manager
Application Deadline: 16th August 2017

Dimensions

Market Complexity
The role will have functional line responsibility to the Customs & Tax Manager and give support to the various functions across KBL Supply chain while working closely with both the KBL Finance and Group Tax team in achieving the KBL Tax Compliance Agenda.

However as part of a small team there is a high degree of self-sufficiency required in the role with direct accountability to help deliver initiatives for various stakeholders.
Leadership and Functional Responsibilities
The role will support the Customs & Tax Manager in providing leadership and direction to the business (e.g. Production, logistics, Customer Service, Procurement, marketing, tax team) and senior management) on various Customs and Tax issues.
Implementing the KBL Tax agenda, minimizing tax risks relating to imports and exports of raw materials and finished goods, licensing, duty remission schemes and exemption programmes, reconciliation and retirement of bonds, excise duty, excise stamps management and other direct and indirect tax areas with a key focus on compliance.

Purpose of Role
As part of the KBL Finance tax team, provide technical support and guidance on KBL Customs and Tax matters.
Streamline tax processes and set up controls on tax risks and opportunities.
Work closely with the Supply Chain, Legal and Corporate Relations and the wider EABL team in implementing various regulatory issues impacting the business.

Qualifications and Experience Required
1st degree in business related studies
2-3 years post qualification experience within a tax function in a multinational (preferred), a tax advisory firm or Revenue Authority (Customs)
Experience in taxation within Eastern Africa
Application of tax knowledge to commercial agenda
Experience in working with multi-faceted teams, ability to coach others towards achieving set goals, and influencing skills at a senior level
Sound judgment regarding acceptable levels of tax risk

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