URA Jobs – Tax Specialist Officer at Uganda Revenue Authority

Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority
(URA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Respective Manager
Job Code: HRM/030/601
Job Summary: The URA Tax Specialist Officer
will implement tax policies and regulations in support of the assessment,
collection and enforce recovery of taxes in line with the URA Policies to
facilitate optimum revenue collection and improve taxpayer compliance.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Build staff capacity in the tax compliance activities related to
    International taxation by transferring skills through practical
    approaches, workshops, improving desk instructions in handling similar
    cases.
  • Implement tax compliance activities that include audit programs
    for assessment of domestic tax payers to identify risk areas, develop
    implementation and operational plans.
  • Implement the programs for return filing and collection of
    domestic taxes to increase revenue collection.
  • Update, safeguard and avail tax records to facilitate assessment
    of revenue collection.
  • Implement service delivery programs to support, sensitize and meet
    client needs on tax.
  • Execute strategies and control measures for curbing tax leakages,
    improve audit performance and service delivery to minimize of potential
    tax leakages in Revenue collection.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:          
  • The applicant should preferably hold a degree in Bachelors of
    Commerce, Finance, and Accounting, Business Administration , Economics,
    Actuarial Science and Statistics
  • Working knowledge and operational experience in the application of
    the Income tax, the VAT law & relevant tax laws.
  • A minimum of three or more years’ experience in the handling
    taxation matters of multinational companies.
  • Past working experience with a reputable international Audit firm
  • Membership to Professional Associations like ACCA, CPA,CIMA etc
    will be an added advantage
  • Previous use and thorough understanding and operation of data
    analysis software will be an added advantage.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of international tax and the
    operations of multinational companies
  • Must demonstrate thorough understanding of data analysis, Tax
    Planning, Taxation Accounting and Tax Audit
  • Working knowledge of how to prepare and interpret final accounts
    for multinational companies.
Age: Below 35 years
About URA:
The Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991
and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and
collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to
such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all
the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization
(URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were
responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.
How to
Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by
visiting the website below. Please go to Careers and follow the link ‘CAREERS
EXPERIENTIAL HIRING’ to view detailed job description of the roles and
responsibilities and other required competencies as well as apply for the above
job opportunities. Please create your online profiles if you are doing this for
the first time or enter login details if created earlier.
Note:
  • The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be
    published on the URA website.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted
    and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment
    into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents
    will be charged in the courts of law.
Deadline:
Friday 17th April 2015 by 11:59pm

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