Senior Accountant – Tax, Compliance and Reporting Employment Opportunity – Britam

Organization: Britam
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Britam is a leading
diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities
Exchange. The group has interests across the East African region and offers a
wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset Management,
Banking and Property. The product range includes life, health and general
insurance, pensions, unit trusts, investment planning, wealth management,
off-shore investments, retirement planning, discretionary portfolio management,
property development and private equity.
Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant – Tax, Compliance and
Reporting will be responsible for providing effective control on regulatory
compliance in all tax, IRA/ BOU requirement, and support monthly and annual
financial reporting. Also organizing and maintaining records of tax payments
including showing interest in following changes to tax regulations and laws.
The role holder will report to the Financial Accountant and Country Operations
Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive 100% continuous Statutory and Legal compliance and ensure
    relevant tax returns are filed as per tax planning schedule;
  • Prepare/Review tax payments, estimate and track tax returns;
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual tax reports, IRA returns, BOU
    returns, FIA returns reports and prepare/review necessary paperwork for
    tax payments and returns;
  • Organize and update the company’s tax database, recommend tax
    strategies that align with business goals;
  • Identify tax compliance matters at underwriting, claims and utility
    levels. Suggest ways to increase profits by Tax Savings, follow industry
    trends and track changes related to taxes;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors and also forecast tax
    predictions to senior managers;
  • Ensure that proper books of accounts are maintained to satisfy legal
    and internal requirements;
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly financial and accounting
    information to management and play a key role in preparation of year end
    accounts to ensure that the year-end audit exercise progresses smoothly;
  • Implement sound accounting and operating procedures including sound
    internal controls and ensure adherence to company policies; and
  • Deliver on performance requirements as defined in the departments’
    strategy map, balanced scorecard and Personal Scorecard.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting),
    Business, Law or its equivalent degree;
  • Fully qualified accountant Certified Public Accountant
    (CPA)/Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)/Chartered
    Accountant (CA);
  • At least three to four years’ experience in a professional firm or a
    financial related organization specializing in Tax or regulatory
    compliance;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented
    and collaborative environment;
  • Strong team player with excellent leadership skills;
  • High level of integrity and attentive to detail and analytical; and
  • Excellent communications skills both oral and written.
Competencies
  • Presenting and Communicating Information – Speaks fluently; expresses opinions,
    information and key points of an argument clearly; presents effectively;
    responds quickly to others ‘reactions and feedback during conversations;
    projects credibility.
  • Working with People
    – Shows respect for the views and contributions of team members; shows
    empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and
    pro-actively shares information and expertise with them; builds team
    spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
  • Adhering to Principles and Values – Upholds and encourages ethical behaviour and departmental values;
    demonstrates integrity; encourages individual responsibility towards the
    community and the environment; models the organisational values during
    every day interactions.
  • Analysing
    Analyses numerical data and all other sources of information, breaking
    them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further
    information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational
    judgements from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an
    understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system /
    process / problem.
  • Planning and Organising – Adheres to and monitors clearly defined objectives; plans
    activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible
    changing circumstances; identifies and organises resources needed to
    accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against
    deadlines and milestones.
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations – Focuses on customer needs and
    satisfaction; sets and models high standards for quality and quantity;
    monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic
    methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects goals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the
link below.
Deadline: 20th March, 2019
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