Senior Tax Specialist – EAR Job Careers – Liquid Telecom


Job Title:      Senior Tax Specialist – EAR

Organization: Liquid Telecom

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager


About US:

Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP
provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fiber optic,
satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network
operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. Liquid Telecom also provides
payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award
winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa
and beyond.


Job Summary:   The Senior Tax Specialist –EAR will be responsible
for the management of and assistance with the direct and indirect tax affairs
of all Liquid Group entities within the EAR, including tax audits, tax
governance, planning, advisory, compliance and lobbying. Assist with all
accounting requirements for taxes in accordance with the relevant Tax Acts and
conduct tax risk assessments and implement policies and procedures, process
improvements and best practices in relation to taxation to ensure compliance.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Compliance-Prepare and submit all statutorily required tax returns when

Assist with preparation and lodgement of tax
returns and lodgement obligations.

Update and maintain proper tax compliance

Tax planning and advisory role to management to
limit the exposure to tax whilst maintaining tax asset base in the balance

Assist with the preparation and submission of
the income tax provisions and effective tax rate matters

Assist with tax payment calculations, payments,
and projections

Assist with correspondence received from the tax

Assist with reconciling all tax-related GLs,
review monthly and any reconciling items cleared within 30 days.

Assist to calculate the appropriate balance for
tax expense, deferred income tax liability or deferred tax asset, and current
tax payable for the end-of-period financial statements

Demonstrate an understanding of temporary
differences, both taxable and deductible, and account for their effects on
future taxable income

Determining the proper tax rate to be used in
the calculation of deferred tax amounts


Raise awareness of tax issues and effectively
communicate tax issues to management.

Compliance with providing advice on day to day
tax matters, looking at consistency across the EAR.

Update and advise business on Tax Payment
exposure on an ongoing basis.

Provide asset management with guidelines in
respect of tax treatment of assets.

Initiate, plan and drive ad hoc tax projects
thus ensuring successful completion of all projects which ensure tax

Reviewing of contracts to identify possible tax
risks and advising on correct tax treatment especially in foreign countries
(especially with correct application of VAT, WHT and DTA application)

Ensure ruling requests relating to issues that
affect the organisation are in place, documented and up to date

Governance – Recommendation and implementation maintenance of good
corporate governance

Undertaking the tax “health checks” of the
Group’s EAR.

Assist with audits carried out by Tax Authorities.

Following up on any review queries and ensure
timely resolution of queries

Compliance with managing of external
professional service providers on tax matters, including health checks.

Maintain and enhance the existing relationship
with tax authority personnel.

Train operational staff in the EAR on taxes when

Develop and manage relationships with key
personnel within EAR

Review and update the tax systems, procedures
and policies.

Ad Hoc Projects

Identify and advise any opportunities for improved
cost management into available tax allowances

Assists in any assigned Tax related projects for

Oversee, co-ordinate and advise management on
specific tax projects for EAR new and existing business and ensure that all tax
processes result in tax efficiencies and compliance.

Relationship Building & Networking (Lobbying
for Tax Act changes)

Representing Liquid’s Tax Team at
Telecommunication Tax forums in the EAR

Accurate reporting and disclosure of tax information in Annual
Financial Statements by;

Ensuring the maintenance of accurate general
ledger reports for clean audit

Ensuring compliance to accounting standards
(IFRS/ IAS12) to avoid audit queries for non-compliance

Ensuring there are no significant audit
adjustments for errors

Ensuring timely completion of Tax schedules and
notes for the AFS preparation

Ensuring accuracy of Tax notes required for AFS
for the Senior Manager to review and sign off

Understanding and advising on how the adoption
of IFRS affects cash paid for taxes


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Liquid Telecom Senior Tax
Specialist –EAR job must possess the following:

Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in
finance or Accounting(essential)

CPS/ CPA will be an added advantage (essential)

Five years of experience in a tax accounting
position within a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Proven and successful experience working at all
levels of tax problem analysis, tax preparation and resolution

Demonstrate experience working on
corporate-level-tax analysis and multi-state taxation. He/she will portray vast
knowledge of state tax laws, rules and regulations as well as the local tax and

Membership of a Professional Tax  or Accounting Body(essential)

A strong working knowledge of tax compliance

Tax Act and application in financial reporting
and statutory reporting

Specialised knowledge of Income Tax Acts/ Tax
Administration Act, DWT act, Double Tax Agreements, VAT Act

Understand the need for international tax

And the ability to analyze a whole host of
information and extract the pertinent facts and make a sound tax analysis

Ability to prepare and file all aspects of a tax
compliance process

Experience and ability to originate, design and
use a tax risk framework

Understand & apply tax law, identify
opportunities and management of the implementation of such

Have a well-developed analytical, planning and
problem-solving skills

Implement efficient work practices

Familiar with Microsoft Office, excel, word, and
SAP software.

Analytical skills

Effective communication and report writing

Engagement skills with management at all levels

Proactive and organized, able to prioritize

Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
and work to deadlines

Pay attention to the broader communication

Ability to work effectively as part of a
multi-disciplinary team

Balance data and information with timely

Ability to work independently and manage own

Understands how strategies and tactics work in
the marketplace

Set high personal performance standards



How to Apply:

 All applications
should be submitted to


Deadline: 2nd
September 2020


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