Latest Tax Manager Job in Nigeria at British American Tobacco (BAT)

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Employing company                British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)

Job Title: Tax Manager
Job number        2858BR
Job title                Tax Manager
Location/City     Lagos
Appointment type          Permanent

Job purpose and key deliverables
Job Purpose

To manage BATN group tax affairs across the country
To optimise the BATN group tax opportunities including strategies for business growth and expansion while ensuring compliance with tax regulations to prevent risks of default.

Key Accountabilities
Business results

Submission of Tax budgets for company plan and business reviews.
Tax disclosures in Financial Statements and Group reporting.
Review of all BATN group projects and contracts for compliance with all tax rules and regulations.
Tax parameters for company payroll and review of payroll tax reports to ensure accuracy.
Monthly tax statistics (contribution to government revenue) for social reports to stakeholders.
Prepare and file all monthly and annual tax liabilities of BATN group to 36 States and the federal tax authorities.
Keep abreast of   changes in all aspects of the laws and regulation of taxes in Nigeria, as it affects the business  
Responsible for the management of tax records of BATN group.  
Responsible for advising, setting and implementing tax strategies across the business and ensuring optimal capital efficiency.
Ensure BATN group employees' awareness of tax laws and regulatory changes as it affects their respective functions to ensure accuracy of tax accounting
Ensure timely payment of all taxes to the appropriate Tax Authorities to avoid sanctions.
Obtain high value tax related services at competitive fees from external Consultants.
Respond to enquiries across BAT group as it affects Nigerian taxation.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of tax reporting, including internal forecast updates, Group reporting requirements, and annual budgeting exercises.
Ensure efficient reporting of fixed assets to optimise tax benefits
Minimise the present value of all tax payments without exposing the company to risks.
Ensure prompt resolution of queries and matters arising from the reviews and queries of Nigerian tax agencies.
Provide substantive defence for BATN group in investigation and tax audit instances.
Actively build the company’s reputation and relationship with the Tax Authorities to reduce friction.
Communicate developments and changes in tax rules to all employees to manage expectations.
Manage the withholding and Value Added tax affairs with all suppliers as they affect our contractual obligations.
Ensure maximum value obtained from good working relationships with PwC and other external advisors and supporters.
Identify tax-planning opportunities and appropriately develop and implement the operating strategies to expand the business.
Obtain early return on investment by accelerating capital expenditure claims of the companies.
Efficiently manage the effective tax rate of BATN group.

    2. People Results

Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage BAT’s reputation
Engage in cross-functional projects and activities to provide tax insights to other functions of the company
Develop and manage individual relationships with the Finance Leadership Team (FLT)
Provide coaching to colleagues within and outside the team to aid their development on tax matters
Develop relationships with individuals and teams to reinforce credibility in communication received and conveyed
Become the recognised point of contact for tax purposes by providing support to other functions.
Build and maintain trust of subordinates to serve as a conduit for bottom-up communication and feedback to management

Relationships :


Internal Finance Director & unit Managers
Human Resources department Marketing department
Legal department
Payroll management
Project Managers across BATN group
Entire staff of BATN group on Personal Income Tax matters.


FIRS Chairman and Directors
State Tax authorities Chief Executives and Chairmen
Tax Investigators and Tax Auditors from all the states and Federal authorities
Company suppliers and service providers
External tax Consultants
Industrial Training Fund authority
Social Insurance Trust Fund authority
Company Bankers on tax remittances and documentation

Essential requirements Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Over 5 years experience as a tax specialist, preferably from a major accounting firm.
Knowledgeable on the local tax dynamics and understands the implications on company business objectives.
Innovative and influencing skills
Ability to translate and align taxation activities to the company vision
Fluency in English Language
Understands the company business environment and   risks
Chartered Tax Practitioner

Desirable requirements              
The following requirements are also of importance

Chartered Accountant
Good communication and presentation skills
Good peoples leadership skills
Good coaching skills
Good interpersonal skills
Good computer skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
How to Apply

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Deadline:  18th November, 2013

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