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Puma Energy Tanzania
Jobs in Tanzania 2021: Job Vacancies at Puma Energy Tanzania, 2021

Sub-regional Tax Manager
Position:
Sub-regional Tax Manager
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Main Purpose:Assist the Africa Tax Manager to effectively manage the taxes of the sub-regional operations in line with the tax framework (policies, procedures, etc.) defined by Global Tax Manager
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Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:
1. 30 %
Tax Reporting and Compliance (direct and indirect taxes)
  • Liaise with local finance team in each country every month end to accurately review the monthly tax computations & ensure HFM validation as per agreed deadline in respect of monthly tax reporting of all the sub-regional operating entities.
  • Ensure correct monthly accounting of VAT & other taxes in local accounts (including tax provisions, WHT, petroleum tax levies, etc) in Tanzania and liaise with the finance team in other sub-regional countries to review same and provide feedback on the necessary reconciliations.
  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of direct tax returns (including provisional, annual, WHT) for all the entities in the sub-region.
  • Ensure correct and timely filing of VAT/Sales tax returns and other local taxes returns for all the entities within the sub-region.

2. 30%
Tax advisory support and tax planning
  • Monitoring implementation of the tax strategy for material increase of the Group’s operational activities taking into consideration the use of technological innovations (e.g. ePuma, eAviation) and specific anti-avoidance rules in local countries.
  • Pro-actively provide day-to-day practical and insightful guidance & support on expansions via acquisition and organic growth projects & new lines of business (e.g. Infrastructure, Future energies).
  • Monitoring Implementation of central Transfer pricing policy at sub-regional level and preparation of local transfer pricing documentation.
  • Monitoring implementation of tax benefits in respect of the recharges of management/service fees and brand licence fees to local opcos.
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3. 20%
Tax working capital – Cash flow and cost management
  • Implement & integrate in tax control processes, regional tax cash flow system on all within tax scope receivables & payables.
  • Work with & provide guidance to local finance teams to achieve material reduction of mainly indirect & direct tax receivables.
  • Pre-actively monitor and follow up with local tax authorities (and consultant, where relevant) to push for full recovery of all submitted tax refund claims.
  • Provide monthly feedback report explaining all material indirect tax movements in the tax balances for all the sub-regional entities for monthly tax receivables reporting.

4. 20 %
Tax audit defense & Tax risk management
  • Keep abreast with new tax developments in the sub-regional countries, particularly the direct/indirect tax changes impacting Puma downstream business.
  • Ensure professional & productive working relationship with the tax administration of the sub-region.
  • Accurately follow up with the finance team of your countries on an annual basis to ensure the review & completion of their tax meeting checklist form and monthly status review of the tax risk register for each entity of the sub-region.
  • Take accountability for any follow up with the tax authorities in order to clear any query prior or during the tax audit process – this includes monthly review of the statement of account for the entities with the authorities and reconciling their tax receivables/payable status with the entities’ books.
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Requirements:
Education & Experience:
  • Degree in Tax/Accounting/Law
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in Tax, preferably within a tax audit division of a tax administration.
  • Good knowledge of mid & downstream oil & gas’ indirect taxes in the sub-region would be an advantage

Skills & competencies:

  • High potential profile
  • Team player with ability to deal effectively with non-tax people
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information
  • Exposure to working in a large taxpayer office of a tax administration and having a good acumen for business
  • Can work independently with strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Good command of English is a requirement.
  • Ability to travel within the sub-region.
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Key Relationships and Department Overview:
  • Internal – Global Tax Team, Sub-Regional GM and FM
  • External – Auditors and tax/legal advisers

About Us
Puma Energy is a leading global energy business which supplies, stores and distributes petroleum products in 48 countries across six continents. Founded in 1997, Puma Energy has its headquarters in Singapore and Geneva and regional hubs in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia and Estonia, and employs over 8,000 people globally.

Puma Energy has a network of 100 storage terminals, more than 3,000 retail sites, and a presence at over 80 airports. Our mission is to energise communities to help drive growth and prosperity by sustainably serving our customers’ needs in high potential countries around the world.