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Group Tax Accountant

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Date: Oct 5, 2022

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel


The primary objective of the job

Manage all aspects of the corporate income tax compliance and tax accounting/reporting process for a number of group companies across the region, ensuring that high-quality output is generated and that all internal and external deadlines are met.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for all tax compliance and tax accounting matters for an assigned set of group companies /jurisdictions
  • Prepare quarterly tax provision calculations and all of the associated disclosures and reconciliations for the assigned entities
  • Responsible for the recording of the monthly tax expense accrual and updating Cash Tax and Tax Expense forecasts on a monthly basis
  • Forecasting and processing all Corporate Income Tax payments for the entities assigned
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement by following documented processes and suggesting changes to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness


Tax Reporting

  • Prepare monthly tax accruals and quarterly tax provision calculations, including, required journals for each entity assigned
  • Prepare timely Return-to-provision reconciliations and adjust entries after finalization of  tax returns
  • Assist other members of the tax team in ensuring accurate reporting and coherent explanation of variances of all tax figures in the monthly and quarterly reports


Tax Compliance

  • Engage with external advisers to facilitate timely preparation and/or review of tax computations and returns for assigned entities
  • Maintain a tax return due-date tracker and proactively create a work plan for assigned entities to ensure timely filing of returns within Group Tax targeted completion dates
  • Build and maintain a Summary of Material & Relevant Tax Rules document for each assigned jurisdiction and ensure it is updated as tax laws changes


Transition to new Systems and Structure

  • Support other members of the Group tax team on the implementation of new finance and tax systems or on implementation of other tax reporting or compliance processes
  • Ensure smooth transition of all tax-related balances and transactions from the legacy ERP system to new ERP system
  • Ensure accurate configuration of Tax Provision Software tool for entities/jurisdictions assigned and escalate any issues encountered



Academic qualifications and experience required for the job

  • University Degree
  • Professional Accounting qualification is strongly preferred
  • Tax qualification or prior experience in a wholly tax-related role is highly desirable
  • At least 3 years of experience in a role responsible for income tax compliance across multiple entities
  • Experience in dealing with tax compliance in multiple jurisdictions is preferred
  • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment
  • Must be a self-starter who is able to work independently and interface with all relevant internal teams and external business partners as needed
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to proactively articulate progress, issues, and recommendations in a concise manner to colleagues and managers
  • Superb attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and the ability to deliver results to tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Prior knowledge and experience in working with ERP systems, consolidation systems, and/or tax provision software is highly desirable – particularly Great Plains, Workday, Oracle HFM, or Longview


Functional Skills

  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
  • Strong accounting and tax accounting knowledge, especially deferred tax
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent academics and good commercial awareness are required
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive



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