Group Tax Analyst

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Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel


About Digicel


As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of apps spanning sports, news, local radio and podcasts, TV streaming, enhanced messaging and marketplaces and self-care, Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 25 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$5 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 2 million people to date.


With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 5,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.


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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
  • Review balance sheet tax accounts for all taxes and ensure balances are correctly stated and reconciled
  • Support culture of continuous improvement by following documented processes and suggesting changes to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness


Tax Reporting


  • Review monthly tax accruals and prepare quarterly tax provision calculations, including, required journals for each entity assigned
  • Prepare timely Return-to-provision reconciliations and adjusting 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
  • Prepare all tax notes for entity statutory financial statements and work with auditors to ensure timely completion of financial statement audits


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 accurate configuration of Tax Provision Software tool (Longview Tax Provision) for entities/jurisdictions assigned and escalate any issues encountered


Academic Qualifications and Experience Required:



  • University Degree in Finance
  • Professional Accounting qualification strongly preferred
  • Tax qualification or prior experience in a wholly tax-related role is essential
  • At least 3 years’ 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 of working with ERP systems, consolidation systems and/or tax provision software is highly desirable – ideally Workday and/or Longview


Functional Skills:


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





This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may, and probably will be asked to perform other duties as required.  Each employee, regardless of classification, is required to maintain a safe, orderly and clean workplace, using safety precautions and observing safety rules at all times.

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