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Group Tax Reporting & Compliance Manager

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Date: Oct 8, 2021

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 eight (8) apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.

 

Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.

 

With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.

 

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.

 

 

Primary objective of the job: 

 

An outstanding opportunity for a strong tax professional seeking a new challenge in the area of tax accounting in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The role provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious tax professional to play a key role in transforming the Group’s tax reporting and compliance tasks into a value-added function, leveraging new technology and restructured processes to deliver more efficient and effective tax compliance and reporting service to the group

 

 Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

General

  • Responsible for the overall preparation and presentation of the tax results for the Digicel group on a quarterly and annual basis and for management and oversight of tax compliance across the group.
  • Responsible for preparing and updating tax charge and cash tax budgets and forecasts for the Digicel group, and comparing actual results to budgeted and forecasted numbers throughout the financial year.
  • Responsible for managing the remaining reporting cycles that will take place through legacy systems as well as the transition to upgraded reporting systems
  • Responsible for converting the data gathered during the compliance process into actionable insights on tax risks and planning opportunities

 

Tax Reporting

 

  • Responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting process as it relates to tax. This includes:
  • Providing the tax figures for Quarterly reporting to external investors
  • Responsibility for all tax figures in the consolidated financial statements
  • Monthly management reporting, including variance analysis and revisions to forecasts for tax expense and cash tax
  • Preparation of the tax figures in the annual budget process

 

Tax Compliance

 

  • Responsible for managing corporate income tax compliance of all legal entities in the Group. A small number of entities will be managed indirectly via oversight of the respective finance teams
  • Responsible for overseeing the use of external firms for tax compliance services and managing those engagements to ensure value-for-money and quality of service

 

 Academic qualifications and experience required: 

 

  • University Degree
  • ACA / CPA professional qualification
  • Master’s Degree / professional qualification in Business Taxation preferred
  • Five years of related experience in public practice or industry
  • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred

 

Functional skills and abilities: 

 

  • 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

DISCLAIMER:

 

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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