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Group Tax Reporting & Compliance Manager1

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Date: Oct 5, 2022

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel


The primary objective of the job

An outstanding opportunity for a strong tax professional seeking a new challenge in 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

  • 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 related 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 for the job

  • 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
  • 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 senior executives
  • 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 Workday Financials or Longview Tax Provision software is highly desirable


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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