Tax – Dispute Resolution – Senior Consultant
About Deloitte Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 220,000 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters. In South Africa, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Corporate Finance services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, energy, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector, and we provide powerful business solutions to some of the world’s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100. Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the work space and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives. Our talented professionals and our clients understand the link between a strong learning and development programme and the ability for Deloitte to deliver on its promise of consistent, high-quality service delivery worldwide. Whatever your age, gender or culture, take your career to the next level with the talents and capabilities you’ll develop at Deloitte. About the Division Deloitte offers a broad range of fully integrated tax services and tailored signature tax solutions and insights designed to work for business needs. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines that keep current with the latest legislative, compliance and business innovations that will impact business’ tax strategy, compliance and reporting requirements. With an extensive network of African Tax professionals, equipped with in-depth knowledge, technical expertise and experience of both regional and global tax insights, we are best placed to guide businesses through the dynamic global and local regulatory landscapes to help them excel globally. Our Services include the following: *Business Taxes Services which is made up of: Business Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Management Consulting, Governments Grants & Incentives, Deloitte Private Client Services, Tax as a Managed Service, Deloitte School of Tax *Indirect Tax which is made up of: VAT and Customs & Global Tax, Global Employer Services *Cross Border Taxes which is made up of: Transfer Pricing, International Tax Our professionals need to have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing long term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands. We are committed to establishing and empowering the firm by establishing an environment of continuous learning and enriching career opportunities.
Main Purpose of Job Supports Engagement Manager in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagement / project. Minimum Qualifications Degree Desired Qualifications Postgraduate qualification (relevant to Service Area / Business Management, etc.) Minimum Experience 4 years working experience Desired Experience 3 years in a client facing role Key Competencies required: Leadership Competencies 1. Strategic Impact • Support the Engagement Manager in delivery of engagement / project, in specific area of competency • Raise issues with manager as identified in area of focus that may affect the quality of delivery or timelines of the engagement • Identify opportunities for follow-on work and work with management to win the business • Assist in development of client presentations / discussion documentation • Actively build business relationships that generate leads • Gather information to understand broader offerings of Deloitte and seek opportunities for cross-selling • Raise solutions to address issues in area of expertise that may enhance / renew service offerings to client 2. Client Impact: External / Internal • Contributes to management decisions through pertinent analysis of client, company and industry • Communicate regularly with both Engagement Manager and client to meet deliverable expectations in specific area of expertise • Develop productive working relationships with client staff • Responds with urgency and accountability to client and team requests 3. Operational Effectiveness • Proactively identify client needs and problem technical issues that arise and propose resolutions to address these • Manage risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies • Consistently review and analyse accuracy and quality of own deliverables • Maintain clear communication channels with engagement team members on work status 4. Development/Growth of Team • Share expertise and knowledge with team members and assist where possible to ensure quality and timeous delivery of work • Mentor junior members of the team • Maintain own development and knowledge in specialised area 5. Budgets / Profitability • Maintain quality and timeous delivery as per SLA Technical Competencies • Technical expert in specific area and/or industry • Demonstrated project management skill • Consulting skills • Experience in drafting and presenting to clients • Good report writing skills • Sound financial knowledge and understanding • Business acumen Specialized Competencies • Preparation and submission of notice of objection and notice of appeal forms, including supporting letters • Assistance and support during tax related negotiations • Drafting of various tax related agreements such as extension of prescription agreements, settlement agreements and voluntary disclosure agreements (or providing commentary and tracked changes to such agreements prepared by SARS) • Practical day-to-day handling of issues with SARS, including travelling to SARS to independently resolve certain matters, for example: delays or difficulties in obtaining tax clearance certificates or tax registrations; SARS unexpectedly taking money from clients’ bank accounts; delays in SARS refunding overpaid taxes; shipments being stopped at the border for tax related reasons; reconciliation of tax accounts and understanding the various entries and journals in the tax accounts • Preparing briefs for counsel (to be sent through an independent attorney to counsel, in most instances) • Project management of tax disputes, to ensure that all deadlines are met • Maintaining client contact and building client relationships, including taking instructions from clients and updating clients on the progress on the matter • Maintaining SARS contact and building SARS relationships • Issue of letters of opinion regarding the prospects of success in a matter • Issue of letters of opinion concerning the risks of a proposed transaction, including technical tax risks, practical risks, and evidentiary or other dispute related risks • Support to counsel during the litigation process, including handling the discovery process, taking witness statements, and preparing documents for court • Compliance and Reporting Conducts research on tax regimes in local and other tax jurisdictions in which clients operate • Tax Advisory and Consulting Researches and prepares draft client reports under the guidance of senior staff and project management • Tax Accounting Prepares tax provisions using technical skills to accurately complete calculations and follow Firm policies and procedures • Tax Controversy Management • Researches tax authority audit/appeals process and prepares draft reports to be presented before the tax authorities in tax audits/administrative appeals Behavioural • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills • Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others • Strong client delivery focus • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease • Focus on quality and risk • Problem solving ability Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities • Living our Purpose – Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life • Influence – Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders • Performance drive – Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results • Strategic direction – Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities • Talent development – Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador
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