Tax Risk Specialist
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About the Position
Tax Risk Specialist
A client in the banking sector is looking for Tax Risk Specialist to join their tax division.
Purpose of the role
To provide a proactive, in-house Tax Risk Management service.
Taking ownership of all aspects of tax disputes and litigation issues with regard to the tax affairs of certain dedicated areas.
Attending and providing tax risk insight and sign off to the company deal conclusion forums in relation to transactions or structures which impact the group's businesses.
Preparing detailed written tax opinions on complex structured transactions, which identify potential tax risks and address appropriate solutions.
Identifying local and international direct tax risk areas, including the analysis of products and portfolios and the related tax implications.
Providing tax advice in line with the group's tax risk appetite with the objective of optimising the tax and risk profile and identifying tax saving opportunities.
Attending and providing tax risk input to various risk committees.
Preparing and presenting tax training.
Establishing, communicating and implementing taxation policies.
Monitoring compliance with tax legislation.
Communicating changes to tax legislation and judicial decisions.
Coordinating taxation training and information.
Ensuring that relevant systems are developed in compliance with tax legislation.
Managing direct tax related projects as and when the need arises.
Engaging with external auditors and ensuring that all direct tax findings are adequately addressed.
Engaging with and briefing external advisors or counsel, where required.
Ensuring that transactions, products or queries, which have other tax implications (such as Indirect Tax or Employees' Tax), are discussed with the relevant tax experts within the company.
Admitted Attorney / CA (SA), with relevant tax qualifications (MComm / [URL Removed] Tax / LLM).
Minimum of 10 years financial services tax experience within a large legal firm or audit firm.
Broad and practical experience across all tax competencies, including Direct Tax (income tax), International Tax, Indirect Tax and Employees' Tax.
An understanding of financial instruments, financial markets, exchange control regulations and retail and commercial banking.
An understanding of international tax principles and the ability to apply such knowledge to practical situations.
A working knowledge of transfer pricing and the ability to identify transfer pricing issues and apply relevant transfer pricing legislation and internal transfer pricing policies.
An understanding of and ability to apply corporate law and Companies Act principles to practical situations.
Good knowledge of the tax administration act in order to effectively advise on tax dispute strategies within the group.
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