Tax Accountant

13250-13G10043
Kampala
26-Apr-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Tax Accountant

Report to: Senior Finance Office, Financial Reporting

Location: National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Tax Accountant will be responsible for ensuring compliance with WV statutory requirement of deducting and remitting all direct and indirect taxes and attending to the revenue authority on issues

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Financial reporting:

  • Ensure accurate posting of all tax related transactions to the GL.

  • Prepare of tax status and other reports as requested by management and other stakeholders.

Risk management:

  • Prepare monthly WHT returns for compliance.

  • Ensure WHT is compiled and remitted to URA by the 15th of every month.

  • Work with Accountant reporting to compile NSSF, PAYE and LST returns and submit for payment monthly and annually to authorities.

  • Conduct tax awareness sessions for WV employees especially Accountants.

Financial management:

  • Attend and co-ordinate post audit reconciliation meeting by the tax authorities.

  • Build and maintain robust tax documentation, records, files

  • Keenly review ALL payments to local & international suppliers to ensure appropriateness of tax invoices for tax purposes and verify withholding tax applicable.

  • Maintain quality and supportive relationship with tax authorities and a healthy relationship with tax consultants.

  • Ensure all WHT certificates are sent to vendors.

Audit:

  • Prepare documents required and attendance to queries raised by the Internal & External Auditors for quarterly and annual statutory audit on tax related matters.

  • Attend and co-ordinate post audit reconciliation meeting by the tax authorities.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, and Accounting.

  • Possess at least 3 years operational experience.

  • At least 3 years relevant technical and business work experience.

  • The ideal candidate must have worked in a Tax Accounting environment, with tax experience and must be familiar with preparation and submission of statutory tax returns

  • Will have knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements

  • Previous working knowledge and experience of SUN accounting software

  • Knowledge of project management and project cycles

  • Strong desire to develop or change processes to improve efficiency

  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel

  • Excellent analytical skills, reporting writing, research and computer skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill

  • Strong teamwork skills essential

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Experience of working in the field(communities)

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically when required

  • Ability to pay attention to detail