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Indirect Tax Assistant Manager (VAT) (CPT/JHB)

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  7 Nov 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1442075



Market leading growth in our Indirect Tax (VAT) team has created an opportunity for a strong VAT tax professional, at Assistant Manager level, to join our team. You will have the opportunity to work with clients in various industries as part of a globally integrated network of specialists with high quality tax, legal, data technology and commercial backgrounds.  The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients’ businesses. You will have the support of a strong team with proven expertise in this area and the opportunity to progress, learn and accelerate your career.


The opportunity


This is a period of unprecedented change in the tax arena with technological innovation and regulatory change resulting in a huge demand for delivery of Indirect Tax advisory services.


The projects that the team are working on are innovative, technically challenging and technology driven, which makes it one of the most exciting places to work in tax, but also a place where you can learn and build upon your understanding of a broad range of Indirect Tax concepts to develop your career as a skilled and trusted tax professional in a changing market. 


We are seeking a talented self-driven individual to provide support to our Indirect Tax (VAT) team. The individual will be responsible for general VAT consulting, VAT controversy, VAT health checks, due diligence reviews, delivering high quality VAT audits and growing the business by networking and managing key relationships with our clients.


Key Responsibilities


  • You will be part of a team responsible for the successful delivery of Indirect Tax engagements, taking a professional, practical and commercial approach and ensuring technical excellence
  • You will be responsible for identifying opportunities in the market and developing our commercial proposition to new and existing clients
  • You will build and maintain relationships with our current and prospective clients
  • Build relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities and managing expectations
  • Win work by proactively managing existing clients and targets



Skills and attributes for success


  • Ability to build strong client relationships and committed to delivery of exceptional client service
  • Relationship management skills
  • Strong and motivated team player who integrates with new teams quickly
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations
  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out effective reviews and know when to refer upwards
  • Effective time management - ability to remain calm when meeting deadlines
  • Proven ability to analyse and create innovative solutions to problems
  • An excellent communicator, analytical, organised, structured and result orientated approach to work
  • Ability to drafts technical opinions
  • Exposure to tax controversy
  • Current relevant knowledge of the VAT Act and relevant case law
  • Attention to detail



To qualify for the role, you must have 


  • Indirect Tax (VAT) experience and commercial skills with the interest to develop further
  • Strong client relationship management skills with the ability to understand client needs and deliver quality outputs
  • B. Comm (Hons), LLB or other similar degree with at least 3 years tax experience.


 Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget



What we look for


You’ll proactively maintain your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of developments in Indirect Tax trends and issues so that you can better advise our clients. In return we’ll provide investment in the right sort of training and offer you the opportunities that will develop and challenge you so that you’re in the best place to develop your career.

The types of project you’ll contribute towards may include:

  • Expansion into new markets
  • Organisational structure rationalisation
  • Business model redesign   
  • Managing the risk arising from global law changes



What working at EY offers 


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The opportunity to study towards an EY Tech MBA or EY Masters in Business Analytics (EY MBAN), both awarded by Hult International Business School at no charge to EY employees
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



About EY


As a global leader in assurance, tax, consulting, strategy and transaction services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.





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