Tax Accountant, Conseiller fiscal, Brazzaville, Puma Energy

Tax Accountant, Conseiller fiscal, Brazzaville, Puma Energy

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle


Assists the African regional tax team in managing tax matters of the African region in line with the tax framework (processes, policies, procedures, etc.) defined by the Global & Regional Head of Tax.

Tax working capital – Cash flow and cost management

Implement & integrate in tax control processes, tax cash flow system on all within tax scope receivables & payables.

Work with & provide guidance to local finance team to achieve material reduction of mainly indirect & direct tax receivables.

Pro-actively monitor and follow up with local tax authorities (and consultant, where relevant) to push for full recovery of all submitted tax refund claims.

Tax Reporting and Compliance (direct and indirect taxes)

Liaise with Regional Shared Service Centre every month end to ensure accurate review of the monthly tax computations happens & ensure HFM validation as per agreed deadline in respect of monthly tax reporting of the African operations.

Ensure correct monthly accounting of VAT & other taxes in local accounts (including tax provisions, WHT, petroleum tax levies, etc) in Africa and provide feedback on the necessary reconciliations.

Prepare a report on the accurate and timely filing of CIT and TP returns/filings for the African operations (ETR management).

Ensure accurate and timely filing of VAT/Sales tax returns for the African operations.

Ensure accurate and timely filing of other local tax returns for the African operations.

Prepare and present to management a monthly tax balance sheet document, explaining the balances and movements in the tax accounts as well as tax issues and risks.

Prepare/amend weekly reports to management on tax issues and risks.

Ensure that quarterly recharges of regional fees to local opcos takes place (corporate recharges, branding and IT), including updating the recharge model.

Tax audits and legal tax proceedings

Coordinate and follow up in consultation with local/regional/group tax until the close of the current & planned tax audits and investigations with the tax authorities and provide monthly feedback to regional/group tax on the progress.

Ensure all financial & tax information for the African entities are saved in shared directory and tax risk register and available for reproduction if required by the tax authorities or other stake holders

Tax planning & Tax risk management

Keep abreast with new tax developments in South Africa, particularly the direct/indirect tax changes impacting Puma downstream business in-country.

Ensure professional & productive working relationship with the tax administrations of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Accurately follow up with the local finance teams on an annual basis to ensure the review & completion of the entities’ tax meeting checklists forms and monthly status review of the tax risk register for the local entities.

Identify and address regional tax contingency issues – Raise awareness of global tax risk management policy with the regional finance team


Education & Experience:

Degree in Tax/Accounting/Law

At least 3-5 years’ experience in Tax or tax accounting, preferably within a big “4” accounting firm or the tax audit division of the tax administration.

Good knowledge of mid & downstream oil & gas’ indirect taxes in Africa would be an advantage

Skills & competencies:

High potential profile

Team player with ability to deal effectively with non-tax people

Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information

Exposure to working in a large taxpayer office of a tax administration and having a good acumen for business

Can work independently with strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.

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