Specialist Retail Tax Operations
30 November 2018
Web Ref : 430
Purpose of the Role: Role of Operational Tax Specialist will assist the business in bridging the gap between the Tax team and Retail Operations by acting as a one point of contact and assisting with tax related implementation/process changes across all Retail Products. Job Summary: The function includes (but is not limited to): Implementation of legislative tax changes • Assist the tax team with the implementation of new tax processes or tax changes introduced by National Treasury/SARS across Retail products. E.g. Dividend Withholding tax, ITA88, provisional tax certificate process, redesign of tax certificates, process for electronic ROT submissions etc • Manage any IT development items impacting ops processes • Assist with internal business communications to affected business areas (CSC, Distribution, Operations, SSTax etc.) regarding process changes SARS reporting • Assist the Tax team with the development and implementation of new SARS Business Requirement Specifications impacting tax certificates, forms and Ops processes • SARS Data Gathering project: in-depth analysis of SARS submission requirements across all affected products and impact on current operational processes • Implementation/review of control check reports and additional Siebel/Apian validations to improve data quality Tax content • Ensure that tax related content on Wiki Product pages are up to date • Ensure tax related processes and content are accurately documented in operational process notes • Ongoing maintenance of forms to ensure that tax content remains relevant and accurate • Ongoing maintenance of operational tax calculators and assistance with implementation and testing of new calculators/ tools for operations Operational and system reviews • Review operational tax processes, identify gaps and recommend improvements/ implement controls • System reviews (with specific focus on associated tax rules and treatment) • Ad hoc review of investor tax documentation on record e.g. tax directives, ROTs, DWT declarations etc Managing relationships • Liaising with external vendors (such as ebTax) where required regarding system queries or errors • Assisting in building and maintaining successful relationships with key tax representatives in Operations e.g. hosting monthly Tax Operations meetings Competencies: • Accuracy and attention to detail • Autonomous • Problem solving skills • Sound judgement and decision-making • Teamwork Skills: • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Processes and procedures oriented • Sound knowledge of the retail processes and procedures
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