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Tax Accountant

Johannesburg, Gauteng
1 week ago
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Job Description

Job Title: Tax Accountant

Location: Johannesburg

Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:
RPO Recruitment’s client, a leading tax consultancy firm, is looking for a skilled Tax Accountant to join their clients team in Johannesburg. As a Tax Accountant, you will be responsible for providing a range of tax services to clients, including tax compliance, tax planning, and tax advisory. You will work closely with clients to understand their tax needs and develop effective strategies to optimize their tax position while ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual income tax returns for all SA legal entities within the Premier Group.
  • Calculating and submitting provision tax returns.
  • Perform the IT14SD reconciliation when filing the annual income tax return.
  • Manage tax year-end and half-year accounting processes for the Group and ensure accurate calculation of income- and deferred tax accounting entries for the companies within the Group and preparing supporting schedules for disclosure purposes in the group consolidated financial statements.
  • Preparation and submitting monthly VAT returns and ensuring refunds are received timeously from SARS.
  • Liaising with SARS during the monthly VAT verification process.
  • Preparation, submission and payment of monthly withholding tax returns.
  • Preparation and submission of the annual country-by-country reporting requirements for Premier Group as a Multi-National Entity Group. (i.e. Master File and Local File)
  • Quarterly monitoring of transfer pricing compliance for intra-group transactions to ensure profit margin are within the benchmarked range.
  • Preparation and submission of annual carbon tax returns and ensure timeous payment of carbon tax.
  • Update the annual carbon tax licenses with SARS as and when required.
  • Advising the business on any new proposed tax legislation and assessing the potential impact to the business. (i.e. Sugar beverage levy, VAT rate change, limitation on assessed loss utilisations etc.)
  • Filing and paying of dividend withholding tax returns and security transfer taxes.
  • Engage with tax authorities in SADC countries from time to time to assist the foreign subsidiaries in resolving audit queries.
  • Advising the business on various local and international tax implications that impact the business, including providing guidance to the business on appropriate transfer pricing methodologies for cross border transactions with related parties.
  • Roll-out of training to business to ensure input VAT are captured accurate on transactional level.
  • Keeping up to date with new IFRS being published and determining the tax effect on the Group.
  • Responsible for monthly IFRS 16 lease accounting.
  • This role will also entail some accounting functionalities from time to time.
  • Prepare working papers for disclosure notes for the Group Consolidated Financial Statements.


  • CA (SA) Essential
  • MCom Taxation Desirable
  • FMCG industry experience Desirable
  • Article experience within Audit/Assurance Essential
  • 1 – 4 years post-article experience within tax Essential


  • Salary: Market Related


RPO is a Specialist Recruitment Agency that provides candidates and clients with unique recruitment solutions tailored to their needs. We focus on helping you reach your personal and professional goals by connecting you to your perfect career path.


  • Apply for this role today, contact Morne Gaven at RPO Recruitment or on LinkedIn
  • You can also visit the RPO Recruitment website: or email us your CV: [email protected]


We will contact you telephonically in 3 days should you be suitable for this vacancy. If you are not suitable, we will put your CV on file and contact you regarding any future vacancies that arise.