International Indirect Tax Manager
Cape Town
3d ago

The world is changing. We all want something different.

We are a mission-driven cryptocurrency company that is building more open and equal access to the future of money. Our mission is to empower billions of people across the world by upgrading them to a more open, efficient, and inclusive financial system .

You don’t have to know lots about crypto to be interested in joining us, you just have to feel that upgrading the world to a fairer financial system matters, and that you’d like to be part of this global change.

We’re a passionate and committed team taking on a challenge of epic proportions. Like the first moon landing, it requires a special kind of people working together with unusual skill, focus and determination.

We need the best team on board for our mission.

At Luno, we see you as an individual, and we want to unleash your potential and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Luno welcomes crypto lovers and crypto newbies. You just like everyone in the world are on your own unique crypto-learning journey.

If that sounds like a culture you’d thrive in, then we are excited to hear from you.

A little about us

  • Our popular mobile app and website helps people around the world grow and manage their money using the world's most mature cryptocurrencies : Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDC.
  • We’ve processed over $25 billion to date.

  • Over 8 million customers across 40 countries have chosen to hold their crypto wallets on Luno because we offer a delightfully simple experience and bank-grade security.
  • Luno means moon in Esperanto, we chose the name because at night, wherever you are in the world, you look up at the same moon.
  • We believe in the power of working together, as one team, across borders, with clear focus and shared purpose.

  • We're part of the Digital Currency Group, named in 2021 as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies. TIME noted that DCG is .
  • We’re proud to be one of the world’s most international cryptocurrency teams, with colleagues from 43 different nationalities working across South Africa, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Indonesia, the United States, Nigeria, Australia, Singapore.
  • Financial inclusion is part of our mission, but on a deeper level, inclusion is a way of life, and a way of work for us.

    It is part of who we are as a company, and a group of human individuals.

    The role in a nutshell

    In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that Luno meets its international indirect tax obligations, as well as being part of the broader tax team.

    If you’re looking to make an impact from an indirect tax perspective in a global and disruptive industry with nascent tax rules, where you will be solving complex practical tax issues and impacting indirect tax policy, then this is an exciting opportunity for you.

    The role is based in Luno’s Tax team that forms part of Luno’s broader Finance team and you’ll be reporting to the Head of that reports directly to the CFO.

    You will be working with forward-thinking and ambitious team members, who strive for a continuous quest for excellence.

    Your mission will involve :

  • Helping to develop the group’s indirect tax strategy.
  • Monitoring global indirect tax developments; analyse and communicate the potential impact, and where relevant, ensuring the timely and appropriate application thereof.
  • Managing indirect tax-related projects where you will be working with e.g. our product and engineering teams on any product changes required due to indirect tax requirements;
  • or working with our business optimisation team for any indirect tax automation requirements.

  • Managing indirect tax ruling applications, actively liaising with tax authorities and ensuring appropriate application of successfully approved rulings.
  • Preparing / reviewing indirect tax calculations, submitting these returns and ensuring that any payment is made on a timely basis to the relevant tax authorities.
  • Responding to and finalising indirect tax investigations or disputes.
  • Actively manage the recovery of any indirect tax amount that is due by any tax authority.
  • Ensuring the indirect tax control processes are operating effectively and constantly reviewing and improving the indirect tax control processes.
  • This includes preparing / reviewing indirect tax reconciliations, and ensuring outstanding items are addressed.

  • Ensuring accurate annual financial statement disclosure of indirect tax amounts.
  • As we are still scaling, you will also assist the rest of the Tax Team on any other tax related matters, where required.
  • You will further be helping to develop the Tax Team, build our tax capabilities and eventually manage others.

    The ideal Lunaut for this role, will have’ :

    Essential skills

  • Postgraduate qualification in Taxation or CA (SA).
  • Minimum of 5 years international indirect tax experience in a multinational company or for clients.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with diverse teams, and to deal with multiple different teams, countries and issues on any given day.
  • Nice-to-haves

  • Masters Degree in Taxation.
  • Indirect tax experience in Australia, Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • International corporate tax knowledge and experience.
  • An interest in and enthusiasm for crypto assets.
  • Life at Luno

    If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

    Like the majority of the companies, Luno is currently working remotely to keep our employees safe, which means you will not be physically, but virtually onboarded for now!

  • Live long and prosper. We’ve got you covered with excellent private medical insurance .
  • You'll be able to continuously up-skill yourself with access to free courses on Udemy, Coursera and Codecademy .
  • For the crypto fans among you (should be everyone!), you'll pay 0 fees with Luno from the day you start
  • Generous maternity / paternity leave.
  • An annual inspiration day , over and above your annual and public holiday leave... for that pottery course you’ve always been meaning to do!
  • Work with a globally diverse team of hardworking, ambitious and friendly people on something that will truly revolutionise the financial world.
  • Work is important, but your mental health should always take priority . At Luno, we do everything we can to make sure you lead a healthy and happy life.
  • That's why Luno gives you free access to Headspace a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.

  • We have virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts to break up your day and work that other part of your brain.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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