Accounting and Tax Associate
MNA
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
6d ago
source : Work-Force

A Global Animal Health Company is seeking an Accounting & Tax Associate within their Finance team, supporting the highest standards of financial reporting, controls and compliance.

  • The scope of this role includes stewardship of key accounting processes; support and facilitation of tax reporting, audit and statutory filings;
  • and working capital management During the course of the 2020, the company will legally separate its financial operations.

    The company will also be developing its Global ERP system ready for Go-Live in Q1 2021 and will begin the implementation of the new financial organization The primary focus of this role during this period of transition will be to function as the local Accounting and Tax subject matter expert Provide local stewardship for accounting and tax processes to be implemented in the course of disentanglement Review the local accounting and tax requirements captured through the localization workshops and identify any gaps to local statutory / tax requirements.

    Assist in the execution of all local legal entity transformation activities as directed by Corporate Tax team Develop a close working relationship with local finance as they continue to support the company's legal entity throughout the duration of the transitional service agreement understanding key month end close and reporting processes Evolve into the local SuperUser for key accounting processes impacting financial reporting including but not limited to O2C, S2P and R2R.

    Participate in any data migration and / or management activities, related to financial accounting processes, in preparation for the final SAP cutover.

    Participate in the end-user testing of the new ERP system and escalate any additional requirements to the Global Process Owners (GPO) for immediate resolution Provide oversight during transition to ensure all processes are operational and effective, minimize interruption to routine accounting activities after blackout period.

    Provide local support and oversight for the successful implementation of key accounting and tax processes, in collaboration with ESC business partners, Corporate tax team and ERP Project team Future state Accounting and Tax associate Reporting to the local Head of Finance, being responsible for all aspects of the local Financial Statements (US GAAP and Local GAAP) through adherence to financial reporting policies and accountability for general accounting processes executed locally.

    Act as key subject matter expert on Local GAAP policy / procedures interpretation. Controls Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture.

    Awareness of all applicable financial / taxation standards, process documentati Responsible for local tax compliance activities and management of associated of payments working closely with external tax advisors Provide transfer pricing support and own the implementation of local transfer pricing policies.

    Maintain a robust system of controls relating to all aspects of company taxation and assisting with the finalization of Tax returns and internal tax reporting Support the preparation and filing of withholding tax and customs reporting.

    Being the day to day point of contact with tax authorities and tax advisors.on & training materials to ensure compliant execution of daily operations.

    Support the Head of Finance in the performance of all applicable SOx & Operational controls as well as broader oversight for all controls that influence the Financial Statements.

    Engage with External / Internal Audit / Taxation authorities to ensure full ownership and excellence in all Group / Statutory / Internal / Taxation / Regulatory audits.

    Tax Responsible for local tax compliance activities and management of associated of payments working closely with external tax advisors.

    Provide transfer pricing support and own the implementation of local transfer pricing policies. Maintain a robust system of controls relating to all aspects of company taxation and assisting with the finalization of Tax returns and internal tax reporting Support the preparation and filing of withholding tax and customs reporting.

    Being the day to day point of contact with tax authorities and tax advisors. Financial Reporting Preparation / review of statutory accounts Collaboration with the groups shared service centre in monthly US GAAP accounting and reporting Primary relationship owner with external auditors and coordinate external audit Treasury Prepare cash flow forecasts for local review Review GCC netting, check for errors and compile documentation Review and validate monthly FX forecast Monitor cash balances and liaise with Corporate Treasury on funding requirements Minimum Requirements : A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role Bachelors Degree or equivalent Degree in Finance or Accounting CPA certification, CA or equivalent preferred Proven analytical, problem solving, and communication skills Proven compliance orientation based on prior operational business roles Ability to work in local / regional / global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external stakeholders such as auditors and tax authorities Ability to travel globally as required

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