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Specialist Indirect Tax Compliance

at Jazz
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Date Posted November 26, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelors / Masters
Career Level Mid-Senior level
Experience +1 years
Base Salary Competitive Salary
Street address Islamabad

Description

Specialist Indirect Tax Compliance – Finance

Grade: L2

Last date to apply: 1st December,2020

As one of the leading employers in the country, Jazz epitomizes the philosophy that each Jazz employee is passionately living a better every day inspired and enabled by visionary leadership, a unique professional culture, a flourishing lifestyle, and continuous learning and development.

Our Team & You

As one of the largest private sector organizations in Pakistan, our objective is to continue to change the lives of our 63 million customers for the better. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to be part of something transformative, someone who can play a critical role in driving our success. Together, we can empower millions more with the tools necessary to progress in an increasingly digital economy.

What the first 30-60-90 days in the job will look like?

  • Within 30 days you will:

    • Attend and graduate from our company-wide on boarding process along with detailed orientation program.
    • Meet with the tax team and other teams in finance and the relevant point of contacts to understand the strategy of the function in line with company strategy and road map.
    • Develop in-depth understanding of Jazz policies and procedures and that of the Head Quarter.
    • Understand the daily routine activities of tax team.
    • Obtain understanding of the sales tax laws of all the relevant sales tax authorities including but not limited to PRA, SRB, BRA, KPRA, FBR and AJK.
    • Get first-hand experience of the indirect tax compliances process, preparation of reconciliations and reporting requirements to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Within 60 days, you will:

    • Collection of output tax related reports and compile a detailed working of output tax for regional bifurcation of output tax.
    • Coordinate with the consultant for compilation of input tax report and finalization of input tax annexure.
    • Review of sales tax withholding data compiled by the consultant and finalize the annexures for sales tax withholding.
    • Coordinate with tax consultant on franchise related input tax data reporting.
    • Finalize the final sales tax return and initiate the payment in the relevant system.
    • Upload the final sales tax return on online portals of all the regional tax authorities.
    • Prepare reconciliation between accounting books and sales tax return and identify the reconciling items.
    • Prepare a detailed plan for the resolution of reconciling items and follow up with the relevant user departments.
    • Provide support to the litigation and sales tax audit teams for compilation of replies to the tax authorities.
    • Filing of all the sales tax statements on the online portals.
    • Issuance of sales tax withholding certificates to vendors.
    • Filing of annual sales tax returns.
    • Store management - information filing, retrieval & maintenance.
  • Within 90 days to onwards you will:

    • Identify and support implementation of end-to-end process improvement initiatives.
    • Review the basis of claim ability of input tax and bring efficiencies.
    • Coordinate with the tax authorities to resolve the portal issues and lobby for the harmonization of tax rules.

    A Bit About You

    We are looking for someone with a positive mindset who believes in collaboration with excellent communication skills with:

    • Strong business acumen.
    • Clear understanding of customer centric approach.
    • In-depth knowledge of stakeholder management.

    A Bit About Us

    Based in Islamabad, as a tax team, our prime role is to ensure compliance with all the taxation laws and bring tax efficiencies through effective tax planning. This includes recording and payment of all the due taxes and review the transactions from compliance perspective and tax planning perspective.

    This also covers all tax related matters in relation to corporate income tax, sales tax and transaction advisory in M&A projects.

    The Structure Of The Team You Will Join Is

    A five (5) member team which reports to Manager Corporate Tax/Head of Tax.

    The two (02) main priorities of the team as a whole are:

    • Timely and accurate compliance of tax laws.
    • Bring tax efficiency through effective tax planning.

    To collaborate and produce effective business results, the role requires

    • You will work with all the Functions within PMCL Group and will have regular interaction with relevant finance & business teams.
    • The interactions will result in effective execution of indirect tax compliance.

    The Must Have Past Experiences The Candidate Should Have.

    • Detailed knowledge of indirect tax laws.
    • Experience of indirect tax compliance process.
    • Experience of sales tax litigation and audit management.

    The must have technologies the candidate should have.

    • Online portals of all the regional tax authorities
    • Oracle (R12)
    • MS Office

    Essential Skills Must Have

    • Part Qualified/ Qualified CA or ACCA with 4-5 years of experience. Telecom sector experience will be preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal communication.
    • Stakeholder management.
    • Analytical skills.

    Working at the VEON GROUP demands a high standard of business ethics and adherence to our legal obligations, our values and our Code of Conduct and supporting compliance policies and procedures. Our pioneering spirit is embodied in our values to be customer obsessed, entrepreneurial, innovative, collaborative, and truthful. Being truthful requires us to act ethically, honestly, and with integrity.

    Working at the VEON GROUP demands a high standard of business ethics and adherence to our legal obligations, our values and our Code of Conduct and supporting compliance policies and procedures. Our pioneering spirit is embodied in our values to be customer obsessed, entrepreneurial, innovative, collaborative, and truthful. Being truthful requires us to act ethically, honestly, and with integrity.

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