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Lead Tax Operations Leader

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:10:23 PM
  • 2880880
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Tax
Location(s): Nigeria; Lagos


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Determine and minimize the company's worldwide tax liability with the highest integrity while complying with worldwide tax laws. Intermediate level professional positions requiring subject matter knowledge and experience, more independence in problem solving and decision making.

Essential Responsibilities:
Handles all wing-to-wing tax reporting and tax accounting processes including forecasting, tax provision, compliance and settlement.
Develop basic commercial awareness; may allocate and be responsible for the quality of work in others; act as advisor and coach to junior team members;
Develop interpersonal skills to handle complex situations.
Focus on team & department priorities within operating unit and may be responsible for work and development of others.
Understanding the operations of the business, policies & procedures, and accounting records to ensure correct and timely compliance with tax legislation.
Assist with the preparation and/or review of corporate income, value-added-tax, withholding tax, consumption tax, payroll tax reconciliation and/or stamp duty returns prior to filing with tax authorities.
Assist with preparation and/or review of corporate income tax estimates to ensure that provisional/advance tax payments are accurate.
Perform controllership tax checks including reconciliation of all tax liabilities in terms of tax assessments received from the revenue authorities with tax returns filed and deal with discrepancies.
Assist with tax audits and work with external tax advisors where required.
Preparation of correspondence for queries/disputes with revenue authorities.
Attend operational pulsing calls and summarize key achievement, next steps to the team.
Participate in the enhancement of ERP systems to facilitate tax compliance.
Identify risk areas which can impact on the timely and accurate compliance with tax laws and use the appropriate communication channels provided by the project framework to escalate issues.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Bachelors’ degree in finance and/or accounting and/or law.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a tax compliance or tax advisory role preferably at a Big Firm
Comprehensive knowledge of the Nigerian tax system including the local documentation and filing requirements.
Comprehensive knowledge of OHADA Accounting an taxation systems including the local documentation and filing requirements.
Knowledge of Nigerian GAAP.

Desired Characteristics:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
A self-starter with a commitment to meet deadlines and able to take ownership.
Wanting to work in a dynamic environment with a positive attitude towards change.
Ability to learn quickly the internal business processes and apply tax knowledge in the preparation of tax returns.
Strong attention to detail.
Team player who is able to work closely with the accounting, corporate, VAT and business tax and finance teams.
Strong PC skills, experience with ERP and reporting systems.
Fluent in English and French – both written and spoken.
Willing to travel throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Locations: Nigeria; Lagos
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