Junior Tax Consultant

Location of position: Howick, KZN, South Africa
Employment type: Full Time

Job Description

1. Taking full responsibility for and managing a list in excess of 100 tax clients
2. Building long term client relationships
3. Obtaining information from clients and managing the flow of work to meet the various SARS deadlines
4. Preparation of detailed tax computations for individuals
5. Attending to client queries
6. Preparation of tax returns on specialised tax software (Greatsoft)
7. Collating supporting documentation and submitting on e-filing
8. Assisting clients with requirements for the registration and de-registration of all tax types
9. Attending to various SARS queries which may require visiting the SARS Branch, online video calls with SARS consultants
10. Administrative duties form part of the job
11. Preparation of a weekly timesheet

Qualification and experience required

Matric with relevant experience.
– Studying towards a qualification in tax would be preferable.
– Having worked in an accounting firm would be advantageous

Skills and competencies required

1. Excellent planning and organizing
2. Lateral thinker
3. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential
4. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure is essential
5. Adaptability and flexibility is essential
6. Must be able to follow administrative procedures and enjoy dealing with various forms of documentation
7. Ability to effectively use Word and Excel, including knowledge of formulas and page set up etc
8. Knowledge of the Tax Administration Act and the Income Tax Act as well as SARS systems and procedures
9. Analytical, critical thing and good problem solving skills
10. Ability to work within budgets
11. Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, customer service focussed dealing with Partners, Managers, staff, clients and investment houses etc.

Personality Traits

1. Highly motivated
2.Reliability is essential
2. Someone who has a passion for numbers and tax
3. Must take initiative and take responsibility for own work and development of their knowledge
4. Of sober habits
5. A team player and good work ethic is essential
6. Someone who can work on their own and does not need constant supervision
7. Integrity, honesty, confidentiality and professionalism are essential traits
8. A calm personality that will function in an open plan and multi-cultural office environment i.e. be aware and considerate to others.