Direct Tax Specialist Job Vacancy at TotalEnergies

Full Time

Website TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a multi-energy company.

Direct Tax Specialist Job Vacancy at TotalEnergies



South Africa

Job Description

As a Direct Tax Specialist, you will be responsible for the following activities :

Direct Tax Management
To ensure timeous and accurate preparation and completion of all tax returns (Income tax, withholding tax and dividend tax) as they pertain to direct taxes of the TSA Group;
To ensure timeous preparation and submission of payments to tax authorities and accounting thereof in the general ledger;
To perform timeous and accurate reconciliation of all direct tax accounts, including deferred tax at year-end for accounting purposes and disclosure to the Annual Financial ;
To ensure timeous and accurate preparation of monthly current tax and deferred tax computations, and preparation of tax journals for the Group thereto;
To perform monthly or (M – 1) review of analysis of risky accounts such as legal fees, consulting fees, overseas travelling, repairs and maintenance etc for tax implications including bad debts;
To manage the Tax Asset Register to ensure correct treatment of assets purchases, disposals, scrapping and expensing;
Ensure that the business adhere to the Transfer Pricing policy and regular Transfer Pricing update;
Risk Management of Direct tax related matters;
To be responsible for external, internal and SARS audits on all direct tax matters of the TSA Group;
To direct and support the NBE country finance teams on tax issues;
To assess the tax implications of the business transactions to optimize tax advantages or minimize tax liability;
To initiate, verify and effect changes to the systems and procedures of the company to ensure compliance with legislation in a workable, practical and efficient manner;
To review all new contracts for direct income tax compliance;
To provide ad-hoc tax support , training and advice to the group;
To ensure all policies and procedures clearly documented and updated timorously;
To keep abreast with tax changes;
To perform cash flow forecast;
To ensure that the transfer policy is updated regularly and in line with transfer pricing legislation.

To optimize tax benefits and minimize tax obligations of the company within the parameter of all relevant tax legislation.
To ensure confidentiality

Context and environment

Political: new governments in South Africa resulting in change in political focus and change in tax laws
Legal: Rapid change in legal and tax environment
Organizational: at the end of the process
Technical: very large volumes of transactions in the organisation and manual nature of computations of current tax and deferred tax.

Direct Tax Specialist Job Vacancy at TotalEnergies

Candidate profile

As a Direct Tax Specialist, you will be responsible for the following activities :

Requirements: CA (SA) or B Com majoring in accounting and taxation (completed articles advantageous).
Post-qualification Diploma in Taxation required;
A minimum of 5 -8 years experience in Corporate tax
Proven knowledge of financial statements, reconciliation skills, strong financial information analysis and risk identification,
Knowledge of MS Office, SAP
Key competencies include analytical ability, high attention to detail and accuracy, excellent communication skills, problem solving ability, high level of integrity, planning and organizational skills, high level of responsibility and accountability, very strong accounting skills, ability to work under pressure. English is the working language

Offer ID



Cost Control & Reporting, Accounting, Taxes Customs & Insurance

Region, department, area

South Africa

Employment type

Regular position

Experience level required

Minimum 6 years


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About us / company profile

Give your best to better energy and make the commitment with Total. With over 500-plus professions in 130 countries, we offer high safety and environmental standards, strong ethical values, an innovation culture and wide-ranging career development. Be part of the global team whose mission is already shared by 100,000 employees: to make energy better each and every day.

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