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Tax Customs Associate

KPMG is a professional service company, being one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and PwC. Seated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, KPMG employs 174,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Planning and implementation of project activities which include client interviews, computations, analysis, data gathering, and coordination of KPMG and client resources. 
  • Conduct custom research, tax planning, and the preparation of supporting work papers for various customs advisories and customs related projects. 
  • Consulting with clients, reviewing tax information and responding to questions and concerns. 
  • Maintain accurate and up to date client records. 
  • Perform the necessary Risk Management and KYC procedures for engagements. 
  • Assist with drafting opinion letters, responses to Revenue Authority inquiries, Revenue Authority’s ruling requests and writing other technical memoranda. 
  • Assist Senior Associates and Managers with engagement administration and billing. 
  • Build and manage client relationships. 
  • Assist in organizing trainings and other departmental activities within and outside the firm. 
  • Contribute to thought leadership through writing articles and participating in activities aimed at brand enhancement.

Academic/Professional qualifications and Experience:

  • Business related Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. 
  • Must have a minimum of 2 -3 years of working experience in customs. 
  • Professional qualifications e.g., ACCA, CPA are highly desirable. 
  • Post Graduate Diploma/ Masters in Customs or any professional qualification in Customs from an accredited college/university will be an added advantage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access along with experience performing internet research. 
  • Experience in customs in an accounting/ law firm, and/or corporation, will be an added advantage. 
  • Skills, and comfort interacting with C-level professionals 
  • Excellent advisory and compliance skills 
  • Good knowledge of Customs tax laws, rules and regulations. 
  • Working knowledge of accounting information systems and Tax tools.

Personal attributes: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to articulate complex information. 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with team members and clients. 
  • Ability to handle simultaneously multiple engagements and client service teams. 
  • Flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Willingness to work under supervision and learn new skills quickly. 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent negotiation skills. 

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge clients across Africa. 
  • Continuous learning and development. 
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams. 
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative. 
  • Opportunity for international travel. 

    Method of Application

    Filling the link is mandatory for consideration alongside your application to quoting the job title by 13 March 2024.
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