x9 CONSULTANT POSTS AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE (SARS)

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The Voluntary Disclosure unit situated in Brooklyn, Pretoria has an opportunity for skilled individuals driven by the SARS Strategic Intent and Vision 2024. Our mandate is to ensure optimal compliance with tax legislation. We do this through fostering a culture of Voluntary Compliance and by making it easy for taxpayers and traders to comply with their legal obligations.

Candidates should possess excellent knowledge and interpretation of tax legislation. You should also have a sound knowledge and understanding of the various taxes administered by SARS and the ability to mentor and coach others on technical matters with the purpose of ensuring that SARS is interpreting and applying the legislative framework effectively and accurately. Successful candidates should have an excellent ability to demonstrate concern for customer expectations and needs. Further, successful candidates should possess excellent research, analytical, attention to detail and written and verbal communication skills to facilitate various VDP proceedings and conclude legal agreements.

Job Purpose

To consider VDP applications and grant relief of voluntary disclosures speedily and efficiently by way of voluntary disclosure agreements.

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualification & Experience Required

Relevant Bachelor’s Degree/ Advanced Diploma (NQF7) in Law, Accounting or Taxation and 5-7 years’ experience in a tax environment, of which 2-3 years ideally at functional specialist level.

Or

Senior Certificate (NQF 4) AND 10 years related tax experience in Law, Accounting or Taxation and 5-7 years’ experience in a tax environment, of which 2-3 years ideally at functional specialist level.

Minimum Functional Requirements

SKILLED technical & academically qualified junior operational management /

operational specialists

Job Outputs:

Process

  • Accumulate information to review work progress that provides input into reporting, decision making and the identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Apply practical and applied knowledge and act authoritatively on methods, systems, and procedures to identify trends and potential risks.
  • Communication of situational interpretation and judgement of work outputs and queries in area of specialisation.
  • Correctly apply policies, practices, standards, procedures, and legislation in the delivery of work outputs.
  • Draw on own knowledge and experience to diagnose symptoms, causes and possible effects in order to solve emerging problems.
  • Initiate process and procedural change, implement the change and provide guidelines and support related to new requirements as a result of the change.
  • Plan for value added process improvements, initiatives, and services to deliver on operational strategy and objectives.
  • Provide specialist input through the investigation of opportunities for operational and multiple process, product, and risk optimisation.
  • Compile Statistical reports applicable to the area of specialisation.
  • Conduct research to investigate the facts and legal implications of cases in order to make recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with peers and SARS role players to achieve predefined objectives.
  • Facilitate various VDP proceedings convened in terms of legislation and rules promulgated under the applicable Acts with applicants and their representatives in order to reach an agreement effectively, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
  • To research both facts and Law pertaining to a VDP application including liaising with the relevant business areas with a view to seeking understanding and insights.
  • To provide recommendations to the relevant Debt committee to determine collectability of taxes due.
  • To assist in raising the necessary assessments to give effect to the VDP agreements.
  • To draft VDP agreements, have these agreements signed and to assist with ensuring that agreements reached during VDP proceedings are given effect to.
  • To ensure that the decisions of governance structures (e.g., collections Committee) are fully carried out.
  • To assist with strengthening the VDU.

Governance

  • Implement and provide input into the development of governance, compliance, integrity, and ethics processes within area of specialisation.
  • Ensure that completed work adhere to relevant policies, procedures, governance and legislative requirements and report on deviations & discrepancies.

People

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with peers and team members to achieve predefined objectives.
  • Search for, integrate and share new knowledge attained through formal and informal learning opportunities in the execution of your job.

Finance

  • Adhere to organisational policies and procedures to ensure cost effectiveness and reduction of financial costs.

Client

  • Contribute to a culture of service excellence, which builds positive relationships and provides opportunity for feedback and exceptional service.
  • Provide authoritative, specialist services, expertise, and advice to internal and external stakeholders.

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