Specialist, Taxes and Statutory Payments

January 6, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.
Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Specialist, Taxes and Statutory Payments
Job Code: 7577
Location: Lagos
Reports to: Director – Finance and Accounts
Role Objective

The Manager Taxes & Statutory Payments reports to the Finance and Accounts Director. H/she is responsible for the timely and efficient management of tax and all statutory payments for DAI in Nigeria and payroll management.
In addition, h/she is accountable for providing regular financial information in compliance with Group guidelines and local financial reporting regulations.

Specific Responsibilities
Tax Management:

Prepare, review and process monthly Withholding Tax (WHT) and Value Added Tax (VAT) schedule into the proper tax location, tax types, tax categories, taxpayer entities, and tax amounts.
Ensure accurate Company Income Tax (CIT) and Education Tax (ET) computations.
Review and process monthly payroll tax (PAYE) inputs into the proper tax location, tax types, tax categories, taxpayer entities, and tax amounts.
Ensure timely filing of all tax returns to relevant states.
Ensure all taxes are paid as at when due.
Ensure tax clearance certificates are obtained for staff & WHT credit notes for consultants.
Maintain a cordial relationship with all relevant tax authorities and manage all audit queries from the tax authorities.
Provide tax advisory support to DAI Nigeria and all DAI Nigeria projects as required.
Monthly reconciliation of taxes on QuickBooks (accounting software) Management of statutory payments.
Ensure proper and timely remittances of all non-tax statutory obligations – Pensions, NHF, NSITF and ITF with annual certificates obtained in a timely manner.
Ensure timely filing of statutory returns while managing any queries on statutory remittances when required.
Manage all Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and State Revenue Service tax audits.
Ensure Certificate of Acceptance of Fixed Assets (CAFA) is obtained yearly.
Maintain cordial relationships with all relevant statutory agencies in charge of such payments.

Payroll Management:

Timesheet analysis and labour utilization reconciliation.
Review all payroll deductions and remittance reports.
Review GL reconciliations and analysis of payroll earnings, deduction & taxes.
Review payroll related reports.
Support HR & Benefits while managing queries arising from payroll.

Qualifications and Person Specifications

6-8 years of relevant experience in Tax & Statutory payment management.
A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or similar discipline.
Possess the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) qualification. ICAN or ACCA qualifications are also desirable.
Strong knowledge of accounting experience involving Tax and statutory payments, financial control practices and reporting is highly desirable.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel) and the ability to work with modern accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, TAMIS, SAGE, Peachtree, etc.)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to keep confidential accounting/financial information
An analytical mind with a strategic ability.
Sound knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit phf.tbe.taleo.net.

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