GENERAL ACCOUNTANT - TAX

Location
Jamaica (JM)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Apr 2019
Closes
29 May 2019
Ref
101613
Job role
Accountant, Tax
The General Tax Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and is responsible for ensuring the accurate processing of all local and overseas invoices. The incumbent must ensure that all bills are properly supported invoices and settled under the payment terms agreement. He/She will also be required to generate all the required documentation along with all cheques requested for approval by the Director of Finance/Chief Finance & Technology Officer. Duties & Responsibilities: Manage correct tax accounting and reporting according to local and international reporting standards. Manage timely processes and reconciliation of all Tax transactions to the GL. Analyse new and current tax legislation; and advise business on the implications to the strategy. Design and implement improved tax parameters that will support business processes. Deliver a full range of tax services in compliance with laws and regulations within timeframe. Identify and lead the implementation of tax planning opportunities in order to sustainably optimize the Company's total tax contribution and net profit position, taking a long term view within an acceptable risk profile. Support business decision making from a tax perspective. Develop tax (related) policies based on sound knowledge of the business combined with in-depth knowledge of local tax laws. Manage (i.e. build and maintain) a good working relationship with tax authorities, preferably in an "enhanced relationship." Negotiate tax rulings and/or deals with tax authorities; Build relationships and interact with functional heads and teams to provide excellent planning, consulting and compliance on tax matters Maintain proper documentation to describe all taxation processes. Research tax issues and prepare tax computations Ensure compliance with statutory regulations (GCT, Payroll etc) Posting of vouchers and ensuring all required documentation is attached. Ensuring that proper cut-off is maintained (i.e.) all invoices/transactions are posted in the correct periods. Reconciliation of accounts payables reports to the general ledger. Preparation of accrual listing at close-off date e.g. 5th day of the following month. Review of the accounts payable aging with the Chief Accountant, thus ensuring the integrity of the report. Assist with cash flow comparisons to budget. Reconciliation of supplier statements and assigned general ledger accounts. Verify recorded transactions and report irregularities to management. Receive and record invoices and arrange payment. Prepare cheques with appropriate attachments. Posting of all suppliers invoices. Verify accuracy of all invoices posted to suppliers accounts. Ensuring that billings are accurate with proper reconciliation between invoices, receivals and purchase orders. Monitor the credit period for timely preparation of cheques. Posting of month-end journal entries and preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations Preparation of wire transfer documentation and liaises with bank employees to ensure prompt processing of payment transactions. Education & Experience: At least a Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance and ACCA Level 3. At least 3 years' experience working in a similar capacity. Experience in taxation and taxation laws in Jamaica. Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Proficient in the use of spreadsheets as well as an aptitude for figures. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong time management ability. Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite, Microsoft Dynamics GP. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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