Senior Tax Auditor at KKCO East Africa

KKCO East Africa (Former Kimani Kerretts & CO.) is an independent accounting and advisory firm of Certified Public Accountants situated in Kenya with a vision for growth to cover the whole of Africa. The firm was established in 1985 by two founding partners; Mr. Isaiah Kimani and Mr. Joshua Kerretts.
The Tax Senior will be responsible for carrying out a detailed planning and execution of the tax unit of the firm, advising clients on how to manage compliance and handle KRA matters as they emerge. The incumbent will also be responsible for leading and managing the tax training/consultancies and tax cases of the firm.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

Offers technical guidance on direct and indirect taxation issues such as PAYE, Income tax, withholding tax, corporate tax, VAT, CGT and customs tax among others.
Advising clients on tax planning and compliance.
Representing clients in tax audits, compliance checks and investigations as well as handling objections and appeals.
Conduct training (internal & external).
Transfer pricing advisory services.
Preparing briefs on current tax developments and changes in tax legislation
Supervise, train, and mentor staff and interns on tax projects.
Review tax computations returns prepared by staff and make recommendations regarding accuracy and tax savings opportunities.
Prepare more complex tax returns for individuals, trusts, partnerships, and corporations.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve tax-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Responsible for timely update of Tax Watch (Our regular Tax Advisory newsletter to clients)
Perform other job-related duties as may deem necessary.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Quality standards achieved on tax assignments as per KKCO East Africa standards.
Performance management, coaching and training of staff on matters tax
Client relationship standards achieved.
Results - based engagement with KRA
Time management and meeting deadlines

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES.
Qualification

A Bachelors' degree in Commerce, Finance, Law, Economics or business-related disciplines.
Full CPA (K), or ACCA professional qualifications.
Minimum of 2 years' experience in tax in reputable audit/consulting firm.
Minimum period of 2 years in audit
Thorough knowledge of Kenyan tax laws and practice. Proficiency in iTax procedures and regulations)
Diploma/Post graduate diploma in tax (KESRA) will be an added advantage

Personal Attributes

Attention to detail
Analytical
Good communication skills
Demonstrates leadership abilities.
Pro-active
Ability to handle pressure
Team Player
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