3 Senior Tax Advisor Career Opportunities – Ernst & Young (EY)

Organisation: Ernst &
Young (EY)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About EY:
Ernst & Young (known as EY) is a multinational professional
services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It w as the third
largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2012
and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. The organization
operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in
individual countries. It has 175,000 employees and more than 700 offices in
over 150 countries. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax,
consulting and advisory services to companies. The firm dates back to 1849 with
the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed
by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989. It was
known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding.
Job Summary: The Senior Tax
Advisors will be responsible for participating in and supervising multiple
client engagements and other related activities under the general direction of
more experienced engagement team members. The incumbent discusses moderately
complex issues with engagement team and client management. The Senior Tax
Advisor is also in charge of general accounting and financial reporting
Key Duties and
Has a full understanding of taxation and the
Ugandan tax environment, understands the objectives of a Tax audit and the
staffs role in the Tax audit process
Keeps abreast with general business and economic
developments and applies their understanding of the client’s business and
industry to identify areas of Tax audit significance, assesses the degree of
risk and the nature of the errors that could result from the client’s Tax
accounting estimates, identifies unusual or unexpected Tax transactions, and
explains important developments/matters to staff
The incumbent develops the Tax audit approach
plan and prepares detailed audit programs for substantive procedures for
significant accounts Executes Tax audit procedures, such as understanding and
evaluating significant sources of information, and performing substantive
procedures in moderately complex, judgmental and/or specialized areas.
Prepares summary review memorandum and other
correspondences with the clien
Actively participates in meetings with the
client engagement team and the client. Presents information to others in
one-on-one and small group situations, such as verbal presentations to client
Regularly interacts with client personnel and
demonstrates a commitment to continually improve our clients’ satisfaction.
Fosters teamwork by maintaining cooperative
relationships with the client engagement team; contributing to a work
environment that leads to high morale, productivity, and open communications;
facilitating the resolution of conflicts; sharing information; and, accepting
and providing constructive feedback
Offers professional guidance to assist staff in
reaching their full potential (e.g., willingly addresses questions, contributes
constructive on-the-job feedback and training, conducts meaningful and timely
performance reviews).
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a First or Second
Class Upper Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university.
Full qualification in ACCA or CPA.
At least four years’ tax service experience in a
professional Accounting firm
The suitably qualified candidate should have a
good understanding of tax.
Ability to anticipate and identify technical
issues and provide appropriate solutions.
Excellent organisational skills.
Good relationship building skills.
Proactive and delivery focused.
Ability to be creative and bring new ideas to
the role and function.
Positive attitude and the drive to excel.
Ability to work in a team.
Ability to coach junior staff members.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their
applications, updated CVs and relevant testimonials in support of academic
qualifications to the following address:
The Staff Partner,
Ernst & Young Certified Public Accountants,
Ernst & Young House,
Plot 18 Clement Hill Road,
P.O. Box 7215, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 2nd September
2016 by 4:00 PM
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