Tax Accountant Job Opportunities – ENGIE Energy Access

Job Title:  Tax Accountant

Organisation: ENGIE Energy Access

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Call Center Team Lead


About US:

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.14 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in 9 countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1 million customers and more than 5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.


Job Summary:   EEA Uganda is looking for an experienced, highly motivated, and disciplined Tax accountant with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. This position is a key role within the Finance Department of a fast-paced start up on the front lines of renewable energy and mobile payment technology.


The Tax accountant will collaborate with the Head of Finance to oversee the taxes of the company. The job holder will be responsible for preparing tax documents and payments, keeping detailed documentation and databases, and helping EEA Uganda to stay compliant and structure their policies in a way that would help the company minimize their taxes.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Head of Finance and Tax partners on ongoing tax compliance and capital structuring and manage relationship with Tax Advisors.
  • Create and implement the best tax practices and controls and ensure that these are consistently updated and followed.
  • Ensuring that all tax returns are prepared accurately and timely and taxes remitted monthly before the 15th day of each month, maintaining documentation and reconciling to General Ledger.
  • Responsible for working with tax advisors BRJ to prepare the annual income tax returns and review of annual corporate tax computations.
  • Support Head of Finance with strategic improvements to EEA Uganda’s operations, including country-specific tax-efficient structures, transactions between parent and subsidiary.
  • Coordinate External /Internal audits, liaise with the URA/BRJ and ensure that all issues are timely resolved during the audit process.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships across all departments within the organization and ensure all tax issues raised are resolved timely and sufficient support given.
  • Monthly tax provisioning includes reviewing the tax accruals, as well as the management and reconciliation of the tax balances on the ledger and effective rate analysis.
  • Support in putting together YTD and forecast P&L information and calculating estimated taxable income positions, Effective Tax Rates for forecasting purposes.
  • Preparation of responses to URA queries regarding tax issues.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance with tax legislative developments and planning where necessary.
  • Coordinate tax audits by URA, interface between auditors and company personnel, follow up on any disagreements.
  • Ensuring that interim and final corporation tax returns are prepared, filed, and tax installments paid.
  • Responsible for general tax compliance work in relation to PAYE, WHT, VAT, Excise duty and Stamp duty, and Corporation tax.
  • Performance of tax reviews in SAP for VAT and WHT for all invoices paid out by the Bank.
  • Responsible for all reconciliations on all tax accounts and reporting to internal management and external stakeholders on exceptional items.
  • Annual review of the Group recharges to ensure that all services received are value adding and priced at arm’s length in accordance with the Transfer Pricing Act.
  • Perform the group’s self- tax assessments and in-depth examinations, to identify areas of tax exposure and non-compliance and implement appropriate measures.
  • Engage the revenue authority on objections, appeals and dispute resolution; make submissions on behalf of the bank.
  • Annual review of finance policies, standards, and frameworks that have an impact on tax.
  • Engage Group Head of Tax and ensure alignment with Group Tax Objectives.
  • Manage training and support to other areas of the company to ensure they have sufficient tax compliance understanding to support the Tax function.
  • Support the Accounting Team lead to work closely with Uganda department heads to understand monthly expenses (BvA), monitor spending and drive efficiencies in cost centers.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s in business administration, Commerce, Accounting, Finance or their equivalent and full ACCA or CPA Uganda.
  • Five years of experience in a multinational company or financial institution, preferably with operations in Africa.
  • Acumen in accounting and tax issues and procedures.
  • Detail-oriented, with a highly developed sense of reliability and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Trustworthiness and willingness to take responsibility.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Experience and proficiency in accounting software tools, i.e SAP
  • Experience and proficiency in excel.
  • Proficiency in navigating and using URA tax platform.
  • Language(s):  English


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Date Posted 2024-02-26
Valid Through 2024-03-18
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization ENGIE Energy Access (EEA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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