EY Corporate Tax Manager in Cape Town, South Africa

Corporate Tax Manager


Requisition # CAP0006Z

Post Date 5 days ago

Business Tax Services (BTS) is in a growth phase and we are therefore looking for a talented Manager to join the Cape Town team.

The incumbent will be based at the EY Cape Town office, but may be required to travel from time to time within Africa in the delivery of engagements which will include the training and transfer of skills to our EY Africa tax teams.

The role will be in Business Tax Advisory (BTA), one of our key competencies within BTS.

In Business Tax Advisory, you'll combine your tax technical skills with practical commercial, legislative and industry knowledge to provide tailored advice to clients and to build valued relationships with them and your internal peers. You'll work in high-performing teams and help staff members build their skills.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Keeping up to date with tax legislation, case law and any items published by SARS

  • Conducting tax technical research and draft technically correct opinions/ reports

  • Participating in and presenting at internal tax technical training sessions

  • Managing tax reviews of audit clients

  • Managing tax due diligences

  • Advising clients on tax technical matters

  • Engaging with clients and assist them with tax research and tax planning

  • Building client relationships and networks

  • Building strong relationships within the firm

  • Ensure compliance with the firm’s Quality & Risk Management procedures

  • Promoting knowledge transfer to junior staff through ‘on the job’ training

  • Actively delegating work to junior members of the tax team

  • Counselling of junior staff

Skills and Experience:

To qualify, candidates should:

  • Hold a CA(SA) qualification or be an admitted attorney

  • A postgraduate tax qualification is preferable

  • Be able to demonstrate a strong tax technical background

  • Have an interest in advising clients on their corporate tax affairs

  • Have the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients

  • Have excellent management and project management skills to ensure the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, and always ensuring technical excellence and that a practical / business driven approach is being taken

  • Be a great team player by proactively helping juniors to develop through the effective supervising, coaching and mentoring of staff

  • Be proactive, organised, a good communicator

Who we are:

At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.