EY Indirect Tax Assistant Manager in Johannesburg, South Africa

Indirect Tax Assistant Manager


Requisition # JOH0020Y

Post Date Jul 19, 2018


We are seeking a talented self-driven individual from our Assurance business to provide support and add depth to our Indirect Tax (VAT) team. The individual will be responsible for delivering high quality VAT audits and growing the business by networking and managing key relationships with our clients and our Assurance business. In addition the successful applicant will from time to time execute on VAT health checks, due diligence reviews and general VAT consulting.

Key Attributes

  • An ability to actively maintain and develop distinct relations with clients and our Assurance business

  • An ability to network and grow the business by working closely with our Assurance business

  • Well branded and recognised individual within our Assurance business

  • An excellent communicator, analytical, organised, structured and result orientated approach to work

  • Current relevant knowledge of the VAT Act and relevant case law

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to tolerate pressure

  • Self-starter with high energy levels

  • An ability to work with people and maintain a work / people skills balance at all times

  • An effective time manager, planner who is extremely client focused

  • Tenacious

  • Team player


  • Conducting VAT audits and interpretation of the VAT Act

  • Identifying exposure in respect of VAT audits

  • Reporting on VAT audits performed

  • Consultation and liaison with SARS & clients

  • Providing opinions on VAT scenarios for clients

  • Conducting due diligence reviews from a VAT perspective

  • Client visitations to conducts VAT audits and where required on other assignments

  • Involvement with some practice management issues associated with the VAT department, such as work-in-progress monitoring, client billing and development of VAT audit methodologies

  • Marketing VAT services to existing and new clients, including our Assurance business


  • CA(SA), with completed articles at EY

  • Minimum of 3 -5 years working experience

  • Proven level of high multi-tasking & managing a diverse portfolio of audit clients/activities.

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.

Please note: Preference will be given to PDI candidates.