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Tax Manager - Jumia (Full Time)

We started operating in Africa in 2012 and since then have launched multiple successful companies, such as Jumia, Jumia Market, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia Deals, Jumia House, Jumia Jobs, Jumia Car and Jumia Services.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Jumia steps in.

We are currently looking for talented people to join our team and embark on an exciting journey in the core of business development.

Job Objective

As Tax Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of tax accounting and will be one of the key support role for the Accounting function alongside the Head of AP, AR and Inventory accounting. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Completion of federal, international and state income tax returns including all related analysis and support in a timely manner
  • Audits of federal and state income tax and state and local filings. 
  • Accounting for income taxes and creation of efficient tax data collection systems
  • Transfer pricing and management fee arrangements. 
  • Liaison with operating management on tax issues and accounting staff on tax accounting issues. 
  • Ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes. 
  • Assist CFO with tax planning issues and in estimating and monitoring annual cash taxes.
  • Identify tax savings/optimization strategies
  • Prepare and update tax provision schedules
  • Coordinate audits by various taxation authorities
  • Negotiate with tax authorities over tax payment issues
  • Research the basis for tax positions to be taken
  • Advise management regarding the tax impact of corporate strategies
  • Advise management on the impact of new laws on tax liabilities

Competencies Required

  •  Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Qualification & Experience

  • Min 6 years of tax experience in public accounting firm and/ or MNC; 2-3 years of experience in accounting and finance. 
  • Superior negotiating skills towards tax authorities and within the own organization
  • B.Sc. Accounting or other Social Science related course
  • Professional Qualification such as ACA, ACCA or ACTI is required 
  • Good knowledge of local GAAP & IFRS. 
  • Experience with or curiosity for IT systems and ERP systems. E-commerce is 50% IT, so you must not be afraid of systems, Navision experience is a plus 
  • Strong working experience in local taxation.  

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