Our client, a global renewable energy project developer, with a large footprint across a multitude of African and international locations, is looking for a first-class Head of Business Finance & Tax to deliver excellent technical financial support, particularly in terms of tax, to the Business Development department. As a CA with a relevant Accounting degree or Higher Diploma in Tax certificate to your name and over 5 years of global experience working within capital and asset-intensive firms, you will have sound knowledge of various tax structures, especially as they relate to power production in Africa.
Your experience will be key, as you will need to hit the ground running and be able to add value from the word go. As mentioned earlier, our client, has their hand in several locations across the globe with each location employing a different tax structure. You will need to be able to know the ins and outs of these structures and be able to procure as well as collaborate with third-party tax advisors in order to improve proposals for new projects and acquisitions. This responsibility will not only test your interpersonal skills, but it will also help bring to the fore your in-depth knowledge of reporting standards that you take into consideration when considering tax implications of companies that report both locally and internationally on a group level. Therefore, it is imperative to have sound knowledge of GAAP and IFRS as well as keeping up to date on current accounting and tax information. You need to have extensive experience in business partnering, as well as the ability to managed internal stakeholders who all want info at the same time – you will be able to effectively prioritize 10 different business development teams requests for information – and prioritize them accordingly. Furthermore, your brilliant Excel skills allow you to effectively develop and analyse financial models that will allow you to create accurate assumptions about the future performance of the business and how these assumptions relate to tax.
Apply now if your analytical thinking abilities compliments your tax and financial modelling experience, enabling you to analyse, evaluate, and develop strategic financial decisions that will have a long-lasting effect on the renewable energy sector!!
Commerce or any relevant Accounting degree is essential
CA or a higher diploma in tax (international tax is a bonus)
5+ years’ experience in capital and asset intensive firms
Tax specialisation with experience in Africa is MUST
Exceptionally experienced in financial accounting and keeping up to date with current practice and methods (GAAP)
Well versed with IFRS and has solid management accounting skills
Must have great analytical skills with extensive exposure using MS Excel
Able to understand financial models and how their assumptions relate to tax
Must be able to prioritize exceptionally well – you will be inundated with requests for information by the various business development teams – so you need to know how to prioritize the deals closest to the money
You will be responsible for providing technical financial support to the Business Development team.
Strong written and verbal communications skills to be able to report findings
Great organisation and time management skills
Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, with a flexible approach
Must be willing to travel