Payroll and Tax Accountant at Jumia


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  • Company: Jumia
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Accounting Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia’s ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people’s lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive. With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. Main Responsibilities The OPCO Senior Tax Specialist will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements of deducting and remitting all direct and indirect taxes to the Uganda Revenue Authority. The applicant must possess strong knowledge of tax laws and advise on relevant changes that could affect the business.

Key responsibilities: 1. Financial reporting: • Ensure accurate posting of all tax related transactions to the general ledger and reconciliation of the respective GL accounts. • Keenly review all transactions between local and international customers and suppliers to ensure appropriateness and ensure compliance to local tax laws where applicable. • Preparation of tax planning reports as requested by management. 2. Risk management: • Prepare monthly tax returns for compliance i.e VAT, WHT, NSSF, PAYE, LST. • Ensure all taxes are filed and paid by the 15th of every month. • Ensure 100% compliance of Jumia to EFRIS in all aspects of the business. • Conduct tax awareness sessions for employees where necessary. 3. Relationship management: • Maintain quality and supportive relationships with the tax authorities as well as our tax consultants. • Prepare documents required and attendance to queries raised by internal and external auditors for monthly, quarterly, and annual statutory audits on tax related matters. 4. Payroll reporting & management: • In charge of payroll as far as preparation and processing in liaison with HR department is concerned. • Responsible for posting all payroll related transactions and reconciliation of respective GL accounts. • Review and ensure proper accounting and accuracy for all payroll lines. 5. Any other duties assigned by Chief Finance Officer

Required Skills & Qualifications • The ideal applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a strong preference in the disciplines of accounting, tax or the related. • Full/part qualification in ACCA/CPA would be an added advantage • Possess 2-3 years’ experience in tax operations and tax accounting/audit. The ideal applicant must have worked in a tax accounting environment and must be familiar with EFRIS • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Excel • Demonstrates the ability to develop strong working relationships with team members, colleagues, and customers as well as suppliers • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines • Ability to pay attention to detail

What we offer • A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial yet structured environment • An unparalleled personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders of our future internet service lines • The opportunity to be part of the team of talented people with the best backgrounds

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 25th Nov. 2021
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