Job Title

VAT Accountant

South Africa, Western Cape
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Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: Retail Trade
Posted: 18 March 2024

Job Details

Passionate about VAT? Do you have a VAT certification, practical experience and knowledge?

The VAT Accountant plays a critical role within the VAT Department and non-RSA finance team and reports directly to the VAT Manager, contributing to the accurate and compliant filing of non-RSA VAT returns. 

The role acts in accordance with the financial reporting plan with a specific focus on the quarterly, half year and year-end reporting periods.

Prepare VAT Returns: Generate and complete VAT returns for specific countries, ensuring adherence to electronic filing requirements and strict deadlines. Review and Reconciliation: Conduct thorough reviews of VAT reconciliations to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards. Execute administrative duties related to VAT filings and compliance documentation.

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a solid foudation in financial principles. 

Familiarity with VAT practices in African jurisdictions is advantageous, enhancing the candidate’s ability to navigate regional nuances.
+3 years of experience in VAT or similar financial role, demonstrating a strong understanding of VAT principles and regulations.

Proven track record in reviewing, reconciling, and analysing financial information, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.

Big picture with detail orientation – able to scan the broader environment for risks and opportunities. Specialist at reviewing VAT planning, provisions, calculations and IFRS disclosures – proactive in approach and meticulous attention to detail.