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Senior Tax Manager


Basingstoke, United Kingdom

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

AECOM are seeking a Senior Tax Manager to support the Africa region. The role is based in our modern offices in Basingstoke working within the EMIA tax team.

The primary responsibilities of the role include:

Bid advice and project support – Provision of tax input to the business on project bids and contracts across the whole of Africa.
Tax compliance - Liaise with the external advisers and the South Africa local finance team to ensure that corporate and other business tax returns are filed on a correct and timely basis for all entities in Africa.
Tax audits – Manage the conduct of tax audits and any related litigation with tax authorities across Africa. Liaise with local advisers and lawyers and the US Corporate Centre to ensure optimal outcomes.
Tax Reporting – Ensure that the tax provisions for the African group entities are properly accurately and timely calculated and reported to the US Corporate Centre on a quarterly basis. Also responsible for dealing with provision questions from the US Corporate Centre.
Legal entity rationalisation and restructuring – provide tax input on proposed restructurings and funding of African entities. Also drive entity rationalisations to reduce the number of entities and the related compliance costs.
Advisory – ad hoc tax advisory work for the Africa region.

Qualified Accountant
International Corporate Tax experience, and an appreciation of wider taxes, VAT, WHT etc
Strong commercial acumen
Excellent organisational and planning skills
Effective communication, relationship building and interpersonal skills
Strong accounting and analytical skills
Ability to perform technical tax research
Ability to work on own initiative
Strong time management skills


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