Tax and Payroll Manager jobs at Guinness Nigeria Plc – Lagos Nigeria 2013

Guinness Nigeria is committed to enriching the communities in which it operates and plays a leading role in the socio-economic development of its host communities. To ensure that efforts can be as effective as possible and are sustainable, the company concentrates on these focus areas: the provision of clean potable water (through the Diageo Water of Life initiative), Health and Education.

Guinness Nigeria Plc is recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Tax and Payroll Manager

AutoReqId: 35425BR
Level:   L4
Reports To: Financial Controller

Purpose of Role
Tax and Payroll Manager will support the company’s business financial objectives by ensuring that the company maintains a compliant position on tax; ensures provision of adequate insurance cover for company’s assets and manages the prompt and accurate processing of payroll activities. Copied from:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Steers, advices and supports the company’s financials from tax and insurance perspective
  • Responsible for the prompt payment of all taxes due to the state and federal government – including Excise Duty, Company Income & Education Tax, Value Added Tax, Withholding Tax and Personal Income Tax (PAYE)
  • Manages relationship with tax consultants to ensure company tax objectives are delivered to time and in line with appropriate legislation
  • Ensures satisfactory compliance with tax controls as required by the Controls Audit and Risk Management (CARM) guidelines
  • Ensures all relevant aspects of local tax legislation are fully embedded in the company’s tax declaration and continuously monitor compliance of same
  • Ensures that all tax related risks are captured in the tax risk matrix and prompt completion of tax Magnitude Validation Model in conjunction with designated tax consultants
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of insurance policy & procedures for the company
  • Negotiates the company to a position of strength on all insurance policies and ensures compliance with local insurance legislation. Copied from:
  • Oversees the risk management process and ensure adequate insurance cover for the company’s assets
  • Responsible for prompt processing and reporting of insurance claims as well as the reconciliation of tax related accounts
  • Coordinate payroll activities to ensure accurate and timely salary payouts in accordance with local laws and internal procedures

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Graduate caliber. Masters degree is an added advantage
  • Professional qualification (ACCA/ACA) is mandatory
  • Minimum of 8 years post qualification relevant work experience
  • Ability to take commercial insights and translate into the Organisation & People Agenda including good customer service
  • Proven ability to facilitate, persuade, influence and build credibility with all levels and all functions.
  • Analytical, interpretative and decision-making skills
  • Excellent coaching and relationship building skill
  • Good communication and presentation skill
  • Good team player with good coaching skills
  • Working knowledge in accounting package-SAP (All modules).

Barriers to Success in Role:

  • Inability to manage and influence a spectrum of key stakeholders and elicit buy-in and support
  • Inability to learn fast, adaptation to a new, flexible role and manage relationships with varied stakeholders
  • Inability to plan work and work under tight deadlines.
  • Lack of functional depth

Work Location:
Lagos based with some travels within/ outside Nigeria

Application Closing Date
24th January, 2012

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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