Hiring Organization: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 29261
Function: Finance
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


British American Tobacco is looking to hire a Tax Manager to join our team in Lagos, Nigeria

Job Purpose

Manage BATMN (BAT Nigeria) group tax affairs across the country and optimizing the BAT Nigeria group tax opportunities including strategies for business growth and expansion while ensuring compliance with tax regulations to prevent risks of default.

Key Accountabilities
Business Results:

Tax budgets for company plan and business reviews.
Tax disclosures in Financial Statements and Group reporting.
Review of all BATMN group projects and contracts for compliance with all tax rules and regulations.
Tax parameters for company payroll and review of payroll tax reports to ensure accuracy.
Monthly tax statistics (contribution to government revenue) for social reports to stakeholders.
Prepare and file all monthly and annual tax liabilities of BATMN group to 36 States and the federal tax authorities.
Keep abreast of changes in all aspects of the laws and regulation of taxes in Nigeria, as it affects the business
Responsible for the management of tax records of BATMN group.
Responsible for advising, setting and implementing tax strategies across the business and ensuring optimal capital efficiency.
Ensure BATMN group employees’ awareness of tax laws and regulatory changes as it affects their respective functions to ensure accuracy of tax accounting
Ensure timely payment of all taxes to the appropriate Tax Authorities to avoid sanctions:

Obtain high value tax related services at competitive fees from external Consultants.
Respond to enquiries across BAT group as it affects Nigerian taxation.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of tax reporting, including internal forecast updates, Group reporting requirements, and annual budgeting exercises.
Ensure efficient reporting of fixed assets to optimize tax benefits
Minimize the present value of all tax payments without exposing the company to risks.
Ensure prompt resolution of queries and matters arising from the reviews and queries of Nigerian tax agencies.

Provide substantive defense for BATMN group in investigation and tax audit instances.
Actively build the company’s reputation and relationship with the Tax Authorities to reduce friction.
Communicate developments and changes in tax rules to all employees to manage expectations.
Manage the withholding and Value Added tax affairs with all suppliers as they affect our contractual obligations.
Ensure maximum value obtained from good working relationships with PwC and other external advisors and supporters.
Identify tax-planning opportunities and appropriately develop and implement the operating strategies to expand the business.
Obtain early return on investment by accelerating capital expenditure claims of the companies.
Efficiently manage the effective tax rate of BATMN group.

People Results:

Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage BAT’s reputation
Engage in cross-functional projects and activities to provide tax insights to other functions of the company
Develop and manage individual relationships with the Finance Leadership Team (FLT)
Provide coaching to colleagues within and outside the team to aid their development
Develop relationships with individuals and teams to reinforce credibility in communication received and conveyed
Become the recognized point of contact for tax purposes by providing support to other functions.
Build and maintain trust of subordinates to serve as a conduit for bottom-up communication and feedback to management
Actively manage career within BAT, taking responsibility for seeking opportunities for development and growth within the company
Develop and implement initiatives that will strengthen internal and external relationships

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree within Financial Field and NYSC completed
Over 5 years of experience as a tax specialist, preferably within a Big 4 or FMCG company
Very knowledgeable on the local tax dynamics and understands the implications on company business objectives.
Innovative and influencing skills
Ability to translate and align taxation activities to the company vision Fluency in English Language
Understands company business environment and risks
Proactive and strong performer who consistently achieves set goals
Chartered Tax Practitioner/ Chartered Accountant
Good communication and presentation skills
Good people leadership skills
Good coaching skills

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to British American Tobacco on careers.bat.com to apply