Tax And Payroll Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Guinness Nigeria

Food & Beverages
Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • The Tax and Payroll Manager will functions as an internal tax administrator/insurance specialist /Adviser to the business.
  • Ensure the development, update of the company’s tax and other related policies and guidelines
  • Manage scheduling, payment and returns of State and Federal Government Taxes
  • Ensure provision of insurance cover for the company’s assets
  • Ensure all payroll transactions are delivered promptly, accurately and completely.


  • Diageo, statutory and management Tax Reporting.
  • Ensure Controls around Accounting for taxation meets a minimum of ‘satisfactory’ CARM rating.

a.) Market Complexity:

  • The Tax and Payroll Manager is required to play a significant leadership role within RTR team to ensure that the functional/ business agenda are closely aligned.
  • Ensures timely, accurate and relevant financial information are reported to management and Diageo. Also ensures the company complies with the statutory reporting requirements.
  • He is responsible for implementing all CARM controls effectively and efficiently in all areas under his control as highlighted above.

b.) Leadership and Functional Capabilities:


  • Prompt payment of all taxes due to the state and federal government.
  • Ensure all tax related risks are captured in the tax risk matrix and circulated to relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure prompt completion of tax Magnitude Validation Model in conjunction with tax consultants.
  • Manage relationship with tax consultants to ensure company tax objectives are delivered to time and in line with appropriate legislation
  • Satisfactory compliance with tax controls as required by CARM.
  • All tax queries and correspondences are responded to and appropriate steps taken to avoid penalties due to non-compliance.
  • Ensure all relevant aspects of local tax legislation are fully embedded in the company’s tax declaration and continuously monitor compliance of same.
  • Steer, advise and support the company’s financials from tax perspectives.
  • Prompt monthly reconciliation of tax related accounts
  • Oversee the risk management process and ensure adequate insurance cover for the company’s assets
  • Manage relationships with Insurance Brokers to optimize value from our policies
  • Ensure compliance with local insurance legislation
  • Negotiate the company to a position of strength on all insurance policies
  • Ensure prompt reporting and processing of claims
  • Develop and document insurance policy & procedures


  • Graduate caliber plus membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience with proven integrity.


  • Sound IT knowledge in the use of outlook (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge in accounting package-SAP (All modules).

Barriers to Success in Role:

  • Inability to manage and influence a spectrum of key Innovation 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.

Flexible Working options:

  • Lagos based with some travels within/ outside Nigeria.
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