Tax Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at British American Tobacco

Consumer Goods
Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • To manage BATN group tax affairs across the country
  • To optimise the BATN group tax opportunities including strategies for business growth and expansion while ensuring compliance with tax regulations to prevent risks of default.
  • Responsibilities

    Key Accountabilities

        Business results

        Submission of Tax budgets for company plan and business reviews.

        Tax disclosures in Financial Statements and Group reporting.

        Review of all BATN 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 BATN 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 BATN group.

        Responsible for advising, setting and implementing tax strategies across the business and ensuring optimal capital efficiency.

        Ensure BATN 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 optimise tax benefits

        Minimise 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 defence for BATN 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 BATN group.

            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 on tax matters

            Develop relationships with individuals and teams to reinforce credibility in communication received and conveyed

            Become the recognised 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

        Internal Finance Director & unit Managers

        Human Resources department Marketing department

         Legal department

         Payroll management

         Project Managers across BATN group

         Entire staff of BATN group on Personal Income Tax matters.


          FIRS Chairman and Directors

          State Tax authorities Chief Executives and Chairmen

          Tax Investigators and Tax Auditors from all the states and Federal authorities

          Company suppliers and service providers

           External tax Consultants

           Industrial Training Fund authority

           Social Insurance Trust Fund authority

           Company Bankers on tax remittances and documentation



    Essential requirements
    Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    • Over 5 years experience as a tax specialist, preferably from a major accounting firm.
    • 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 the company business environment and risks
    • Chartered Tax Practitioner

      Desirable requirements

      The following requirements are also of importance

      • Chartered Accountant
      • Good communication and presentation skills
      • Good peoples leadership skills
      • Good coaching skills
      • Good interpersonal skills
      • Good computer skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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