Tax Specialist in Lagos, Nigeria

at British American Tobacco

Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Job description:

·  To manage BAT affiliates tax affairs in West Africa Markets 

·  To optimise the BAT affiliates 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 BAT projects and contracts in West African Markets 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.
  • Oversee preparation and filing of all monthly and annual tax liabilities of BAT affiliates to respective revenue authorities.
  • Keep abreast of changes in all aspects of the laws and regulation of taxes in West African Markets, as it affects the business.
  • Responsible for the management of tax records of BAT affiliates in West Africa Markets.
  • Responsible for advising, setting and implementing tax strategies across the business and ensuring optimal capital efficiency. 
  • Ensure BAT 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 taxation in West African Markets
  • 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 tax agencies.
  • Provide substantive defence for BAT affiliates in West African Markets 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 external advisors and supporters. Identify tax-planning opportunities and appropriately develop and implement the operating strategies to expand the business
  • Efficiently manage the effective tax rate of BAT affiliates in West African Markets. 
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