Tax Accountant at West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

West Indian Ocean Cable Company

Reporting Line: Group Tax Manager

Job Objective:

To assist the Group Tax Manager in driving tax compliance for WIOCC Group companies and providing required information by the tax authorities, internal stakeholders, and external auditors.

The role will have a dotted reporting line to the Treasury Manager to assist with executing the requisite operational, administrative, and treasury compliance requirements for WIOCC Group.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Tax Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly VAT, Excise duties, and WHT for all entities, timely filing of the returns, and ensuring that payments are made before due dates as per the tax checklist
  • Preparation of monthly VAT reconciliations for each of the companies and resolving any variances
  • Ensuring that all WIOCC Group companies have up-to-date tax compliance certificates
  • Providing responses to tax queries raised by internal stakeholders and ensuring that any tax compliance gaps are addressed
  • Assisting the Group Tax Manager in reviewing contracts entered by different WIOCC Group companies
  • Continuously monitoring the tax portals for WIOCC Group companies and ensuring that responses are provided to all queries raised by the tax authorities. Continuously checking the statement of accounts issued by the tax authorities and validating them with the taxes paid
  • Ensuring that all the required information is given to external auditors in a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintaining a tax risk register capturing all the tax requests raised by various tax authorities and ensuring that the status of each tax notification is correctly captured
  • Assisting the Group Tax Manager in carrying out tax health checks for each of WIOCC Group companies
  • Assisting the Group Tax Manager in updating the tax computation for each of the WIOCC Group companies monthly

Treasury Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Treasury Manager with the preparation of monthly cash forecasts for the Group
  • Support the Treasury Manager with updating lenders’ compliance requirements including providing the requisite supporting documents
  • Interface and collaborate with bank to open new accounts and support negotiating appropriate FX rates for all currency conversions
  • Support the Treasury Manager in ensuring that the Group subsidiaries are appropriately funded including executing funds movement in the various banking portals
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA or ACCA)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in tax and treasury functions
  • Good knowledge and understanding of tax laws
  • Good understanding of banking procedures and portals
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to implement and execute set objectives in a fast-paced work environment


  • Integrity, honesty with high ethical standards
  • Client-focused, relationship-builder
  • Boundless, passionate, and flexible
  • Personal excellence, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Collaborative, achieve results through teamwork and partnerships
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to collate and interpret data from various sources
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assigned tasks

Method of Application

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their updated CV including three referees. The deadline for application is 03 May 2024. Applications should be sent to applications@wiocc.netĀ indicating the job position in the subject line.

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