Accountant, Tax (Supervisory)

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MTN Nigeria is the leading in telecommunications company in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

Job Title: Accountant, Tax (Supervisory)

Department: Financial Reporting / Tax, Insurance
Employment status: Permanent

Job Description

  • To coordinate and report on all tax related activities in MTNN
  • Assist in dealing with tax issues relating to related party transactions, international/cross border transactions and Transfer Pricing documentation and compliance
  • Assist in reviewing contracts and agreements for tax impacts
  • Compute monthly and annual corporate tax and ensure proper provisioning
  • Deferred tax: Ensure balance sheet approach of deferred tax is reconciled with income statement approach
  • HFM Tax Computation Input to MTN Group Tax
  • HFM Tax Cash flow and Deferred Tax Input to Management Reporting
  • Income Tax Variance Analysis Reports and Trends
  • Provide support in advising on tax impact of business transactions and strategy
  • Review the tax impact of IFRS adjustment as they relate to the financials
  • Assist in informing or educating other divisions on tax related issues through strategy documents, PPP, and Capacity building workshops
  • Proactively provide support in advising the business on recent tax laws and impact on the business operations
  • Maintain systems and strategies to ensure updated PPPs for CIT, PAYE, CGT and VAT. This will include normal CIT, VAT on normal operations, VAT on imported services, VAT on assets disposed, PAYE compliance, WHT on receivables and reimbursable expenses as well as CGT on disposals
  • Provide support in dealing with external tax queries from MTN Group
  • Direct Tax Reporting and Planning
  • Coordinate tax aspect of Half year review, Hard close audit and Full year statutory audit
  • Assist in preparation of Board Papers Submission  on tax related matters
  • Provide Tax schedules and Group Tax Reports
  • Alignment of tax reporting to financial reporting
  • Tax Review of Company Budget, Business Plan and Quarterly Forecast
  • Tax computation and provisioning for XS BROADBAND and any other subsidiary
  • Assist in dealing with BRM and Internal audit request and issues
  • Indirect Tax Administration, Reporting and Compliance
  • Filing tax returns and Remittance of VAT on Normal Operations, VAT on Foreign Services, VAT on Proceeds from disposal of fixed assets, WHT on Local and Foreign Transactions and WHT Management (Receivables and Payables credit notes)
  • Response to transactional tax queries and tax issues raised by departments within the business
  • Annual review of PAYE Tax Computation before return is filed by the Salaries Unit
  • Ensure adherence to business intentions and guidelines. E.g. the five year accounting presentation format.
  • Compute and file all federal, state, local, sales, and other tax returns including related reports to ensure MTNN’s compliance with all tax laws and regulations
  • Maintain complete and well organized work papers and business records for tax purposes.
  • Reconcile tax-related general ledger accounts and assist the Senior Tax Accountant with special projects on need basis.
  • Prepare income tax provisions for each period.
  • Keep record of all tax transactions and related balance sheet activity for tax and audit purposes.
  • Ensure proper filing system.
  • Supervise dealing with external tax queries from FIRS, SBIRs and Vendors
  • Prepare audit support data for external auditor use
  • Coordinate tax operations of XS Broadband, MTNF and any other subsidiary
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions in line with MTN’s VB and values.

Job Condition

  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Occasional traveling may be required


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Experience & Training 

    • First  Degree in any related discipline
    • Fluent in English
    • Possession of a professional accounting qualification e.g. ACCA or ACA. ACIT will be an added advantage.


    • 3-7 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience working with others
    • Experience working in a medium  organization
    • Experience in tax administration
    • Experience in tax audits


    • International Accounting Standards
    • Contemporary Tax  Legislation (Local & Global) Emerging tax laws

    Minimum Qualification

    • B.A, BEd, B.Sc or HND

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    About MTN Nigeria
    MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations beginning with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.MTN paid $285m for one of four GSM licenses in Nigeria in January 2001. To date, in excess of US$1.8 billion has b...
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    Job Summary
    May 23, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 3years
    May 31, 2019
    Finance / Accounting
    ICT / Telecommunications
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