I have over 16 years tax experience with my main focus areas being African (and SA) direct- and indirect tax and International tax. I have a Masters Degree in tax and am currently (7 years) in a Multinational organisation (Oil & Gas). Prior to that I worked at Ernst & Young. I consider myself a problem solver. I have a hard working, hands-on approach and possess the skills and intelligence to quickly find my way in a new role and perform my duties quickly and efficiently.
Senior Tax Advisor/Supervisor
September 2008 – Name withheld (Cape Town)
Extensive (direct- and indirect) Tax Experience in Africa and South Africa. I currently manage the tax affairs of our interests in 9 African countries and our South African Operations.
Tax Regime Research and Tax Legislation interpretation: I conduct the tax research on all new oil and/or gas ventures being considered in the African region for the Group, advise the business accordingly and recommend a tax efficient approach.
Identifying and Communicating Tax Costs, DTA Relief and Tax Concessions relevant for economic analyses: This entails, inter alia, a full understanding of the following:
o Corporate tax, royalties, signature- and production bonuses, cost recovery, state participation, employees tax, customs taxes, withholding taxes, Value Added Tax (including Reverse Value Added Tax), dividend tax, transfer pricing restrictions, local social security, etc.;
o Double Taxation Agreements, to ensure any tax relief available is fully understood and properly communicated to the other business functions (including recommendations on how to optimise utilisation thereof in a proper manner);
o “Tax pitfalls” (tax rules which would result in abnormally high tax costs, given the norm in the Industry) for negotiation/lobbying purposes;
o Tax cost risks quantification – a proper understanding of potential exposures and –additional costs.
Tax lobbying: Collaborate with Legal Department by pointing out areas where tax lobbying/negotiation would be appropriate (e.g. in Model Product Sharing Agreements, Draft Finance Law Amendments)
Management of Cape Town Tax Portfolio (currently 9 African jurisdictions and SA): Providing advice on tax rules applicable to portfolio managed from Cape Town, including, for example, transfer pricing considerations, dividend tax implications, tax deductibility (and cost recovery-) restrictions, withholding tax- and reverse VAT exposures, royalties and profit oil sharing, tax concessions available as a result of Product Sharing Contracts or local petroleum laws, double taxation relief, etc.
Extensive Experience in Tax Compliance: Completion and/or reviewing (and overseeing the review) of-
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