Tax Compliance and Accounting Manager
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 09 October 2018 - Closing Date 19 October 2018

Job Details

Job Description

Media24, part of the Naspers Group, touches the lives of millions of consumers every day through our online and print media, book publishing, online services and ecommerce platforms. We are looking for a new Tax Compliance and Accounting Manager to manage the tax administration and compliance duties of the Media24 group and to assist the Group Financial department. The Tax Compliance and Accounting Manager will report to the Group Finance Manager of Media24 and will be based at their head offices in Cape Town.


Main Purpose of the Role

Responsible for the tax administration and compliance duties of the group, including offering advice and support to executive management, divisions, departments and subsidiaries regarding various tax-related and accounting matters.



  • Relevant qualification in Finance or Business – Chartered Accountant with a post-graduate tax qualification
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a tax environment
  • Sound commercial knowledge;
  • In-depth knowledge of all applicable legislation
  • Knowledge of risk management;
  • Knowledge Proficiency in relevant software packages and applications;


Key Responsibilities


  • Monitor tax risk for the group from a South African and an international perspective, including:
    • Manage compliance levels within the group to ensure minimum exposure to audits,
    • penalties and interest from a non-compliance perspective,
    • Monitor and manage the group’s adherence to all local and international tax laws,
    • Assist other departments and individuals such as the CFO and Financial and Payroll Managers with responding to tax-authority requests;
  • Consult on a wide range of direct and indirect tax and accounting issues within the group;
  • Effectively manage relationships with local and foreign authorities;
  • Ensure timeous and accurate preparation of statutory tax returns and provisional tax payments for the company; and
  • Assist the Group Financial Manager with financial reporting projects
  • Perform monthly financial reporting and analysis for the various divisions within the Media24 Group
  • Perform and report on various Tax analytics and benchmarks
  • Assist and provide deferred tax computations and notes for the financial statements throughout the year.


Skills and competencies:


  • Ability to make appropriate decisions and take action
  • Takes initiative and is resourceful
  • Adaptable and flexible to business needs
  • The ability and drive to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Pressure resilient
  • Self-starter
  • Initiative
  • Meticulous
  • Integrity
  • Highly organised