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Tax & Compliance Manager

Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Economics & Risk Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Africa, French Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
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Salary Description:
competitive remuneration package
Teranga Gold
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Company Overview

Teranga is a Canadian-based gold company, which operates the only gold mine and mill in Senegal, West Africa. Our vision is to become a pre-eminent mid-tier gold producer in Senegal and greater West Africa. Our mission is to create value for all of our stakeholders through responsible mining. We strive to mine responsibly in accordance with the highest international standards and serve as a catalyst for sustainable economic, environmental, and community development to share the benefits of responsible mining with all of our stakeholders.

This is an 18-month contract, fly-in/ fly-out role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time or 6/3 roster with travel on employee's time.


Summary of Role


Reporting to the Regional Tax & Compliance Director, this role focuses on the management of the tax & compliance issues for Senegal with the help of external tax advisers. It will also involve active participation in the negotiations with the governmental authorities and backup of the Regional Tax & Compliance Director during R&R breaks (e.g. frequent interaction with Corporate and backfilling on Burkina Faso issues, secondary to the primary focus, which is Senegal). This role is be based out of our operations site in Sabodala, with occasional time in our Dakar office.


Key Responsibilities


·         Coordinate and review tax and compliance tasks for Senegal

·         Participate in negotiations with the Senegalese governmental authorities, including Tax and Customs authorities, and the Department of Mines & Geology

·         Review tax clauses in all commercial agreements/service agreements

·         Participate in tax assessments, tax exposure mitigation and tax planning

·         Provide timely and accurate tax liability estimations and monthly & yearly tax returns submissions

·         Liaise with external tax firms on various matters, including monthly VAT credit refund claims and permits renewals

·         Ensure compliance with WAEMU foreign exchange regulations, such as cash repatriation and payment of foreign vendors

·         Coordinate internal audit work and the Company’s compliance register update

·         Supervise, coach and mentor tax & compliance and internal audit coordinators

·         Perform other duties as assigned



Skills and Experience Required

·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field, with a Tax and/or Accounting designation

·         Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in accounting and/or taxation; non-consulting experience preferred

·         Proficient communication skills in both French and English to effectively interact with employees and government officials

·         Demonstrated self-starter, with an ability to manage people with a hands-on approach

·         Excellent presentation skills and a high level of professionalism

·         Detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to produce accurate work under pressure

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Our Vision, Culture & Values

·         We are committed to a culture with a friendly and informal environment; dedicated and empowered people who want rewarding careers and the ability to make good decisions that positively impact the business.

·         We are a fast-growing junior miner that offers career opportunities; the work is challenging and exciting with tremendous growth and challenge.

·         Health and safety is one of our highest priorities – we have an exceptional record and strive to continuously improve all practices.

·         We are committed to social responsibility, to our people, and to supporting and sustaining the local communities.

Our Promise to You

Teranga Gold offers a competitive remuneration package, including excellent medical and dental benefits and insurance for employees and their dependents. Teranga Gold also provides excellent on-site accommodations and amenities including meals and laundry services, single accommodation quads with en-suite facilities, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a grass soccer pitch, basketball courts, internet access


If you experience difficulties submitting your CV on line, please email you CV to the HR Team at Teranga Gold at


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