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Tax & Compliance Manager

Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Economics & Risk Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
FIFO 8 weeks on 4 weeks off roster
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

The Teranga team has extensive experience in exploring, developing and operating successful mines globally. With our focus on growth, we offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

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


Under the supervision of 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


Required Skills and Experience

·         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

Corporate Overview

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 5,000km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.3 million ounces of gold from its operations in Senegal.  Focused on diversification and growth, the Company is advancing its Banfora development project, and is conducting extensive exploration programs in three countries: Burkina Faso, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.  As at June 30, 2017, Teranga has a reserve base of nearly 4.0 million ounces of gold, a strong balance sheet and the financial flexibility to grow its business.


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