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Tax & Compliance Manager - based in Dakar, Senegal FIFO

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs, Financial Jobs
Discipline:
Accounting & Control Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs, Financial Management Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
Africa, French Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Region:
French Africa All, Senegal All, West Africa All
Contract Type:
Expat
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
2 years expat FIFO package 8 weeks on 4 weeks off roster
Posted:
18-Jan-19
Recruiter:
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

 

Tax & Compliance Manager

About Teranga 

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 6,400 km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.5 million ounces of gold from its operations in Senegal, which as of June 30, 2018 had a reserve base of 2.5 million ounces of gold. Focused on diversification and growth, the Company is advancing its Wahgnion Gold Project in Burkina Faso towards delivering its second producing gold mine, as well as carrying out exploration programs in three West African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Company has 4.1 million ounces of gold reserves from its combined Sabodala Gold operations and Wahgnion Gold Project as of June 30, 2018. Teranga applies a rigorous capital allocation framework for its investment decisions to execute on its growth strategy relying on a combination of cash on the balance sheet, free cash flow from operations and debt. 

 

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. 

 

This is a 2-years expatriate position, 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.

 

This role will cover frequent travel across our operations in Senegal, Burkina Faso & Cote D’Ivoire.

 

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). 

 

Key Responsibilities 

 

·      Coordinate and review tax and compliance tasks for Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire  

·       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

 

If you are having difficulties applying, please send your CV to recruitment@terangagold.com

 

 

 

 

Closing Date:
20/02/2019

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