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Urgent Tax Design Positions Open at National Treasury

15 November 2013   (0 Comments)
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Author: National Treasury

Have you ever frowned upon the proposals contained in the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill or the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill? Do you think that you have what it takes to lead the South Africa in tax policy design? If you do, the National Treasury is urgently looking for appropriate candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Chief Director: Legal Tax Design
    • Salary: R934, 866.00 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration)

  • Deputy Director: Personal Income Taxes and Savings
    • Salary: R587, 358.00 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration)

  • Director: International Taxes
    • Salary: R771, 306.00 (all-inclusive remuneration)

  • Deputy Director: Business Tax
    • Salary: R 587, 358.00 (all-inclusive remuneration)

Although these positions are largely aimed at lawyers, accountants and economists can also apply. Don’t let these valuable opportunities slip through your fingertips. Specific information regarding these openings are as follow: 

Chief Director: Legal Tax Design
Tax and Financial Sector Policy
Ref: S094/2013  
Pretoria

Purpose:

To oversee tax legislation drafted by the Legal Tax Design Unit and mandating all tax policy initiatives of the National Treasury to be properly enacted into the law that provides the scope of authority in proposing legislative initiatives within the National Treasury in collaboration with the fiscal and economic policy teams.

Requirements:

  • An Honours degree in Law; BProc or related qualification and a Masters in Law will be an added advantage
  • 6-10 years’ experience in a Tax Policy development environment 
  • Knowledge of statute review and applications 
  • In-depth knowledge of tax law and implementation 
  • Knowledge of policy dissemination and formulation.

Key outputs:

  • Taxation Law Amendment Bill, Revenue Laws Amendment Bill and other Bills. Oversight of timely bills (money bill and administrative bill) with minimum errors and presenting to parliamentary hearings         
  • Oversight of meaningful explanations of the supporting explanatory memorandum
  • Negotiations with outside stakeholders so the Bill has minimum negative impact on the industry         
  • Annual proposals for the Budget Review by oversight of budget main proposals, maximising research and facilitating debate before proposal is announced and inputs into Chapter 4 are made
  • Oversight of Annexure C of the Budget
  • Review and responsible for the process of accepting Annexure C proposals  
  • Initiate Income Tax Treaty Negotiations through the oversight of Treasury’s role in the tax treaty process; maximising Treasury’s input vis-à-vis SARS  
  • Oversight of South Africa’s input on international organisations such as OECD, SADC and International Donor Funding  Respond to parliamentary queries, taxpayer letters and submissions in a timely manner.

Applications may be sent via e-mail to recruit.tpfsp@treasury.gov.za. Closing date: 30 November 2013. 

Deputy Director: Personal Income Taxes and Savings
TAX & FINANCIAL SECTOR POLICY 
(Ref: S164/2013)
Pretoria

Purpose:

Supporting role for all tax issues relating to individuals and savings, including the tax treatment of savings and investment vehicles and treasury operations

Key Functions:

  • Undertake research , investigate , review , analysis and report on individual tax issues and tax treatment of savings and insurance;
  • Provide supporting documents for individual tax policy proposals for the Annual Budget Review on individual savings and insurance (e.g. pensions, social security, capital gains, collective investment schemes etc.); 
  • Support in the drafting of all policy documents impacting on individual tax issues;
  • Provide legislative support for amendments and inputs for the explanatory memorandum;
  • Provide inputs on policy proposals dealing with financial instruments and liaise with economists to ensure policy proposals and amendments are incorporated into law;
  • Compile letters, submissions, attend to parliamentary queries ; and
  • Conduct business surveys to assess the applicability of future and current tax proposals

Requirements:

  • An LLB or BCom undergraduate degree.
  • An appropriate post graduate qualification in tax. 
  • At least 5 years’ work experience.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of individual and savings related tax including financial institutions and financial instruments;
  • Knowledge and experience of research on tax policy and the broader Tax Policy Framework pertaining to personal income tax  and retirement fund industry;
  • A high level of computer literacy, with sound knowledge of the MS Office suite and in-depth (advanced) knowledge of MS Excel;
  • Strong problem–solving , analysis and communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • The ability to take initiative 

Applications may be sent via e-mail to recruit.tpfsp@treasury.gov.za. Closing date: 30 November 2013.

Director: International Taxes
TAX & FINANCIAL SECTOR POLICY 
(Ref: S162/2013)
Pretoria 

Purpose:

Manage the oversight of all issues relating to international tax law, be the chief negotiator for National Treasury in all tax treaty negotiations as well as assisting the National Treasury in international and regional coordination of tax issues.

Key Functions:

  • Examining tax treaty networks, country trade and investment flows as well as engaging with key cross-border stakeholders
  • Managing the National Treasury signature process for tax treaties (plus eventual control over tax treaty drafting)
  • Managing design policy options for cross border legislation, and the extraction and synthesis of information concerning cross-border activities  
  • International and regional co-ordination of tax and related matters with institutions such as the OECD and SADC as well as Multinational Agreements coordination (e.g. PAP, ADB, ADF, UN).  
  • Co-ordinating isolated cross-border queries from various foreign organisations as well as assigning Parliamentary queries and taxpayer letters.
  • Collate internal stakeholder’s inputs and contribute to the formulation of documentation for responses to  Parliamentary, Ministerial and Public enquiries

Requirements: 

·         Law degree and International Tax Diploma.  A Master’s will be an added advantage.
·         In depth experience in international tax (business issues)
·         Proven track record in negotiations 

Applications may be sent via e-mail to recruit.tpfsp@treasury.gov.za. Closing date: 30 November 2013.

Deputy Director: Business Tax
TAX & FINANCIAL SECTOR POLICY 
(Ref: S163/2013)
Pretoria

Purpose: 

To advise on economic and distributional impact of current and proposed business tax policy options in to maintain and adjust, equitable and internationally competitive revenue raising machinery for Government.

Key functions: 

  • Undertake research on corporate taxation ( rates, tax base, etc) to ensure that SA corporate taxation is efficient, effective, equitable and internationally competitive
  • Draft policy position papers including costing of proposals for the annual budget
  • Review legislation to ensure that it is consistent with economic policy budget
  • Conduct sector specific analysis and research that may be necessary for tax policy purposes and provide the necessary advice. E.g. tax incentives
  • Assist in the review of tax reforms in other countries to ensure that SA tax policy takes note of international trends
  • Prepare informed and concise written responses and reports in a timely manner
  • Conduct revenue analysis and draft reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Collate internal stakeholder’s inputs and contribute to the formulation of documentation for responses to  Parliamentary, Ministerial and Public enquiries. 

Requirements: 

  • An LLB or BCom undergraduate degree
  • An appropriate posts graduate qualification in Taxation.  
  • 4-6 years’ experience in the South African corporate income tax environment  (i.e. auditing or legal)
  • Knowledge and experience of research on tax policy and the broader Tax Policy Framework pertaining to Business Taxes
  • A high level of computer literacy, with sound knowledge of the MS Office suite and in-depth (advanced) knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong problem –solving , analysis and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • The ability to take initiative 

Applications may be sent via e-mail to recruit.tpfsp@treasury.gov.za. Closing date: 30 November 2013.

The National Treasury is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and the disabled in particular. Our buildings are accessible to disabled persons.  

Applications should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and originally certified copies of qualifications and ID.  Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to the Recruitment Administrator: National Treasury, Private Bag X115, Pretoria 0001 or to the e-mail address mentioned at each post.  No late applications will be accepted. 

Qualifications and SA citizenship checks will be conducted on all short-listed candidates and, where applicable, additional checks will be conducted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). If you have not received feedback from the National Treasury within 1 month of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.



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