Latest Job Opportunity at British American Tobacco

Job Category: Admin, Ngo, Banking and Finance Jobs In Nigeria
Experience 5 year(s)
Location Lagos

British American Tobacco is a leading tobacco group, with brands sold in more than 200 markets. We employ more than 57,000 people and, with over 200 brands in our portfolio, we make the cigarette chosen by one in eight of the world’s one billion adult smokers.

We hold robust market positions in each of our four regions – Americas; Asia-Pacific; Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Western Europe – and we are leaders in more than 60 markets. Our approach to marketing is second to none in our industry, in brand building, innovation and responsibility. Our companies adhere strictly to the high standards of our voluntary marketing principles.

We play a significant role in local communities around the world. In many countries we are a top employer and the company of choice for people in all areas of our business. We have 46 cigarette factories in 41 countries. In addition to cigarettes, we make cigarillos, roll your own and pipe tobacco.
We are also proud of our Research & Development facilities, where our people are striving to reduce the harm associated with tobacco products.

With our geographic diversity, strong brands, talented people and proven strategy, the Group is well placed to achieve further success. In particular, we are confident that our investments in both innovative cigarette products and next-generation nicotine and tobacco products will help us drive growth in the years ahead.
Tax Specialist West African Markets

Job description

Job Purpose And Key Deliverables Job Purpose

·  To manage BAT affiliates tax affairs in West Africa Markets

·  To optimise the BAT affiliates tax opportunities including strategies for business growth and expansion while ensuring compliance with tax regulations to prevent risks of default.

Key Accountabilities

·  Business Results

    Tax budgets for company plan and business reviews.
    Tax disclosures in Financial Statements and Group reporting.
    Review of all BAT projects and contracts in West African Markets for compliance with all tax rules and regulations.
    Tax parameters for company payroll and review of payroll tax reports to ensure accuracy.
    Monthly tax statistics (contribution to government revenue) for social reports to stakeholders.
    Oversee preparation and filing of all monthly and annual tax liabilities of BAT affiliates to respective revenue authorities.
    Keep abreast of changes in all aspects of the laws and regulation of taxes in West African Markets, as it affects the business.
    Responsible for the management of tax records of BAT affiliates in West Africa Markets.
    Responsible for advising, setting and implementing tax strategies across the business and ensuring optimal capital efficiency.
    Ensure BAT employees’ awareness of tax laws and regulatory changes as it affects their respective functions to ensure accuracy of tax accounting
    Ensure timely payment of all taxes to the appropriate Tax Authorities to avoid sanctions.
    Obtain high value tax related services at competitive fees from external Consultants.
    Respond to enquiries across BAT group as it affects taxation in West African Markets
    Ensure timeliness and accuracy of tax reporting, including internal forecast updates, Group reporting requirements, and annual budgeting exercises.
    Ensure efficient reporting of fixed assets to optimise tax benefits
    Minimise the present value of all tax payments without exposing the company to risks.
    Ensure prompt resolution of queries and matters arising from the reviews and queries of tax agencies.
    Provide substantive defence for BAT affiliates in West African Markets in investigation and tax audit instances.
    Actively build the company’s reputation and relationship with the Tax Authorities to reduce friction.
    Communicate developments and changes in tax rules to all employees to manage expectations.
    Manage the withholding and Value Added tax affairs with all suppliers as they affect our contractual obligations.
    Ensure maximum value obtained from good working relationships with external advisors and supporters. Identify tax-planning opportunities and appropriately develop and implement the operating strategies to expand the business
    Efficiently manage the effective tax rate of BAT affiliates in West African Markets.

·     People Results

    Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage BAT’s reputation
    Engage in cross-functional projects and activities to provide tax insights to other functions of the company
    Develop and manage individual relationships with the Finance Leadership Team (FLT)
    Provide coaching to colleagues within and outside the team to aid their development
    Develop relationships with individuals and teams to reinforce credibility in communication received and conveyed
    Become the recognised point of contact for tax purposes by providing support to other functions.
    Build and maintain trust of subordinates to serve as a conduit for bottom-up communication and feedback to management
    Actively manage career within BAT, taking responsibility for seeking opportunities for development and growth within the company
    Develop and implement initiatives that will strengthen internal and external relationships

Essential requirements Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    Over 5 years experience as a tax specialist, preferably from a major accounting firm.
    Very knowledgeable on the local tax dynamics and understands the implications on company business objectives.
    Fluency in French and English
    Innovative and influencing skills
    Ability to translate and align taxation activities to the company vision
    Understands company business environment and risks 
    Preferably a Chartered Tax Practitioner 

Working at BAT British American Tobacco ( is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.

If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too. Desirable requirements

    Chartered Accountant
    Good communication and presentation skills
    Good peoples leadership skills
    Good coaching skills
    Good interpersonal skills
    Good computer skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint



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