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Tax Manager At BAT

Date Posted: 04/Nov/2013
Deadline: 18/Nov/2013


Job Purpose 


  1. To manage BATN group tax affairs across the country
  2. To optimise the BATN group tax opportunities including strategies for business growth and expansion while ensuring compliance with tax regulations to prevent risks of default.

Key Accountabilities 



  1. Business results


  • Submission of Tax budgets for company plan and business reviews.
  • Tax disclosures in Financial Statements and Group reporting.
  • Review of all BATN group projects and contracts 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.
  • Prepare and file all monthly and annual tax liabilities of BATN group to 36 States and the federal tax authorities.
  • Keep abreast of   changes in all aspects of the laws and regulation of taxes in Nigeria, as it affects the business   
  • Responsible for the management of tax records of BATN group.   
  • Responsible for advising, setting and implementing tax strategies across the business and ensuring optimal capital efficiency. 
  • Ensure BATN group 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 Nigerian taxation.
  • 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 Nigerian tax agencies.
  • Provide substantive defence for BATN group 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 PwC and other external advisors and supporters.
  • Identify tax-planning opportunities and appropriately develop and implement the operating strategies to expand the business.
  • Obtain early return on investment by accelerating capital expenditure claims of the companies.
  • Efficiently manage the effective tax rate of BATN group. 

    2. 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 on tax matters
  • 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


Relationships :



  • Internal Finance Director & unit Managers
  • Human Resources department Marketing department
  • Legal department 
  • Payroll management 
  • Project Managers across BATN group 
  • Entire staff of BATN group on Personal Income Tax matters. 




  • FIRS Chairman and Directors 
  • State Tax authorities Chief Executives and Chairmen 
  • Tax Investigators and Tax Auditors from all the states and Federal authorities 
  • Company suppliers and service providers 
  • External tax Consultants 
  • Industrial Training Fund authority 
  • Social Insurance Trust Fund authority
  • Company Bankers on tax remittances and documentation



Knowledge, Skills & Experience 


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


The following requirements are also of importance



  • 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

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.

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