Tax Specialist Job Description

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Tax Specialist Job Description

The Tax Specialist's job description includes a comprehensive understanding of local tax laws and regulations to ensure the company's compliance and financial efficiency. Within a company, this role is pivotal for navigating the complexities of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) requirements. Key duties involve preparing and filing tax returns, advising on tax strategies, conducting audits and ensuring timely payments. By adeptly managing these tasks, tax specialists help the company minimise tax liabilities and avoid penalties, contributing to its overall financial health and strategic planning.

Job Title: Tax Specialist

Location: [Insert location]

Salary Range: [Insert salary range]

Job Overview: Are you an expert in tax laws and passionate about helping clients navigate their tax obligations? We are seeking a competent and responsible Tax Specialist to join our dynamic and growing firm of accountants and auditors. In this role, you will manage and oversee the tax-related affairs of individuals and businesses, providing valuable advice, preparing and filing tax return and ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations. Your expertise will play a crucial role in minimising clients' tax liabilities while maximising their financial well-being.

About the Role: As a Tax Specialist, you will be the go-to expert for all tax-related matters. You will offer strategic tax advice, prepare comprehensive tax returns, and represent clients in front of tax authorities. Your role is vital in helping clients stay compliant with tax laws while optimising their tax positions and financial health.


  • Tax Advisory: Provide expert tax advice and guidance to clients, including individuals and businesses, on issues such as deductions, credits and compliance requirements.
  • Tax Preparation: Prepare and file various tax returns, including income tax, sales tax and payroll tax returns for clients.
  • Tax Research: Stay up-to-date with changes in tax laws and regulations through continuous research.
  • Client Representation: Represent clients during tax audits and in disputes with tax authorities.
  • Tax Planning: Develop strategic tax planning initiatives to minimise clients' tax liabilities.
  • Financial Analysis: Analyse financial data to identify opportunities for tax savings.
  • Record Maintenance: Maintain accurate and up-to-date tax records for clients.
  • Financial Planning Guidance: Provide guidance on tax-related financial planning, including retirement and estate planning.


  • Bachelor’s Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Accounting or Law.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role; knowledge of SARS E-filing is beneficial.
  • Strong understanding of tax laws and regulations.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record in preparing and filing tax returns and offering tax-related advice.
  • Detail-oriented, organised, and able to work effectively under tight deadlines.

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