Recruiter: Woolworths (Pty) Ltd Updated on: 2016-05-08 00:00:00
Start Date: 2016-04-29 End Date: 2016-05-10
Positions: 1 Contract Permanent
Location: Cape Town Available: ASAP
Category: Retail Offer: Market related
Reporting To: N/A Job Grade: Middle Mgt & Specialists
Division: Finance



Main Purpose :

To ensure that the Woolworths Group complies with the VAT legislation, providing advice to the business, and to ensure that all statutory VAT returns are completed and submitted according to legislative and SARS requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Key Competencies : 

Technical Skills:
  • Relevant Financial qualification – BComm (Accounting). It will be advantageous to have a CA(SA) and/or higher diploma in Tax.
  • Completed articles with an auditing firm.
  • Understanding of IFRS/GAAP.
  • Knowledge of VAT Legislation.

Behavioural Skills

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Passion for the brand and customers
  • Thinking strategically and commercially
  • Leading Transformation
  • Connecting people
  • Delivering high performance
  • Having a merchant mindset
  • Making insightful business decisions
  • Driving quality
  • Planning and organising


 “As a proud South African brand, Woolworths is committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions.”


Job Specification

Key Responsibilities :

  • Ensure that group’s VAT returns are completed timeously and that all required schedules have been completed and submitted.
  • Provide advice to the business for VAT.
  • Review and advise certain African country subsidiaries with tax matters.
  • Assist with providing advice for Payroll and Customs duty.
  • Prepare, manage, and deal with the internal & external auditors for VAT purposed.
  • Manage the relationship with SARS and respond to SARS queries.
  • Manage and deal with tax advisors.
  • Manage the group’s efiling profile.
  • Ad hoc assistance where required.
  • Reconcile VAT general ledger accounts.
  • Provide analytical evidence of group VAT compliance. Continuously monitor systems and processes, including change initiatives and training, to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain up-to-date, detailed knowledge of trends and changes in Tax legislation by reading, regular attendance of professional courses, workshops, etc.
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