Regional Tax Policy and Advocacy Lead

BURN Manufacturing

BURN Manufacturing

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
About the role
BURN is looking for a Regional Tax Policy and Advocacy Lead who will be responsible for supporting the Corporate Affairs team’s execution of tax, duties and compliance projects in all countries by ensuring that the business complies with relevant laws and regulations set by governments and that BURN is positioned to negotiate the most conducive tax and duties environments across all countries.
Candidates will demonstrate a combination of technical knowledge, analytical skills, and interpersonal abilities regarding regional policies and regulations concerning import and export duties and local applicable taxes in Africa. Ideally, candidates will have excellent project management skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Corporate Affairs, to create cross-departmental project management tools and processes that enshrine the company's mission, support the policy team initiatives, manage crisis communication, and ensure that all external communication and activities are aligned with the organization's goals and values to operationalize a conducive tax and duty environment for the company.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advocating for favourable tax policies and regulations that benefit the company's interests.
  • Analysing tax and duty legislation to negotiate favourable tax and duty frameworks for BURN across all countries of operations.
  • Building relationships with lawmakers to build rapport leading critical negotiations for tax and duty reviews.
  • Lobbying government officials for favourable legislation.
  • Providing strategic guidance on tax-related matters to BURN leadership.
  • They may also collaborate with other departments to align lobbying efforts with broader corporate objectives.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Corporate Affairs from time to time.
Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics or a related field.
  • 5 years of work experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of Tax Laws and Regulations: A deep understanding of tax laws, regulations, and compliance requirements is essential for interpreting and applying them effectively.
  • Attention to Detail: Being meticulous and detail-oriented is crucial for reviewing financial documents, identifying discrepancies, and ensuring accuracy in tax filings.
  • Analytical Skills: The ability to analyze financial data, detect patterns, and identify potential issues or irregularities is important for conducting audits and investigations.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Tax compliance officers often encounter complex tax issues and challenges. Strong problem-solving skills enable them to find solutions and address compliance issues effectively.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills are essential for explaining tax laws and compliance requirements to taxpayers, as well as for presenting findings and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Ethical Integrity: Tax compliance officers must adhere to high ethical standards and maintain integrity in their work, especially when handling sensitive financial information and making compliance-related decisions.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Building rapport and maintaining positive relationships with taxpayers, colleagues, and regulatory stakeholders is important for fostering cooperation and facilitating compliance efforts.
  • Technology Proficiency: Proficiency with tax software, financial management systems, and data analysis tools is beneficial for managing and analyzing financial data efficiently.
  • Certified Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration
  • Negotiation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of developing and maintaining relations with external stakeholders


Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to Apply


BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).