South African Revenue Service Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation’s tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency, we are responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.
SARS’s people are the true wealth of the organisation. Our Human Resources Strategy focuses on talent attraction and retention, employee engagement, leadership development, performance and employee health, wellness and relations.
The trend depicted by annual staff engagement surveys over the past six years depict a positive growth trend that can mainly be ascribed to the enhancement and implementation of employee engagement initiatives aimed at needs identified by the staff.
SARS’s leadership philosophy finds expression in an encompassing leadership development programme aimed at developing a leadership bench strength that is competent and capable of embedding the SARS leadership values and culture, with leaders on board that takes accountability and responsibility for delivery of SARS’s strategic priorities and mandate.
Our comprehensive skills programme is aimed at deploying and retraining employees to align with the modernisation agenda and other productivity improvement strategies, whilst sustaining the operating model through an effective system of succession planning and development. A skills development pipeline, aligned with government’s plans to promote youth employment, inter alia, includes a Graduate Development Programme, learnerships, internships, and bursaries.
SARS Vacancies and Careers
SARS seeks to be an employer of choice, not only amongst the public service agencies, but also in the private sector. In the 2012 Companies of the Future publication, SARS came out at number seven in two successive years for being one of the most sought-after employers by Commerce students at South African Universities. This was ahead of many top JSE-listed companies. In the 2012/13 Universum Student Survey of all universities and universities of technology in South Africa, SARS was ranked at number three by Business, Management and Commerce students as an ideal employer.
It is not only in Commerce that SARS provides exciting careers for professionals like chartered accountants, tax specialists, forensic auditors, and economists. Professionals ranging from legal practitioners, information technology, process engineering, business strategy, marketing, human resources, and procurement are also finding SARS the best employer to work for.
SARS prides itself with its values-driven culture with zero-tolerance to corruption. If you want to be part of an organisation that is working to make South Africa work, SARS is just the organisation for you. SARS provides graduate programmes, learnerships and otherdevelopment opportunities to stay ahead of the skills race.
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The employee corps comprise about 15 000 full-time employees, of whom approximately 62% are women, and 90,51% are working at specialist and operational levels. Top management makes up about 0,72% of the total, and management 8,77%. Most of the staff members are between 30 and 45 years old, with 15,72 % of employees younger than 30 years. Employment in terms of race equity amounts to 70% of the total workforce.