South African Revenue Service: Operational Specialist: Audit X6

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11 May, 2015

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Accounting Jobs in South Africa

Operational Specialist Audit X6
Klerksdorp, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Polokwane and Rustenburg
Audit030, Audit031, Audit032, Audit033, Audit034

To plan and conduct multiple tax audits on a risk profile basis to ensure compliance to the relevant acts.

Identify and resolve queries and problems timeously, apply discretion in line with process guidelines provided and escalate unresolved problems.
Be observant and engage on possible violations of procedures and standards of conduct and escalate where necessary.
Effectively utilise resources allocated to the job in order to perform contracted work outputs and report on and escalate any shortfalls.
Plan and organise own work tasks within area of work.
Ensure that completed work adhere to relevant policies, procedures, governance and legislative requirements and report on deviations & discrepancies.
Correctly apply policies, practices, standards, procedures and legislation in the delivery of work outputs.
Perform operations in a specialised area to technical specifications and contribute to operational result delivery within predefined standards.
Use practical and applied knowledge and judgement to arrive at decisions.
Develop and maintain productive working relationships with peers and SARS role players’ to achieve predefined objectives.
Apply practical and applied knowledge and act authoritatively on methods, systems and procedures to identify trends and potential risks.
Provide reports with recommendations applicable to area of specialisation.
Plan and conduct multiple tax audits on a risk profile basis to ensure compliance to the relevant acts.
Lead, plan and conduct full scope (integrated) audits to ensure compliance and report on findings and recommendations.
Maintain professional interaction and ensure ethical dealings with stakeholders at all times.
Drive own performance & provide specialist support & advice to achieve specified objectives against required targets, deadlines and quality standards.
Integrate new knowledge attained through formal and informal learning opportunities in the execution of your job.
Adhere to specified standards, policies and procedures to prevent wastage on resources and escalate associated risk.
Provide authoritative, specialist expertise and advice to internal and external customers.
Plan, conduct and lead full scope (integrated) audits to ensure compliance and report on findings and recommendations.


Qualification Type: Honours (B Comm) in Accounting or Taxation Academic Field: Business, Commerce and management studies and 6 years working experience in a taxation environment, of which 3 years working experience in an audit environment or MTA Qualification.
CTA with external SAICA articles (preferable)
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Understands and able to apply SARS auditing policies and procedures
organise, prioritise and, where applicable, delegate work activities to efficiently accomplish tasks and meet objectives
Activities, tasks and practices associated with obtaining and using high level of knowledge in business areas, functions and products
Promotes and maintains high standards of quality at work
Shows an ability and willingness to align own behaviour with the needs, priorities, and goals of SARS
Commitment to continuous learning is the commitment to think about current and future development needs
Efficiency improvement
create reports for various SARS stakeholders as relevant, in a lucid and effective manner, keeping in mind the purpose of the reports
take all relevant details into account to ensure that a task is completed to required standards
Tax Knowledge
financial accounting principles, classifying, measuring and recording the transactions of SARS
Employment Equity

The Employment Equity policy of SARS will be considered as part of the recruitment and selection process. Suitably qualified African women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

It is the applicants responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated and verified by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and proof thereof must be attached. Successful candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks including pre-employment screening, vetting and integrity assurance testing and will be further required to declare their private interests on an annual basis. Appointment is subject to a positive outcome of the relevant checks.

Putting our people first is an integral part of SARS business strategy. In support of this and our ongoing evolution towards becoming the best employee-centric employer in South Africa, our Human Resources strategy aims to create a high performing environment for our people by role modelling and embedding the right behaviours and values.


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