Group Tax Manager at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

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PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Group Tax Manager
Job Requisition ID: JR000568
Location: Nigeria Head Office, Lagos
Job type: Full time

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for all tax compliance across African legal entities. Identifying and implementing strategies to improve tax compliance
  • Coordinate and liaise with tax authorities during Federal and State tax audits in Nigeria Ghana and Kenya
  • Provide advice on complex business and tax technical matters.
  • Review of business contracts / agreements for tax efficiency
  • Conduct tax health/spot checks to identify gaps in the system.
  • Collaborate with Finance colleagues to support accounting for income taxes, including effective tax rate forecasts, current and deferred tax provisions and uncertain tax positions. Provision of all tax forecasts to Group
  • Manage relationships with third-party service providers/tax advisers/consultants
  • Collaborate with the foreign affiliates’ financial personnel and outside counsel to identify opportunities to manage tax exposures
  • Review of intercompany agreements to determine that the arm’s length principle is adhered to. Review of transfer pricing documentations and file same with the relevant tax authorities
  • Annual review of the company’s payroll for accuracy
  • To be responsible for all general tax matters across the PZC African legal entities. Provision of day-to-day tax support to local markets as well as maintaining tax technical awareness in relevant territories.
  • Review, consideration and communication of all African Tax strategies
  • Leading all tax compliance across Africa
  • Coordinate and liaise with tax authorities during Federal and State tax audits in Nigeria Ghana and Kenya
  • Manage interim and year end reporting including the preparation of tax disclosures for local statutory and consolidated group accounts
  • Liaise with External auditors as part of year end and interim reporting.
  • Managing the tax compliance process, including ensuring timely filing of tax returns
  • Manage compliance requirements with African tax legislation
  • Help support, develop and implementation of a tax control framework and identify areas of potential weakness or opportunities for improvement.
  • Responsibility for identify and mitigating tax risks. This includes anticipating changes to current tax environment.
  • Support development of and lead implementation of Group Transfer Pricing policy across Africa. Preparation and review of Transfer Pricing documentations and coordination of transfer pricing audits
  • Manage relationships with external advisors including FIRS, GIPC, auditors and tax advisors
  • Provide tax forecasts to the group
  • Proactively identify opportunities for tax efficiencies within the group including tax reliefs, efficiencies and capital allowances
  • Responsibility for preparation of tax figures for group reporting
  • Provide technical and other support for all PZ Cussons transformation activities, including mergers and acquisitions and other projects as needed.
  • Preparation of management papers on Tax policies and Group strategies
  • Preparation of tax forms to assist in obtaining treaty exemptions or reduced withholding tax rates.

Internal & External Relationships:

  • External Tax Consultants and Authorities
  • Suppliers
  • All Finance DirectorsAll Finance, Account payables, Tax & Capex.


  • HND / B.Sc in Accountancy
  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Taxation- Optional
  • Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel Access, PowerPoint, MFG Pro.

Technical/Professional Experience:

  • 8-10 years work experience
  • Good Knowledge of Group Accounting policies 
  • Good Knowledge of Nigeria Tax Laws
  • Good knowledge of IFRS
  • Sound knowledge of Asset Accounting
  • Information Technology skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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