Job Description



Title:                                             Tax Specialist


Level:                                           Specialist


Authority:                                      Limited


Supervises:                                   Nil


Experience/Knowledge Required:          

•        Commerce/Accounting Degree preferable or minimum of 5 years work experience in an accounting/tax function

•        Additional qualifications sought –

-             High level of Australian tax knowledge with concentration in the Income Tax, GST and FBT field;

-             Knowledge of accounting principles;

-             Computer literacy – Word, Advanced Excel, Access and familiarity with financial information systems;

-             Analytical and problem solving skills;

-             Interpersonal communication skills

-             Organisational skills

-             Excellent time management skills

-             Ability to work under pressure


Accountable to:                        ANZ Tax Lead


Skill Track                                Enterprise - Finance


Influence:                                 Limited



Overall Responsibility:



Tax Compliance

Income Tax

  • Coordinate the timely collection of data and information, preparation, review and lodgment of the annual income tax returns and supporting schedules for Accenture Australia MEC Group, Avanade Australia and Accenture New Zealand.
  • Calculate entity tax provisions and true-ups for Accenture Australia, Accenture New Zealand, and Avanade Australia in accordance to Accounting Standards.
  • Review the monthly interest and royalty withholding tax calculations and returns
  • Liaise with external tax advisers and statutory authorities in relation to technical and compliance issues as directed by the Tax lead.
  • Assist the Tax lead during reviews and audits conducted by revenue authorities
  • Identify, provide clear advice and research to the Tax lead and other internal clients about complex taxation issues, recent legislations and administrative decisions that impact the business as they occur and/or on request.



Indirect Tax

  • Coordinate the data collection, analysis and compilation and review of FBT files and associated documentation provided from internal sources, including People Mobility RMS and Payroll, and manage the timely lodgement of the returns for Accenture Australia, Accenture New Zealand and Avanade Australia.
  • Research and provide advice/recommendations on the FBT implications of non-standard transactions. Direct corrections as appropriate.
  • Review monthly Business Activity Statement workpapers for Accenture Australia and Avanade Australia and conduct testing to ensure that the accounts payable tax coding procedures are followed.


Global and Business Reporting

  • Coordinate the preparation and review of taxation reports as requested to meet global or business reporting requirements.
  • Participate in specific projects as required.


Continuous improvement and client relations


  • Coordinate work assignments and training calendar of the Tax Team in order to complete deliverables in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Evaluate and identify opportunities in improving the compliance processes to ensure efficiency, decrease cost and facilitate tax planning.
  • Foster good working relationships with internal staff to provide appropriate and timely input to enable compliance obligations to be met.


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