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Tax Specialist and Accountant

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About Kakar Advocates LLC

Kakar Advocates, LLC is based in Kabul, Afghanistan, with U.S. and Afghan licensed attorneys on staff. The firm also is associated with DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world. Kakar Advocates provides a full-service offering to its clients including legal services, development and business consultancy services, financial management services, and capacity training. More information about the firm is available at www.KakarAdvocates.com.

Job Summary

Taxation specialists are the experts in providing commercially-focused tax advice and tax services to a wide range of clients who operate in all sectors of the economy. This involves devising tax-efficient strategies for multinational and domestic-based clients in diverse business situations, including mergers, takeovers and corporate reconstructions. Taxation specialist work continually to help ensure that their clients make the best business decisions in the light of fiscal change and development. They monitor and anticipate changes to tax legislation and respond quickly with advice specific to their clients’ particular commercial requirements.

Job Details

Date Posted: 21 Sep 2017 Reference: 006
Closing Date: 21 Oct 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Any Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Helping businesses and individuals to create strategies for dealing with tax and prepare for their future in the financial market
• Advising and consulting with clients in order to provide advice about tax legislation, e.g. ensuring businesses and assets are properly structured to minimize the incidence of taxation
• Review and analyze government apportionment/allocation information
• Calculating tax liability, ensuring compliance is completed speedily and efficiently, and submitting tax returns and associated documents by the appropriate deadlines
• Assist in responding to tax audit inquiries
• Review base reporting data for property tax returns in order to minimize reportable cost basis
• Ensuring that tax withheld are deposited to Government within due time
• Preparing monthly reports of taxes withheld (client’s)
• Filing relevant documents of taxes withheld and deposited to Government
• Dealing with Ministry of Finance regarding any tax issue
• Obtaining tax exemption certificates from appropriate department of MoF for the newly awarded projects
• Keeping monthly record of individual staff’s salaries and taxes withheld (client’s)
• Preparing annual tax deduction certificates for individual staff members as Income tax of Afghanistan and ensuring that a copy of each certificate is submitted to Ministry of Finance within due time
• Providing clients with relevant documents to be submitted to Ministry of Finance for obtaining annual clearance.
• Preparing and submitting to Ministry of Finance any other statement as may be announced by Income tax authorities from time to time
• Dealing with any other tax issue that may arise
• Undertaking duties and responsibilities as directed/requested by Managing Partner.

Qualifications

• BA/BS in Accounting, Business/Public Administration or related field preferred
• Minimum 5 years experience in Taxation
• Excellent command of English and local languages (Dari and Pashto)
• Strong interpersonal verbal and written communications skills, demonstrated professional disposition
• Knowledge of Afghan taxation Law
• Effective computer skills (MS Office suite).

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

Please note the following steps while applying:

• Mention position title on the subject of email
• Only Short-listed Candidates will be contacted.

Submission Email

Jobs@KakarAdvocates.com

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