I am an International Recruitment Manager with over 12 years specialising in this market.
If you are an Assistant Manager or recently qualfied Tax Senior looking for an international move then you should apply!
Why consider a move to Zambia?
Interesting, and varied workload. Dealing with all multinationals organizations and the environment can be fairly exciting.
Lots of responsibility early – good local talent, but like UK trained staff for the professionalism.
Fast career progression – 2 reviews per annum (Jan and July). No problem fast tracking good people.
Lead a true expatriate lifestyle
Cheap location to live
A lot more laid back lifestyle. The official language of Zambia is English, with many expatriates also living in the capital Lusaka. Lusaka has become something of a boom town of late. New buildings are going up everywhere and many chain stores and shopping malls are springing up all over – this is not an overly Westernised location however! People are not relocating to a Cape Town! You will find a nice selection of bars and restaurants, in a more laid back environment. If someone is interested in going to Africa to do some Safaris, you have came to the right place!!!
The taxation work would be 80% Advisory (DD, Financial Tax, International Tax), with 20% Compliance. They have a team of 23 now, 1 Partner, 1 Senior Manager, 5 Managers and the rest more junior staff. The Partner is from the UK, went to Zambia originally for a 2 year secondment and has been there 11 years now.
This client is the leading tax services provider in Zambia and assist business and individual clients with their tax compliance function and long term tax and business strategy. They are conscious of the need to provide value added services which makes practical sense and our mantra to “add value” is engrained in all their client service staff.
They provide tax services to a wide range of clients ranging from global multinational organizations to local emerging businesses operating in diverse industries such as financial services, mining, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, energy , retail and construction.
They have assisted and continue to assist major inward investors successfully set up their businesses and operations in Zambia by providing advice on the structuring of their investments and operations, registering their business and assisting them set up good compliance systems and controls to enable them to meet their local tax and regulatory obligations.
The tax regime in Africa is evolving and tax issues and how they are dealt with can have a significant impact on the success of a business. Therefore tax strategy together with a sound knowledge of the technical knowledge of the legislation and its practical application are crucial to long term profitability of business.
Various Taxation Offered by this client
International tax structuring and planning;
Tax compliance and advisory services covering Corporate Tax, VAT, withholding Tax, Customs and Excise, PAYE;
PAYE, Corporate tax, VAT, withholding tax and Customs and Excise Health checks;
International Assignee Services for expatriates and executive staff;
If this would be of interest to you, please contact Jane MacGregor to arrange an interview with this client.
If you are not interested but would like to recommend someone for the role, please forward my details to them. Anyone successfully placed from your recommendation will receive £250 TAX FREE.