Tax Consultant

  • 1st Floor, Umoja Building,, KN3 Road, Kigali City, Rwanda
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading provider of world-class professional services dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients. We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise. Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success. 

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across four (4) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region - and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Rwanda and within the East Africa market.

About the Department

Deloitte's Tax and Legal professionals provide both compliance and advisory services across a broad range of matters affecting businesses. This approach ensures clients' most demanding challenges when operating in multiple jurisdictions are holistically addressed in a coordinated way, by subject matter and industry specialists, locally and abroad. Deloitte deploys the right team at the right time to address the needs of its clients, wherever they operate. 

Deloitte is seeking to recruit a Tax Consultant in our Tax, Legal and Business Process Solutions Department. This position will be based in the Kigali office.

Job Description

Main Purpose of Job  

Ensure that the client and Firm’s expectations are met by delivering high quality services and maintaining high utilization levels.  

Key performance areas 

  •  Overall responsibility for managing client portfolio and ensuring client service delivery;
  • Ensure that all client assignments are well planned and conducted to the required

    standards, within agreed time and financial budgets and in adherence to the Firm’s approved procedures and methodologies;

  • Management of staff in the tax department;

  • Communicating tax risk strategy and tax policies for Rwanda;

  • Participating in budgeting as well as monthly and year-end reporting;

  • Debtor and WIP management;

  • Responsible for implementation of the Tax strategy and overall Deloitte strategy in Rwanda;

  • Assessing the impact of changes in tax law and accounting principles on client business;

  • Develop and manage sound business relationships, market the Firm with the aim of maintaining and winning new business;

  • Keep abreast with technical developments in the profession and Rwanda in order to anticipate client needs, and offer value added and practical business solutions;

  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the department including training and overall guidance on different aspects;

  • Coaching and supervising junior team members;

  • Responsible for delegating work and coaching junior team members;

  • Recruitment of staff in tax department subject to approval and participation in overall recruitment for the office. 

Technical and Behavioural Competencies  

  • Expert in field with sound industry and business knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Excellent report writing skills.

  • Good financial knowledge.

  • Sound business acumen.

  • Focus on quality and risk.

  • Well-developed computer user skills.

  • Communication (oral and written).

  • Interpersonal and proven people management.

  • Negotiation and commercial sense.

  • Organisational, supervisory and time management.

  • Networking. 


  • Minimum of 5 -10 years’ experience in tax practice in a reputable firm/ Revenue Authority and or industry;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Taxation, Accounting, Finance,  International Business Management, Law or Economics or any other relevant field;
  • Professional qualifications such as ACCA, CPA (Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda), ADIT, CISA will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong project management and organization skills and must be able to multi-task; and
  • Team oriented and self-motivated.

Additional Information

Your role as a leader

 At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.  

Leadership / Behavioral Capabilities  

Living our Purpose – Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact.

Influence – Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills.

Performance Drive – Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track.

Strategic Direction – Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business.

Talent Development – Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent.

What impact will you make? 

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Our purpose 

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world.  #Makinganimpactthatmatters

To the successful candidates, the firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package, a highly energized team environment comprising individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it. 

If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Deloitte Careers page 

Closing date: 30 April 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process.

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