Tax Associate

  • School Ln, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 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 three (3) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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 Kenya and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte, we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that is how you make an impact.

Main Purpose of Job

Deloitte East Africa currently has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to join our Tax and Legal team as a Tax Associate (Direct Tax). The holder of this position will support in delivery of designated client engagement projects and managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables.

Job Description

  • Under guidance, supporting on delivery of designated tax engagements/projects, and managing the implementation of agreed deliverables;
  • Assisting in the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations on request;
  • Generating innovative solutions on projects/engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance/renew service offerings to clients;
  • Assisting in developing knowledge of current tax matters across the tax function;
  • Delivering client service according to relevant Deloitte standards, policies and ethical principles;
  • Collecting, assimilating and analysing relevant data using standard tools and data visualizations to help surface insights and solutions;
  • Support in the development of new tax products and market new products;
  • Carrying out tax risk and opportunities reviews;
  • Drafting of tax opinions, tax advice, tax computations and proposals;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the client and the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Liaising with the relevant Kenya Revenue Authority on various tax and policy matters;
  • Assisting clients resolve KRA audits and statements of accounts issues;
  • Preparing objections and appeals to KRA assessments;
  • Drafting tax publications for clients and writing articles on relevant tax matters.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business/Commerce, Economics or Law.
  • At least 2 years relevant working experience.
  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA/ACCA).

Additional Information

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte, we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that is how you make an impact.

Key Performance areas

  • Delivery excellence.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Business Technology Acumen.
  • Well conversant with Tax Laws

Professional competencies

  • Technical expertise in tax matters
  • Good knowledge of international and national taxation principles. 
  • Good communication skills (oral and written).
  • Interpersonal and proven people management skills
  • Good negotiation skills and commercial sense.
  • Organisational, supervisory and time management.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Willingness to learn

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 / Behavioural Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make.

Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people.

Performance drive – Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders.

Strategic direction - Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives

Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities.

How you’ll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

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.

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:

Closing date: 1 September 2021                                                  

 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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