Vacancies

 

TAX SUBCOMMITTEES (SUBCOM)


The SAICA National Tax Committee (NTC) is the official National Standards Advisory Committee regarding any and all tax and related matters with a potential impact on SAICA’s members and the profession and also assists the SAICA ManCo in the fulfilment of its functions in respect of the SAICA Board approved strategy.

The NTC’s primary role is to co-ordinate and enhance, subject to the public interest, the national and international interests of SAICA’s members and the profession in the field of taxation. In performing its functions as set out in its Terms of Reference, the NTC may create various subcommittees with appropriate experience in a specialist field of taxation or other area of specialisation not restricted to tax that may affect tax practitioners.

Unlike the NTC, NTC subcommittees are open to all subject matter specialists from any profession or designation and is not restricted to SAICA members. In this regard, SAICA is calling for applications to the Tax Technology Subcommittee, which is a technical subcommittee of the NTC. The NTC shall review applications for the Tax Technology Committee and approve the final candidates to become members of the Tax Technology Subcommittee.

The Tax Technology Committee will, inter alia:

  • Review the impact of any Business Requirements Specifications (BRS) issued by SARS on operating systems;
  • Analyse any BRS issued for comment and determine its feasibility and impact on operations and timelines;
  • Provide SARS with comments and recommendations on any BRS issued by SARS;
  • Discuss any SARS system change that will impact members (e-Filing, returns, etc);
  • Perform trade testing with SARS before changes to the operating systems are implemented; and
  • Engage with SARS in workshops where clarity on operating systems is required.

The scope for the Tax Technology Committee will include, but not be limited to:

  • All amendments to SARS’s e-Filing, e@syfile and other operating systems;
  •  Third Party reporting (IRP5 / IT3 / DWT/CbC); and
  • Any other projects that will require operating system changes.

The NTC approval of the preferred applicant will take cognisance of the applicant’s:

  • Track record of fairness in the treatment of stakeholders, such as respecting viewpoints and in the allocation of tasks;
  • Technical knowledge of the relevant operating systems utilised within the field of taxation;
  • Relevant experience in operating systems utilised within the field of taxation;
  • Relevant qualifications;
  • Practice/industry area;
  • Geographical location;
  • Employment Equity targets as set by the SAICA Board and its Nominations Committee; and
  • Profile and influence of the person in the operating systems environment as acknowledged by peers and stakeholders.

Requirements

The following experience will be advantageous:

  • Business Analyst with technical knowledge of operating systems utilised in the field of taxation;
  • Previous SARS experience with a focus on the operating systems relating to the reporting of tax compliance obligations;
  • Experience with analysing and implementing BRS and relevant systems;
  • Relevant experience in the specialised field of operating systems utilised in the field of taxation (minimum of 5 years) and external tax reporting; and
  • Relevant qualifications.

Please submit your application using this LINK provided under Vacancies.

Any other enquiries you may have you can email to sharonr@saica.co.za.

Closing Date

Applications should reach us by 31 October 2020. Please note that applications received after this date cannot be considered.

Subcommittee activities require rigorous participation and input into the subcommittee’s activities, which is monitored by the NTC to ensure effectiveness of its processes. We recommended that applicants review their personal commitments prior to submitting their applications.

All applicants will receive a response, albeit positive or negative. The successful applicant will be provided with a letter of appointment detailing relevant information.


LEGAL COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

The Legal Compliance Committee currently has a vacancy in the following category:

  • One (1) member from large audit firms

Specific requirements: Nominees must have an appropriate level of knowledge about legislation and the effect that laws and regulation have on SAICA members. The following attributes are to be considered:

  • Practical technical knowledge of legislation and regulation
  • Ability to provide comments and raise concerns
  • Ability to participate fully in meetings and expressing views in a constructive and meaningful manner

Please submit a comprehensive CV and a motivation letter, also noting other SAICA committees in which you have served (if any), to violas@saica.co.za. Applications should reach us by 30 September 2020. Please note that applications received after this date cannot be considered.

On receipt of applications, consultation will take place with the relevant committee chairman. The Nominations Committee considers all applications received taking cognisance of criteria such as skills requirements, regional representation (if required) and constituency representation (if required) as well as demographic profiles and gender considerations where necessary.

All applicants will receive a response, albeit positive or negative. The committee owner will provide each approved applicant with a letter of appointment detailing relevant information pertaining to the committee, such as meeting schedules and recent minutes.

Committee activities can be very onerous and it is therefore recommended that applicants review their personal commitments should they elect to serve on more than one committee.

A positive consideration of applications to fill committee vacancies will contribute greatly to the effective functioning of SAICA.



TAX SUBCOMMITTEES (SUBCOM)

The SAICA National Tax Committee (NTC) is the official National Standards Advisory Committee regarding any and all tax matters with a potential impact on SAICA’s members and the profession and also assist the SAICA ManCo in the fulfilment of its functions in respect of the SAICA Board approved strategy.

The NTC’s primary role is to co-ordinate and enhance, subject to the public interest, the national and international interests of SAICA’s members and the profession in the field of taxation. In fulfilling this role, the NTC is responsible for commenting on and providing the final position on proposed changes in tax legislation, guides and interpretation. In performing its functions as set out its Terms of Reference, the NTC may create various subcommittees with appropriate experience in a specialist field of taxation. Vacancies occur within SAICA advisory groups or its subcommittees due to new taxes being introduced or the rotation of members as a result of the expiration of their involvement period as set out in the Terms of Reference or other circumstances.

Unlike the NTC, NTC subcommittees are open to all subject matter specialist from any profession or designation and is not restricted to SAICA members. In this regard, SAICA is calling for applications to the National Tax Operations Sub-committee and Regional Tax Sub-committee’s below, which are working committee’s of the NTC. The NTC shall review applications for the below National Tax Operations Sub-committee and Regional Tax Sub-committee’s and approve the final candidates:

The NTC approval of the preferred applicant will take cognisance of the applicants:

  • Track record of fairness in the treatment of stakeholders, such as respecting viewpoints and in the allocation of tasks;
  • Technical knowledge of the relevant specialised field in taxation;
  • Relevant experience in the relevant specialised field in taxation;
  • Relevant qualifications;
  • CA(SA), AGA(SA) or AT(SA) a prerequisite
  • Practice/industry area;
  • Geographical location;
  • Employment Equity targets as set by the SAICA Board and its Nominations Committee; and
  • Profile and influence of the person in the tax environment as acknowledged by peers and stakeholders.

Requirements


  • Technical knowledge of the relevant specialised field in taxation;
  • Relevant experience in the specialised field in taxation (minimum of 5 years – for new taxes this period will be considered in the context of other tax services);
  • Relevant qualifications;
  • Practice/industry area;
  • Geographical location;
  • Profile and influence of the person in the tax environment as acknowledged by peers and stakeholders;
  • Track record of fairness in the treatment of stakeholders, such as respecting viewpoints and in the allocation of tasks; and
  • Employment Equity (as targets are set by the SAICA Board and its Nominations Committee).

Please submit your application using this LINK provided under Vacancies.

Any other enquiries you may have you can email to sharonr@saica.co.za.

Closing Date

Applications should reach us by 31 October 2020. Please note that applications received after this date cannot be considered.

Subcommittee activities require rigorous participation and input into the subcommittee’s activities, which is monitored by the NTC to ensure effectiveness of its processes. We recommended that applicants review their personal commitments prior to submitting their applications.

All applicants will receive a response, albeit positive or negative. The successful applicant will be provided with a letter of appointment detailing relevant information.