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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Tax Subject Matter Expert and Leader, that has a keen interest in technology and how it can be used to create further efficiency for our clients’ tax practices, while making compliance easy.

If you want to:

  • Maintain and communicate the vision and direction of the tax product suite.
  • Set goals and objectives for product releases.
  • Understand and communicate market and client needs and prioritize product development accordingly.
  • Set delivery dates and drive the overall delivery of product to market.
  • Keep customers and key stakeholders highly engaged.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders.
  • Represent the customer interface and engage the customer – using your personal knowledge (subject matter expert) as well as consulting with platform providers, implementation teams and clients.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the customer needs to ensure we continuously deliver value.
  • Work closely with sales to understand and improve win rates.
  • Build a strong partnership with the product owner/s.
  • Work closely with the Product Owner/s to develop appropriately detailed specifications for product features so that they are clearly understood by the development teams.
  • Express what value-added is from a customer perspective and focus the development efforts toward providing that value.
  • Ensure product success.
  • Communicate status externally.
  • Ensure profitability (ROI).
  • Ensure delivery of the roadmap.
  • Validate value proposition through customer engagement, such as beta testing
  • Integrate cross functional teams required to deliver products to markets.
  • Collaborate closely with the product development team.
  • Participate in team activities like planning, product demos and reviews.
  • Provide day-to-day JIT tactical decisions to system level questions and prioritization.
  • Closely collaborate with the team on an ongoing basis to guide and direct the product development team.
  • Facilitate various meetings with customers and other stakeholders to communicate product strategy, direction, product functionality etc.
  • Work closely with external content providers to ensure our products are compliant.

And you have:

  • Completed tertiary qualification (accounting focus / major).
  • Post-graduate qualification in tax.
  • At least 5 - 8 years in Tax leadership roles within audit firms.

And these essential skills:

  • A good understanding of and passion for how software creates significant efficiency and value for our clients' tax practices.
  • Detailed understanding of and exposure to South African accounting, and in particular; tax principles and legislation.
  • Understanding and exposure to our tax product suite is beneficial.
  • Confident, enthusiastic, and highly resourceful.
  • Visionary and doer.
  • You should possess a big-picture vision and the drive to make it a reality.
  • Ability to maintain and enthusiastically communicate the vision.
  • Must also get your hands dirty and do the work that needs to be done to support the vision (requirements elaboration, collaborating with the team, steering the project, etc.).
  • Leader and team player.
  • Ensure guidance and direction are maintained and the tough decisions are made.
  • Respects the team and the process, but maintains a clear, blunt voice.
  • Communicator and negotiator.
  • Need to have strong listening skills to fully understand what clients need, not what they ask for.
  • Must be able to keep everyone informed and drive transparency.
  • Must be able to facilitate negotiation of project deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate with and align different parties (customers, users, development, engineering, marketing, sales, service, operations, and management).
  • Empowered and committed.
  • Must be empowered to do their job by the highest levels of the organization.
  • Must be committed to the success of the project.
  • Need intimate understanding of the customer and the market.
  • Ability to manage a budget and guide a development project.
  • Comfortable working with a self-managed, self-organizing cross-functional team.
  • Exceptional technical and data-analysis skills, with a demonstrated passion for technology.
  • Good working knowledge and interest in Cloud-based software.
  • Ideally, proven track record for developing, managing, and launching modern web applications to enhance tax management and compliance processes.

 

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