About Jumia:

Jumia believes that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa for the better. Jumia was built to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2019, Jumia is the leading e-commerce company in Africa, operating in 11 countries. The Jumia platform consists of a marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, a logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and a payment service, JumiaPay, which offers a safe and easy solution to facilitate online payment transactions. The company offers goods across a broad range of categories, such as phones and electronics, home appliances, fast-moving consumer goods, fashion and beauty.

This role will report to the Head of Tax and the role will encompass handling quarterly and annual Tax reporting, Tax accounting, supervising Tax compliance obligations including transfer pricing documentation, assisting the local entities with their Tax audits and keeping up-to-date with global legislation which directly or indirectly affects the Jumia Group.

What you will be doing

  • Operate as a key business partner to provide high-quality tax compliance and reporting services for the Jumia Group
  • Ensure compliance with applicable tax laws and Group policies
  • Manage Group tax reporting and automation processes in terms of current and deferred tax assessment, ETR and accounting under IFRS
  • Take an active role within the central tax team in the assessment, documentation and reporting of the Group's uncertain tax positions
  • Review income tax returns and, more generally, supervise and be accountable for compliance with filing obligations for direct and indirect taxes, including transfer pricing
  • Support and coordinate tax audits
  • Manage external tax service providers and coordinate the preparation of the materials to ensure the Jumia interests are well-represented
  • Contribute to tax compliance automation projects.

What we are looking for

  • Background in Economics/Business Management/Law/Accounting
  • 2-5 years of experience with exposure to a broad range of Tax issues in international Tax law, contracts, Tax audit management, Tax reporting, and financing in an international environment
  • Experience within the e-commerce sector would be a plus
  • Detail-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Passion for making things happen and getting excited about identifying and delivering simple solutions to complex Tax problems
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written
  • Previous exposure to a multinational environment is a plus.

We Offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

 

 
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