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Auditor (x69) (6740)

Requisition ID 6740 - Posted 22/02/2023 - Region (6) - Location (6)

Position Reports to: Operations Manager: Audit Division: Tax Verification. Location: Free State / Northern Cape x 1, Eastern Cape x 3,Gauteng North x 9, Gauteng South x 38, Kwa-Zulu Natal x 6, Western Cape x 12 Closing Date: 03 March 2023 About SARS We are on an exciting journey to build “a smart modern SARS with unquestionable integrity, trusted and admired by all”. Our mandate is to ensure optimal compliance with tax and Customs legislation. We do this through fostering a culture of Voluntary Compliance and by making it easy for taxpayers and traders to comply with their legal obligations. Our Higher Purpose, the reason that SARS exists, is to provide resources that help to build a capable state that nurtures sustainable economic growth, social development and that serves the well-being of all South Africans. We are Nation Builders. In an era characterised by rapidly evolving technological innovation, SARS is preparing for a world where increasingly our work is informed by data driven insights, machine learning, algorithms, artificial intelligence and interconnectivity of people and devices. This dynamic world of work calls for pioneers imbued by a sense of serving the SARS Higher Purpose and service to our people. The successful Nation Builders will work with the entire team in support of our Strategic Intent and the nine Strategic Objectives, namely:

  1. Provide Clarity & Certainty of tax obligations

  2. Make it Easy for Taxpayers and Traders to Comply & fulfil their obligations

  3. Detect Taxpayers and Traders who do not comply and make noncompliance hard and costly

  4. Develop a high performing, diverse, agile, and engaged workforce towards higher value knowledge and service work

  5. Expand and increase the use of data to improve integrity, derive insights & improve outcomes

  6. Modernise our systems to provide digital & streamlined services

  7. Drive greater resources stewardship to ensure the efficient use of resources and deliver quality outcomes & performance excellence

  8. Work with and through Stakeholders to improve the tax system

  9. Build public trust and confidence in the tax administration system

Job Purpose Conduct verifications and audits on a risk profile basis, applying applicable legislation, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance. Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the ability to finalize audit and verification cases in accordance with the required standards and legislation.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to deal with objections.

  • Demonstrate the ability to improve the quality of the work to be produced

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Under Statement Penalties policy and application thereof

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the audit verifications life cycle and expectations

  • Demonstrate the ability to detect and identify fraudulent cases and how to handle such cases

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the governance and other ethical requirements imposed on SARS employees while performing their duties.

Education and Experience National Diploma / Higher Certificate (NQF 6) in Auditing and/or Accounting and/or Taxation and 2 - 3 years' experience in a tax, audit and or accounting environment. Alternatively a Senior Certificate (NQF 4) and 5 years’ experience in a tax, audit and or accounting environment.


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