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Digicel Digicel

Senior Tax Manager

Job Description

As the only Digital Operator in the Pacific, Digicel is powered by two things: great technology and great people. Technology is ever-changing and so are our customers’ needs. So, we also are in a state of constant change to ensure we provide the latest and most innovative services to our customers across the Pacific.

The Senior Tax Manager role is responsible for overseeing tax matters for hub markets located in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and Nauru. Contributing to the tax management of the Digicel Pacific Group as a member of the Taxation team by applying tax technical skills and Digicel Pacific’s tax policies and procedures to provide advice supporting commercial decision making that ensures tax optimized outcomes for the Digicel Pacific Group. This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer for hub markets (Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and Nauru).


Organisational Stakeholders
1. Tax Support Provided & Accounts Maintained
  • Liaised with auditors on tax & external audits of statutory accounts
    • Tax notes disclosure assisted with 
  • Liaised with local tax authorities on tax audits and disputes in conjunction with the Regional Head of Tax
  • Legal contracts for tax clauses are reviewed 
  • Tax planning opportunities are identified and implemented with assistance from external tax advisors (assist de-risk of business)
  • Tax policies and strategies are reviewed, and recommendations made
  • Standard reporting templates for tax are developed and refined
  • Cash tax forecast and budget are prepared and reviewed 
  • Liaised with relevant tax authorities, and specialist legal and tax advisers as required
  • Good relationship with the tax authorities in each of the jurisdictions maintained 
  • Tax & compliance accountant effectively supervised 
  • Continuous collaboration with senior management on projects and other assignments 
2. Monitoring and Reporting ensured
  • All statutory tax filings are prepared and filed on time
  • Continuous collaboration with the finance team to ensured
    • Month end balance sheets reconciliations relating to tax are prepared and submitted on time
  • Review of (quarterly) tax pack/calculations conducted 
  • Tax returns prepared by tax accountant e.g., VAT/CT, FBT, telecom levy etc. reviewed
3. Teamwork and cooperation
  • Cooperation within the team and greater function / department
  • Cooperation across functions / departments
  • Work collaboratively to achieve the set targets and goals
4. Operational and statutory compliance
  • Statutory compliant to laws and regulations
  • Operationally compliant to the organisation's policies and procedures
5. Financial reports produced
  • Produce regular financial and other reports for senior management and auditors
  • Provide ad hoc financial reports as required

Responsibilities - Critical Competencies

Competence Description
Business Performance Manage the performance of the organisation.
Risk Management Analyse and manage risk.
Planning Deliver results by developing, reviewing or following a work plan, action plan or operational plan.
Systems and Procedures Develop and/or apply procedures to assist the organisation achieve its goals.
Information Analysis Make informed decisions by collecting and interpreting data and information
Documentation Communicate using formal business writing.
Commercial Focus Optimize the commercial viability of the organisation.
Quality Focus Deliver quality.
Facilitation Assist the progress of work ensuring its timely and effective completion.
Learning Develop the competencies of self and others to enhance performance.
Technical Strength Demonstrate knowledge of a specialist discipline.
Compliance Comply with relevant laws and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
Financial Application Apply financial principles and practices.
Mathematical Reasoning Apply mathematical reasoning.


Qualification Discipline Notes
Degree Laws, Accounting or finance

Work Knowledge and Experience

  1. Demonstrated success in a similar role
  2. Experience in drafting and reviewing agreements (e.g., tax clauses)
  3. 5-10 years tax experience in a Big 4 accounting firm, law firm or industry environment
  4. Strong systems and communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  5. Experience dealing with Tax Authorities including negotiating with authorities and managing tax audits and disputes
  6. Exposure to tax systems within the Pacific and indirect taxes (GST/VAT) is desirable
  7. Previous experience in Telecom Industry preferable


Language Proficiency
Excellent command of English
Professional Associations
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
Member of Fiji Institute of Accountants
Regulatory Compliance Requirements
Police Clearance


Interaction Comments
Management Team
Operational staff
Executive Management
Financial Institutions
Line Ministries
Taxation Authority


Attribute Definition
Behavioural Styles
Accountable Assumes full responsibility for own actions and identifies with the success or failure of own part of the overall work/goal.
Detail oriented Attends to the small elements of a task/activity, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Reliable Is able to be trusted to do what is expected or has been promised, puts in a great amount of effort believing in the value of work.
Interpersonal Styles
Forthright Speaks out frankly without hesitation, showing a direct manner.
Objective Impartial and honest in dealings with others, eliminating own feelings and view to reach a balanced judgement.
Realistic Shows concern for facts and reality, rejecting the impractical.
Thinking Styles
Decisive Reaches conclusions, promptly and firmly.
Numerate Shows abilities in quantitative thought and expression.
Well Organized Controls tasks in a well thought out and critical manner

Suva, Fiji


18 Nov 2022

Date Posted

1 year ago

Closing Date