About Deloitte Tax & Legal
We have a team of approximately 280 professional staff members across South Africa comprised of qualified charted accountants and lawyers who offer specialist insight across many industries. Deloitte Tax professionals keep current on the latest changes that impact clients’ business tax strategy, enabling clients to focus on business objectives while we address the tax requirements. Deloitte Legal, amongst the largest legal and regulatory service providers in Africa, assists clients operating in increasingly complex legal, regulatory and digital environments through a multidisciplinary approach, combining integrated legal and commercial expertise.
What impact will you make?
You want to make your mark. You want to work in an environment that values your contribution and that helps you get better – each and every day. Deloitte is that type of organization. From on-the-job experiential learning to world-class classroom and virtual training, you will participate in a variety of opportunities that will support your career growth and development.
As a Deloitte Tax & Legal professional, you will work with colleagues across the globe to address the complex, ever-changing challenges of our clients. This practical approach broadens your tax and legal knowledge, instills and builds confidence to take on new challenges, and allows you to expand your career possibilities. Your experience is enhanced by working on thought-provoking projects both for clients and the broader community alongside bright and motivated colleagues from all over the world.
Main Purpose of the Job
As a recent tax graduate, the overall aim is to ensure that you benefit from a seamless integration into your professional role as a tax practitioner at Deloitte. The TrAX curriculum consists of the following pathways: specialised tax-technical development, professional & leadership development and on-the-job coaching/development through cross functional tax experience across tax service areas.
The programme consists of 24 months of ongoing development. It follows a blended learning approach as well as the performance methodology of Tax & Legal.
Key Performance Areas
· Strategic Impact
Under guidance, supports the delivery efforts of the engagement team in area of competency
· Budgets / Profitability
Submits any billing, expense claims and timesheets on time
Core Technical/Professional Capabilities
· Tax Laws and Rules
Develops knowledge of current tax legislation across the Global Tax and Legal function
· Delivery Excellence
Recognizes the key capabilities required to deliver a high quality service experience to the client
· Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
Collects, assimilates, and analyzes data and uses standard processes and tools to help surface and support solutions in the Tax and Legal business
· Technology Tools and Solutions
Applies technology knowledge to address client business challenges
Specialised Technical Capabilities
Tax & Legal follows a carefully designed technical curriculum which is Business Unit specific. You will be attending various technical learning sessions throughout the duration of the contract.
Structure of technical learning:
- Tax technical boot camps during on boarding in January. Peer-to-peer learning sessions overseen by a manager, scheduled to take place upon completion of each rotation – self paced and individual specific
- Ongoing technical sessions – the focus of these sessions is to embed transfer of learning from the boot camp sessions
- Online technical development and enrichment – a learning guide will be communicated during on boarding which contains details of courses to be completed
- During rotation, you will attend the rotation teams’ technical sessions
Note: The above is an overview and is subject to change as required by the talent team.
- B Com Accounting/Finance
- Postgraduate qualification in Tax (Honours) required
- Newly graduated
Professional and Leadership Skills component
Professional and Leadership (P&L) learning pathways are aligned to Global best practice. They are comprised of globally developed, locally delivered learning programs and include a range of course types – from instructor-led (live and virtual), podcasts, book summaries, and recommended readings, to modular and standalone e-learning offerings. You will follow the learning pathway at the junior, new-in-grade level, which contains a mix of Industry, Professional and Leadership learning.
Formal classroom sessions are also attended during the first year. Sessions will commence immediately with an extended on boarding specific to graduates to assist you in settling in to Tax & Legal. Professional skills modules include business etiquette, building relationships with clients, and emotional intelligence in the workplace as well as presentation skills basics. A new feature of the development pathway is to have coaching conversations on an individual/group basis to assist in building areas of strength and aligning expectations. Coaching conversations continue into the second year.
The sessions are designed to assist in assimilating the necessary skills for the mini assessment, which will be a presentation to a panel of Tax directors. The presentation covers your value proposition and the future of tax. This will take place at the end of the first year of the programme and serve as selection process for home base in the second year.
On the-job-learning component
Rotation is the informal on-the-job learning component of our TrAX programme, and is critical for the transfer of learning. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in each business unit to obtain the cross-functional skills and practice which are necessary for your tax specialization selection.
You will have an opportunity to select four business units in which you have an interest and would like a rotation; depending on availability and business needs, you will qualify for at least three of the selections.
Upon completion of the three rotations, you will select your preferred business unit in which you would like to specialize. There will then be a home base allocated for the conclusion of the second year based on business need, suitability, overall performance and the mini assessment process.
*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.
- Fields of Study:Commerce