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Position: Tax Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and we believe that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead, we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. The Tax Officer’s main job purpose is to support in managing tax risks across the business and interface with Tax authorities, UniOPs, and OSP to ensure tax exposure is minimized. Identify areas of opportunities where tax benefits can be realized. Support in tax compliance processes in the business including maintenance of documentation, process improvement, and activities to support 100% compliance. If this is something that interests you, then this role is just for you!


The main purpose of the Tax Officer is to support the Finance team in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and optimizing tax strategies. Within the area of responsibilities*, the Tax Officer will:

  • Continuously review business transactions and advise on tax-efficient ways to minimize tax exposure.
  • Review new Tax laws, procedures, and regulations and interpret these given their implication to the business.
  • Support in addressing requests/queries that arise from the tax office and different government offices.
  • Ensure all sales refunds are done on time and make sure the proper documentation is in place.
  • Ensure compliance with internal reporting requirements.
  • Assist on-time and accurate filing of monthly and yearly tax returns.
  • Preparing monthly tax returns for EIT, technical WTH, and reverse VAT and ensuring all compliances are met.
  • Ensure tax appeals are submitted on time and the related necessary documents are provided.
  • Support in maintaining strong relationships with business functions, leaders, third-party consultants, and government agencies.
  • Supporting internal stakeholders on tax-related matters
  • Ensure that adequate documentation/data is created and maintained for tax planning and audit purposes.
  • Support during Tax audits and defend the company from tax risks raised by tax auditors by justifying the tax laws and also explaining transactions from the business perspective.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned as appropriate.

Experiences & Qualifications

  • 2-year minimum relevant working experience in Tax in a busy environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or related field of study,
  • Taxation Accounting knowledge
  • Familiar with tax operations and knowledge and experience on Ethiopian tax rules and regulations. Experience in managing tax audits.
  • Ability to make the complex simple.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders in cross-functional roles.
  • Familiarity with SAP (desired).
  • Strong background and experience with audit methodologies and techniques.


  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management
  • Analytical skills


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
  • As an individual, you are the one responsible for your wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, and spot issues and opportunities to make things better.
  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors
  • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
  • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own well-being and resilience.
  • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always look for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.
  • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, and understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
  • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applications from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

Unilever is an organization committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever, we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.