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Tax Analyst



Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2023

About us

Sabi is Africa’s leading provider of enabling infrastructure powering the distribution of goods and services. Our platform enables and empowers a broad ecosystem of users, allowing merchants, importers, exporters, distributors, and manufacturers to expand their capabilities and grow their businesses using Sabi’s technology rails.

Job Description

About Us

Sabi is Africa’s leading provider of enabling infrastructure powering the distribution of goods and services. Our platform enables and empowers a wide ecosystem of users, allowing agents, merchants, exporters, aggregators, distributors, and manufacturers to expand their capabilities and grow their businesses using Sabi’s technology rails. These rails provide access to physical goods supply, logistics, business tools, financial services and data insights. In a short span of two years, Sabi has grown to be the largest B2B marketplace on the African continent.

Our service offering includes ensuring a great assortment of appropriately priced goods is available to merchants, providing technology for them to manage their businesses, and facilitating financial services to help them grow. Our objective is to use our unified technology platform to understand the informal economy better than anyone and ultimately help our ecosystem of merchants grow.

Our Values
  • Excellence - Be the Best. Highest standards. Consistently.
  • Value Focused  - Make sure we give users the best value. All the time.
  • Big minds  - Innovate. Think big. Be open. Don’t be petty. No ego. No castles.
  • Knuckle down  - Do the work. Get your hands dirty. Deliver
  • Kindness - Be considerate. Life is stressful enough
  • Ownership - Everything is your job. Take responsibility. Drive it.
  • Simplicity - Strip it down. Get to the essence.

Job Purpose

The Tax Analyst is responsible for managing the Company’s local and international tax affairs, optimizing the Company’s tax opportunities vis-à-vis the strategies for business growth and expansion and ensuring compliance with regulations to prevent risks of default

Job Responsibilities
  • Conduct research and analysis on tax laws, regulations, and rulings relevant to the e-commerce and financial services industries to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare, review and file periodic tax returns to the relevant state and federal tax authorities, including Value Added Tax (VAT) and Withholding Tax (WHT) returns, ensuring accuracy and adherence to relevant tax laws and regulations.
  • Monitor industry positions, court rulings and changes in tax laws and regulations affecting the Company and communicate the impact to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Review the Company’s projects and contractual documentation for compliance with relevant tax laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (such as finance, accounting, legal, and operations) to gather necessary data and documentation for tax compliance and reporting purposes.
  • Identify, develop, and implement tax planning strategies to optimize the company's tax position while ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance on tax implications of e-commerce/financial services initiatives, such as launching new products or services, expanding into new markets, or implementing new business models.
  • Support the tax audit process by assisting with data gathering, responding to tax authority inquiries, and providing necessary documentation.
  • Provide substantive defense in tax audits/investigations and ensure prompt resolution of reviews and queries initiated by the various tax authorities.
  • Identify and promptly resolve tax-related issues, including researching and communicating with relevant tax authorities or external tax advisors.
  • Stay updated on emerging tax issues and trends in the e-commerce industry, assessing their impact on the company's tax compliance and planning strategies.
  • Collaborate with external tax advisors, consultants, or auditors as needed to obtain specialized expertise or support for complex tax matters. Perform tax disclosures in financial reporting.
  • Develop and maintain tax records (including tax provisions) and tax-related policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Provide tax-related training and guidance to internal stakeholders, ensuring understanding of tax requirements and implications.
  • Actively build and maintain the company’s reputation and relationship with the tax authorities to reduce friction.


Special Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field (ICAN/ACCA certification preferred).
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a tax specialist, preferably with consulting or financial services background.
  • Solid knowledge of tax laws and regulations applicable to the e-commerce and financial services industry, including sales tax, VAT and Withholding Tax.
  • Experience with tax compliance and reporting for e-commerce and financial services transactions and operations.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external advisors.
  •  Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in using tax software and compliance/reporting tools.
  • Familiarity with e-commerce platforms, payment systems, and related technologies is a plus.
  • An understanding of international tax principles and cross-border e-commerce is beneficial.
  • Proficiency in relevant software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and tax preparation software
Candidate Specification
  • Motivated by the mission of Sabi
  • Pragmatic with quantitative and analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Driven, independent thinker and leader who can juggle multiple projects simultaneously with fast-changing priorities
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency.
  • A focus on execution. Willing and able to get hands dirty.
  • Flexibility to roll up your sleeves and attack problems and projects as they arise, where you will need to set out a clear structure, method and outcomes yourself .


  • Rapid Career Growth
  • Annual Training Budget
  • Robust Health Coverage, including
    • Optical Cover, and
    • Dental Cover
  • Wellness Programs, including
    • Free Gym Cover
    • Free Spa Cover
  • Competitive Pension Plan
  • Flexible Working
  • Opportunity to work in other global offices
  • Life Cover
  • Performance Bonus
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Fully-funded Team Bonding Activities