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  • Posted: Feb 12, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 18, 2020
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    The Ghana Revenue Authority is the Ghana administration charged with the task of assessing, collecting and accounting for tax revenue in Ghana.

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    Head of Risk Management

    We are seeking experienced and performance-oriented individuals to join our team. Applications are therefore, invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position: Head of Risk Management

    Job Purpose

    •  To provide technical and administrative leadership in the risk management functions for the achievement of the objectives of the authority


    •  Provide input for the formulation and review of policies relating to risk management
    •  Ensure the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and guidelines for the unit
    •  Implement the business procedures, processes and systems for efficient and effective administration and management of resources of the unit
    •  Coordinate and manage the authority’s risk identification and treatment system
    •  Ensure the development and continuous improvement of risk management component of the authority’s strategic corporate plan
    •  Ensure the development and continous improvement of risk management policies and procedures to ensure risk mitigation
    •  Oversee the development and implementation of operating procedures for risk management review
    •  Oversee the development of strategies to raise risk management trending and profiling awareness
    •  Collaborate with the authority’s business units and external stakeholders to establish the risk management culture within the authority
    •  Supervise and appraise the performance of immediate subordinate staff
    •  Ensure the preparation of annual and other periodic reports
    •  Ensure the preparation of budget and work plan for the unit

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited University in Statistics, Finance, Economics or other relevant fields
    •  Membership of a relevant professional body will be an added advantage
    •  A minimum of 3 years work experience at Senior management level in a reputable organisation.


    •  Very good appreciation of business operations of tax administration
    •  Good knowledge of understanding of the Public Administration system of Ghana
    •  Strong knowledge of strategic and project management
    •  Strong leadership, networking and monitoring skills
    •  Good knowledge in financial mangement laws of Ghana
    •  Strong analytical skills
    •  Good negotiation and advocacy skills
    •  High integrity
    •  Strong communication skills
    •  Good problem solving skills

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    Head of VAT

    •  To initiate, promote and ensure the implementation of initiatives that will produce a significant increase in VAT revenues


    Review the emerging VAT compliance strategy, and any other information available and identify likely initiatives that will lead to increased VAT revenues. These are expected to include:

    •  Pursuing non-registration for VAT (including business disaggregation to remain below the VAT registration threshold)
    •  Following up on non-filers
    •  Overseeing effective debt management action against non-payers
    •  Establishing and implementing systematic (risk based) audit programmes
    •  Ensuring effective investigation and intelligence (as well as using third party data in addition to information on imports)
    •  Ensuring appeals are dealt with expeditiously
    •  Curtailing leakage at the retail level through tax evasion from underclared sales (including the implementation of the EPOS system)
    •  Strengthening the offices capabilities in compliance and technology solutions offering
    •  Acting as central point of contact – liaising with colleagues with respect to VAT compliance
    •  Proposing improvement possibilities to raise effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes
    •  Working with the management and leadership team to further identify and develop revenue raising opportunities

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Finance, Economics, Taxation or related field of study
    •  Membership in a relevant professional body (ACCA, ICA, CIT etc) will be an added advantage
    •  A minimum of 3 years successful experience directing, planning and controlling high profile and/or technically complex projects


    Technical Skills

    •  Experience of working in tax administration at a strategic level and leading tax reforms
    •  Provide strategic and leadership support in implementing tax reforms and associated IT solutions

    Essential Skills

    •  Broad knowledge of tax administration
    •  Strong VAY compliance background
    •  Strong strategic thinking skills
    •  A proven track record of delivering projects successfully, on time and to budget
    •  Strong stakeholder management skills including experience of building relationships with senior government officials
    •  Ability to achieve impact and coordinate competing views
    •  Flexibility to adjust priorities in response to changing circumstances

    Desirable Skills

    •  Experience of leading a high-level reform programme, project or change management
    •  Experience of risk management and monitoring and evaluation
    •  International development experience, or experience of working in different cultural contexts
    •  Experience of implementing EPOS or related VAT compliance systems

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified applicants should submit CV and cover letter by scanning them to the e-mail address below: [email protected] 

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