Tax Senior Associate Job in Kenya

Tax Senior Associate

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 345,000 people make an impact that matters at

Deloitte is dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients. We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise. Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across three (3) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make? 

At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best – because that’s how you make an impact. 

About the Department

Deloitte’s Tax and Legal professionals provide both compliance and advisory services across a broad range of matters affecting businesses. This approach ensures clients’ most demanding challenges when operating in multiple jurisdictions are holistically addressed in a coordinated way, by subject matter and industry specialists, locally and abroad. Deloitte deploys the right team at the right time to address the needs of its clients, wherever they operate.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to join our Tax and Legal team as a Tax Senior Associate in the Business Tax service line.

Main purpose of the job

The holder of this position will support in the delivery of designated client engagement projects and managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables.

Job Description

What you will do

  • Under guidance, support on delivery of designated tax engagements/projects, and manage the implementation of agreed deliverables;
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations on request;
  • Generate innovative solutions on projects/engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance/renew service offerings to clients;
  • Assist in developing knowledge of current tax matters across the tax function;
  • Delivering client service according to relevant Deloitte standards, policies and ethical principles;
  • Collecting, assimilating and analysing relevant data using standard tools and data visualizations to help surface insights and solutions;
  • Support in the development of new tax products and market new products;
  • Carrying out tax risk and opportunities reviews;
  • Drafting of tax opinions, tax advice, tax computations and proposals;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the client and the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Liaising with the relevant Kenya Revenue Authority on various tax and policy matters;
  • Assisting clients resolve KRA audits and statements of accounts issues;
  • Preparing objections and appeals to KRA assessments; and
  • Drafting tax publications for clients and writing articles on relevant tax matters.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business/Commerce, Economics or Law.
  • At least 2 years relevant working experience.
  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA/ACCA).

Additional Information

Key Performance Areas

Strategic Impact – Supports the Partner/Director on delivery of designated engagement / project, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables.

Budgets / Profitability – Maintain quality and timeous delivery as per SLA.

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 for solving problems in the Tax and Legal business.

Technology Tools and Solutions: Applies technology knowledge to address client business challenges.

Behavioural competencies

  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively at all levels.
  • Strong administration skills and able to drive a task to completion and work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Good time management.

Technical Competencies

  • Focus on quality and risk.
  • Well-developed computer user skills.
  • Project Administration.
  • Project documentation.
  • Teamwork.
  • Confidentiality.

Your role as a leader

At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership Capabilities

Living our Purpose – Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact.

Influence – Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills.

Performance drive – Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track.

Strategic direction – Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business.

Talent development – Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value differences, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and thinking styles.

Our purpose

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. #Makinganimpactthatmatters

How to Apply

We want job seekers exploring opportunities at Deloitte to feel prepared and confident. To help you with your interview, we suggest that you do research to know some background about our firm and the business area you are applying to.

If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Deloitte East Africa Careers portal.

Your details will be treated with confidentiality and will not be shared with any third party.

Closing date: Monday, 31 October 2022. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.