Chief Manager – Regional Enforcement Coordination at Kenya Revenue Authority

Purpose of the job

  • Administer the relevant Tax Acts for assessments, collection, and accounting for revenue;
  • Assist the Deputy Commissioner in management of the Division.
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of resources.
  • Eradication of illicit trade through Intelligence driven field enforcement

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective and efficient management of Field operation programme in all regions
  • Participates in the review and formulation of the Departmental policies and procedures relating to enforcement on illicit trade.
  • Ensure consistent interpretation and uniform application of the relevant tax laws, policies and procedures relating to  Field Enforcement
  • Advice the Deputy Commissioner on technical matters relating to the field operations.
  • Review existing tax legislation and make recommendations for amendments from time to time to address revenue leakage based on enforcement outcomes
  • Develop and roll out Multi agency work plans and Represent the department or the authority in inter government agency initiatives relating to fight against illicit trade
  • Foster strong working relationships with stakeholders for the benefit of the Authority.
  • Formulate and implement strategies, policies and procedures relevant to surveillance and enforcement against illicit trade and illegal transaction in accordance with tax laws.
  • Manage cases and evidence provided by the Field operation teams; Co-ordinate and Liaise with case management team for action.
  • Prepare management reports to improve revenue
  • Manage proper use of field Excisable Goods Management System tools.
  • Liaising with other departments or agencies responsible for control and monitoring of illicit trade to create effective synergy.

 

Skills required:

  • In possession of a degree from a recognised University;
  • Possession of a Master’s degree(s) or professional qualification is an added advantage;
  • Extensive knowledge of Revenue Acts administered by the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in the relevant field, three (3) years of which should be at the managerial position
  • In depth experience in Field enforcement, Surveillance, Tax Policy and measures that reduce illicit trade.

Competencies required for this Role

  • Strong administrative, managerial and leadership skills;
  • Excellent decision making and capabilities;
  • Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented;
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Honesty and integrity of character key
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships;
  • Conversant with the KRA Revenue Administration and Modernization Projects;
  • High understanding of dynamics of illicit trade and impact on both revenue and trade.
  • Proficiency in standard computer packages.

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