07 April 2021

SNG Grant Thornton Advisory Tax Trainee Programme 2021

 Description: Apply now for the SNG Grant Thornton Advisory Tax Trainee Programme 2021.

The tax department is a strategic division within SNG Grant Thornton Advisory which specialises in corporate tax advisory, compliance assistance, indirect, international tax advisory, transfer pricing and tax technologies. The different disciplines work together in all engagements to ensure that the best tax advice that adheres to the entities best risk practise is provided.

Our Business Consulting team supports the organisation with a wide range of services.

Location: Johannesburg


  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • BCom Hons Degree in Taxation

These include:

  • Income Tax
  • Value-Added-Tax
  • Individual and Employees’ Tax
  • Controversy and Advisory and
  • Transfer Pricing


  • Review or preparation of tax computations including deferred tax for financial reporting purposes.
  • Audit of tax balances (current tax and deferred tax) in the Annual Financial Statements.
  • Review and preparation of tax returns including ITR14, IT14SD, IRP6, VAT 201’s, EMP 201’s, EMP 501 and IT12 and supporting schedules prepared by the clients for submission to SARS.
  • SARS registration including VAT, Income tax and PAYE.
  • Provision of tax advice (tax opinions) on corporate restructuring, capital gain tax, cross border transactions.
  • Lodging of disputes with SARS, including Notice of Objection, Notice of Appeal, Waiver of Penalties and Interest;
  • Tax residency determination (domestic and tax treaty)
  • Inbound Interrogation of IRP5 data of foreign workers in South Africa (e.g. validity of fringe benefits
  • Outbound Interrogation of IRP5 data (e.g. validity of payroll salary gross-ups and fringe benefits)
  • Company policy review of payroll packages for South African employees working abroad – Outbound (e.g. payroll system accuracy, gross-ups and fringe benefits)
  • Company policy review of payroll packages for foreign employees working in South Africa – Inbound (e.g. payroll tax system accuracy, gross-ups and fringe benefits)
  • VAT control account adjustments (e.g. delayed inputs due to lack of documentation or flawed / partially omitted invoices)
  • VAT apportionment adjustments
  • Ancillary VAT return work: Reconciliation of financials to VAT outputs
  • Perform a review of Value Added Tax, Employees’ tax and Income Tax.


SNG Grant Thornton offers you more than just an tax traineeship. We offer you a dynamic environment, challenging work as well as exposure to a wide range of audit, tax and advisory services. You’ll also benefit from a meaningful training experience, a range of social activities and the opportunity to shape your career – because you are more than just an accounting trainee.