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Associate Director - Transfer Pricing and International Tax



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About us:

Luno is the crypto investment app you can rely on, enabling you to buy, store and explore crypto securely. We’re committed to putting the power of cryptocurrency in everyone's hands sensibly and responsibly.

Since 2013, we’ve helped millions of people around the world invest safely in crypto. We do this by cutting through the hype and supporting customers at every step of the way. All products and cryptocurrencies on our platform must first meet stringent legal, risk and technical security standards. We don’t do memecoins.

Transparency is key for us. Luno stores all crypto on a 1:1 basis and we have rigorous processes in place so you can be confident your investment is secure. We’re available in more than 40 countries around the world and we work closely with respective regulators in all of these markets to be fully compliant, as we believe this is the best way to help everyone, everywhere, invest safely.

About the team:

Luno is a market leading crypto exchange on a mission to put the power of crypto into everyone’s hands. You will report into Melissa’s Group Tax Team, forming part of the Finance team, based in Cape Town. This is an amazing opportunity to join a talented and collaborative Tax Team.

The role in a nutshell:

  • Take responsibility for transfer pricing and international tax aspects of the multinational group to ensure compliance with existing laws and regulations and a proactive response to new developments.

Your mission will be:

Responsible for all transfer pricing matters of the multinational group, including:

  • Maintaining and updating the Group’s transfer pricing policies, documentation thereof, intercompany agreements and related services schedules;
  • Performing transfer pricing calculations, maintaining intercompany trial balance accounts and reviewing related party disclosures for inclusion in the annual financial statements;
  • Liaising with and providing support to external auditors to ensure that the transfer pricing policies are understood and appropriately and timeously concluded on as part of the annual audit process;
  • Preparing and submitting transfer pricing returns and documentation and providing input into the Ultimate Parent Entity’s country-by-country report; and
  • Liaising with revenue authorities on queries and audits relating to transfer pricing.

Responsible for all transfer pricing matters of the multinational group, including:

  • Managing group restructure transactions;
  • Identifying and applying for available tax treaty relief for intercompany charges and other cross-border payments;
  • Performing UK controlled foreign company assessments and calculations;
  • Researching and responding to international tax developments (e.g. Pillar 2); and
  • Providing input into the Group’s treatment in the Ultimate Parent Entity’s US tax returns.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assessing and communicating the transfer pricing and international tax implications of new products;
  • Assisting with FATCA and CRS compliance matters;
  • Educating the broader Finance team and business on relevant transfer pricing and international tax matters; and
  • Assisting with the Group’s tax compliance generally.

A little about you:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Taxation or CA (SA).
  • Minimum of 5 years transfer pricing and international tax experience in a multinational company or in consulting.
  • Advanced excel skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Practical, problem solving mindset - able to make decisions to manage risk.
  • The ability to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with diverse teams, and to deal with multiple different teams, countries and issues on any given day.
  • Desirable experience: Transfer pricing and international tax experience in South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Australia.

Life at Luno:

  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Plus the option to buy and sell up to 5 days leave.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Access to Learnably and our additional learning platforms for your personal and professional development.
  • 6 months primary care-giver leave.
  • Paw-ternity leave for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day in addition to your annual leave which increases based on your length of service!
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events and virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts.
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • 0 fees up to a certain amount with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.