Specialist: Forensic Debt Management (Illicit Economy Unit) – Sars Careers

By | February 8, 2022

SARS is looking for a highly skilled, experienced, results driven, self-directed specialist to conduct in depth financial analysis and assessment, provide guidance and expert advice on multiple cases with a project environment.

Job Purpose

To conduct in depth financial analysis and assessment and provide guidance and expert advice on cases within a project environment.

Education and experience

Relevant Bachelor’s Degree / Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) AND 8-10 years’ experience within the Debt Management environment, of which 3-4 years ideally at operational specialist level, or alternatively Senior Certificate (NQF 4) AND 15 years related experience


Senior Certificate (NQF 4) AND 15 years related experience

Job Objectives


  • To monitor, track and control the effectiveness of query resolution.
  • Facilitate, analyse and review allocated documents within the set timeframes.
  • Provide in depth financial support to team members to enable sound decision making.
  • Provide in depth financial interrogation and analysis on the income streams and forecast within Business Rescue plans.
  • Analyse all financial statements to determine the viability of a business/individual.
  • Conduct risk analysis to determine the impact on the organisation.
  • Obtain and analyse the required information/ evidence in terms of financial requirements, policies and procedures.
  • To negotiate and convert outstanding debt into bankable revenue, utilising negotiation and communication skills and related, risk, financial and legal expertise in the management of the client relationships.
  • To negotiate, structure the collection of outstanding debt and ensure that outstanding debt is paid timeously
  • Provide authoritative, specialist expertise and advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyse and make recommendations about improvements to specialist systems, procedures and associated area’s practice.
  • Contribute to the optimum utilisation of org. resources, advising on effective planning and development of area of specialisation resource plans.
  • Develop a single practice area in alignment with operational activity and procedural frameworks and ensure tactical implementation.
  • Draw on own technical or professional expertise, knowledge & experience to identify & recommend tactical solutions to defined problems in practices.
  • Integrate business information, compare, analyse & produce reports to identify trends, discrepancies & inconsistencies for decision making purposes.
  • Optimise goal achievement through tactical strategy implementation and optimisation of practises, processes & systems across an internal value chain.
  • Plan for value-added, continuous practice & system improvements to deliver on objectives to enhance tactical implementation and excellence.
  • Proactively identify interconnected problems, determine its impact and use to develop best fit alternatives; best practice implementation solutions.
  • Translate top down policy in relation to own practice area and communicate impact to relevant stakeholders.
  • Recommend changes to optimise processes, systems, practice area and associated procedures and execute the implementation of change and innovation.


  • Develop and/or align governance and compliance policies for own practice area to identify and manage risk exposure liability.


  • Maintain professional interaction and ensure ethical dealings with clients at all times by constantly building customer relationships.
  • Enable a culture where information regarding successes, issues, trends and ideas are actively shared between team members.
  • Drive own performance & provide specialist support & advice to achieve specified objectives against required targets, deadlines and quality standards.
  • Integrate new knowledge and transfer skills attained through formal and informal learning opportunities in the execution of your job.
  • Provide specialist know-how, support, advice and practice thought leadership in area of expertise.


  • Adhere to specified standards, policies and procedures to prevent wastage on resources and escalate associated risk.
  • Implement and monitor financial control, management of costs and corporate governance in area of specialisation.


  • Provide authoritative, specialist expertise and advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in the specialist practice community and contribute positively to organisation knowledge management.
  • Develop & ensure implementation of a practice that builds service delivery excellence & encourage others to provide exceptional stakeholder service.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Fairness & Transparency
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Assertiveness
  • Conceptual Ability
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Management
  • Resilience
  • Problem solving capability
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Strategic impact
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Organisational Awareness
  • Building Sustainability

Technical Competencies

  • Functional Policies and Procedures
  • Decisiveness
  • Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Tax Knowledge
  • Tax Compliance Auditing
  • Negotiating skills
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Efficiency improvement
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Business Knowledge
  • Debt Management
  • Risk Identification

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