Benson is an accountant and a tax specialist who has worked in various firms specializing in legal, tax and financial consulting. During the course of the years, Benson has gained tremendous experience in direct and indirect tax management which has included the whole range of tax compliance, assistance in managing of revenue authority audits, management of VAT refunds, handling of customs documentation and processes as well as tax training to clients.
Benson has developed practical working experience and relationships with the revenue authority which tremendously assists clients in the tax compliance matters. He has also developed similar working relationships with other arms of government departments and regulators which assist in implementation of structures, obtaining policy guidance from government and generally assist in day-to-day compliance with fiscal obligations.
|2018 onwards: Director, Stratton Consulting Limited|
|2016 – 2017: Manager, Taxwise Africa Consulting LLP|
|2015 – 2016: Assistant Manager, PKF Eastern Africa|
|2009 - 2014: Senior Tax Consultant, Viva Africa Consulting Ltd|
Undertaking of financial, tax and legal due diligence processes for purposes of acquisitions and disposals by various entities; Handling disputes between the revenue authorities and the tax payers to ensure that the tax payers’ rights, privileges and liabilities are handled in accordance with the provisions of the law; Undertaking tax reviews and tax health checks with various clients to ensure that they are in conformity with the provisions of the law; Providing tax and financial advice in regard to reorganization of various business entities in Kenya and other jurisdictions; Giving tax advice on the various options available for investors to do their business in Kenya, East African countries and other jurisdictions in Africa and assisting in the incorporation of the entities; and VAT refunds audit and follow up of VAT refunds with the Revenue Authority.
Some of the key clients that he has provided services to include:
Benson is Certified Public Accountant (CPA)