Rose Nyongesa is an Associate in the Commercial and Corporate, and Tax practices of IKM.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Law (LLB) (2007)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Affiliate status (2007)
  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2008)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Training Institute, Tax Administration & Practice and Customs Administration (2010)

Professional Qualification

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2009)

Key experience

  • Advised on various tax obligations and applicable tax rates for a foreign company that intended to set-up a branch in Kenya.
  • Advised a multinational financial services provider ahead of its roll-out of new IT-driven services in Kenya.
  • Advised a large manufacturing entity in Kenya seeking to reorganise its retirement benefits schemes in line with the new National Social Security laws in Kenya, taking into consideration the provisions of an existent Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Provided tax advice to a multinational company on a transfer pricing policy and the tax implications of a comprehensive insurance cover provided to the company with its branches and subsidiaries situated in different tax jurisdictions.
  • Advised on the tax obligations of a consultancy agreement between a local and foreign entity. The transaction included the applicability of Double Taxation agreements and compliance advice.
  • Involved in a tax authority audit of a multinational company providing consultancy services on major infrastructure. The tax authorities raised a large assessment in respect of Income Tax, VAT and PAYE. Rose was involved in objecting to the assessments on technical grounds and agreeing favourable terms for the settlement of liabilities.
  • Provided compliance related services such as tax registrations, payroll processing and tax return preparation (for income taxes and VAT) for a number of clients.

Experience record

  • 2009

    Pupil – Maobe Maotsetung & Co. Advocates

  • 2011

    Revenue Officer, Policy Unit Operations, Large Taxpayers Office – Kenya Revenue Authority

  • 2014

    Associate, Tax practice – IKM

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 80
Kiswahili - Good