Job Summary: The Tax and VAT Specialist will prepare, maintain and file the VAT and other CIT returns in accordance with the respective regulations, and to implement VAT systems and processes in the various GCC Implementing Countries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensuring Group Taxation Compliance (VAT,CIT etc) and ensuring that all requirements are adhered to
Performing tax procedures as required for statutory and management reporting
Assessing the implications of all financial restructures and cross border transactions as well as the possible future impact of changes to tax regulations
Follow up on WHT Tax Certificates with the respective regions
Preparing Group ME VAT returns and regional VAT/GST returns
Implementation of VAT compliant processes and procedures within the ME region
Managing Auditor’s queries with regards to taxes
Completion of the month end reconciliations of VAT and CIT for all regions
Liaise with advisors and prepare taxation calculations for the Middle East business
Assist the Financial Controller in preparation for and conduct of balance sheet reviews, internal, statutory audits, other compliance requirements and any ad-hoc requests that may arise.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Applicants must hold a professional Accountancy or Tax qualification and prior 'Big 4' experience is preferred. At least three years experience in a Tax and/or VAT role.
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