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Retail G&A
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210003G3 Requisition #

Job Purpose

Tax Analyst will be an integral part of the Retail Tax department in assisting Tax Manager Retail on day-to-day compliance and advisory (basic) issues relating to VAT and other prevailing taxes across GCC.  Predominantly safeguarding the high standard of tax compliance by ensuring tax policies and processes are adhered to in accordance local tax laws, tax returns are submitted on time and compliance standards maintained.

Strategic Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist Regulatory Accounting &Tax Manager in ensuring an efficient and effective Tax process flow in the organization.

Functional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparation, completion and submission of  VAT/Tax (and equivalent) and withholding tax returns to Tax Manager Retail for the review within the filing deadlines and in compliance with the local tax law;
  • Assist variance analysis of the VAT/Tax returns on a monthly basis – keeping up to date reports.
  • Payments and submissions – keeping records of all the returns submitted.
  • Assist Tax Manager Retail in coordination with BU Finance teams to manage efficient tax processes ensuring compliance with local laws and accounting standards;  (review of VAT/Tax assessments, VAT/Tax payments, VAT/Tax refunds, audits, etc)
  • Follow up erroneous account receivable/ payable entries Interact with Business/ FSS/ Accountants and other internal stakeholders to ensure these are in compliance with prevailing laws
  • Keep up to date with new laws/ guidance and updates released by FTA; determining the impact on compliance processes and relevant changes
  • Support Tax Manager Retail in development & implementation of any new VAT/Tax principles released by the FTA
  • Providing input from a compliance perspective into the development of company policies.
  • Support Tax Manager Retail in managing tax audits and assist in the coordination of appeals/ reconsideration requests ensuring all data is compiled to support tax positions taken.
  • Optimize tax efficiencies in all end to end processes
  • Liaise with IT teams (and other relevant stakeholders) to resolve process / compliance/ reporting issues
  • Cooperate with other functions and provide support by answering VAT/Tax related queries

Education/Certification and Continued Education

  • Degree level – essential
  • Accounting skills –partly/ fully qualified; CA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA, etc.

Years of Experience

  • 3 years’ experience in Accounting plus 1-2 years in VAT/Tax function ideally within Middle East
  • Knowledge of GCC tax regulations  is an advantage
  • Data analytics experience (working with large data)

Knowledge and Skills

  • You take ownership and responsibility of your tasks
  • Should have good organizational and planning abilities including the ability to deal with/work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • Should have strong problem solving abilities
  • Should have strong interpretation capabilities
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Excellent Written and Oral English is essential

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