Senior Tax Associate

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Who we are 

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.  

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team.  From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations.  We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together. 

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Tax Associate will embed a culture of compliance in the Group’s commercial and finance operations 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Organisational:

Ensure Group regulatory compliance department’s policies, processes and standard operating procedures are carried out appropriately by accounting and commercial departments 

2.      Operational: 

  • Advise the business in structuring transactions through tax technical analysis and providing solutions that are compliant with tax regulations 
  • Performing VAT health checks, VAT compliance procedures, issues identification and resolution, and monthly/quarterly VAT return filing covering the Group’s operations in the GCC 
  •  Support with upcoming VAT implementation projects (Qatar, Kuwait or any other jurisdiction) 
  • Under the supervision of the tax manager, ensure that regulatory compliance department objectives are met 
  • Escalate complex problems to the relevant person to ensure case/issue is closed efficiently and in a timely manner
  •  Perform procedures to ensure core accounting processes of AP, AR, treasury etc. are compliant with VAT / tax / other policies and guidelines set by the Group 
  • Review transactions and documents to ensure compliance with VAT / tax / other regulations and escalate incorrect treatments  
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills 
  •  Represent the Group in communications with tax authorities when required during tax inspections and / or audits 
  • VAT and tax return preparation and filing,  
  • Have good accounting knowledge to support with VAT reconciliations with accounting records
  •  Demonstrate good organisational and project management skills 
  • Work on projects assigned by tax manager to improve compliance scorecard of the Group companies 

YOUR PROFILE: 

* Professional Qualification, or University Degree and diploma in Tax/Accounting/VAT

 * 4-5 years of experience in the same field  COMPETENCIES 

* Being Inclusive * Collaborating & Influencing with Respect & Trust * Communicating effectively * Demonstrating Customer Centricity * Demonstrating Personal Resilience & Adapting to Change * Driving Results * Tax Operations * Tax Regulations * Understanding & Developing Self * Working with Excel

What we can offer you   

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality.  We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.   

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.  To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

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