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Senior Tax Compliance Officer

Chalhoub is seeking a senior tax planning and compliance officer to be based in Jeddah and assist the department manager with all the Income Tax and VAT planning and compliance functions for the Group in Saudi Arabia.


The role will be to:

  • Assist, advise and support with the implementation of VAT in KSA
  • Prepare, review and submit income tax, withholding tax and VAT returns on timely basis
  • Ensure strict compliance with the law
  • Coordinating and making sure tax authority queries are complied with, as well as assist with audits
  • Work effectively with external advisors
  • Trainings to be organised
  • Map VAT and income tax related processes and identify areas of improvements
  • Assist the department manager with acting as the day-to-day contact between different areas with respect to VAT advisory matters and compliance (e.g. Accounting, Legal, IT, Commercial teams, etc.)
  • Participate in cross-functional projects

To be successful, the ideal candidate should possess:

  • In-depth tax income tax as well as VAT technical knowledge together with the knowledge of practical issues on the practices adopted by tax authorities in the GCC
  • Prior experience of responding to tax queries and preparing appeal hearing documents
  • Ability to identify and manage tax risks
  • Effective communication skills, in both written and verbal form, complex tax concepts in ways that are meaningful and useful to non-tax professionals
  • Strong computer and Excel skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Professional accounting qualification or similar preferred
  • Arabic essential
  • A female candidate is preferred

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