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Tax Manager

Tax planning and compliance – Department Manager

Job Description

Chalhoub is seeking a tax planning and compliance department manager to be based in either Dubai or Jeddah to take ownership of all the Income Tax and VAT planning and compliance functions for the Group.


The role will be to:

  • Assist, advise and support with the implementation of VAT in the GCC
  • 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 as well as to manage audits
  • Work effectively with external advisors
  • Trainings to be organised
  • Map VAT and income tax related processes and identify areas of improvements
  • Act 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.)
  • Lead and 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 qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, or similar
  • Arabic speaking candidates will be preferred



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