Overview

Line of Service

Tax

Industry/Sector

Not Applicable

Specialism

VAT/GST

Management Level

Manager

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Middle East Indirect Tax practice, based in Dubai, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients with preventing, managing and resolving tax disputes with the tax authorities.

The PwC team has extensive experience working with tax authorities in the region and globally, with a thorough understanding of tax audit approach, tax assessment methodology and penalty regime application. Our team helps clients through the various interactions with the tax authorities, from the preliminary stages of filing a tax clarification request, during a tax audit and up to filing an objection or appeal.

You’ll support our clients with all aspects of audit readiness, voluntary disclosure and clarifications requests, assistance during tax audit and formalities of drafting and submitting a reconsideration and appeal letters to the relevant authorities.

Job requirements:

  • 5-6 years experience in indirect taxes (VAT and Excise Tax) with a reputable tax consultancy firm (preferably Big4).

  • Specialist knowledge and experience with tax disputes and litigations is a must.

  • Arabic fluency is a must.

  • Regional GCC VAT experience is a plus.

Please apply only if the above required Job Requirements are satisfied. 

Role Main Responsibilities:

This role supports the wider tax function within the indirect tax business unit, along with large-scale, cross-functional business process reviews. In this regard, successful candidates must be able to demonstrate professional experience and/or a proven record of success with regards to the following:

  • Advanced knowledge about the tax litigation system and underlying procedures in the GCC, mainly the UAE.

  • Developed understanding of the UAE tax administrative penalties and application in different scenarios.

  • Guiding clients to understand their rights, available options for tax litigation and the processes involved for the resolution of their disputes.

  • Supporting clients to proactively manage their tax controversy in the most efficient manner and guide them through complex tax audits conducted until the tax audit closure. 

  • Assisting clients throughout the appeal process from preparing reconsideration/waiver letters to the tax authorities and appeals to Committees and Courts, both in Arabic and English.

  • Hands on experience dealing with legal counsels and coordinating with them throughout the appeal process with Committees and Courts. 

  • Advising clients on the tax controversy service offerings and ability to develop client relationships and driving new business opportunities.

  • Possessing business knowledge and effective ways on managing tax litigation and controversy, creating values for clients.

  • Providing high quality service deliverables while maintaining budgetary and time constraints.

General Role Responsibilities:

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Interpersonal and team working skills.

  • Demonstrable relationship building skills.

  • Familiar with digital automation and transformation tools.

  • Ability to operate with a mindset that transcends cultural boundaries.

  • Ability to train junior staff members promoting a learning culture.

  • Be part of and contribute to the engaging working environment.

At PwC

As a Manager in our regional team, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realizes they are required.

  • Contribute technical knowledge in the area of specialism.

  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:

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Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

Yes

Government Clearance Required?

Yes

Job Posting End Date

Job ID: 340235WD

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About PwC Middle East

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.