Tax Manager, MET

Finance | Dubai, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
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Regional tax strategic role for Middle East & Türkiye (MET) and be part of the tax capability in supporting the growth of Xylem businesses in MET.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate with Emerging Markets tax director and Finance Controller of MET
  • Corporate income tax, WHT and Transfer Pricing:

Responsible for tax compliance and tax reporting-filing by coordinating and liaising with external consultants who prepares the income tax returns, and review income tax provision for US GAAP, of all concerned countries in MET

  • Transactional tax such as VAT etc.:

Provide advisory to transactional tax team as needed.  Ensure robust controls are in place and ensure they are compliance in MET

  • Modelling local tax implication for business development and M&A deals, structuring and restructuring projects, support to provide advice and contribute ideas in solving the tax challenges in deals, and support to identify risk points/tax saving opportunities in the deals for further assessment and implementation
  • Coordinate tax audits and general enquires. Work with internal stakeholders and advisors to ensure an effective and timely audit process
  • Participate in other corporate tax projects, provide day-to-day tax advisory for business and other functions on ad-hoc or project basis, identify risk points/tax saving opportunities imbedded with the tax compliance process and contribute to design remedy procedures/actions to achieve tax efficiency
  • Support to prepare materials for regular communication with management and HQ to ensure full transparent and alignment
  • Capture and share best practices across Africa finance function and HQ Group Tax, deliver tax trainings to both tax team and more extensive finance and business team
  • Monitor legislative developments and identify the potential impacts to the relevant business groups. Applicable changes are shared and implemented timely and accurately
  • Manage external service providers relating to tax compliance or advisory, in a cost-benefit effective manner
  • As required, support on ad-hoc projects

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree, major in accounting or taxation is preferred
  • Minimum five years’ working experience in tax practice in international CPA/tax firm or a multinational company
  • Solid knowledge and practical experience of tax in UAE, Saudi and Turkey; while knowledge/experience in other jurisdictions such as Qatar and Kuwait is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, needs to be able to communicate complex issues and solutions to people across all levels of the organization
  • Good problem-solving skills and proven ability to deal with and manage conflicts, team player
  • Strong verbal and written English skill, command of both written and oral Turkish is a plus
  • Attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects/businesses
  • Strategic thinking and strong business understanding
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