International Tax Manager | Group Tax – Al-Futtaim | Dubai

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

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Job Title:            International Tax Manager

Division:             Group Tax

Role Purpose:

The International Tax Manager will be part of the Al Futtaim Group Tax Team and will be responsible for managing the Group’s Tax Operating Model which involves taking ownership of Tax compliance (direct and indirect Tax), Tax planning, Transfer Pricing, Tax accounting, Tax documentation and Tax risk management for the Al-Futtaim Group.

As part of the role, this position will also be responsible for ensuring Transfer Pricing compliance by all Divisions and Local Entities (in all geographies where AFG has operations) with local Transfer Pricing Regulations, OECD guidelines and the Al Futtaim Group’s existing Transfer Pricing Policy. It also includes executing and managing the Group’ CbCR filing requirements in line with OECD Guidelines and the Group’s CbCR filing strategy.

The successful candidate will work closely with Group Tax Team Members, Division Tax Managers, Al Futtaim Group Businesses, third-party Service Providers, and other Tax Community Members in carrying out their responsibilities.

Role Accountabilities:

Group Tax Strategy and Initiatives

Manage the implementation of the Group Tax strategy and initiatives from a planning, compliance and risk management perspective

Tax Compliance (Direct / Indirect)

Manage the Tax Compliance globally to ensure compliance with local Tax laws

Advice Businesses, review VAT procedures and business processes in line with the Local VAT Laws to ensure VAT compliance

Transfer Pricing Compliance

Review Transfer Pricing procedures, business processes and intercompany transactions in line with local Transfer Pricing Regulations, OECD guidelines and the Al Futtaim Group’s existing Transfer Pricing Policy to ensure Transfer Pricing compliance and advise Businesses accordingly.

Ensure correct and timely filing of all Transfer Pricing Documentation including TP Master Files, TP Local Files, Intercompany transaction Reporting etc.

Regulatory Compliance

Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) –Preparation of the CbCR document and filing with the Tax Authorities

CRS/FATCA and other Tax Disclosures – Advice Businesses of the correct FATCA/CRS classification of Entities.

Economic Substance declarations – filing economic substance Reports annually in line with the analysis performed by Group Tax

Tax Advice to the Al Futtaim Business Community

Provide adhoc Tax advice to Head office as well as the Businesses on local and international transactions

Identify Tax planning opportunities within the limits of Tax risk management

Tax Risk Management

Identify, mitigate and manage Tax Risks in all geographies where Businesses operate.

Tax Document Management

Ensure all Tax documents are documented and collated on a central database

Maintenance of Transfer Pricing documentation in line with the requirement of the local Tax Authorities and local Tax regulations

Tax Accounting

Manage the monthly and annual Tax provisioning and Tax reporting process

Accurate Tax reporting in Financial Statements

Tax Controversy

Manage Tax Audit/Tax Enquiry in collaboration with the Al Futtaim Tax Community and third-party Service Providers

Candidate Qualifications and Knowledge

Tax, Finance or Accounting certified

Fluent in English (excellent written and verbal communication skills)

Regional Tax knowledge would be a plus

8-10 years in an International Tax environment

Big 4 Accounting Firm experience required

Job-Specific Skills:

Tax technical skills

Project management skills

Ability to work on various on-going projects with good organisational and time management skills

Behavioural Competencies:

Pro-active attitude & Team player

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

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