Tax Manager

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You’ll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Our region encompasses diverse tax laws and is part of what makes a career in tax with Deloitte & Touche Middle East a truly stimulating experience. With many corporations operating across several borders, your knowledge of tax will be key to making sure our clients stay on the right side of tax laws and minimize their tax costs. Your people skills will also be engaged as you form a close working relationship with clients, while your technical knowledge will be stretched as you develop expertise across the board in consulting, business, finance and law to craft commercially sound solutions. As you gain experience, you will do so with the full support of a firm that believes in helping you grow and providing you with the skills to succeed.

Our Purpose:

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most—for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to markets and clients
  • Commitment to each other
  • Strength from cultural diversity

Your role as a Manager in Tax, will focus on the management and delivery of client engagements, as well as sales and practice development. In this role, you will develop high-performing people and teams, leading and supporting them to make an impact that matters, and setting the direction to deliver exceptional client service.

During your tenure as a Manager in Tax, you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas:

  • Be familiar with the tax consulting process and the professionalism necessary for the effective diagnosis, solution, development and implementation of clients’ tax needs.
  • Concentrate efforts on a variety of international compliance, research, consulting and planning issues.
  • Advise foreign multinational companies on the tax implications of their operations.
  • Draft and assist in the delivery of proposals for engagements and be knowledgeable about the range of services offered by the Firm.
  • Provide leadership in timely and quality delivery of services to exceed the expectations of our clients.
  • Assume responsibility for engagement budgeting, billing, management and scheduling.
  • Assume responsibility for the development and motivation of engagement staff and provide them with leadership, counseling and career guidance.
  • Develop and pursue creative strategies while using the latest technologies.
  • Oversee complex tax research projects for clients in diverse industries; participate in engagements requiring tax analysis for a variety of entities and their affiliates; research and analyze a wide range of tax issues such as deferred tax liability issues and tax implications of financing techniques.
  • Knows how the client’s business works and keeps up-to-date on industry activities, marketplace trends and leading practices
  • Prepares and manages work plans to ensure efficient and timely completion of work
  • Identifies and solves problems objectively using analysis, experience and judgment
  • Demonstrates and applies knowledge of current tax legislation, proposed / pending legislation, their implications, and understands interaction across the Global Tax and Legal function, specifically with their area of expertise
  • Uses appropriate research techniques and analytical skills to enable fact-based decision making
  • Demonstrates subject matter specialty and ability to share knowledge in one or more services lines within the Global Tax and Legal function
  • Uses common technology tools to improve work efficiency, effectiveness, and client service. Demonstrates knowledge of service line or market specific technology solutions and stays current on emerging technologies, standards and applications, in order to address current / potential business opportunities and client issues

Specialized Technical capabilities:

  • Assists client to complete timely and accurate tax and financial filings / compliance activities to meet obligations
  • Identifies risks and issues and proposes solutions
  • Communicates risks and issues in a timely manner to the client to avoid surprises
  • Understands and advises clients (internal or external) on tax implications of different funding and capitalization options (debt, equity, etc.)
  • Understands mergers and acquisitions tax services and processes to advise on transaction tax accounting implications
  • Understands different types of entities available for business operations, their criteria / operating requirements, advantages and disadvantages, risks, and taxation scheme to recommend business operation vehicle selection based on a company’s strategic goals
  • Understands business reorganization / consolidation issues and applies this knowledge to client scenarios, identifying and advising on tax planning opportunities
  • Designs, proposes, and works with clients to implement tax planning strategies that are consistent with clients’ strategic goals
  • Understands and advises clients (internal or external) on tax implications of different funding and capitalization options (debt, equity, etc.)
  • Understands mergers and acquisitions tax services and processes to advise on transaction tax accounting implications
  • Understands different types of entities available for business operations, their criteria / operating requirements, advantages and disadvantages, risks, and taxation scheme to recommend business operation vehicle selection based on a company’s strategic goals
  • Understands business reorganization / consolidation issues and applies this knowledge to client scenarios, identifying and advising on tax planning opportunities

Other leadership capabilities:

  • Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
  • Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Six or more years of general tax experience, preferably with at least five years focused on international, regional and national taxation. Experience with a Big 4 firm, law firm, or large corporate tax department of a multinational company is required.
  • In-depth, first-hand experience of a wide range of industries
  • Extensive consulting and compliance experience.
  • Experience with inbound and outbound international tax is preferred.
  • Excellent research skills and strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of tax and business laws and regulations.
  • Excellent project management and presentation skills required.
  • Prior supervisory experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related field.
  • Fluent in English (Reading, Speaking and Writing). Preference will be given to Bilingual candidates (Arabic/English)

Requisition code: ME-115105-RAM


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