VAT Tax Associate

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.

As a VAT Associate you will play a key role in:

  • Assisting in the interpretation of the VAT act, planning and restructuring
  • Assisting the seniors in reviewing the client’s matters of a compliance type nature, checking schedules and issuing VAT Returns
  • Researching into local and offshore legislation and case law
  • Having a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture


  • Excellent research skills and strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • At least 1-2 years’ VAT related work experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Relevant work experience (e.g. internships, summer positions, school jobs)
  • Demonstrate a professional work ethic and integrity
  • Strong planning, organizational and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to tolerate pressure
  • An excellent communicator, organised, structured and result orientated approach to work
  • Team player
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments and work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
  • Availability to travel within the GCC


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related field
  • Strong academic credentials (Minimum GPA of 3.3)
  • Excellent research skills and strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Fluent in English (Reading, Speaking and Writing). Preference will be given to Bilingual candidates (Arabic/English)

Requisition code: ME-124676-HS

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