Tax Manager, MET

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 1 month ago


About the job

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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