PwC Middle East

Tax Senior Associate

Location
Beirut, LB
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
01 Dec 2023
Closes
14 Dec 2023
Ref
481923WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Description

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC has around 8,000 people in 12 countries across the region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our regional team operates across the Middle East bringing international experience delivered within the context of the region and its culture. We can bring the collective knowledge and experience of more than 328,000 people across the entire global PwC network in advisory, assurance and tax to help you find the value you are looking for.

Job Description & Summary

  • The ME Firm Tax team is the in-house tax function for the whole of the PwC Middle East Group and is a part of the Finance function.
  • The team supports on all levels of the firm’s tax activity and is organized into three (2) subfunctions: Compliance & Audit; and Governance & Risk.
The ME Tax Advisory & Special Projects Senior Associate's role is comprised of the following:
  • Provide tax advice to the business;
  • Support the ME Group’s tax governance and risk requirements as relates to Middle East and non-Middle East tax matters;
  • Support with the ME Group’s periodic non-Middle East tax reporting requirements;
  • Contribute to tax optimisation projects;
  • Contribute to managing and mitigating tax risks of the ME Group in accordance with the Tax Code of Conduct; and
  • Support on ad-hoc projects

Tax

  • Provide tax advice to the business to help the Firm manage the tax impact on its business, including:
  • Reviewing all types of provided documentation from a tax perspective.
  • including, but not limited to, client contracts, agreements with suppliers, subcontractors or other PwC offices, internal/external forms;

Drafting advice, such as:

  • advising on the tax implications arising on potential contracts/engagements;
  • advising the business on optimal tax efficient contracting;
  • advising on the VAT treatment upon invoicing;
  • attending calls in relation to the on-going business requests for tax clarifications.
  • Maintaining the tax advice folders and keeping them up to date;
  • Completing US FATCA and CRS forms for the various ME entities;
  • Completing various other tax-related forms (no PE declarations, withholding tax / treaty-relief forms, etc);
  • Applying for tax residency certificates;
  • Support the ME Group’s tax governance & risk based compliance process, including:
  • support with the ME Group’s tax compliance and regulatory reporting documentation, including:
  • Economic Substance Reporting (ESR);
  • United States compliance & reporting (annual returns, withholding foreign partnership requirements);
  • Other non-Middle East compliance & regulatory requirements;
  • provide support on tax governance & risk projects such as automation requirements, costing validations, tax effectiveness and efficiency improvements;
  • Be up-to-date on the most recent global and local tax developments.

Other

  • Develop strong working relationships with all stakeholders across the ME Group.
  • Provide training to the Finance function, as well as to the business, on specific tax matters.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Law or a related field required.

Language

  • Bi-lingual English/Arabic.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English & Arabic.

Experience

  • 4+ years of tax experience ideally pertaining to multi-jurisdictional businesses including good knowledge of corporate tax, withholding tax and a good understanding of all other taxes.
  • Understanding of international tax concepts is a must.
  • Tax accounting experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the Professional Services industry in a top tier (Big 4) firm would be an advantage.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good understanding across a broad range of tax related matters including compliance and corporate tax optimization.
  • Ability to interpret tax legislation, rules and regulations
  • High level of analytical skills, including proficiency with MS and Google tools.
  • Ability to adhere to procedures, controls and policies for functional areas of responsibility.
  • Organization, thoroughness, eye for detail and proactivity required.
  • Excellent time management skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and business writing skills required to effectively communicate with stakeholders in relation to tax and ability to simplify complex concepts to a non-tax technical audience.

Travel Requirements

0%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

No

Government Clearance Required?

No

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