PwC Middle East

Tax & Legal Services - Tax - Indirect Taxes (Real Estate Focus) - Manager / Senior Manager - Dubai

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23 Feb 2024
18 Mar 2024
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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

A career in our Indirect Tax practice will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their indirect tax obligations. Our team helps our clients optimize cash flow and reduce risk by managing challenges related to indirect taxes. You’ll support our clients with all aspects of indirect taxation related to global, regional and domestic projects.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.


As an Indirect Tax Manager / Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria.
  • Manage the production of high quality, and technically sound VAT deliverables and memo’s on a range of UAE and wider GCC matters.
  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients.
  • Manage and develop client relationships.
  • Develop industry specific knowledge and understand how VAT impacts these industries.
  • Be responsible for the financial management of client projects and engagements (including WiP management, billing, risk management & collections).
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients.
  • Train, coach, and supervise team members.

Requirements for the role:

The role will be focussed primarily on the Real Estate Hospitality and Leisure (REHL) sector, supporting the industry driver and wider REHL team.

  • Excellent English language skills (excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate complex transactions and advice in a clear manner to a wide non tax audience).
  • Previous work experience as a Manager at a Big 4 advisory firm (minimum 7 years experience required for the role).
  • Specialism in UAE / GCC real estate (e.g. the candidate will have a detailed understanding of the operation of the UAE real estate market).
  • A detailed understanding of key indirect tax implications / considerations on typical real estate transactions.
  • Experience of the hospitality sector and operating models.
  • A detailed understanding of the application of partial exemption and special methods application in the real estate sector.
  • Practical experience / understanding of the UAE capital asset scheme.
  • Experience / understanding of real estate transactions in the wider GCC / other jurisdictions.
  • Experience of handling workshops / discussions with multiple senior client stakeholders.
  • Experience of managing large client accounts (including project management, invoicing and team management.
  • Experience of GCC VAT (including VAT implementation).
  • Professional Qualification preferable - GCC VAT Diploma or alike.
  • Experience of supporting clients with complex advisory matters.
  • Experience of undertaking indirect tax health checks / reviews to identify potential areas of risk and potential mitigation.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively in an organized manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other lines of service.
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel, Powerpoint, Alteryx, PowerBI, etc.
  • Experience of preparing and managing client proposals and budgeting.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and demonstrate ownership / independence.
  • Experience in leading / supporting business development initiatives.
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