KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Director - Corporate Tax

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Competitive salary
02 May 2024
02 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Role and Responsibilities:

  • Takes independent responsibility for a part of the practice, at the same time consulting with the Partner on key issues, clients and decisions
  • Understands the market, regionally as well as locally with a view to identifying business opportunities for the practice as well as other functions of the Firm
  • Actively undertakes business development with existing as well as new/ potential clients with a view to generate projects and revenue for the tax practice and other functions of the Firm
  • Prepares as well as participates in proposals for tax projects and multifunctional projects including proposal strategy and development, pricing of the engagement, co-ordination with other parties for inputs into the proposal, interaction with clients during the entire proposal process
  • Delivers high quality tax engagements that satisfy the client's requirements and match the KPMG quality standards
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with a portfolio of clients at various levels including the CFO and Head of Tax
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with other functions and network offices, as well as other relevant external contact network
  • Co-ordinates with other offices in a multi-office engagement, critical reviews inputs received from such offices, challenges the conclusions reached based on prior experience such that the overall deliverable to client is of high quality
  • Is aware of and ensures that risk processes are adhered to at all times; consults internally and with the risk team for engagement and or client processes that deviate from the standard
  • Ensures that practice management is up-to-date at all times including prompt submission of timesheets, client files, billing, collection, WIP review, payouts to other offices, multi-firm engagement documentation and closure of engagements on the system
  • Participate actively in the annual QPR process
  • Participates actively in the budgeting process and business plan development for the practice and assists in regular monitoring
  • Assists in the people plan including recruitment, on-boarding, mentoring
  • Actively manages teams, including effective delegation, review of work, spread of work to different managers, training on the job and constructive regular feedback
  • Undertakes performance manager role for team members reporting, ensures that the performance management cycle is completed effectively and in a timely manner
  • Participates in developing formal training plans and implementation of the training plan for team members
  • Acts as a mentor for team members, offers guidance and counseling as required
  • Communicates regularly with the partner on client, people, risk and practice management aspects and seeks inputs on all key decisions and issues

Relevant skills and behaviors:

Core and technical skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in corporate tax - tax treaty network, tax policy, tax risk management
  • Extensive experience in tax due diligence, tax structuring for acquisitions and divestments, acquisition support work,
  • Practical knowledge of tax accounting, transfer pricing and International Executive Services related tax principles
  • Basic awareness of VAT and other tax matters
  • Strong business development, client relationship and client management skills, including ability to generate opportunities, follow up on leads and convert into proposals, convert proposals into work for the Firm
  • Maintain relationships with key clients, potential clients, international network contacts, legal contacts etc.
  • Identify targets, prepare action plan for developing the client and implementation of the plan for successfully raising revenues for the firm, able to cross sell work of other functions
  • Strong risk management knowledge and application including documentation, ability to escalate issues quickly to risk management specialists for resolution, incorporating risk management into work environment such that it is a part of the inherent process of engagement delivery
  • Strong practice management skills including having in depth knowledge and experience of financials, debtors, key performance indicators including utilization, recovery, efficiency etc
  • Strong platform skills and report writing skills including presentation skills, facilitation and training skills, review as well as write tax structure papers, tax opinions, M&A reports and tax analyses
  • Strong project management skills including co-coordinating with multiple teams across various jurisdictions

Person Specifications

  • Good academic record
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (report writing, presentations)
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to exert leadership qualities

Linguistic Skills

  • Fluent English – Verbal & written, Arabic skills are an added advantage

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