PwC Middle East

Tax & Legal Services - Tax - Corporate Tax - Senior Associate - Doha

Location
Doha
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
05 Jun 2024
Closes
05 Jul 2024
Ref
537611WD
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

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.

A career in our Middle East Tax practice, based in Doha, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients in managing and resolving tax disputes with the Tax Authority in Qatar and complying with their tax obligations in Qatar.

PwC’s existing team has extensive experience working with the Tax Authority in Qatar, with a thorough understanding of the tax audit approach, tax assessment methodology and penalty regime application. Our team helps clients through the various interactions with the Tax Authority, from the preliminary stages of responding to the inquiries during a tax audit and up to the objection / appeal stages. In addition, the team is involved in assisting clients in meeting their tax compliance obligations in Qatar, including filing tax returns based on audited financial statements.

You will support our clients with all aspects of audit readiness, voluntary disclosure and clarifications requests, tax compliance support, assistance during tax audit and formalities of drafting and submitting objections and appeal letters to the relevant authorities in Qatar.

Job Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in corporate tax compliance and corporate tax disputes resolution in a reputable tax consultancy firm (preferably Big4) or similar organization.
  • A professional (tax or accounting) qualification is required (e.g. ACA, CTA, ADIT, ACCA, CPA or equivalent).
  • Language – Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic will be a plus.

Role Main Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate professional experience and/or a proven record of success with regards to the following:
  • Understanding of the Qatar tax administrative process, tax legislation, and application of tax legislation in different scenarios.
  • The role will involve you dealing with all tax inquiries and investigations from the early-stage introduction to the settlement of the tax dispute. Supporting clients to proactively manage their tax controversy in the most efficient manner and guide them through complex tax audits conducted until the tax audit closure.
  • Assist clients in preparation of tax returns, reviewing financial data, and preparing the schedules required to be submitted along with the tax return to the Tax Authority in Qatar.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles for their application in tax compliance and tax controversy work.
  • Manage the tax audits / investigations process through a proactive role to mitigate tax risks of the client and advising the clients on tax issues relating to the tax audits / investigations and their implications.
  • Advise on information / documentation preparation and review document for onward submission to the Tax Authority.
  • Assisting clients throughout the tax objection / appeal process from preparing letters for various authorities in Qatar and attending relevant meetings to present the case (where applicable).
  • Tax legislation reviews in relation to the issues raised by Tax Authority.
  • Providing high quality service deliverables while maintaining budgetary and time constraints and working well under pressure.

General Role Responsibilities

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and team working and writing skills.
  • Demonstrable relationship building skills.
  • Familiar with digital automation and transformation tools.
  • Ability to operate with a mindset that transcends cultural boundaries.
  • Be part of and contribute to the engaging working environment.
  • Focus on self-development and on the development of those working with you.
  • Possessing business knowledge and effective ways on managing tax litigation and controversy, creating value for clients.
  • Advising clients on the tax controversy service offerings and ability to develop client relationships and driving new business opportunities.

At PwC As a Senior Associate in our Qatar team, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realizes they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in the area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Certifications – A professional (tax or accounting) qualification is required (such as ACA, CTA, ADIT, ACCA, CPA or equivalent).

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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