Director Indirect Tax

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
23 Sep 2018
23 Nov 2018
Job role

To provide a wide range of VAT advisory and compliance services to a large portfolio of clients and to manage all aspects of VAT engagements. To grow and develop the business unit by targeting new clients, developing new products/service offerings and building on existing client relationships.

  • Drafting and review of VAT opinions on various issues, including inward and outbound investments, treaty interpretation, mergers and acquisitions and listings.
  • Assisting with transaction services, including tax due diligences, deal structuring and implementation, and post deal implementation tax assistance.
  • Responsibility for managing the VAT compliance review process for a large number of corporate tax clients.
  • Develop relevant tools and processes to assist and improve compliance workflow.
  • Preparing responses to and liaison with relevant tax authorities.
  • Management of a client portfolio and liaison with overseas counterparts to ensure global service criteria are met.
  • Keeping up to date with changes to legislation relating to the relevant VAT legislation and disseminating tax information to the team and clients.
  • Ensuring that all engagements are compliant with firm risk management procedures.

  • Analyze problems, identify core issues, investigate, evaluate and integrate information

  • Providing leadership and direction to designated teams.
  • Mentoring and guiding junior employees.
  • Evaluating performance of team.
  • Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realize their full potential.
  • Keeping managers and partners up to date with the progress of engagements and team members.
  • Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).
  • Acting as a first choice point of contact for clients and managing project costs, raising fees and agreeing dates for cash collection.
  • Building strong relationships with existing clients and actively engaging in business development initiatives, including preparing for and presenting tax seminars, training and lectures and writing press articles and tax newsletters.
  • Ensuring effective and timeous communication with clients on tax engagements.
  • Drafting key documents such as tax opinions, tax due diligence reports, tax computations, etc, and presenting to clients.
  • Targeting and securing new clients, with a specific focus on non-audit clients and seeking
  • new opportunities from existing clients.
  • Cross selling of tax work and ability to identify opportunities for other business units.
  • Identify opportunities to develop new ''products'' to market to clients.

  • Bachelors degree
  • 8 - 10 years of VAT experience
  • Qualified accountant
  • Motivate tax teams
  • Team player
  • Fluent in English
  • Ideally Arabic speaker
  • Able to effectively communicate complicated tax consequences
  • Working under pressure