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Job Title Tax Manager
Job Location Dubai
Job Type Business/Professional Services & Support
Expertise Finance

Clyde & Co

With over 5000 people operating from over 60 offices and associated offices across six continents, Clyde & Co is committed to creating successful outcomes for our clients. Our globally integrated teams of disputes, regulatory and transactional lawyers provide a comprehensive range of legal services and advice to businesses operating at the heart of global trade and commerce.

Our success in the past 90 years has been built on our vision of a single global partnership, providing a platform that offers rapid access to expertise, wherever you operate in the world.

As our clients have evolved, so have our core values. We believe that these values reflect our firm, our strategy and our commitment to delivering commercially-minded legal advice, client-focused services, and innovative technological solutions to support our clients.

Aligned with these values is Clyde & Co's commitment to being a responsible business. We take responsibility for the impact we have on the environment, seeking to reduce it as much and as quickly as possible. We strive to be a positive contributor to the communities in which we operate across our entire global network. We take steps to foster a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, that allows all of our people to flourish, for the benefit of our colleagues, the firm and our clients.

Clyde & Co, MEA

With over 30 years' experience in the region and the largest presence of any international law firm, we pride ourselves on being able to help clients recognise and overcome the challenges of doing business in the Middle East and Africa.

In terms of our Middle East foot print, our more than 40 partners and 150 legal professionals work from four offices located in the region's major commercial hubs, enabling us to support our clients across the full spectrum of their corporate and commercial needs throughout the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and wider Levant.

In Africa, Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms operating on the continent, with over 120 lawyers helping clients to enter and operate in Africa.

We have been active in the region for over 20 years, advising on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions that include some of the continent's largest infrastructure and energy projects. Our experience extends to more than 50 different African markets across South, West, East, Central and North Africa.

Our deep sector knowledge covers insurance, energy, transport, infrastructure, marine and trade as well as aviation, education, defence, finance, healthcare, hospitality and technology.

The Role

To work within the Finance department as an internal tax specialist based in the MEA headquarters, responsible for dealing with all tax related matters across the region and managing the tax team. This role reports directly into the Finance Controller MEA. This role is for a Fixed Term Contract of 8 months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Main point of contact for all tax related queries across the firm in MEA (UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Egypt).
  • Ensure compliance of the firm in all tax matters including but not limited to VAT, WHT, payroll tax, corporate tax, and social security.
  • Ensure tax compliance at the transactional level, including any cross-border transactions (both inside and outside GCC).
  • Managing the preparation and filing all tax returns for the firm in MEA, ensuring all submission deadlines are met.
  • Corresponding with relevant tax authorities and/or government bodies particularly in relation to tax inspections.
  • Prepare monthly tax balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring tax accounts are properly maintained.
  • Support the finance teams with the financial statement audits in relation to tax queries.
  • Support the finance teams with liquidation of entities from a tax perspective.
  • Advise the business on intercompany transactions and tax consequences of such transactions.
  • Support payroll teams in reviewing payroll files for entities where the payroll tax is applicable (i.e., Egypt).
  • Assist the global tax team in local transfer pricing compliance including preparation of local transfer pricing files.
  • Work with finance system teams on system optimalizations and upgrades and e-invoicing implementation in the required jurisdictions.
  • Ensuring all VAT and tax registrations are up to date.
  • Update the business on relevant tax updates.
  • Optimising the usage of external tax advisors.
  • Improving the firm's MEA tax strategy, ensuring tax efficiency and cash flow optimization.
  • Implementing and ensuring effective management of tax operations including developing, documenting, and implementing policies for the region.
  • Managing and reviewing tax controls.
  • Maintaining the taxation manual and submission calendar.