Senior Manager - Business Tax Advisory

Ernst & Young

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Posted
Ref: NP946-2029

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our globally coordinated tax professionals offer connected services across all tax disciplines to help our clients thrive in an era of rapid change. We combine our exceptional knowledge and experience with the people and technology platforms that make us an ideal partner for all their tax-related needs. In Tax, we equip clients to make better business decisions by bringing insights to the forefront. We help companies understand the tax policies and tax laws of governments around the world to plan and comply accordingly.

Our teams leverage transformative technologies to deliver strategy and execution, from tax and regulatory obligations to operations and workforce management, to reduce risk and drive sustainable value. Tax has six sub-service lines which cover a wide range of issues: Business Tax Services, Global Compliance and Reporting, Global Law, Indirect Tax, International Tax and Transaction Services and People Advisory Services.

The opportunity

Our BTA tax service line operates as a team of highly experienced tax professionals who focus on delivering efficient and effective resources to companies in the region. You will work with organizations and individuals to structure transactions and operations in a tax-effective manner. This includes helping clients to mitigate tax risk and comply effectively with tax laws.

You will help businesses meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance, planning, strategy and controversy. By integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established methodologies, you will work with a wide range of businesses and corporations to help them develop and implement effective, practical and sustainable tax strategies.

You will provide tailored advice to clients and build valued relationships with them and your team. You will have the support of a strong team with proven expertise in this area and the opportunity to progress, learn and accelerate your career. You will be able to own and lead projects, work on business tax field and influence the leadership team to further develop business opportunities.

Your key responsibilities

- You will be responsible for high level management and successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, ensuring technical excellence and high-quality client service.
- You will also team with other service lines, geographies, and diverse work groups to build advisory services and related opportunities as well as long-term relationships.
- You will be focusing passionately on key client business strategies and related tax policies and issues to develop pipeline.
- You will be responsible for the overall management of client engagements, monitor progress and deliverables, put in place the necessary standardized processes, resolve or escalate issues as appropriate and drive performance-improvement solutions.
- You will also assist partners to generate new business opportunities, build client networks and to grow our client base in the region by driving marketing and business development initiatives.
- You will create, lead and motivate high performing teams and build a positive learning culture, coaching and counseling team members to help them develop.
- You will be responsible for managing engagement economics and communicating significant issues, fees and estimates-to-complete to partners and clients.
- You will also be responsible for ensuring adherence to our Tax Quality guidelines.

Requirements

Skills and attributes for success

- If you are an excellent communicator and detail-oriented professional, with strong analytical and problem solving skills, who is comfortable working across borders with a wide network of people, you will be perfect for the role.

To qualify for the role you must have

- A bachelor's degree with strong academic credentials in accounting, business, finance, law, taxation or any related essential fields.
- MBA, Masters, LLM or another related advanced degree and/or professional qualifications e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA, CTA, ADIT or equivalent qualification.
- A very strong knowledge and experience of over 7 years in Corporate Tax, ideally within a large professional services company or similar environment.
- A strong track record of managerial, organizational and project management experience.

Ideally, you also have

- Experience of dealing with multinational clients and ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
- Ability to win in the market by connecting with c-suite level, good negotiation skill and ability to work under challenging situations.

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident team player that collaborates with people from various teams while looking to develop your career in a dynamic organization.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

- Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
- Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
- Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
- Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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