Tax Associate

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Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Who we are

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.

What you'll be doing

As Tax Associate, you will be responsible for assisting the VAT manager with VAT health checks, VAT compliance procedures, issues identification and resolution, and monthly/quarterly VAT return filing

Job responsibilities:

Organizational:

- Ensure VAT policies, processes and standard operating procedures are carried out appropriately by accounting and commercial departments

Operational:

- Under the supervision of VAT manager, ensure that VAT compliance department objectives are met
- Escalate complex problems to the relevant person to ensure case/issue is closed efficiently and in a timely manner
- Follow VAT health check audit procedures to ensure core accounting processes of AP, AR, treasury etc are compliant with VAT policies and guidelines set by the Group
- Review transactions and documents to ensure compliance with VAT regulations and escalate incorrect VAT treatment
- Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
- Communicate with tax authority when required in Arabic
- Support with VAT return preparation and filing
- Support with VAT reconciliations with accounting records
- Demonstrate good organizational and project management skills

REQUIREMENTS

What you'll need to succeed

- At least 1 year of experience in a Tax/VAT role in the UAE/GCC
- A bachelors/university degree in a relevant field
- A Tax/VAT qualification/diploma (UAE/GCC related)
- VAT Compliance experience

What we can offer you

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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