Job description / Role
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.
Our ACR 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. Our goal is to improve quality, manage risk, create efficiency and drive value. Our market leading approach combines standard and efficient processes, highly effective tools and an extensive network of local tax and accounting professionals.
You will have the opportunity to provide clients an integrated, consistent, quality service that unlocks the potential of the compliance function, with tax compliance, statutory accounts preparation and tax accounting calculation support.
As part of a MENA team, you will be responsible for leading a team providing high quality tax services to clients across a range of industries. You will also lead a team looking after service delivery, coordination, issue resolution, and contract management of large-scale projects where you will need to manage and coordinate the delivery of tax services by EY teams in the region.
Your key responsibilities
You will spend your time supporting client engagements by coordinating with clients and internal team members, managing deadlines, and tracking engagement economics. You will be assisting clients in their financial digital processes (e.g. preparation and interpretation of year-end-closings, audit assistance, financial statements, etc.), tax compliance (corporate tax returns and VAT returns, etc.), general accounting, credit control and internal optimization projects. You will also be responsible for management reports, budgeting, analytical bookkeeping, financial health & competitors' analysis.
You will be responsible for the overall management of client engagements, monitor progress and deliverables, put in place the necessary standardized processes, anticipate and identify risks, resolve or escalate issues as appropriate and drive performance-improvement solutions. You will also assist in generating new business opportunities, build client networks and to grow our ACR 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.
Skills and attributes for success
If you are an excellent communicator and detail oriented professional with a strong track record of management experience who is comfortable working across borders with a wide network of people and with large amount of data, 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, taxation or any related essential fields.
- MBA, Masters or another related advanced degree and/or professional qualifications e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA, CTA, ADIT or equivalent qualification.
- Over 5 years of relevant experience, ideally within a large professional services company or similar environment.
- Extensive and in-depth knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards, relevant tax rules, procedures and guidelines.
- Practical experience of regulatory topics including Prudential Reporting, Structural Reform; new accounting and compliance innovation; and/or Business audit skills.
Ideally, you also have
- Experience of dealing with multinational clients and ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
- Experience and knowledge of tax compliance, financial reporting and ERP systems such as SAP.
- Ability to win in the market, good negotiation skill and ability to work under challenging situations.
- Demonstrated good understanding and capability of implementing accounting concepts.
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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