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Senior Finance and Tax Manager

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5694

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is an investment conglomerate based in Dubai. They are looking to hire a Senior Manager to oversee their Finance and Tax function.

Client Details

Our client is a Leading Investment Group in Dubai. They are looking to hire a Senior Finance and Tax manager.


* Assist in developing and implementing the Accounting & Finance Operations strategies and plans annually
* Design and implement policies and processes (Accounting / Tax / Finance Operations) for the entire Finance function, while working closely with the management
* Advice on best practices and areas for improvements to ensure accuracy in IFRS and other regulations
* Guarantee compliance through reviewing and sustaining of Account Reconciliations, Finance DOAs and Finance Activity Checklist
* Reviewing and approving of authorised Bank signatory and payments
* Guide and handle the VAT function by developing and implementing tax policies & procedures
* Ensuring all tax fillings are accurate and timely
* Handle, overview and sign-off on multiple tax related technical consultancies
* Advise the internal departments on all tax implications and optimisation of multifaceted transactions: leasing team on leasing transactions, legal department on contracts or HR on employee reimbursements or payroll etc.
* Assist all internal stakeholders with technical support on tax related inquiries
* Provide requested analysis or other ad-hoc duties
* Increase awareness within the departments on all tax related matters
* Analyse and recommend on finance policies and DOA's, as well as ensure compliance on various policies, procedures and transaction related matters
* Provide feedback to the CFO on various articles, papers and memorandums for the Senior Management and head office
* Act as the person of contact for internal, Government and FTA audits: management of audit results
* Handle all audit findings for all audits, develop the resolution strategy and oversee the implementation of the findings at the suggested time
* Actively be involved in the processes of Account Reconciliation: analysing of balance sheets, P&L accounts and monthly reporting of the results to Senior Finance management
* Handle accounting implications and provide technical support with IFRS / local guidelines
* Act as the Project management lead and provide assistance in regards to various IT and ERP projects that involves tax, financial and accounting implications
* Maintain all changes in regulations and ensure they are updated onto the ERP system
* Manage accurate issues logs and strategies for multiple IT and ad hoc duties
* Suggest proposals to Senior Management (CEO, CFO, CCO) on potential opportunities and strategies to improve efficiency and compliance within the finance function
* Establish and maintain relationships with important stakeholders and key departments to guarantee the FTA & Government audits are completed accurately and on time
* Provide leadership assistance within the function: evaluating individual performance, developing and motivating staff in order to increase efficiency
* Promote and create awareness on organisation culture that encourages reward benefits and motivators

Job Offer

The successful candidate for this role gets the opportunity to work for one of the largest conglomerates in the region and will be offered competitive pay and incentives.


* Bachelor's Degree in Finance / Accounting or any related field
* CA, CPA, ACCA, CMA or an equivalent qualification in accounting is preferred
* 8 to 10 years of experience: minimum 3 years of experience within the middle east
* Experience working with multinational companies / Big 4 is advantageous
* Excellent knowledge of VAT and related laws and its regulations to UAE
* Experience liaising with the Tax authorities and consultants
* Working knowledge of IFRS reporting
* Experience working with internal controls, IT systems and ERPs
* Excellent analytical, interpersonal and writing skills
* Knowledge of ERP systems (Oracle / Fusion)

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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