Sr. Accountant (Tax & legal compliance)

Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: SP217-17

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Preparation, validation and submission of monthly VAT reports and VAT returns for all group companies in compliance with the VAT regulations (all GCC countries).
• Ensuring full compliance with VAT laws (all GCC countries) and regulations by all the group companies.
• Identify the VAT risks, plan remediation action and manage the implementation of the remediation plan and resolution of the risks
• Initiate and complete Corporate Tax Registration with FTA for all UAE entities
• Prepare & review of corporate tax returns and track filing obligations.
• Corporate Tax Administration, planning, Yearly Assessment with Corporate Tax Department & review for GCC countries, USA & UK
• You will review of tax assessments & advances, advise on payments and prepare/ review year-end tax provisions.
• Manage VAT / Corporate Tax audits (FTA, External & Internal), prepare and coordinate appeals to support the tax position taken, and propose and implement appropriate action plan.
• Validation of VAT / Corporate Tax system for new IT configurations due to new changes in VAT / Corporate law, rules and regulations and ensuring minimal manual overlays to adhere to VAT / Corporate law requirements.
• Review terms and conditions in contracts and agreements to determine VAT and Corporate Tax implications & provide inputs from a VAT and Corporate Tax perspective into company strategies, policies and procedures

AED 8,000 to 10,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


Note: Candidate must have Accounts background work experience and be available in UAE for Immediate joining.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, (CA / ACCA / CMA, will be preferred but not always mandatory) with minimum 4 years’ experience in filing VAT returns in UAE.
• Good data analytics skills (including proficiency in Excel) and problem-solving skills
• Experience in tax regulations (VAT, Custom, ESR Compliance (Economic Substance Regulations), UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Ownership) and Corporate Tax, Statistical declaration to Sharjah Government) and accounting standards
• Knowledge and experience of VAT / Corporate Tax implementation process and ability to advise the Company on the VAT / Corporate Tax transactions
• Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written
• Good interpersonal skills

About the Company

The history of Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group is an enchanting tale that spans over 40 years. This pioneer in Arabian perfumes was founded in the year 1974 by Mr. Hussein Adam Ali, a visionary young man from Yemen with a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for perfumery.

Over the following years, Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group grew from strength to strength. The company was enriched by its association with Givaudan SA, one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers of exclusive perfume ingredients. Today, we operate five modern manufacturing facilities spread across an area of 165,000 sq. ft., producing more than 35 million perfumes annually and exporting to over 80 countries.

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