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Tax Accounting Specialist


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5565

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently managing a search for one of our leading financial services client’s whom are in the process of looking to recruit an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Tax for their MENA business units. At a regional level, this AVP shall take ownership for the compilation and preparation of all Value Added Tax (VAT) accounts whilst managing the submittal and filing processes with the required regulator.

In conjunction, this role shall also focus towards any Corporate Income Tax (CIT) & Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that may apply across the jurisdictions, managed-out of the Dubai hub. Away from the monthly reporting aspects of the role, the AVP shall also be required to manage an advisory undertaking; that in turn manages any internal support, documentation and administrative aspects of the tax returns and payments.

Finally and as part of an ongoing project, this role will also be involved in the upgrade and development of both tax reporting procedures, policies and the systems-based filing.


The client will look recruit a professionally trained candidate; which in this case will be a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CPA) and/or a qualified Association of Tax Technicians (ATT). In conjunction, the applicants shall be required to demonstrate 3 to 4 years of experience within an in-house or consultancy-based tax position, with a strong and tailored focus toward primarily VAT accounting and reporting.

Furthermore, the successful candidate shall be required to manage any audit and regulatory aspects, whilst also presenting a capability to communicate at all level across the regional operation, to ensure strong controls, compliance and tax efficiencies. As a final criterion, the client will also look towards applicants whom have exposure to the banking and/or financial services sector.

This is a critical aspect to ensure that the successful candidate can bring a baseline knowledge of financial products & services and any aligned taxation nuances and intricacies.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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