Job description / Role
Line of Service
Customs & International Trade
Job Description & Summary
A career in our Middle East Customs and international Trade practice, within our Tax line of service, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their customs and tax obligations across the Middle East and globally. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas customs and trade affairs as a strategic consultant to their business.
Our Middle East team helps organisations manage their customs and indirect tax liabilities in an efficient manner to improve in cash flow optimisation and risk reduction. You'll help with structuring business transactions, developing efficient supply chain models, handling customs audits and disputes and identify automation opportunities for customs and trade processes.
You will form part of our wider Middle East Indirect Tax practice, and you will have the opportunity to address import and export VAT matters as well as Excise Tax, among other critical Indirect Tax aspects of the international trade activity of our clients. Also, as part of our Middle East Tax practice, you will be involved in projects addressing the complexities around Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation, M&A transactions and International Tax restructuring.
As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution
- Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above
- Be involved in the financial management of clients
- Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
- Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients
- Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
- Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria
- Train, coach, and supervise team members
- Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand
Required skills & experience
- Experienced in customs & international trade advisory services.
- Working knowledge of customs regulations
- Knowledge of the customs legislative framework in the GCC is an advantage
- Knowledge of the local customs regulations, policies and practices in the GCC is an advantage
- Working knowledge of World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Customs Organization (WCO)
- Strong management & business development skills are required . Ability to link between technical operations and business opportunities
- Project management experience, having worked on customs & international trade advisory cross territory engagements.
- Languages: fluent in English. Arabic is an advantage
- Ability to travel and open to work on regional projects as required by the business.
- Prior experience: ideally the candidate should have at least 8 years of experience in the field of customs & international trade.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to
- Take action to ensure everyone has a voice, inviting opinions from all.
- Establish the root causes of issues and tackle them, rather than just the symptoms.
- Initiate open and honest coaching conversations at all levels.
- Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
- Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
- Develop specialised expertise in one or more areas.
- Advise stakeholders on relevant technical issues for their business area.
- Navigate the complexities of global teams and engagements.
- Build trust with teams and stakeholders through open and honest conversation.
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
About the Company
PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they're looking for.
We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.
In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.
PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.
PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.