Tax Accountant (located in Abu Dhabi)

£65000 - £85000 per annum
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SIMON TAYLOR


Tax Accountant
Purpose of the Role

  • The mandate of the Tax Function is to identify and address tax opportunities and risks, monitor tax attributes, oversee the organisations tax compliance obligations around the world and develop and implement the overall tax strategy. The Tax Accountant will support the Global Tax Manager in the end to end tax compliance, and information reporting oversight (tax calculations, filings and payments).


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and / or review tax calculations, tax returns, disclosure filings, and tax payments for the organisation, its subsidiaries, and General Partner / special purpose vehicles, including UAE and non-UAE VAT filings.
  • Oversee setup of compliance activities for new investments.
  • Oversee the compliance relationship with external providers and regularly liaise with compliance providers to ensure filings and payments are accurate, and are made on time.
  • Reconcile and confirm filings and payments to ensure internal records match tax authority records and notices.
  • Regularly test and report on the tax attributes of investments by the organisations subsidiaries.
  • Manage the withholding tax reclaim, and relief at source process, including liaising with custodians to ensure all required documentation is up to date and on file.
  • Maintain and coordinate update of relevant inter-company transfer pricing documentation, and financing documentation.
  • Collate, and coordinate provision of tax information required to be reported for Country by Country (and similar) reporting regimes (“CbCR”).
  • Collate and coordinate provision of tax accruals, and other tax related information as required for group quarterly reporting purposes.
  • Coordinate the organisation, and subsidiaries worldwide information reporting requirements, e.g. CRS, and U.S. (chapter 3, and chapter 4) reporting.
  • Monitor international tax developments, and suggest ways to address changes in law affecting the organisation.
  • Conduct necessary research in order to support senior colleagues in providing advice on transactional tax matters based on sound analysis, and to support the decision?making of global transactions, financing/ refinancing, mergers, operational changes and expansions, etc.
  • Assist the Manager Global Tax in developing the overall tax strategy, and processes.
  • Carry out other similar or related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience
Education

  • University Degree, preferably in Accounting, Business, or a related field
  • M.A. in Taxation, and/or CPA/CA (highly desirable)


Experience

  • As a minimum approx. three (3) to five (5) years of relevant tax reporting, compliance and planning experience for a SWF/asset manager with a global portfolio of investments, or equivalent experience with a “Big 4” accounting firm (ideally).
  • Experience in financial statutory accounting and reporting under IFRS standards, particularly for income taxes (required).
  • U.S. information reporting and tax experience (highly desirable).
  • Understanding of asset management organizations and different asset classes (ideally traditional and alternatives) (highly desirable)


Technical Expertise / Skills / Knowledge

  • Full fluency in written and spoken English (required).
  • Excellent command over IFRS (highly desirable).
  • Strong Excel skills (well versed at handling large volume of data, competent at using different functions and formulas) (essential).
  • Practical knowledge of U.S., European, Australian, and/or Asia tax laws for inbound investments (desirable).
  • Sound analytical and intellectual capabilities.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail (essential).
  • Experience with tax technology and/or tax function process improvement is advantageous.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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