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Tax Manager- International Tax | Al Futtaim | Retail | Dubai, UAE

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 39409 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.


The Tax Manager will assist the Group Tax Team in managing tax compliance (direct and indirect tax), executing tax projects, planning, and tax risk management for the Retail Division of the Al-Futtaim Group.


This position is responsible for executing the Group Tax strategy within all markets where the Retail Division operates. It includes managing the Tax Operating Model which involves working with tax community members and taking ownership of tax compliance, tax planning, transfer pricing, tax accounting, and tax documentation.

The successful candidate will work closely with Group Tax along with Finance Teams, Retail Brands, third party service providers, and other tax professionals in carrying out responsibilities.


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Accountabilities KPI’s/Measures

•             Manage the implementation of the Group Tax strategy and initiatives from a planning, compliance and risk management perspective

•             Build relationships and interact with stakeholders  to provide excellent tax advisory expertise on business transactions and acquisitions

•             Coordinate with tax staff in all geographies and assess their performance in line with the Al-Futtaim tax code of conduct

•             Advice Businesses on VAT matters, review VAT procedures and business processes in line with the VAT Law to ensure VAT compliance, ensure effective VAT Controls are in place and review VAT Returns prior to filing.

•             Ensure correct and timely filing of all Tax Returns based on country specific tax calendars and review complex income Tax Returns

•             Identify tax planning opportunities within the limits of tax risk management

•             Provide ad hoc tax advice to Head office as well as the Businesses.

•             Identify and mitigate tax risks in all geographies where the Business operates.

•             Manage the tax provision process and supervise tax balances on general ledger

•             Ensure all documents are collected on a central database and handle requests for information

•             Manage tax audits in collaboration with Group Tax

•             Ensuring that the Business adheres to the Transfer Pricing Regulations and internal transfer pricing Policies in all geographies where the Retail Division operates and ensure proper transfer pricing documentation is maintained.



Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

Tax, Finance or Accounting certified

Fluent in English (written and verbal)

Regional tax knowledge would be a plus

Minimum Experience:

8-10 years in an international tax environment

Big 4 Accounting Firm experience required


Job-Specific Skills:

Tax technical skills and tax accounting

Project management skills

Ability to work on various on-going projects with good organisational and time management skills


Behavioural Competencies :

Pro-active attitude

Team player

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

Highly motivated, energetic, hard worker






























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