Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Senior Manager, Group Tax Job Vacancy in Dubai

Job Title:    Senior Manager, Group Tax
Job Ref.:    VAC3462
Job Location:    Dubai, U.A.E.
Employer:    DP World
Division:       Finance

About Us
DP World operates over 60 terminals across six continents, with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue.  In addition, the company currently has 11 new developments and major expansions underway in 9 countries.
DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo.  Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of more than 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.
In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 18 consecutive years.
In 2012, DP World handled more than 56 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key markets, including India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 103 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

Job Description:
This position reports to Vice President - Group Tax and the main purpose of the role is the provision of advice, guidance and assistance to Head Office and regional management over a broad range of tax matters, including international tax planning and tax reporting.

Job Requirements:
In order to give credible support to the organisation and be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following experience, skills and qualifications:

  •     University degree in Fiscal Law or Economics / CPA and/or Master of Science in Taxation
  •     7 to 10 years post qualification experience in tax consultancy (preferably big 4 firm or large international law firm) and/or industry, specializing in corporate tax and international tax planning.
  •     Preferably experience working in the Middle East region
  •     Knowledge of cross-border transactions and experience of managing tax (re)structuring projects through completion
  •     Excellent analytical and organisational skills
  •     Commercial awareness and understanding of business needs

Job Responsibilities:
  •     Assist in managing the global tax implications of transactions, acquisitions, disposals and any other restructurings, business strategies, initiatives, projects and commercial contracts. Assist in making clear and commercially focused recommendations in respect of such matters.
  •     Provide support, advice and assistance on tax planning opportunities initiated by Group Tax, including executing the implementation and subsequent maintenance whilst ensuring administrative efficiency and operational flexibility.
  •     Provide assistance in DP World’s bi-annual tax reporting cycle, including analyzing and recommending opportunities to minimize the Group’s effective tax rate.
  •     Responsible for maintaining and updating the Group Tax’s Risk Register;
  •     Assist in managing that statutory compliance is taken care of appropriately and in time, including the coordination of tax disputes, tax audits, negotiating tax rulings (with local tax authorities), filing of appeals etc., where Group Tax involvement is required
  •     Effectively communicate strategies, opportunities and tax risk to business units and other Head Office departments (such as Legal, Group Finance, Business Development and Treasury).
  •     Liaise with external tax advisors, including overseeing and reviewing work carried out by external counsel.

Remuneration & Benefits:
We are committed to the development of our people and aim to retain talent by investing in ongoing training to improve performance and provide career development opportunities. In addition, we offer competitive base salaries in comparison to the markets in which we operate. The employment benefits package is reflective of the location, for this position the benefits consists of:
  •     Accommodation allowance
  •     Transport Allowance
  •     Annual Air Ticket
  •     Private Medical Coverage
  •     22 working days annual leave
  •     Annual Performance Related Bonus
  •     End of Service Benefit

DP World processes personal information in accordance with Data Protection principles and takes reasonable steps to ensure accuracy of data. Please be advised that your personal information is stored in a secure central database which is owned by the Dubai World Group of Companies, of which DP World FZE is a part of.

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Deadline Date: 03/03/2014