Lead Finance Officer – Tax Planning & Compliance – Qatar Airways , Qatar

About the role:
In this role, you shall be responsible for effective tax planning to reduce tax risks, ensuring full compliance with the tax laws for assigned countries where Qatar Airways operation exists, keeping a track of Tax Treaties to be entered, ensuring timely payment of tax liabilities and required filing and also other regulatory laws while maintaining confidentiality of Qatar Airways financial information

About the job:
Ensure full compliance with tax laws (both direct and indirect taxes) in destination countries where Qatar Airways operates by closely working with appointed advisors by providing them complete and accurate information for completion of tax obligations on timely basis
Ensuring payment of taxes due is made in accordance with deadlines, planning for job in advance. and working with appointed advisor for timely filing of tax declarations.
Ensure Qatar Airways complies with Qatar tax regulations including the deductions and treatment of any withholding tax due.
Ensure full compliance with foreign exchange regulations and employee related taxes.
Advising top management on tax planning measures for maximisation of benefits to QR.
Assisting in negotiating and entering into tax treaties with different countries through the Qatar Ministry of Finance.
Appointing advisors and statutory auditors for our branches in destination countries to meet the tax compliance requirements by coordinating with Contracts Department, tax firms, local lawyers..
Developing methods of ensuring tax optimisation for Qatar Airways as per law and practices adopted in respective tax jurisdiction.
Maintain the confidentiality of company information and ensure minimum disclosure while meeting the legal requirements.
Liaise internally with key stakeholders to begin the process of forward planning for new stations like to decide the form of registration for new offices to optimise the tax liability. meeting the compliance requirements.
Preparing Financials extract from ERP for other tax and other regulatory compliance.
Ensure compliance with Global Transfer Pricing Policy as regards allocation of Head Office costs and preparation of Transfer Pricing Documentation.
Ensure that all documentation relating to compliance is maintained for reference purposes and maintaining full control of all regulatory compliance obligations.
Take initiative to identify tasks (tax payments, tax filings, corporate law compliance to be done before due dates), set achievable target dates and ensure full execution until completion stage
Make sure timely compliance to tax laws and other regulatory laws to avoid any consequences to Qatar Airways by working with consultants/lawyers/auditors.

About You:
You will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with preferably a CA, ACCA or CPA qualification.
In addition you will have a minimum 5 years of work experience in both direct and indirect tax and experience working in compliance department handling both direct /indirect tax compliance in a large scale organisation or multinational organisation.
The preferred candidate will have 10 years of experience both in direct and indirect tax from the airline industry.
Sound understanding of tax principles governing compliance of Direct Taxes and Indirect Tax laws.
Able to correctly interpret the provisions of tax/corporate laws to comply with the provision of laws.
Understanding of provisions relating to computation of taxable income, assessment, appeal procedures.
Understanding of DTAA’s (Double Tax Treaty Agreements) to ensure effective utilisation of tax relief’s granted as per DTAA’s.
Knowledge of Transfer Pricing regulation shall be added advantage.
Good communication skills to effectively communicate the message to all stakeholders.
Candidates possessing the above requisites from airline industry is preferred
Exposure to Foreign Exchange Regulation, Corporate Laws and allied laws

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