Tax Manager – Group TAX – GEMS Education – UAE – Dubai

About the Role
The purpose of this role is to assist Central Tax Team (‘CTT’) in all Group tax matters (direct & indirect) covering all countries covered under GEMS Education, such as:
Corporate Tax and International tax matters;
M&A deals;
Tax structuring;
Transfer Pricing;
UAE VAT (10%-20%);
Tax compliances
Tax audits and assessments

Key Accountabilities:
Assist the CTT with tax matters for the group across all geographies:
Implementation of corporate tax and Global Minimum Tax with the relevant support from external tax advisors (CTR, Transfer Pricing, CbCR and ESR).
Prepare and submit corporate tax and international tax filing and maintain documentation.
Coordinate with the internal cross functional teams and tax advisors on the ongoing tax assignments of the Group (withholding tax, restructuring, corporate tax).
Monitor tax compliance for all geographies covered in GEMS Menasa region. Ensure tax compliance trackers are regularly updated across the Group.
Minimize tax penalties and supporting local teams in handling tax assessments.
Provide inputs to the IT, finance and accounting teams in relation to tax change implementation in the IT system and FS.
Monitor changes in the tax environment in order to understand their impact on the group.
Assist CTT in internal and external audits and to provide necessary information and documentation.
Assist CTT with ad hoc tasks, information gathering, policy update, training and reporting.
Assist CTT in compliance with VAT filings, data review, addressing business team or FTA queries for UAE entities.

Qualifications Experience & Skills:
University degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent
CPA/CA or equivalent essential
Overall 8-10 years of experience, international taxation and minimum 4 years working in Big 4 environment is essential
Experience working in the tax function in the Middle East for a large MNC group (preferable)
Microsoft Excel proficient
Exhibit interpersonal skills while interacting with cross-functional teams.
Maintain a high level of attention to detail, the ability to work independently, adjust priorities, and work in a continuously changing environment.

About Your Benefits
An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, annual leave, and end of service benefits.

About GEMS
Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

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