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Group Tax Director - based in Dubai
International exposure with operations globally
Role will be based in Dubai
About Our Client
Our client is a recognised international player in the travel and tourism industry. As a result of continued interest to further strengthen their presence, they are currently looking to appoint a corporate tax head to lead the group's tax function. This role will be based in Dubai.
Reporting to the SVP of Finance, you will have responsibility for the full spectrum of tax support for the group, particularly in areas such as tax advisory work, tax planning, compliance and risk management. You will drive tax initiatives and related projects for the region so as to provide regional/international tax advisory services. Working closely with senior management, you will be actively involved in issues ranging from providing strategic tax advice for acquisitions or entry into new countries/markets, through to ensuring that tax procedures, policies and controls are effective across the Group. You will also work with the individual country tax authorities and external tax consultants in ensuring that the local entities comply with the Group's global policy and local tax laws. This is a broad-based role that requires a commercially astute tax manager in order to work effectively.
The Successful Applicant
Ideally, you possess a degree in accountancy or any relevant business degree with at least 10 years experience in a professional firm or progressive MNC. Several years' exposure in regional/international tax would be a key criteria, coupled with strong tax structuring, indirect tax and transfer pricing experience. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, are an effective negotiator, culturally sensitive, and have the confidence and maturity to deal with all levels of staff. A self-motivated and versatile leader, you are detailed-oriented and comfortable in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Industry exposure from hospitality, retail, property or any other service line could be advantageous.
What's on Offer
- A highly attractive position to lead the region of a highly successful and respectable company through their next phase of growth
- The successful candidate would be compensated with relocation benefits as well as to work in a tax free country