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VAT Manager

Accountancy, Tax Manager
AED25,000 to AED35,000 Per Month
Dubai, UAE
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Inspire Selection is working with a boutique finance advisory firm, based in Dubai.  Our client offers VAT assistance, CFO outsourcing, compliance advice amongst other accounting services

The VAT team has significantly grown in 2017 and we are now looking to add one more VAT Manager to help with the workload


  • Manage and build out the tax department for services related to VAT and tax compliance, audits and tax accounting assignments and advisory for SME’s
  • Assist and advise SME clients on the introduction and implementation of VAT in the GCC and wider Middle East region
  • Advise clients with local and global VAT issues, including advising on the operation of VAT, transaction analysis, supply chain, business expansion
  • Identify, document, and recommend client business requirements for VAT compliance (filing) and assist with processes and systems
  • Develop new and existing client and internal relationships with government authorities
  • Prepare VAT training presentations aimed at external (SME’s) and internal audiences
  • Review, revise, improve, and implement VAT best practices for our platform of companies
  • Maximize efficiencies in working and reporting systems to reduce the VAT/Duty liabilities where possible within the legislative framework
  • Develop and mentor new staff
  • Review existing contracts, accounting systems and procedures to advise clients on VAT implications and inclusions
  • Advise and assist SME clients on VAT, FATCA, CRS and other tax related matters
  • Run seminars, training programs for internal as well as SME clients on VAT, FATCA and CRS as required
  • Consistently keep abreast of latest developments and implication of VAT, FATCA and CRS in Middle East region
  • Identify opportunities for VAT optimization
  • Compiling VAT returns and reviewing partial exemption special methods to assist SME clients
  • Provide support in order to inimize tax risks associated with international business operations and dealings
  • Audit internal controls for accuracy of tax compliance
  • Spearhead the firm’s expansion of business network for tax related as well cross-selling firm’s services
  • Will lead the process of preparation of consultancy reports
  • Will be required to travel for projects, business meetings and trips as required


  • Qualified accountant
  • Working in a top 10 accounting firm
  • Min 5 years experience in a VAT advisory role
  • Must be able to join in less than 1 month
  • Exposure to European VAT is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as this is a client-facing role

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