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Tax Manager

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim Holding invites you to join us in our quest to create great moments for everyone, everyday! We are the leading shopping mall, residential communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, serving over 560 million visitors a year. For the past two decades, we have shaped the consumer landscape across the region, transforming the way people shop, live and play, while maintaining a strong sustainability track record and the largest mall in the world to attain LEED Gold EBOM Certification. We have over 40,000 team members in 15 international markets representing over 100 nationalities – all keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do. If you enjoy being BOLD, PASSIONATE and TOGETHER, then Majid Al Futtaim is the destination for you.


Reporting to: Senior Tax Manager

Function: Finance

Location: Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Corporate Head Office

Job Purpose:
The Candidate’s main objective shall be to support the Holding Tax Team in providing tax inputs in group’s strategic initiatives, meeting tax compliance requirements at Holding/ Capital level and providing assistance and  guidance to Operating Companies (OpCos) on tax matters as required.

Job Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Support the Holding tax team to undertake all the below: 
  • Undertake all applicable compliances including ESR, CbCR, VAT, upcoming Corporate tax, BEPS Pillar Two etc. with help of external consultants, as required
  • Support in Holding led-tax projects for eg. implementation of OECD compliant transfer pricing policies
  • Assist in preparation of global transfer pricing documentation 
  • Support OpCos in assessing tax and transfer pricing impact on new transactions and provide timely advise as required
  • Review of documentation which includes contracts, invoices etc. to determine the correct tax treatments
  • Work closely with the consultants for review and finalization of tax related filings to authorities
  • Prepare the back-up data i.e. schedules, working papers in relations to all taxes compliances and manage tax data as per the Group tax guidelines
  • Coordinate with internal teams/ OpCos to undertake the required process changes as suggested by the consultants in order to rectify the subsequent tax compliance 
  • Provide updates on relevant global/ regional tax developments and highlight their impact on the group
  • Liaise with the tax authorities for litigations and other tax compliance/ representation
  • Interact with business and finance teams to understand the tax needs and provide any tax support 
  • Implement any changes in the IT/ ERP systems to align to the various tax requirements
  • Implement any group-wide tax automation projects 


Measure of Success – Illustrative KPIs:

  • Timely and accurate tax compliances
  • Assistance in tax matters to OpCo teams
  • Ensure that the company is tax audit ready
  • Support other tax regions (as required)
  • Timely follow up on tax regulations update and ensure implementation as per published law guidelines
  • Maintain proper archiving for all tax submissions working files
  • Align on any accounting treatment from tax compliance point of view, with tax consultant as needed


Personal Characteristics and Required Background:

  • Skillset (job specific technical skills and behavioral competencies needed)
  • Good practical and technical tax knowledge in direct taxes including Transfer Pricing, ESR and Pillar Two
  • Good written and oral communication skills - Fluent English
  • Advance MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Analytical and numerical skills.
  • Attention to detail 
  • Team building perspective
  • Process improvement outlook

Minimum experience

  • Minimum 5-6 years of similar experience, having worked in a Tax environment in a large organization, 
  • managing tax operational matters.
  • Having work in a Big 4 Audit firm is recommended or any tax consulting role
  • Minimum education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting is a must.
  • Must be a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA/ ACCA/ CPA/ ICAEW)