Senior Tax Compliance Audit Lead (Native Arabic Speaker)
Job Title: Senior Tax Compliance Audit Lead (Native Arabic Speaker)
Job Location: Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Use strategic compliance intelligence and research to develop wide tax compliance strategies, policies and programmes (such as Compliance Risk Assessment and Tax Gap Analysis) aiming at maximising tax compliance.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and coordinate the activities of all Tax Compliance Analysts and Tax Compliance Auditors.
Plan and manage tax compliance analysis activities.
Coordinate with the Tax Compliance Affairs Head to develop compliance and risk management strategies.
Provide advice to Tax Compliance Auditors and Tax Compliance Analysts, as required for complex compliance cases.
Review compliance reports prepared by Tax Compliance Analysts and Auditors.
Review the estimation and assessment of non-submitted returns.
Review and manage disclosures and the application of concessionary treatments, where appropriate.
Refer non-compliant cases to Senior Tax Auditor to perform necessary inspections.
Highlight cases of suspected fraud to Tax Compliance Affairs Head/Senior Tax Auditor/Tax Enforcement Affairs Head.
Maintain record/logs of suspected fraudulent activities.
Analyse and interpret compliance indicators.
Liaise with Tax Compliance Affairs Head to identify risk criteria.
Support the resolution of any escalated compliance case.
Coordinate with Tax Registrations Head to register those taxable persons not registered with the FTA.
Respond to compliance related queries handed over from the Taxpayer Services Department.
Review refund requests from visiting businesses and international organisations after validation by Tax Compliance Auditors/Analysts.
Report compliance activities to the Tax Compliance Affairs Head
Develop education materials on Taxable Persons compliance responsibilities and share them with the Awareness and Education Team within the Government Communication Department.
People Related Roles
Manage resources and maintain appropriate staffing levels across the section.
Manage Tax Compliance Auditors and Analysts training on compliance related topics, policies or procedures.
Develop and strengthen staff competencies and capabilities in compliance functions.
Educational Qualifications and Certifications
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Economics or other relevant degree
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related discipline (Finance, Accounting, Management) or other relevant degree CFA and/or CPA and/or ACCA and/or CTA and or ATT and/or CTP certificates
Minimum: 6+ years’ experience in tax compliance function
Preferred: 1) 2+ years in a managerial or supervisory role 2) Experience in tax compliance and in a Government Entity
Languages: Excellent communication skills in Arabic and English
NOTE: THIS ROLE IS OPEN TO NATIVE ARABIC SPEAKERS ONLY