Job Title: Senior Tax Audit Lead (Native Arabic Speaker)
Job Location: Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Lead the identification of potential non-compliance cases through investigation and forensic activities. Identify the need for inspections and audits in coordination with other Tax Affairs functions (Tax Compliance Affairs, Taxpayer Services) and lead audit cases on Taxable Persons.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and coordinate the activities of Tax Auditors and Tax Analysts.
Plan and manage inspections (office and field based) and assessments.
Coordinate with Tax Compliance Affairs Head to develop risk management strategies
Conduct in-depth inspections of suspicious activities.
Highlight cases of fraud to Tax Compliance Affairs Head and Tax Enforcement Head.
Review and manage disclosures and the application of concessionary treatments, where appropriate.
Maintain record/logs of fraudulent activities.
Provide support to Tax Auditors and Tax Analysts, as required for complex inspections.
Coordinate inspection efforts with law Enforcement.
Issue reports and assessments of inspection findings with recommendations.
Refer assessment reports to Tax Enforcement Head, as necessary.
Issue audit determinations on assigned cases.
Liaise with Tax Enforcement Head and Senior Tax Compliance Auditor for support on inspections, where necessary.
Review clarifications and reconsiderations prepared and refer to Tax Policy and Data Analytics Unit for complex cases.
Recommend if a clarification should be made public.
Review objections cases prepared.
Respond to Audit related questions handed over from the Taxpayer Services Department.
Determine penalties due by Taxable Persons in coordination with the Tax Policy and Data Analytics Unit.
Coordinate with Tax Compliance Affairs Head for necessary preparatory work for an appeals panel.
Report overall effectiveness of activities to the Tax Compliance Affairs Head.
B) People Related Roles
Manage resources and maintain appropriate staffing levels across the section.
Manage Tax Auditors and Tax Analysts training on audit related topics, policies or procedures.
Develop and strengthen staff competencies and capabilities in audit 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 an audit function
Preferred: 1) 2+ years in a managerial or supervisory role 2) Experience in audit and in a Government Entity
Languages: Excellent communication skills in Arabic and English
NOTE: THIS ROLE IS OPEN TO NATIVE ARABIC SPEAKERS ONLY