Senior Tax Consultant

Ernst & Young - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
3 to 5 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
Confidential
Languages:
Arabic, English
Vacancies:
1 open position
About the Job

Are you committed, thorough and outgoing? Do you have a good understanding of business and experience of international tax? Would you like to work in a dynamic, fast-moving and commercially-driven environment within an integrated global network? If so, please read on.

The opportunity This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Tax professional to join a growing team in an emerging market. As a Transaction Tax Senior, your primary focus will be to help clients understand and address the tax implications of the transactions that are strategically important to them - acquisitions, disposals, refinancing, restructurings or initial public offerings - and you'll be actively involved in the technical development and delivery of ideas to help clients mitigate transaction risk, enhance opportunity and negotiate effectively. With an influx of foreign investment and local companies expanding their outbound activities, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. Our Tax service line in MENA is experiencing a period of significant growth so now is an excellent time to join. Sound interesting? Your key responsibilities You will be participating in the successful delivery of transaction tax engagements and assisting managers or above with identifying and pursuing new business opportunities. You will contribute to building and maintaining client relationships by delivering exceptional client service and collaborate with a team of Transaction Tax professionals in the UAE, across the MENA region and globally to combine diverse cross-border experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industries.You will work as part of a multi-jurisdictional / disciplinary team within tax and across other service lines (including working with colleagues from Transfer Pricing, International Tax Services, Indirect Tax, People Advisory Services etc.) in terms of pursuing and delivering engagements and assist in managing engagement economics by suggesting engagement budgets, tracking fees and communicating issues to project managers.You will be building strong internal relationships within the regional and global transaction tax team and across other service lines. You will also assist with the development of more junior staff through coaching, delegation and on the job training whilst taking ownership of continuous technical knowledge development through on the job learning and self-development.

Job Requirements

Skills and attributes for success

If you are client driven, strategically and commercially aware, an excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral, enthusiastic with a flexible attitude to work, a strong motivator and interested in developing a career in transaction tax, you will be perfect for the role.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Tax, Economics, Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant Tax experience, in either business or industry
  • Prior exposure to tax issues encountered during a transaction process, with focus on inbound and outbound investments
  • Strong organisational, project delivery, analytical and verbal/written communication skills
  • Proven track record with a leading professional services firm
  • Experience of delivering on transaction tax projects and on the job coaching of more junior team members

Ideally, you will also have

  • An approved professional qualification or equivalent (e.g. ADIT / ATT / ACCA / CPA / ACA / CA / LLB or MBA, or MA, MSc or PhD in Tax, Economics, Accounting or Finance)
  • Proficiency in Arabic language
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