Assistant Manager / Manager - Transaction Tax

Ernst & Young - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
5 to 7 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Arabic, English
1 open position
About the Job

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 Manager, 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 managing and participating in the successful delivery of transaction tax engagements and assisting senior managers or above with identifying and pursuing new business opportunities and building client networks and relationships.
  • You will contribute to building and maintaining key 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 be working 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, managing and delivering engagements and assisting with managing engagement economics by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders.
  • 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.
Job Requirements

Skills and attributes for success If you are client driven and strategically and commercially aware, an excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral, enthusiastic with a flexible attitude to work and a strong motivator, you will be perfect for the role.To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Tax, Economics, Accounting or Finance and an approved professional qualification or equivalent (e.g. ADIT / ATT / ACCA / CPA / ACA / CA / LLB or MBA, or MA, MSc or PhD in the fields listed above)
  • 5 – 7 years of relevant Tax experience, in either business or industry
  • Broad exposure to transaction tax with focus on inbound and outbound investments
  • Strong managerial, organisational, project management and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Proven track record with a leading professional services firm
  • Experience of managing a team and/or mentoring and developing more junior team members

Ideally, you will also have

  • Proficiency in Arabic language

What we look for You will proactively maintain your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of global developments in the international tax landscape so that you can better advise our clients. In return, we will invest in you through appropriate training and offer you exciting opportunities on projects and assignments that will develop and challenge you so that you well-placed to develop your tax career as far as possible. The types of project you’ll contribute towards may include:

  • Acquisitions into new and/or existing markets
  • Mergers
  • Divestments
  • Tax assistance on initial public offerings
  • Vendor Due Diligence
  • Group structure reorganization and/or rationalisation upon an acquisition or divestment
  • Review of holding structures, capital structures and financing arrangements

No matter the projects and assignments you work on, you can be confident that you will be contributing towards helping our clients to develop and execute their international tax strategy and ensuring that technical excellence and the highest levels of client service are provided.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. We also offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
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