VAT Senior Manager

Premier Services and Recruitment - Kuwait City, Kuwait

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
More than 12 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Master's Degree at least
Arabic, English
1 open position
About the Job

Job Scope:

  • Manages a client portfolio such that all client needs are dealt with on a timely basis.
  • Ensures completion of each assignment to a high quality standard, within budget and on or before deadlines, while controlling the progress of other assignments.

Leadership / Management

  • Manages the preparation of the engagement plan and ensures appropriate resources are assigned.
  • Sets performance standards and objectives for the engagement.
  • Acts as “work engine” behind the team; trustworthy and fully dependable.
  • Balances the requirements of clients, staff and the Firm.
  • Identifies and proposes solutions to resource problems.

Client Relationships

  • Obtains client feedback on engagement performance and takes appropriate action and ensures Clients are fully satisfied.
  • Understands client needs across all Member Firm service lines and coordinates an appropriate response.
  • Work effectively as a member of highly qualified professionals, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress
  • Collaborate with a team of VAT professionals to combine diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industries
  • Participate and assist in preparing for meetings with management teams and assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Build strong internal relationships within the VAT practice, Indirect Tax and across other service lines

Technical Capabilities

  • Involves specialists in the engagement, where appropriate.
  • Identifies problem areas and consults as appropriate on complex issues.
  • Strong hands on VAT/GST/Customs/Sales Tax jobs

Business Acumen

  • Generates new Sales as per the KPIs
  • Generates cross sales by promoting firm’s other service lines
  • Optimizes profitability on each client through engagement efficiencies and value pricing.
  • Implements fee billing and collection schedules that minimize WIP and debtors.
  • Proactively addresses issues regarding billing and collection.
  • Identifies and researches suitable targets and develops targeting plan.
  • Works with Partner in contacting targets and making target presentations.
  • Chargeability/Billing/Collections as per the KPIs

Human Resources

  • Mentors and supports all levels of staff to be motivated and improve performance.
  • Contributes to people initiatives, including recruiting, retaining and training VAT professionals
  • Strives for retention of high performers in the team
  • Promotes teamwork atmosphere
  • Monitors and supports the high performers in the team
  • Completes evaluations on time and gives quality inputs to the team on performance
  • Supervises, coaches and mentors staff
  • Transfers technical and professional knowledge to others through formal and on-the-job training
  • Understands and follow workplace policies and procedures
  • Acquires project work; makes crucial contributions in client relationships
  • Acts as “work engine” behind the team; trustworthy and fully dependable
  • Demonstrates a positive, confident and decisive attitude in communicating with staff, clients and Partners.
  • Prepares and delivers effective presentations to clients, Partners and staff on business issues.
  • Establishes and agrees high quality performance objectives and deliverables with subordinates which assist them in developing in line with both personal and Member Firm goals.
Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Actuarial Science or Business or Financial Management, with strong academic credentials.
  • Masters of Tax, JD (Juris Doctorate) or LLM (Master of Laws) are highly preferable.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Arabic language is highly desirable


  • A minimum of 12 years Tax experience.
  • Strong experience in VAT/GST/Customs/Sales Tax Jobs for at least 5 years.
  • Demonstrates good problem solving skills in dealing with conflicts with clients and staff.
About this Company

Premier Services & Recruitment is the first ISO (9001:2008) Certified Manpower Company in Egypt. Our specialty is to provide expert, reliable, and competent services by selecting qualified staff for employment in major companies throughout Egypt and the Middle East.

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