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Trainee VAT Specialist (UAE)

 

Purpose/Overview

The primary responsibility of this role is working independently on all the VAT related activities within Manlift Middle East.

Reports to Finance Manager of UAE

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead and supervise the VAT Process.
  • Ensure that all reporting and deliverables are accurate and met on a timely basis.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of VAT rules and tools / applications supporting the VAT return process.
  • Ensure compliance with local and GCC VAT legislation
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors as well as manage Tax Authorities audit queries as required.
  • Participate in preparation and delivery of VAT training to other Finance internal teams.
  • Support Manager on queries, reporting and ad-hoc projects and ensure internal controls are met.
  • Provide reporting to management/senior management on issues and projects.
  • Lead internal projects to minimize and mitigate VAT compliance risks.
  • Lead implementation and support to other GCC counties if applicable.
  • Other ad hoc duties as required.

Manlift Core Values

  • Safety
  • Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility

Function Key Competencies

  • Results Driven
  • Communication Skills
  • Detail Orientated
  • Hands On Mentality
  • Customer oriented

Requirements

  • Ideally possess 2+ years experience in finance environment
  • Basic understanding of VAT and Accounting principles
  • Degree in Business, Finance or equivalent qualification would be preferable.
  • Professionally qualified or pursuing qualification - ACA, ACCA, CIMA or relevant experience
  • IT literate, with advance Excel skills
  • Experience dealing with customers and both internal and external
  • Proven skills in administration and data management