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Tax Manager

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    Omid Miri

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    about 2 months ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Tax Manager for an international FMCG client in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in finance of which 6 years in taxation affairs. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Key Responsibilities
  • Negotiating maximum tax benefits for the business and maintains cordial relationship with tax authorities (GCT) to the highest level in tax authority and enhancement of corporate image as responsible taxpayer
  • Lobbing in GCT/ ROC to safeguard the business risks and minimizing cost of taxes for the company
  • Reduction of compliance risks by ensuring accurate & timely filing of all corporate tax returns and withholding tax statements as per law and ensure timely filing in tax department
  • Ensuring a smooth Income Tax Audits and handling of the tax assessments proceeding with tax authorities
  • Finalization of tax litigations in all forums and courts
  • Study of tax laws, timely adaptation of various tax amendments in tax laws, and follow-up for the amendments whenever announced by GCT, Ministry of FIN, or Central Bank of Iraq
  • Informing and educating relevant finance team members, and other cross functional employees – to ensure compliance with all tax laws
  • Coordinating with 3rd party (tax consultants) to seek clarity on all tax laws to ensure adequate implementation/ adaptations by company
  • Coordinating with Accounting, and Business planning team to ensure adequate tax provision in accounting records, at each month end closing., and correct tax estimates in rolling and strategic business plans
  • Coordinating with External Auditors (as per Iraqi Law) for all tax related matters
  • Follow-up with 3rd party consultants for obtaining tax clearance from GCT for both entities (NIQ and SIQ)
  • Coordinate with related stakeholders (internal and external) to solve matter, which are pre-requisite for getting tax clearance
  • Minimization of transaction risks by tax review of all the business agreements for any tax implications and through day-to-day tax advice on various tax issues
  • Ensure people management through principles of leadership and techniques of high-performance culture
  • Any other assignment given by the line manage and senior management

Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting. Master’s degree is preferred
  • 10+ years ‘experiences in finance, 6+ years at least in taxation affairs
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Well versed with Tax laws
  • Ability to successfully lobby and negotiate maximum tax benefits for the business
  • Ability to maintains cordial relationship with tax authorities to the highest level in tax department (GCT)
  • Enhancement of corporate image as responsible taxpayer before GCT and ROC
  • Knowledge of international corporate tax is preferred
  • Knowledge of transfer pricing
  • Knowledge of accounting
  • Looking ahead
  • Impact & Influence
  • Drive for Results
  • Partnering with Customers
  • Inspiring Others
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Good knowledge of company systems
  • Managerial and/or other functions experience is plus
  • Ability to lead and manage cross-function teams, upper management and Corporate

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.
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