The Tax Manager, MEA will support the Middle East and African operations of GE Healthcare. The main countries in scope include UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and other Sub-Saharan operations. GE Healthcare has significant research and development, production operations, distribution and service functions worldwide.
The individual will work closely with the Regional Tax Director, other members of the Tax team including Regional and Business Tax Directors, functional teams (VAT, Transfer Pricing, Customs, Tax Operations, Treasury and Controllership), business stakeholders and PwC IST, in providing tax support on GE Healthcare s business in these regions.
Work within broad cross-border teams to support and implement strategic tax initiatives including restructuring, commercial operations, tax minimization initiatives, and funding and cash repatriation strategies.
Mergers & Acquisition tax support including due diligence and initial analysis of transactions/acquisitions. Support Regional and Business Tax Directors on business integration plans post-acquisition.
Support on commercial deals including review of tax clauses in commercial agreements and analysis of withholding tax rules, PE & VAT issues.
Support the tax compliance and reporting process including:
review of effective tax rates, together with tax reporting of transactions and cash tax forecasting;
review of the annual tax returns (returns prepared by PWC IST).
Review of operating margins for entities in scope, in relation to alignment with transfer pricing policies, and driving and co-ordinating actions.
Support simplification initiatives driven by the Regional and Business Tax Directors including execution of simplification plans developed by the broader cross-functional project team.
Dealing with ad-hoc queries and supporting the broader tax team with the same, including technical research and analysis.
Desired Candidate Profile
Qualified Chartered Accountant or equivalent specialising in Taxation with at least five years relevant experience in a Professional Firm and Industry ( Big 4 preferred). Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UAE are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.
Experience as a tax professional on multi-jurisdictional/international matters, preferably in the Middle East and African regions
Demonstrated ability to work with multiple tax jurisdictions on cross border projects including structuring, licensing, royalty and treaty issues
Strong tax technical skills with good awareness of international tax concepts
Experience of general due diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions
Awareness of U.S. GAAP tax accounting an advantage
Team player capable of organizing and leading projects to completion
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with thorough attention to detail
Ability to project manage multiple projects and prioritise based on business needs, and able to execute within agreed deadlines
Solid PC skills: experience with financial systems/applications preferred (i.e. Oracle, SAP, Hyperion, Business Objects, etc.), strong Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation (i.e.pivot tables, V-Lookup, & Macros)
Desire and ability to learn quickly and work effectively under pressure
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
Self-starter (with a can-do attitude) and independent thinker (able to make quick/reliable decisions)
Ability to effectively network with a wide variety of organizations and people, especially supply chain, controllership and finance
Adaptable/flexible: open to change (positive or negative) in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or ambiguous situations