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Vice President - Funds Taxation

Mubadala Development Company Enterprise

10 - 12 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on March 16, 2018 1 Opening

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Company Overview
Mubadala is an investment and development company supporting the diversification of the Abu Dhabi economy through active global operations and capital deployment in multiple sectors. Wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, Mubadala was created in 2002 to generate sustainable financial returns for its shareholder and deliver socioeconomic benefits to the emirate. It has a portfolio valued at AED 246.4 billion (US 67.1 billion), and assets in more than 20 countries.
The company works in partnership with world-class organizations to build integrated global businesses and establish investment platforms, strengthening Abu Dhabi s competitive position in sectors such as aerospace, semiconductors, metals & mining, oil & gas, renewables, information & communications technology, healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, utilities, and defense services.
About Group Taxation
Group Taxation is involved in the full life cycle of all Mubadala s overseas assets (whether public, private or fund investments) including cross-border acquisitions, disposals, financings and structural reorganizations. The unit works alongside all of Mubadala s business units and most of its corporate units, most frequently the Mergers & Acquisition, Legal and Structured Finance and Capital Market teams.
The Challenge
The role will focus on providing transactional and compliance related tax support to Mubadala Capital, Mubadala s financial investments unit, reporting to and working closely with Mubadala Capital s existing tax manager. Mubadala Capital manages a diverse pool of assets including (principally US focused) private equity direct and fund investments, credit investments, sovereign investment partnerships in Russia, China and France, a number of media and industrial assets located in Brazil, and an emergent venture capital business. A very significant part of the role will be advising Mubadala Capital on multiple international acquisitions and disposals and therefore it is critical that the appointee has a strong and demonstrable track record in international tax.
Key Responsibilities

Operating as a member of a team of two with responsibility for all tax matters relating to Mubadala Capital means that the appointee will be a key member of transactional and asset management teams across the unit, providing timely, practical, and accurate tax advice.

The role will be approximately 90% international M&A transactional advice e.g. advising the business units on potential acquisitions or disposals, including structuring and due diligence, assessing financial models, and working closely with the legal team and external advisors in the preparation of legal documentation. The tax function is tightly integrated into transactions from inception to completion and works very closely with all deal teams and the legal team to ensure that the tax impact on economics and any tax related negotiation points are thoroughly understood from an early stage of potential transactions

Ongoing consulting advice e.g. advising the business units on tax implications of financing/ re-financing, mergers, operational changes and expansions, monitoring corporate structure to manage tax risks, etc.

Tax compliance, budgeting, internal reporting and training of junior tax team members i.e. ensuring that Mubadala Capital s corporate tax filing obligations are understood and met and that institutional best practices are followed. Tax knowledge sharing with the business unit to increase the commercial team s tax awareness and training and coaching of the junior tax team

Build and maintain close relationships with Mubadala Capital s key team members and understand the unit s strategy and drivers

Ensure continuous review, compliance with and improvement of the processes and procedures established by the Mubadala tax team.

Manage relationships with external advisors (UAE & global) to obtain advice and other relevant tax services as required for the business

Industry Type : Banking / Financial Services / Broking
Functional Area : Finance / Treasury

Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum of ten years international corporate tax experience in either a law firm or Big 4 accounting firm, currently at senior manager or director level or the equivalent

Experience of providing international tax advice in a fast paced M&A environment, including working closely with acquisition / commercial teams

Private equity funds experience

International tax experience, including the application of tax treaties and broad jurisdictional experience (with experience in one or more of: the US, Russia, China, France, and Brazil strongly preferred)

Project management experience

Experience with working with sovereign wealth funds

Experience with US tax and providing advice to eligible investors

IFRS and tax provision knowledge and expertise

Tax risk management experience


Taxation Budgeting IFRS Corporate taxation Risk management International taxation Real estate Capital market Consulting Due diligence

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Mubadala Development Company Enterprise

In 2002, Mubadala - the Arabic word for ‘exchange’ - was established by the Government of Abu Dhabi as a principal agent in the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forc es, is Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mubadala was established to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s growth potential, and to help the government meet its socioeconomic targets.

While our investments are designed to generate sustainable profits over the long-term, they also deliver strong social returns to Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

Focused on investment and development across multiple sectors, Mubadala’s portfolio is valued at US 67.1 billion. We are an active investor in sectors and geographies with long-term value propositions, working in partnership with world-class organizations to establish and manage joint ventures and investment platforms.
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