Central Finance | Value Added Tax | Manager

United Arab Emirates | Enabling Functions | Posted on 04-Jul-2024

Position Summary


Central Finance | Value Added Tax | Manager

Deloitte, established globally in 1845, is the world’s largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. We are present in more than 150 countries, and as the world's largest management consulting business, Deloitte is distinct in its ability to help clients solve their most complex problems, from strategy to implementation. 

Deloitte has a proud legacy in the Middle East region, with an uninterrupted presence since 1926, and is present across 23 offices in 15 countries with 7,000+ professionals in the Levant region and the wider GCC. We have served as trusted advisors for clients for almost 100 years and contributed to the advancements and growth of the professional services industry in the region. 

We have received numerous awards in the last few years, such as Brand Finance’s strongest and most valuable "commercial services" brand in the world for the 6th consecutive year (2024), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the UAE (2022-2023), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the KSA (2022-2023), "World’s Most Attractive Employers" (2023), the Middle East Tax Firm of the year (2023). These awards are a recognition of how Deloitte makes an impact that matters to its clients, talent, and society. 

We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we. Our organization has grown in scale and diversity, providing services across the region, with our shared culture remaining the same. We aim to help clients realize their ambitions, make a positive difference in society, and maximize the success of our people. This drive fuels the commitment and humanity that run deep through our every action. 

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most—for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges, and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations, and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Lead the way 
  • Serve with integrity 
  • Take care of each other 
  • Foster inclusion 

During your tenure as a VAT Manager, you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas: 

  • Provide support / advise the business lines on different transactions from a VAT perspective
  • Proactively identify the risk / exposure during the review of business transactions
  • Review the VAT filings across the Middle East before submission with the Tax Authorities
  • Undertake regular review of transactions to ensure compliance and readiness for potential Audits in the future
  • Assist in identifying VAT on cross-border transactions considering the provisions relating to zero-rating, reverse charge mechanism, etc
  • Create VAT awareness within different finance teams
  • Conduct training sessions to enhance the knowledge of the finance teams
  • Provide advise to the Management on the VAT implications at the time of new business initiatives, restructuring of business model, etc
  • Monitor the VAT developments / changes and advise the finance teams regarding it’s impact
  • Provide support during IT implementation projects from a VAT compliance and governance perspective
  • Provide advise to business finance teams relating to tax provisions
  • Assist in preparing / reviewing information during an Audit from the Tax Authorities
  • Maintain compliance tracker and monitor on a regular basis
  • Prepare a tax process review document which needs to be implemented and followed by all entities
  • Assist Tax Director in implementing the Tax Governance Framework

Leadership capabilities:

  • Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact  
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent  
  • Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track  
  • Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills  
  • Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business 


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or any other equivalent degree  
  • 6-7 years’ experience in Indirect Taxes; out of which atleast 4+ years should relate to working on VAT in an in-house Tax function in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • Should have extensive working experience in VAT Laws of KSA and UAE; and basic knowledge of VAT of other Middle East countries
  • Highly motivated with a desire to work hard and exceed objectives/expectations  
  • Keen attention to detail and is adaptable, flexible and able to work under pressure  
  • Ability to develop, coach and motivate junior members of the team  
  • Good with preparing and presenting dashboards and presentations
  • Experience working in a Big 4 firm (advantageous but not necessary)
  • Excellent communication and ability to interact with multiple senior stakeholders
  • English language fluency required, Arabic language is preferred