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Lead Tax Analyst - Saudi

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 8:57:19 AM
  • 2808487
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations MENAT & SSA
Location(s): Saudi Arabia ; Riyadh


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Tax Operations Leader - Saudi will be reporting to the Regional Stat and Tax Hub Leader - Gulf 1 this position will ensure operational aspects of all Statutory and tax fillings are executed flawlessly i.e. timely, high quality stat filings which support a robust tax return. In partnership with the S&T team for Saudi Arabia, own the process management and execution of the stat and tax processes for GE entities operating in the country.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Ensure operational aspects of all statutory and tax filings are executed flawlessly i.e. timely, high quality stats filings which support a robust tax return.
- Understand the operations of the business, policies and procedures, and accounting records to ensure correct and timely compliance with tax legislation.
- Work with accounting firms to ensure efficient and effective audit processes are followed - including audit planning fees, feedback via ML process, Proactive management of adverse audit opinion risks.
- Lead the implementation of regulatory change in the region and represent GE's views with regulatory authorities, accounting standard exposure drafts etc.
- Assist with the preparation and/or review of corporate income and withholding tax returns prior to filing with tax authorities.
- Assist with the preparation and/or review of corporate income tax estimates to ensure that advance tax payments are accurate.
- Perform controller ship tax checks including reconciliation of all tax liabilities in terms of tax assessments received from the revenue authorities with tax returns filed and deal with tax discrepancies.
- Assist with tax aspects of statutory audits, tax audits and work with external tax advisor where required.
- Monitor tax legislative, accounting and regulatory developments.
- Preparation of correspondence for queries/disputes with revenue authorities
- Attend operational pulsing calls and summarize key achievement, next steps to the team.
- Participate in the enhancement of ERP systems to facilitate tax compliance.
- Attend operational pulsing calls and summarize key achievement, next steps to the team.
- Participate in the enhancement of ERP systems to facilitate tax compliance.
- Identify risk areas which can impact on the timely and accurate compliance with tax laws and use the appropriate communication channels provided by the project framework to escalate issues.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Finance). Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Tax Operations.
Minimum 5 years of tax experience with key focus on Saudi Tax compliance and associated certificates.
Good understanding of local accounting standards and tax regulations (CIT/WHT/VAT) in Saudi Arabia.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills in both Arabic and English
Proven ability to work cross functionally.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office
Must be willing to travel

Desired Characteristics:
Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to influence others and lead small teams. Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact. Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. Effective problem identification and solution skills. Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Locations: Saudi Arabia ; Riyadh

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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