Tax & Legal Services - Tax - ITX Disputes - Senior Associate - Dubai

2-3 years
19 days ago
Job Description

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Middle East Indirect Tax practice, based in Dubai, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients with preventing, managing and resolving tax disputes with the tax authorities.

The PwC team has extensive experience working with tax authorities in the region and globally, with a thorough understanding of tax audit approach, tax assessment methodology and penalty regime application. Our team helps clients through the various interactions with the tax authorities, from the
preliminary stages of filing a tax clarification request, during a tax audit and up to filing an objection or appeal.

You'll support our clients with all aspects of audit readiness, voluntary disclosure and clarifications requests, assistance during tax audit and formalities of drafting and submitting a reconsideration and appeal letters to the relevant authorities.

Role Main Responsibilities:
This role supports the wider tax function within the indirect tax business unit, along with large-scale, cross-functional business process reviews. In this regard, successful candidates must be able to demonstrate professional experience and/or a proven record of success with regards to the following:

  • Knowledge about the tax litigation system and underlying procedures in the GCC, mainly the UAE.
  • Adequate understanding of the UAE tax administrative penalties and application in different scenarios.
  • Hands-on experience in guiding clients to understand their rights, available options for tax litigation and the processes involved for the resolution of their disputes.
  • Assisting clients throughout the appeal process from preparing reconsideration/waiver letters to the tax authorities and appeals to Committees and Courts, both in Arabic and English.
  • Experience dealing with legal counsels and coordinating with them throughout the appeal process with Committees and Courts is a plus.
  • Advising clients on the tax controversy service offerings and ability to develop client relationships and driving new business opportunities.
  • Providing high quality service deliverables while maintaining budgetary and time constraints.

    General Role Responsibilities
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Demonstrable relationship building skills.
  • Familiar with digital automation and transformation tools.
  • Ability to operate with a mindset that transcends cultural boundaries.
  • Ability to train junior staff members promoting a learning culture.
  • Be part of and contribute to the engaging working environment.

Job requirements

  • 2-3 years experience in indirect taxes (VAT and Excise Tax) with a reputable tax or legal consultancy firm.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience with tax disputes and litigations is a must.
  • Arabic fluency is a must.
  • Regional GCC VAT experience is a plus.


Degrees/Field of Study required:

Degrees/Field of Study preferred:


Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages

Travel Requirements

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship

Government Clearance Required




tax administrative penalties
tax litigation
tax disputes
digital automation
tax authorities
tax controversy
tax clarification
transformation tools
Arabic fluency
penalty regime


Job Source:

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC has around 8,000 people in 12 countries across the region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Our regional team operates across the Middle East bringing international experience delivered within the context of the region and its culture. We can bring the collective knowledge and experience of more than 328,000 people across the entire global PwC network in advisory, assurance and tax to help you find the value you are looking for.

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