Director Tax, Dubai Ports (DP) World, Dubai UAE

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 12 months ago
  • 20000-40000 AED / Month

Dubai Ports (DP) World is presently accepting applications from desirous candidates for job position of a Group Director Tax in Dubai, UAE. DP World was founded  in 1972 as a local port operator in Dubai. Over the time, DP World has evolved from a single port operator to a global logistics provider with operations over 69 countries and across every continent. They are the leading provider of worldwide smart end to end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Their range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain, from mari time and inland terminals to marine services & industrial parks as well as technology driven customer solutions. DP World has a dedicated team of more than 100,000 employees from over 160 nationalities that ensure the smooth flow of trade.

Job Purpose of A Group Director Tax

  • The main purpose of the role is to assist the Group Senior Vice President Tax with the provision of advice, guidance and assistance to DP World’s Head Office and Regional / Pillar Management over a broad range of tax matters, with a strong focus on leading DP World’s annual tax reporting process and related governance.
  • In addition, the introduction of Corporate Income tax in the UAE will be a strong focus point.

Job Duties As A Group Director Tax At Dubai Ports (DP) World Dubai (UAE)

  • Lead DP World’s global tax reporting process including the bi annual preparation of all tax schedules, review of underlying tax packs submitted to Group Tax (consolidated Business Units and T-companies – managed via the Oracle TRCS reporting tool) and Joint Ventures.
  • Responsible for DP World’s global tax consolidation process and lead the preparation of the effective tax rate schedules along with all tax notes to be included in the consolidated DP World Ltd Group Financial Statements.
  • Responsible for PFZW’s & POSNCO’s global tax reporting process & consolidation & lead the preparation of effective tax rate schedules along with the tax notes for these consolidated Financial Statements.
  • Support / Project manage introduction of UAE Corporate Income Tax (‘CIT’) for all legal entities / business units in UAE.
  • Oversee DP World’s annual cycle of Country by Country Reporting including preparation of all supporting files & backup documents.

What You’ll Do More?

  • Provide technical expertise to the Group on all tax accounting under IFRS.
  • Project manage the tax impact of new accounting standards as they arise.
  • Manage and lead the monthly tax review as part of Finance monthly management reporting cycle.
  • Manage and review the tax line items in DP World’s global annual budgeting process.
  • Group Tax representative for the ongoing Oracle Fusion implementation project as it is being rolled out across DP World group.
  • Advise on tax efficient repatriation of funds to the Group’s parent company in Dubai.
  • Supervise and monitor the Group’s Tax Risk Register and ensure that Business Units actively manage risks identified.
  • Assist in any other tax projects and perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when promoting positive behaviours in harmony with DP World’s principles

Qualification & Experience


  • Chartered Accountant from tax service line of a Big 4 firm, ideally CTA qualified.


  • 10 years post qualification experience in tax reporting and advisory, within a global multinational head quarter business

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Strong understanding (and relevant experience) in managing global Tax reporting and consolidation under IFRS.
  • Strong Excel skills and experience in retrieving data from ERP, such as Oracle Fusion and Oracle TRCS.
  • Good communicator with solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good commercial awareness and business acumen and understanding of business needs.
  • Fluency in English.

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