Sr. Analyst Direct Tax - Pak, UAE & Bahrain

Mondelēz International
Full time Full day

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Uniquely Yours.

Under broad supervision, you will be responsible for projects related to the application of tax laws and primarily tax compliance matters. You will also maintain complete and accurate tax documentation and provide recommendations.

How you will contribute

You will:

  • Planning Tax saving strategies, work jointly with tax consultants for tax saving and compliance of the company direct tax matters

  • Obtaining exemption certificates for foreign payments, exemption u/s 153 and exemption u/s 148 of the income tax ordinance

  • Support in Reporting of Income Tax Questionnaire and International Tax Questionnaire

  • Ensure timely communication of all Budget and random changes to income tax law which affects Mondelez to relevant stake holder.

  • Leading the internal setting up for new legislation as announced by the local governments (e.g. new CIT law in UAE)

  • Obtain advise from tax advisors for complex tax issues pertaining to direct tax and withholding tax for foreign payments

  • Review monthly PSID prepared for weekly withholding tax

  • Provide Supports for preparation of statutory tax working to EY and liaison with auditors for tax audits, review of Tax position summary and providing the same to external audit

  • Support in preparing monthly/Quarterly income tax withholding statements for onward submission to federal board of revenue and review submission compiled by EY

  • Prepare Schedule of advance income tax statement / Review EY Quarterly advance income tax statements for onward submission to federal board of revenue - Ensure compliance of quarterly tax return (advance tax return under section. 147 of income tax Ordinance, 2001).

  • Review Yearly income tax return for onward submission to federal board of revenue

  • Keep tracks of orders / Notifications / SRO issued during the month for changes in rate of taxes and updating system on regular basis

  • Ensure maintenance of 100% documentation of tax challans (evidence of tax deducted by vendors on behalf of Mondelez Pakistan Limited). As Mondelez Pakistan Limited has more than 500 vendors, therefore it is cumbersome to maintain record and documentation of all tax challans required to be maintained under income tax Ordinance, 2001.

  • Responding to queries from Federal Board of revenue ( FBR), provide information and information of position to be taken to EY , prepare / review submissions made of queries to FBR as the case may be

  • Ensure over all direct tax compliance being lead in the local country and all filings as per the income tax law of Pakistan

  • Ensure completion of Income tax audit and monitoring proceedings of Withholding tax audits initiated by federal board of revenue

  • Supports for Monthly Current and Deferred Income tax entries in SAP – Prepare Blackline for the same.

  • Support EY by responding about Direct tax information required for tax accounting activities

  • Ensure compliance of transfer pricing regulations and handling transfer pricing audits / queries of FBR

  • Advice / interact with internal and external customer regarding direct tax and withholding income tax issues

  • Prepare for refund documentation support to take up refund verification exercise.

  • Support in Internal audit of areas pertaining to direct tax

  • Handling random queries from regional tax planning, compliance and accounting teams

  • Preparing commentaries / memos for explaining the region about local laws, tax issues and tax orders issued to the company

  • Work jointly with finance controlling on legal levies of Workers’ welfare fund and workers profit participation fund

  • Facilitate in tax compliance of the Provident fund of the company

  • Maintaining archived information for support of direct tax audits, withholding tax audits and Transfer pricing audits and any other queries

  • Identification of UTB and its review on Quarterly basis

  • Ensure Compliance of SOX controls pertaining to direct tax

  • Discuss indirect tax issues with indirect team timely to asses impact on direct tax reporting

  • Maintain tracker of exemption certificates and import exemptions issued by vendors to ensure data is available at the time of audit / queries / orders raised by the tax authorities

  • Ensure compliance of notices / order issued by Federal or Provincial authorities by compilation / extraction of data, review, providing them to tax consultant and resolving their queries with in short deadline of notices / orders

  • Ensure compliance of Ways of Working with EY , including but not limited uploading date through TAFI tool for compliance

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE in relevant tax laws and regulations and tax compliance processes

  • BUSINESS ACUMEN and experience working in tax compliance with a large corporation or Big Four accounting firm preferred

  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS including strong communication and project management skills. A team player with “can do” drive to deliver results

  • GROWTH/DIGITAL MINDSET and the ability to leverage technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools

  • INTEGRITY and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with our values and policies and external regulations

More about this role

What you need to know about this position:

This position, reporting into the Manager Tax, is responsible for ensuring compliance for direct tax for Mondelez Pakistan, UAE and Bahrain

The Position broadly covers (and not limited to)

  • Compliance of direct tax laws as per Income tax ordinance of the jurisdictions

  • Ensure compliance of transfer pricing rules and withholding income tax rules

  • Handling of direct tax audits, transfer pricing audits and vendor withholding tax audits

  • Facilitating EY & finance controlling for Tax accounting queries

  • Interacting with internal and external stakeholders locally and regionally ( Tax compliance, tax accounting and tax planning) , EY, external auditors and tax office on day to day basis

  • Facilitating AER lead for indirect tax matters in Pakistan

What extra ingredients you will bring:

Stakeholder management with consultants and tax office (on need basis)

Education / Certifications:

ACCA, CA (part qualified)

Job specific requirements:

Proficient on SAP, Excel

This position requires a strong 5 + Years of experience in Tax compliance, Financial Accounting and reporting ideally with a MNC with exposure of tax

Travel requirements:


Work schedule:


No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Mondelēz International in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan serves the Middle East and Africa markets as well as Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, we have more than 2600 employees working across seven plants and six commercial offices; we make, bake, sell and deliver our products to customers. We are market leaders in key snacking categories with iconic global and local brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Milka, Oreo and belVita biscuits, Barni Cakes,Tang powdered beverage, Chiclets and Trident gum and Halls candy.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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