Tax Accountant (Finance Operations)


Job Purpose

The Tax Accountant is responsible for managing the tax-related matters for the institution while ensuring compliance with government tax laws and regulations while optimizing the university’s tax position.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyze financial statements and transactions to identify and assess tax liabilities.
  • Prepare and file periodic tax returns for the university and its subsidiaries, ensuring compliance with all relevant tax laws and regulations.
  • Provide input on tax-efficient financial decisions, such as investment choices, asset management, and funding sources.
  • Serve as the primary resource to the campus and management for the assigned tax areas.
  • Offer solutions for tax matters while ensuring the University’s full compliance.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of all tax-related documents and transactions.
  • Ensure proper documentation to support tax deductions, credits, and exemptions.
  • Prepare and submit reports to relevant tax authorities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Handle any tax-related audits and inquiries, working closely with the university’s legal team.
  • Monitor changes in tax laws and regulations that may impact the university and implement necessary adjustments to remain compliant.
  • Document business processes pertaining to the position’s duties
  • Offer guidance to university departments and administration on tax matters, including grants, scholarships, and payroll taxes.
  • Educate university stakeholders on tax-related issues, and policies.
  • Provide tax-related training and information to university staff to ensure proper compliance.
  • Stay updated on changes in tax laws and regulations through continuous learning and research.
  • Liaison with tax auditors, tax regulators as well as external auditors in matters related to all taxes.
  • Provide guidance for tax related adjustments/entries in the books of accounts.
  • Manage tax grouping and tax carry forward of credits and charges.
  • Ensure adherence to a transfer pricing related tax rules.
  • Adhere to the University’s information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager


Qualifications & Experience

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Any relevant Certifications preferred.
In-depth knowledge of federal, and local tax laws and regulations.


  • A minimum 5 years of relevant experience

UAE Nationals:

  • Candidate with good potential to perform assigned duties.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team ([email protected] ).

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Accountant
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard

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