Custom and Excise Tax Manager

Full time @Addify posted 1 year ago

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Group Customs & Excise Manager, you will report to the Taxation-Head basis and oversee the following lead business areas:

  • Assisting and leading a team responsible for processing mandatory customs & excise declarations and internal compliance reports.
  • Support Business with technical tax advice on customs and excise matters, including any tax planning opportunities.
  • Manage the continuous improvement of compliance procedures across the IFFCO Group.
  • Provide high-quality structured training on customs & excise to the Supply Value Chain teams across IFFCO Group.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including Supply Chain Team, Tax Team colleagues, site management, customs & excise responsible staff at sites, relevant tax authorities
  • Oversee mandatory controls and the company’s compliance protocols
  • Maintain an appropriate control environment, including critical master data for timely and accurate customs and excise declarations, and license renewals.
  • Lead the HS Code review across the IFFCO Group
  • As directed, provide ad-hoc technical support during the tax audits and reviews

Key Performance Indicators:-

  • Managing tax cost – there is a relatively large tax cost associated with customs duty and excise taxes, therefore managing the cost of those will be measured.
  • Managing tax risk –effectively managing tax and related enterprise risk is an important responsibility of the tax function. KPI:
  • Frequency and magnitude of audit adjustments
  • The magnitude of return to provision adjustments
  • The magnitude of penalty assessments
  • Time spent on and resources dedicated to compliance and financial reporting activities

Work Experience:-

  • The successful Customs & Excise Manager be based anywhere across the GCC Region. You will also have the following skills.
  • Expert in GCC and GAFTA Customs duty regulation.
  • Experience in dealing with ZATCA/ FTA on customs duty and excise matters
  • 5+ years experience in shipping and/or customs and excise role


  • University education in law or economics or training in financial administration
  • Additional qualification as a tax advisor or a specialist advisor for customs and excise duties
  • Local and Arabic speakers are only required


Competent in the use of standard EDP and IT systems, ideally with SAP knowledge


  • Committed, self-motivated team player with an analytical approach
  • Excellent organizational skills with a practical, results-oriented approach
  • Excellent communication skills; fluent in – English and preferably in Arabic
  • Ability to communicate with non-tax stakeholders.

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