Saudi Aramco
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VAT Accounting Analyst

Job Description and Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or in a related business discipline from a recognized and approved university. Candidates should be a Chartered Accountant (UK ACCA, ACA, Canadian CPA, and VAT Certified). An advanced degree is preferred. Advanced certification in VAT is considered a strong plus.

Additionally, candidates should have a minimum of 8 years of experience, with at least 6 years in value-added tax or goods & services tax specialty.

Experience with Energy operations as it relates to VAT is a significant plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following: 

  • Prepare reconciliations of the monthly VAT control accounts and the monthly VAT journal entries with a focus on details and ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Complete required VAT reporting in a timely manner to avoid penalties utilizing advanced Excel and SAP skills.
  • Provide quality and analytical reviews of tax preparation and support documents leveraging prior experience and technical knowledge.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and keep abreast of current developments relating to VAT.
  • Advise management through strong verbal and written communication regarding complex VAT law, accounting, and financial topics.
  • Manage VAT tax audits and answer ad hoc queries with tax authorities about tax payment and tax filing issues.
  • Support VAT IT solutions to ensure accurate VAT reporting, and where required, defining business requirements.
  • Continuously review and monitor the adequacy of systems, procedures, and other relevant records, to ensure compliance with VAT and other taxation regulations. 
  • Maintenance of VAT rates/codes within IT systems and ongoing monitoring of rates across VAT regulations. 
  • Prepare an annual report on the activities of the VAT Officer, with particular reference to the benefits generated.
  • Conduct and/or actively participate in meetings with management and peers, utilizing interpersonal communication skills to achieve the objectives of the VAT reporting and accounting team.