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Manager, Tax

The Manager, Tax will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the tax function. The role will work closely with all members of the Finance team, as well as members of the operational divisions.

Key Responsibilities

Compliance:

  • Manage all aspects of the Group’s compliance, including preparation of more complex returns and review of other returns, filing elections, paying installments, etc.
  • Review and supervisory responsibilities for internally prepared tax reporting and tax accounting.
  • Complete audited tax provision and rate reconciliation for consolidated financial statements.
  • Identification and resolution of Canadian tax issues (federal and provincial income tax, GST/PST and other indirect taxes).
  • Assist in review of monthly GST returns and lead all excise tax reviews.

Planning:

  • Identification and mitigation of tax risks.
  • Lead research on tax positions and planning opportunities.
  • Coordination of advice on the Canadian tax impact of proposed business transactions, financing transactions, holding company structures, restructuring transactions and tax due diligence.
  • Build relationships within the business in order to better understand business issues and opportunities.
  • Provide advice and recommendations regarding income tax considerations to operating units, taking into consideration changing business needs, reorganizations and new lines of business.
  • Maintain current database of various tax attributes throughout the Group, including safe-income calculations.

Other:

  • Management and coordination of external tax advisors with regard to outsourced compliance and other project-based work.
  • Facilitate and manage inquiries and audits from tax authorities and other relevant government agencies.
  • Lead all ad hoc projects, including tax pro forma’s, deal specific tax advisory, etc.

Experience:

  • CPA designation.
  • Successful completion of Level II In-depth.
  • 5-10 years’ experience with tax compliance, planning and research.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Experience with preparation of T1’s, T2’s, T3’s, T5013’s, S.85 and S.97 elections.
  • Prior work on estate planning and/or real estate clients an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and deal with ambiguity.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely and to work comfortably with all levels of management.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS office and tax software.
  • Well organized, self-starter.
  • High level of attention to detail.
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