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Senior Tax Manager - 6 Month Contract

Job Highlights
General Accountabilities
  • Review, approve and/or complete the Canadian, USA and international tax returns assuring compliance with federal, provincial/state and local tax laws and regulations. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Sales tax
  • Non-resident tax
  • Corporate Income tax
  • GST
  • HST
  • QST
  • PST
  • Prepare/ Assist/ review working papers for all tax return filings for all Canadian, USA and international corporations
  • Ensure tax templates used for monthly tax accounting are correct and adjusted for tax changes
  • Prepare tax forecast information for inclusion into the corporate forecast monthly
  • Ensure tax registrations are filed and maintained in all tax jurisdictions required
  • Review and ensure tax assessments and notices of reassessment are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner. Prepare the necessary correspondence with the taxing authorities, including notice of objections
  • Prepare all election forms as required for tax filings
  • Prepare and process future income tax asset and liabilities accounting entries under Canadian GAAP in SAP computer accounting system.
  • Work with internal staff to prepare and submit Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED) claims
  • Responsible for calculating income tax entries for current and future income tax accounts for monthly/quarterly/annual financial reporting as required.
  • Research and plan according to current tax laws and evaluate the tax implications of current and proposed company activities.
  • Design, recommend and implement effective tax planning strategies to minimize corporate tax liability in accordance with current tax laws and regulations.
  • Supervise Tax Manager and provide coaching and guidance as needed
  • Review the work prepared by firms for international tax filings to ensure there are no issues and all filings have been completed and any issues are resolved on timely manner
  • Liaise with operations staff to address tax issues of projects in foreign jurisdictions
  • Work with external auditors to ensure all tax amounts on financial statements are correct and prepare audit working papers for the tax accounts.

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to self check work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team situation and a large capacity for work
  • Methodical in working spreadsheets with the ability to draw out the underlying trends and explain variances.
  • Self starter who can manage work under tight deadlines.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent presentation skills.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:


  • A four-year university education or equivalent in accounting, plus further specialized tax courses
  • A professional Canadian accounting designation such as CPA, CA, CMA, and/or CGA is required
  • Completion or enrollment in CPA In-depth tax program an asset.
  • Must have experience with corporate tax return preparation experience working with large multinational or large Canadian corporations
  • Experience preparing tax provisions under ASPE using the future tax method.
  • Canadian corporate tax accounting knowledge and demonstrated expertise. USA and/or international tax an asset, or willingness to learn.
  • Canadian and USA sales tax knowledge and experience an asset, or willingness to learn.
  • Must have excellent computer, spreadsheet skills. Demonstrated advanced user of Microsoft Excel and intermediate user of other Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of SAP systems to extract information required to prepare tax returns is an asset.
  • A period of up to 10 years’ relevant work experience and supervisory experience
  • Willingness to learn other areas of tax as necessary to meet the needs of the organization


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Senior Tax Manager - 6 Month Contract

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