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Sr. Tax Accountant with previous income tax experience to support a Tax Advisory Group for a large banking client - 144727-1

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jan 03, 2023
Job End Date: Mar 31, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 125184
Location: Toronto
Location: Minimum 3 days in the office (Tuesday/Thursday mandatory in office)
Duration: 1 year contract, possibility of extension

The Tax Advisory Group is a team of seven who work very closely and collaboratively with each other in the larger taxation group. 

Daily Responsibilities:
  • Respond to all tax-related queries from business partners regarding clients, products and services on a timely basis to enable functions to provide quality client service
  • Research complex and specialized tax issues
  • Identify issues and topics requiring training and development, participate in the organization, development and/or delivery of internal training programs, contribute to tax sections of policy and procedure manuals and develop and maintain tax reference material
  • Identify and communicate tax risks associated with products and services, assess the effectiveness of controls in place to manage those risks, identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of controls, and work with business units to develop and implement controls and procedures for monitoring compliance
  • Monitor all new Canadian income tax legislation (and other foreign tax legislation as required)
  • Provide advice and review tax opinions provided by external advisors on complex product issues and client transactions
  • Participate in representations to, and negotiations with government officials
  • Write articles and reference material for internal newsletter and Tax Advisory Group website
What program/technology/software knowledge is essential for this role? 
  • Tax research sites (Taxnetpro, TaxFind, etc.)
Must-have Skills:
  • Professional designation (CPA or LLB/JD)
  • Completion of CICA In-Depth Tax Course
  • 5+ years professional or industry experience in personal, trust and corporate taxation, including personal financial planning
  • Knowledge of and experience with specialized tax issues relevant to such things as registered plans, estates, personal and specialty trusts, investment funds, securities brokerage and global custodial services
  • Broad knowledge of financial institutions, personal and corporate trust business and operations
Nice-to-have Skills:
  • CFP designation
  • Fluent in French