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Senior Tax Leader

November 16 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Services, Bank, Insurance, Financial services, Sales, Business Development, Taxation
Langley, BC
We are currently seeking a Senior Tax Leader to join our team.
The Senior Tax Leader provides leadership and expertise regarding the organization’s tax policies and objectives. This position is responsible for corporate tax compliance, tax planning and accounting for income taxes, acting as the main point of contact with external regulator/auditors. Acts as a partner with the business for corporate tax matters.
Here’s what would be included as a part of your typical day
1. Tax Expertise: Responsible for the review of corporate income tax returns, income tax provisions, and GST/PST filings. Assists with tax advisory and audit engagements, including drafting written memos, process and procedure documentations. Expected to remain up to date on new tax legislation that would impact First West Credit Union (FWCU) and its subsidiaries.
2. Tax Planning and Business Strategy: Identify and research technical tax issues that are relevant to FWCU and its subsidiaries. Lead and advise executive management of the effects of business activities on tax and strategies for minimizing tax liability. Manage and coordinate corporate tax planning and compliance for FWCU and its subsidiaries.
3. Leadership: Act as the primary contact for audit/tax consulting engagement related to the preparation for tax returns for FWCU and its subsidiaries. Take direct lead and control of special tax projects, ensuring they are properly planned and executed. Provide mentoring and technical guidance to staff with Finance and other departments when needed.
4. Risk Management and Control: Liaise with compliance, operations, legal and other related lines of business to resolve system, administrative, risk management and legal issues pertaining to the delivery of tax services; and other duties and projects as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance/Accounting), CPA designation.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years specializing in Corporate Tax within a public accounting firm in Canada; 8+ years of experience in income tax operations, such as preparation/review of income tax compliance, preferably in financial service industry.
  • Completed, or nearly completed the CPA In-depth Tax courses.
  • Extensive understanding of IFRS, relevant Canadian tax legislation, corporate tax provision and planning, GST/PST/HST compliance. Experience with multi-provincial corporate income tax in Canada is an asset.
  • Strong accounting, analytical, tax research skills.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills to identify and resolve diverse, complex, and ambiguous issues in a timely and practical manner.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and able to lead.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computer software programs e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with Taxprep
  • Experience working with oracle ERP System is an asset
Why work for us?
We offer a total rewards package that recognizes the meaningful work you do to support our members and our communities, which includes:
A competitive base salary plus performance-based incentive compensation
Annual merit pay increases
Flexible benefits as well as support for retirement benefits
Vacation time, a flexible “Day4U” and the option to purchase up to five additional vacation days
Other financial perks such as our Employee Banking Advantages which includes waived or reduced financial service fees, reduced rates on personal loans, mortgages and no-interest loans on lifestyle-related items that promote health, wellness, learning and business aptitude
In addition, you can enjoy socially conscious perks, like three paid days off every year, to volunteer for causes you care about.
What’s your place in the First West story? Apply now and let’s find out together!
First West regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity & Inclusion:
First West Credit Union is committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to create an inclusive, accessible environment for our candidates and employees that reflects the communities in which operate. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment or interview process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other types of accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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