PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The successful candidate will lead direct reports to ensure compliance with all commodity tax laws (including GST/HST, QST, PST, fuel tax, and carbon tax) with effective business process and in compliance with SOX controls. The Manager Commodity Tax (Finance) will provide commodity tax advice to client departments on business transactions, including reviewing of related documentation and agreements. The Manager Commodity Tax (Finance) will manage all commodity tax audits including resolution of audit issues with government taxing authorities and assist the Director Commodity Tax in filing of appeals. Assistance to the Director Commodity Tax will be required in major projects and tax planning opportunities to optimize the company’s tax position that aligns with corporate strategy and direction.
Compliance and Recovery: Manage and continually improving Canadian commodity tax compliance process, recovery (e.g., refund) program, and related controls to ensure alignment with corporate requirement including SOX; Provide technical expertise and coaching to direct reports to achieve the highest standards of tax compliance and to develop staff tax knowledge;
- Advisory: Advise client departments with respect to the company’s business through effective interpretation of legislation; Evaluate the tax impact of proposed business transactions and make recommendations to maximize tax savings and to minimize tax exposure;
- System: Assist client departments to establish and validate system tax logic for business processes to enhance effective tax compliance;
- Audit: Manage federal and provincial commodity tax audits to ensure timely completion, including replies to audit queries, review of proposed assessments, preparation of objection/appeal, resolving of disputes, and implementation of corrective action plans;
- Development: Keep current with new and proposed tax law changes and their impact on the company and assist the Director in establishing tax policy and procedures to ensure compliance.