Corporate Tax Specialist


Reporting to the Manager Tax, the Corporate Tax Specialist will apply in-depth knowledge on all matters related to corporate income tax compliance, research, planning, forecasting, and accounting for related tax liabilities. The Corporate Tax Specialist will work closely with members of the finance team. This position requires a qualified professional who is specialized in corporate tax.

  • Prepare income tax returns and related calculations, partnership returns, schedules and elections, making efficient use of tax software where applicable.
  • Consults with and advises on all matters related to corporate tax compliance, planning, and risk management across the Company’s businesses in Canada and the U.S. Develops and maintains complex tax models required to support various finance initiatives and in response to legislative developments, including Pillar II, EIFEL, and 163(j).
  •  As the corporate tax expert, compile memos, working papers, and reconciliations, ensuring each file is adequately supported and maintained in compliance with legislative requirements and internal protocol.
  • Work independently on a variety of complex corporate tax issues and makes balanced recommendations, escalating complex issues if required.
  • Update and/or review monthly income tax provision, preparing draft provision, tax note, and related IAS 12 accounting entries for review prior to inclusion in consolidated financial reporting.
  • Access ERP systems (including Microsoft D365), to extract records and reports, interpret data, and perform routine and ad-hoc analyses.
  • Assemble documentation requested by taxation authorities, including the preparation of responses to external auditor queries.
  • Prepare technical research and provide recommendations on a variety of income tax issues.
  • Assess the impact of new and emerging tax legislation, including Pillar II, EIFEL, and trust reporting.
  • Maintain accurate computations of tax attributes such as surplus, ACB, PUC, E&P, etc.
  • Maintain complex Microsoft Excel tax models and distill findings. 
  • Acts as the senior corporate tax resource by providing guidance, coaching, mentoring to less experienced staff, escalating more complex issues to the Manager Tax. 
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment and proactive approach to Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) through participation in all applicable EH&S programs and ensures safe operation of the branch, team or unit and compliance with all Company EH&S policies and procedures. 
  • May perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications – Related Education, Experience & Skills

  • CPA Designation or equivalent is required.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma and/or equivalent years of related experience.
  • 7 – 10 years of in-depth experience in a corporate tax role in a for-profit enterprise, a public accounting firm, or equivalent is required.
  • Experience in the preparation and completion of Canadian tax provisions and tax returns is required.
  • CPA Canada In-depth Tax Course Levels I, II, and III is required.
  • Experience in a public company setting would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in indirect tax, US tax and/or Canadian energy industry tax would be considered an asset.
  • Strong computer and technical skills including Microsoft Office Applications, TaxPrep, and accounting systems, including Microsoft Dynamics AX and D365; Advanced Microsoft Excel and analytics skills preferred.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to explain complex tax issues to all levels of the business and external advisors.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with key business stakeholders.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both verbally and in written form.
  • Self-motivated, energetic team player, able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives.
  • Ability to complete assignments on time and in a manner fully acceptable to the individual(s) requesting same.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail in the performance of duties.

Working Conditions

  • The majority of the work is performed in an office environment.
  • This position requires the ability to work in-person from our Calgary head office 3-5 days per week. 
  • This job is subject to background checks as outlined in Gibson Energy’s Background Checks policy. Background checks may include: employment history verification, reference checks, education and/or credentials verification, driver's license verification, credit check and a criminal history check.

What We Offer
What makes us different from other companies? Who are we and why do you want to work with us?  Well, its because of:

  • Competitive salary and total rewards package!
  • Pension matching contribution
  • Comprehensive health, dental & vision benefits, including leading mental health and family planning benefits
  • Generous time off.
  • Incredible work environment and culture that supports career development and advancement
  • A flexible hybrid work environment.