Sr Corporate Tax & Regulatory Advisor (E18-104)

At FortisAlberta we invest in our greatest resource – our people. As Alberta’s largest electricity distribution provider, we are positioned for growth. Each day, FortisAlberta employees strive to exceed customer expectations while maintaining a focus on our commitment to safety.

REPORTS TO: Manager, Regulatory & Financial Planning
TITLE: Sr Corporate Tax & Regulatory Advisor (E18-104) 
WORK LOCATION/OFFICE: Calgary                                                                
STATUS: 01 Full Time - Salaried       
NUMBER OF HIRES: 1                


Under the general direction of the Manager Regulatory and Financial Planning, the Senior Corporate Tax & Regulatory Advisor is primarily responsible for the preparation of corporate income tax provisions, T2 filings, tax forecasting, commodity tax filings and any other related corporate or indirect tax functions.  In addition, this role is responsible for providing advanced analysis and strategic input on various routine and project level assignments for regulatory forecasting. This includes a heavy emphasis on providing ongoing analysis of both revenue requirement proposals and earnings results with presentation of financial and regulatory impacts to senior management.  Autonomous project work such as adoption of new regulatory and financial standards will be included.


• Bachelor’s degree specializing in Commerce or Business plus a minimum of 7 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
• Professional accounting designation (CPA) required
• Experience with corporate income tax and indirect tax is required is an asset
• Experience working in a regulated environment in a research or analytical role is an asset
• Thorough understanding of the Alberta electric industry (all components) and related regulation is an asset

• Prepare organizational readiness by interpreting tax provision and regulatory changes
• Assess impacts and implications on business needs based on tax and regulatory requirements
• Prepare the quarterly and annual tax provision, T2 and other necessary tax filings
• Ensure that all required indirect tax filings are completed accurately, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This includes GST, withholding tax, and other required tax filings  
• Identify areas where potential indirect tax compliance issues arise and work with the appropriate groups to address the issues to ensure compliance
• Participate in tax planning, regulatory tax outlook and support annual budget process
• Further develop best practices in compliance with commodity tax processes
• Compile, analyze and interpret financial data in preparation for regulatory applications, including, but not limited to, tax implications
• Provide extensive support throughout tariff application negotiations and litigation, and in response to subsequent re-filings or AUC directives
• Stay abreast of developments concerning components of the Company’s revenue requirement and offer direction on resulting strategic alternatives from a regulatory, tax and financial perspective
• Advise on interpretation and application of Electric Utilities Act and Regulations and of decisions from regulatory authorities
• Development of detailed financial analysis and modeling to support the annual assessment of goodwill impairment, along with tax implications

• Provide guidance and advisory services to key internal stakeholders including financial reporting, regulatory, legal, as well as the external auditors and any third-party advisors

• Special projects and other duties as assigned

• Solid understanding of utility ratemaking principles
• Strong and established verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly present information to various audiences in both formal and informal settings
• Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships with all levels of employees through intuitive business insight and personal credibility; this includes the ability to make recommendations and influence outcomes
• Demonstrated judgment in dealing with sensitive and/or confidential information, particularly in the regulatory process
• Excellent analytical skills, with rigorous attention to detail
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, in order to manage multiple priorities and competing demands with tight timelines
• Advanced experience using MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); specifically utilizing MS Excel for data analysis and modeling
• Demonstrated ability with SAP and supporting data analysis software

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