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International Tax Manager

Permanent Primary Location: MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - Canada Job ID R21009700 Date posted 12/22/2021 Zip Code L5S 1E2

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Job Description:

The Canada Tax Manager will head the Canada tax department and effectively and efficiently manage tax risks and tax compliance where the company is active whilst providing a value added service to stakeholders and customers.  

Working with the Americas Tax Director, this post will help define a comprehensive strategic direction for tax at all levels throughout the regional and global organization.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Executive presence – ability to effectively communicate complex tax matters in laymen’s terms to allow non-tax business leader to understand the risks, opportunities and strategies involved in tax matters
  • Leadership, maturity, development and coaching, proactive and decisive
  • Creating a collaborative environment
  • Building internal and external relationships
  • Defining, proposing and implementing tax strategies
  • Assessing and mitigating tax risks
  • Setting up and managing the tax compliance framework
  • Taking ownership of corporate income tax compliance (local and federal tax returns, withholding taxes, etc.)
  • Co-operating on transfer-pricing matters with the Atlanta based transfer-pricing team
  • Handling tax audits
  • Continuous staff development

Key skills:

  • Experienced tax practitioner with previous experience in Canada and international taxes gained in consultancy firm and/or from working within a multi-national group
  • Detailed knowledge of Canada tax legislation, case law, guidance and best practices
  • Ability to draft written position using relevant tax legislation, case law and other guidance
  • Proven track record for cross border tax planning and international direct tax management and projects
  • Significant experience in negotiating successfully with tax authorities
  • Working knowledge of associated technical areas such as basic US taxation principles, treasury and accounting
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel from time to time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Direct, Indirect and Carbon Tax Compliance for all UPS Canadian subsidiaries, including review of workpapers for all tax return filings for federal, provincial/state and local tax laws and regulations.  This also includes ensuring that monthly estimated tax payments are made timely, and all elections are timely filed.
  • Engage and provide support for indirect taxes prepared by our non-tax partners. This may include writing and documenting procedures and implementing best practices for our non-tax teams to follow.  This may also include testing procedures to ensure compliance in these areas.  This includes the following areas of tax but is not limited to:
    • Sales tax
    • Non-resident tax
    • Payroll Income tax
    • GST, HST, QST, PST
    • Withholding taxes
  • Manage tax audits for all UPS Canadian subsidiaries, including review of tax assessments and notices of reassessment are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner, and includes preparation of correspondence with the tax authorities. This also includes working with external auditors to ensure all tax amounts on financial statements are correct.
  • Oversee the quarterly tax accounting and reporting for tax contingencies.
  • Prepare tax forecast information for inclusion into the corporate cash forecast.
  • Ensure tax registrations are filed and maintained in all tax jurisdictions required.
  • Plan, research write memorandum on current and proposed companies activities based on current or potential future tax law. 
  • Partner with Public Affairs to identify the need for proposed tax legislation and calculation of tax impact to UPS and foreign subsidiaries.
  • Design and implementation of effective tax planning strategies to minimize corporate tax liability in accordance with current tax laws and regulations.
  • Liaise with operations staff to address tax issues.
  • Managing relationships with outside professional firms as needed to coordinate on important tax issues.
  • Work with personnel in business development, treasury, accounting and other departments to coordinate business and tax issues.
  • Work with region tax managers concerning tax issues in the respective regions.
  • Manage and develop a staff of three.

    Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Eight plus years relevant work experience in Big 4 or large multi-national company preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, plus further specialization/certification in Tax.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Tax Preferred.
  • Professional Canadian accounting designation such as CA, CMA, and/or CGA Required.
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian GAAP/IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Must have excellent computer, spreadsheet skills. Demonstrated advanced user of Microsoft Excel and intermediate user of other Microsoft Office software. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Oracle systems in order to extract information a plus.
  • Must have corporate tax return preparation and review experience.
  • Experience managing audits from tax authorities.
  • Must have current Canadian and US corporate tax accounting knowledge and demonstrated expertise.
  • Must have current Canadian indirect tax knowledge and experience.

Health and safety is our highest priority. UPS Canada is a federally regulated employer.  The federal government has announced that it will propose regulations to make vaccination mandatory in all federally regulated workplaces in early 2022  Accordingly, you will be required to be fully vaccinated. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you may request an accommodation due to a medical, religious, or other prohibited ground of discrimination as described in the Canadian Human Rights Act.   

UPS Canada is a diverse and equal opportunity employer. Please advise our HR representatives if workplace accommodation is needed. Thank you for your interest in UPS Canada.

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