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Tax Manager


Position ID: J1117-1163
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Division: Finance
Region: Head Office
Job Category: Finance
Number of Positions 1

Keeping You Moving:

RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups with over 300 years of experience and over 20 million customers worldwide.Our people are committed to building a dynamic internal culture where our people love what they do and feel motivated to keep things moving – for customers, for their colleagues and as part of their own growth and development. In RSA, employing positive people is how we achieve success. You will be working in an environment that encourages you to do great work and you constantly will be faced with fresh challenges that have a direct impact on our business. We believe your personality and passion will keep RSA and our business moving forward. At RSA we have a culture that supports and rewards high performance with a competitive reward policy for top performers. Our rewards package includes competitive compensation, work / life balance, opportunities to learn and the chance to make a difference working for a worldwide industry leader.

Position Overview:

This role involves managing day to day operations of the tax department, including tax compliance and tax planning functions. You will support the Director in developing best practices and promoting the overall tax strategy of RSA Global and our Canadian organizations. You will be engaged in tax planning, reporting, management and minimization activities, working with Finance and business colleagues internally and with external tax advisers and Authorities, often across national and international boundaries. You will add value through your technical expertise and your ability to apply this to RSA and deliver business and financial benefits from effective tax management.

Who you are:

Your enthusiasm is infectious. You challenge the status quo. You find solutions to problems. You go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. You get things done the right way. You represent our brand with passion and pride. You are a team player. You have fun and you make work fun for those working around you.

What you will achieve in this role:

• Maintaining current knowledge of tax laws in Canada and partnering with the business to ensure that the company is in compliance;
• Keeping the Director of Tax abreast of the current tax situation, recommending and following through on agreed actions that will optimize the company’s tax position and/or cashflow
• Contributing to and/or operating within RSA global tax policy and process framework to ensure timely reporting, effective control and good practice
• Ensuring tax compliance for the relevant business or form of taxation including the submission of accurate and timely returns, including both income tax and indirect tax returns, as well as input to annual reports etc
• Leading or contributing to the management and maintenance of strong, positive relationships with external advisers and/or Tax Authorities
• Leading or contributing to the development of analytical tools and techniques to support and enable complex tax modeling and forecasting
• Contributing to a wide variety of projects and initiatives i.e. corporate structuring, mergers, disposals, etc.
• Managing regular ad hoc research requests concerning premium tax, capital tax, commodity tax, transfer pricing issues, international taxation and payroll/HR issues
• Communicating general tax principles to create awareness, recognize risk, and realize opportunities for improvement across the business
• Developing or recommending action to raise standards and improve operational effectiveness and consistency through process, technology and/or people capability development

What you bring to this role:

• Minimum 1 to 2 years of industry experience and 5 years of progressive tax experience;
• A University degree in a related discipline as well as completion of Parts I & II of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course;
• A Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation required;
• Ability to openly communicate with the business to obtain information required and the ability to transfer key learnings back to the business to improve quality & timelines in the future;
• Above-average interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and facilitation) and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization;
• Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate colleagues, teams and projects;
• Willingness to work together with employees across the organization to achieve shared goals as well as the ability to put team and organizational needs above their own;
• Capability and willingness to work in a fast-paced, continuously changing environment;
• A high level of comfort and demonstrated experience with technology and software, including the full Microsoft suite; Lotus Notes; TaxnetPro research databases; and TaxPrep compliance software.
• A working knowledge of advanced accounting systems (HUON/Khalix) and reporting packages (Star3) is a definite asset.

Other Information:

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.We invite you to learn more about us at our Career Site, www.rsagroup.ca, where you can apply on line. RSA group of Companies is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.RSA group of Companies will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA or call us at toll free 1 (800)-855-0511. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Skills:
  • Taxation
  • CA
  • HUON
  • Khalix
  • Microsoft Office
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills


Where did you first learn about this position?*

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.




Johnson is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.