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Senior Tax Manager - Global Compliance and Reporting - Ottawa

Location:  Ottawa
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  143021

(Hybrid Work Arrangement)


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions.  Demand has made this a rapidly growing area, and the relationships we build here translate into big business in other areas, making this a true priority. 

The opportunity

As a Tax Services Senior Manager, you will be a part of our Global Compliance & Reporting (GCR) group.  In this role, you will develop the technical proficiency and connectivity to address client issues as well as develop as a well-rounded, quality-focused tax professional. As a member of E&Y's GCR practice, you will develop the combination of deep tax knowledge and a sophisticated understanding of business drivers to serve your clients to the best of your ability. This position is in Ottawa and offers an excellent opportunity for learning and career advancement to the right candidate.

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Manager, you will lead and team with talented and innovative professionals dedicated to client service. The Successful candidate will be providing tax compliance, reporting and advisory solutions in many industries and will participate in and supervise multiple and challenging tax consulting engagements. The candidate will develop and implement strategies to capitalize on business opportunities for our diverse clients while also contributing to the delivery of innovative tax planning ideas and become a trusted business advisor. 

Skills and attributes for success

  • Planning and organizing teams for the execution of a variety of corporate, personal, trust and partnership assignments including compliance, information reporting, assurance and advisory
  • Advising on technical matters, process and procedure modification
  • Performing compliance, tax accounting analysis and technical research reviews
  • Conducting and documenting tax research
  • Coaching and mentoring more junior staff to execute assignments with accuracy and completeness
  • Leading tax engagement teams in serving the tax needs of clients 
  • Establish relationships with clients and gain a solid understanding of their business
  • Comfortable with business development, networking and promotion in a variety of client-facing situations
  • Enhance technical skills by remaining up-to-date on trends, new legislative developments and tax authority decisions, and apply them to complex situations relevant to the client
  • Identify opportunities for providing tax planning and other special services and contribute to thought leadership materials
  • Support the development and coaching of tax professionals within a team environment
  • Participate in and contribute to the attainment of team objectives


To qualify for the role you must have

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field and a minimum of 8 years of tax experience
  • An accounting designation or other related experience or certification relevant to an area of specialization
  • Completion of CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course
  • Ability to lead small, medium and large sized client engagements and interact effectively with clients and internal team members
  • The successful candidate must lead by example and have proven leadership/people management skills
  • Ability to research and write utilizing electronic tax tools
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong tax accounting and assurance skills
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Process oriented with excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Ideally, you’ll also have
Maturity, proactive attitude, commitment, and a highly motivated and driven team player


What we look for

We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.

What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the LGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


EY | Building a better working world 


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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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