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Senior Associate, Tax Matters

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 6, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  967664

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.


The opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Tax Senior Associate assists with the execution and planning of tax strategies and programs and supervise tax compliance for the Firm’s Canadian entities.


Your key responsibilities

  • Support the Tax Associate Director on managing the taxation matters, risks and opportunities of the Firm and its affiliated partnerships and corporations 
  • Assess and advise the Tax Associate Director on taxation and accounting matters related to the determination of taxable income of the Firm.
  • Conduct research on various strategic taxation matters related to potential transactions, tax planning matters for the Firm, investments of the Firm and other special projects.
  • Evaluate tax risks related to foreign jurisdictions (primarily the US) including foreign source income, establishment of PE's, foreign tax credits, withholding taxes, and taxation of non-residents and tax treaty relief.
  • Draft the preparation and compliance of all federal, provincial and foreign filings for the Firm and related entities.
  • Perform standard operating procedures to centralize and support the efficient, timely and accurate preparation of all tax filings.
  • Support the Associate Director on matters related to all tax audits and respond to all tax notices and related correspondence.
  • Provide technical taxation advice and knowledge to others within the finance group.
  • Provide basic personal and professional corporation tax assistance to the partners of the Firm.
  • Assess and manage firm taxation matters related to inbound and outbound services provided through the EY global network.
  • Liaise with People Advisory Services on employment related taxation matters (i.e.. transfer of staff and partners to other countries in the EY global network).


To qualify for the role you must have 

  • Have a bachelor's degree, preferably with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or economics
  • Have a minimum of 4 years of experience working in the tax department of a public accounting firm providing services to CCPC’s, or the equivalent experience in business or industry
  • Have an accounting designation or specialty certification in tax
  • Strong computer literacy skills with Microsoft Office and advanced level Excel skill (pivots, v-lookups, and advanced formulas)
  • Be able to communicates abstract concepts in simple terms
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems
  • Must be detail oriented, a self-starter with the ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities and complete work timely and accurately
  • Have broad exposure to federal income taxation
  • Have advanced analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills


What we offer 

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

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