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Vancouver - Transaction Tax - Manager or Senior Manager Tax

Location:  Vancouver
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1058043

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.


EY Canada’s Vancouver, Transaction Tax - M&A team has experienced significant growth in recent years. For those looking to forge a career in M&A tax, this team offers exciting potential, the chance to learn from leading tax professionals and develop into a trusted tax advisor. The work changes every day bringing constant opportunity to learn.


Janette Pantry, recognized as one of Canada’s leading tax professionals, leads the Vancouver team which includes an Associate Partner with over 25 years of tax experience, three Senior Managers, two Managers and two Seniors. The Vancouver Transaction Tax - M&A tax team is part of EY Canada’s national Transaction Tax practice of approximately 60 tax professionals who collectively share knowledge and assist each other. The team regularly advises on the largest transactions in the British Columbian and Canadian markets, meaning you’ll work on high profile transactions where tax advice is critical.


If you’re motivated by challenge, want to expand your tax experience and learn about advising clients amid their most important transactions while having fun and being supported by a highly effective team, this is the opportunity for you.


The opportunity

As a Manager or Senior Manager, you will be a part of our Transaction Tax (M&A) practice. You will be part of a team that helps clients determine the right deal to do, and then assists them in doing the deal right. Transaction Tax encompasses developing and advising on the tax structure, executing tax due diligence, challenging assumptions about future tax performance, tax modelling, and assisting with the tax aspects of purchase agreements, post-closing reorganizations, and other tax advisory matters.

Your key responsibilities


As a Manager or Senior Manager, you will be involved as part of the team in analyzing and structuring transactions, delivering outstanding client service as a project manager on due diligence projects for both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers, and assisting with a variety of tax advisory projects. Day-to-day responsibilities would include:

  • Assisting with structuring transactions for both strategic and financial owners, as well as corporate transactions related to acquisitions and divestitures
  • Managing due diligence projects and determining potential tax liabilities and exposures in both strategic and private equity transactions
  • Completing tax research and preparing tax structure memos
  • Preparing advance income tax rulings
  • Managing a variety of tax advisory projects including tax planning for both owner-managed and public corporations
  • Developing and implementing tax strategies to maximize after-tax proceeds to sellers in M&A transactions
  • Reviewing tax assumptions in financial models and/or preparing tax models
  • Developing internal relationships with other members of our Transaction Tax practice and other EY tax and financial professionals as you assist other groups in serving their clients

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study
  • A CPA, MTax, LLB or LLM credential
  • Minimum of 4 years of Canadian tax experience
  • Solid management, organizational and English written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment with changing demands

Ideally, you will also have

  • M&A tax experience.

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 who are inspired by helping clients in undertaking their most important transactions. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects 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 to 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 off 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
  • Internal and external 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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