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Manager, Taxation

Job IDobmSsfwB-14465-5949
Date Posted2024-04-18
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryUtilities

Highlights of the job

We are hiring a full-time, permanent Manager, Taxation position working out of Edmonton, AB.


The Manager, Taxation is accountable for the overall performance of EPCOR Utilities Inc.'s taxation function. This includes ensuring accurate and timely preparation of income tax and other returns including GST, PST and property tax filings. Additionally, the preparation of tax provision working papers on a quarterly and annual basis.

What you'd be responsible for

  • Providing input to the Senior Manager, Canadian Taxation's plans and directions, ensuring an appropriate understanding of the EPCOR and Corporate Finance strategy as it applies to Taxation and working to ensure on-going effective positioning and appropriate relationships between Taxation and the rest of EPCOR.
  • Developing and implementing level appropriate goals and deliverables for the team and ensuring alignment with the Corporate Finance business plan and relevant metrics.
  • Identifying the necessary budget requirements for the provision of timely and accurate tax services.
  • Creating, mentoring and supporting a strong team.
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate preparation and submission of all forms of tax filings, returns, remittances, payments and instalments.
  • Ensuring that no interest or penalties are incurred in relation to late or incorrect tax filings, returns, remittances, payments or instalments. Work with the Senior Manager, Canadian Taxation to ensure that prudent taxation strategies are implemented to minimize taxes within context of existing tax laws.
  • Developing, implementing and reviewing processes to ensure compliance to policies, standards, regulatory requirements and ensure mitigation of risks.
  • Maintaining compliance with new and existing tax laws and regulations and the timely and accurate recording of all tax related liabilities and expense.
  • Preparing of quarterly and year-end tax provision working papers.
  • Working as a subject matter expert and developing a thorough understanding of EPCOR's operations to add value and support towards operational success. 
  • Participate fully in Canadian business development projects, including leading tax-related due diligence and structuring.

What's required to be successful

  • Degree or Diploma in business, finance, accounting or a related discipline.
  • A professional Accounting Designation.
  • Completion of the In-depth Tax Course, Level I through III.
  • A minimum of 10 years accounting experience, including a minimum of 5 years' experience in Canadian income tax with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience and/or interest with US/Cross-Border tax issues and tax due diligence/structuring.
  • Experience with indirect tax considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the relevant knowledge to ensure the timely and accurate preparation and submission of tax filings, returns, remittances, payments and instalments.
  • Able to successfully apply the relevant knowledge to ensure that all tax related liabilities and expenses are recorded in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Analytical Thinking / Problem Solving: Draws on own knowledge and experience base and calls on other references and resources as necessary, building a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand.
  • Expertise: Acquires and uses technical / procedural / professional information or skills to accomplish a result or to serve one's "customers" effectively ("customers" can be co-workers, peers or management, as well as external consumers of a service).
  • Decision Making / Judgement: Demonstrates the ability to make decisions authoritatively and wisely, after adequately contemplating various available courses of action.

Other important facts about this job

Jurisdiction: MGMT

Hours of work: 80 hours biweekly


Application deadline: April 30, 2024


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Please note the following information:

  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age, successfully attained a high school diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education) and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
  • A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.


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