Senior Tax Manager Canada

Full time
Based on Experience
canada 10/02/2018   Full time Based on Experience

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for two results driven, analytical tax professionals to join our team in the role of Senior Manager, Taxation, for our Downtown Toronto location. These opportunities have arisen due to retirements in the OPG tax team. Reporting to the Director, Taxation, the Senior Manager, Taxation will be part of a collaborative team that is highly regarded by our business partner(s) and where you will have the opportunity to participate in complex and interesting tax matters including working on new and unique long-term initiatives. The Taxation department at OPG fulfils an important role that is responsible for corporate and commodity taxes. Its functions include reporting, compliance, advice, participation in revenue requirement submissions to regulatory authorities, tax incentives, planning for acquisitions and dispositions, tax structuring for pension and nuclear fund investments. The Taxation department is a key contributor and partner in all of OPG’s initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your career, as these positions allow you to rotate between various roles in the Tax department with the ability to expand your work experience and knowledge. An exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner. 

  • Provide tax advice to business units on income tax matters including structuring advice and contracts review;
  • With the help of a direct report, support the regulatory finance team with respect to the income tax aspect of regulated revenue and variance accounts;
  • Be the main point of contact for OPG’s commodity tax matters;
  • Coordinate and monitor the activities of the external firm that prepares OPG’s SRED claims and be the main point of contact for other tax incentives;
  • Provide tax advice with respect to taxation of benefits based on provisions of OPG’s collective agreements;
  • Provide tax related support to business units with respect to planning for major capital projects including new builds, refurbishing existing facilities etc.; and
  • Monitor developments relating to tax incentives including SRED deductions and ITC’s, accelerated depreciation for tax and other industry related incentives.


    • Assist with other functions within Taxation such as tax compliance, provision and reporting and special projects as required;
    • Assist with the on going development of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Canadian tax requirements;
    • Provide income tax seminars and training across the company, as needed;
    • Stay current with developments in the tax area especially ones that impact OPG. Determine and assist with the communication of the impact of changes in income tax legislation to the business;
    • Develop and maintain relationships and contacts within the external tax community to be aware of new and up-to-date tax information; and
    • Provide mentoring, and support to the tax staff.


    • University degree with Finance, Accounting or equivalent; and
    • CPA, CA /CMA / CGA designation with levels I and II of the tax in-depth course completed is required. Level III in-depth tax course is preferred but not mandatory.


     We are seeking a dynamic tax professional with the following:
  • At least 7-10 years of progressive experience in audit and tax;
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in the tax department of a large organization and or experience working for a public accounting firm in the tax practice at a senior level;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a people leader position;
  • Requires advanced knowledge of tax and accounting concepts, applying and researching Canadian tax legislation, regulations, principles and practices;
  • Requires experience in tax provisions and tax compliance including preparation and review of corporate tax returns;
  • Exposure to commodity tax is an asset;
  • Ability to convey complex concepts in an audience appropriate manner;
  • Sound critical thinking and creative problem solving abilities;
  • Sense of urgency and decision making skills conducive to managing priorities and meeting internal and external timelines;
  • A results-oriented focus is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience in maintaining productive relationships;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence and communicate effectively across the company and externally at all levels;
  • Quick learner, ability to navigate organization and support systems to deliver results; and
  • Experience and exposure from working in/for highly regulated industries such as utilities, energy, power, mining, oil, gas, manufacturing, telecommunications or financial services is preferred.
  • The successful candidates will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.
    REF: CA/IN