Senior Tax Manager Canada

Full time
Based on experience
canada 17/04/2018   Full time Based on experience

Team of Finance professionals drive business results through sustainable approaches and leading-edge thinking. Working with various business areas located at our sites around the world, the Finance team works to ensure that accounting practices and policies comply with international and local reporting standards. The team oversees accounting and planning, manages corporate treasury and taxation, implements and monitors business controls, conducts financial analysis, and supports cost engineering.

If you are looking to join a forward thinking team in a dynamic working environment, we have an opportunity in the Global Tax team for a Senior Tax Manager reporting directly to the Senior Director, International Tax and indirectly to the VP Global Tax & Treasury in Toronto, Ontario. Those in this position will take a lead role in tax operations, tax provisioning, tax advisory, planning, and compliance. You will be involved in projects or programs of diverse scope where analysis requires evaluation of business and taxation aspects on a multi-national or global basis, and will assist in developing and/or carrying out new strategies, policies, practices, methods, programs or techniques and utilizing them to analyze and interpret difficult problems or situations and/or establishing new strategic direction that is site or multi-site specific. Incumbents are accountable for delivering high quality work to ensure site’s / major function’s operations, schedules, and/or performance goals are met.

This position will perform tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Support global tax operations, continuous improvement initiatives, tax projects or planning initiatives, as well as other tax related matters as needed
  • Assist in analyzing global income tax, transfer pricing, and indirect tax impacts of non-routine business or corporate development initiatives
  • Review IFRS tax provisions and forecasts of global sites located in Asia, Europe and Americas, and provide value-added analysis in managing quarterly consolidated tax provision, uncertain tax positions and external reporting requirements
  • Review income tax and/or indirect tax returns, elections and other tax filings or information reporting, as well as transfer pricing studies and reports
  • Ensure that new developments in tax are conveyed to the appropriate people in the company and that processes are developed to ensure that the company is in compliance with laws and regulations
  • Assist in responding to queries from internal/external/government auditors


  • Supports the development and implementation of an integrated global tax plan, as well as other Global Taxation group initiatives.
  • Maintains responsibility and accountability for global tax planning and compliance matters.
  • Excellent knowledge of the marketplace conditions for taxation and finance
  • Knowledge of Celestica’s finance organization including strategic policies and objectives
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting for income taxes under IFRS and understanding of local GAAP in various jurisdictions for income tax balance sheet position and income statement tax provision
    • Ensure reasonability of permanent and temporary differences
    • Ensure other non-income based taxes are provided for
    • Deferred income tax asset analysis to justify balance sheet position
    • Review reserves for reasonability
    • Unrealized foreign exchange gain/loss analysis for purposes of deferred income tax position analysis
    • Ensure appropriateness of quarterly and year end note disclosure related to income taxes
  • Knowledge of accounting for tax impact of the following:
    • IFRS/local GAAP differences
    • Foreign exchange fluctuations
  • Knowledge of transfer pricing rules and indirect tax concepts
  • Prepare and/or review transfer pricing studies, reports, income tax returns, foreign reporting, tax authority communication; manage on-going audits
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers
  • Ability to interface with many international sites to establish strong working relationships and cooperation
  • Provide leadership, coaching and training to other members within the team and within global Finance.

Physical Demands:

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data
  • Repetitive manual movements are frequently required (e.g. data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc)
  • Occasional overnight travel is required

Typical Experience:

  • Eight to ten years of applicable experience working in a large, complex, multi-national company or major accounting firm.
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of corporate taxation and tax accounting is required.
  • Knowledge in transfer pricing, international tax, M&A, and indirect tax are assets.

Typical Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree and CPA designation
  • Completion of CICA In-Depth Tax Courses (Parts I, II and III)

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.