Senior Strategy Manager


Edmonton, AB, CA, T5J 0E5 Toronto, ON, CA, M5J 2V5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2G 1S5 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6B 0M3

Req ID:  40522
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Technology
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

Join our team and what we'll accomplish together


Are you fascinated by innovative technology that drives business forward? Are you equally interested in the outcomes and financials that make that technology come to life? If so, you may be the right fit for the Senior Strategy Manager role in the Research and Development (R&D) and Technical Innovations team.


The R&D and Technical Innovations team is responsible for a proactive and value-added R&D tax credits program, utilizing elements that provide information, analysis, tracking, and communications across all teams at TELUS. You’ll help our international and domestic teams identify, state, federal, provincial, R&D tax credits and quantify and qualify the potential tax opportunities, and increase eligible tax credits and economic incentives based on staying abreast with the relevant Income Tax Acts, tax authority policies and relevant case law.


You will leverage a solid foundation in program management to lead initiatives to excel in managing multiple priorities simultaneously and interact comfortably with various levels of management and external tax consultants. You will partner closely with the business unit’s leadership team, as well as our technical, finance and taxation partners, to help build our global R&D and domestic tax incentives. All this will influence key decisions and financial benefits across the TELUS Corporation.


So, if you're ready to make a difference in the world of technology, innovation and finance, join us on this exhilarating leadership journey at TELUS!

What you'll do


  • Collaborate with leadership at all levels to drive strategic priorities by facilitating high-impact results and providing expert guidance on tax credit claims feasibility for optimal decision-making
  • Project manage the delivery of US & UK R&D tax claims for multiple companies in our TELUS Agriculture and Consumer Goods and TELUS Health lines of business, while ensuring a comprehensive audit trial is created
  • Assist with domestic Canadian R&D tax claims development
  • Collaborate with global teams in people and culture, finance, payroll, taxation, engineering and design to gather project cost and technical information, and advise of tax credits for general ledger entries
  • Support Tax Authority audits in collaboration with tax consultants, including proactively liaising with government authorities in relation to audit queries
  • Source and submit requested information and attend Tax Authority meetings
  • Review reassessment proposals, researching legislation, filing objections and negotiating resolutions
  • Manage the tax consultant engagement by ensuring deliveries and fees are in alignment with contractual obligations
  • Where strategically needed, you will lead other projects, seek and implement methods of automation, perform deep dive business and financial analyses / investigations and present insights and conclusions to senior management

What you bring


  • Five or more years of experience providing program management, business planning and financial operational support as a high performing single contributor
  • Unquestionable professionalism, integrity and ethics with a desire to learn and become a value-add team member, hands-on approach to problem solving in a proactive and collaborative manner
  • Able to present complex information in an easily understood manner, tailoring the communication to diverse audiences to facilitate understanding
  • Engaging communicator with strong presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact confidently with senior management, business stakeholders and tax authorities
  • Excellent time management, organization, and planning skills with the ability to foster cross-functional teamwork to achieve outcomes in challenging environments (tight deadlines, limited information or resources, etc.)


Great - to- haves



  • Skilled in Google Suite, SAP, Excel, modern project management technologies, such as and other common software applications
  • University degree in Business, Finance or Accounting, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Prior experience with R&D tax credit programs, including preparing and supporting IT or software-based claims in the Telecommunications field


Salary Range:  $94,000-$142,000
Performance Bonus or Sales Incentive Plan:  15%

Actual total compensation will be determined based on factors such as knowledge, skills, performance and experience. In addition, TELUS offers rewarding benefits such as:

  • Comprehensive total rewards package highlighting competitive salary and bonus structures, minimum 3 weeks of vacation, and flexible benefits plan to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexibility to work in-office, virtually or a combination of both
  • Generous company matched pension and share purchase programs
  • Opportunity to give back to communities in which we work, live and serve
  • Career growth and learning & development opportunities to develop your skills
  • And much more …

A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. Your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

Note for Quebec candidates: if knowledge of English is required for this position, it is because the team member will be asked, on a regular basis, to interact in English with external or internal parties or to use English applications or software as part of their tasks.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.