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Indirect Tax Manager

Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Req ID:  28886
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Finance
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

 

Join our team

 

The TELUS Tax team provides critical expertise, consultation and counsel to the various entities and business groups, domestic and international, within TELUS. As trusted advisors, we help support complex business transactions with insights and recommendations that influence decisions made by stakeholder and senior leaders. We are practical and creative, providing innovative solutions in our quest to be the leading global in-house Taxation team. Our team takes pride in driving operational excellence, best practices, and optimum results which contribute to business growth and exceptional customer and team member experiences.

 

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

 

As a Canadian Indirect Tax Manager, you will leverage your business acumen, pro-active leadership approach and in-depth knowledge of Canadian indirect taxation to actively lead TELUS business teams to be successful in planning for and achieving tax compliance. You will drive creative solutions in relation to a broad range of challenges including acquisitions, new product introductions, business process changes, systems implementations, audits and appeals.

 

As a strong team player, you will build relationships and actively collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders both within and outside of TELUS to quickly solve complex tax problems. Given your creative problem solving capabilities you will be comfortable identifying and comparing various competing resolution options and selecting the option which best optimizes tax and business outcomes. As a senior tax analyst, you will be comfortable with providing indirect tax guidance on complex contracts and with the interpretation of tax legislation, case law and government issued policies to lead the business to achieving tax compliance.

 

As a highly organized and adaptable professional, you will be comfortable in managing competing priorities and working closely with your Tax and non-Tax colleagues to ensure that deadlines and other expectations are met. As a flexible performer, you will show your skills, as required, in transitioning from detail oriented work to a broader “bigger picture” approach. You will bring an aptitude for learning. You will be comfortable in shifting and re-allocating priorities in order to support evolving business and taxation needs.

 

What we'll accomplish together

 

  • Build relationships with business stakeholders to fully understand the business priorities and challenges
  • Develop a thorough understanding of indirect/commodity tax legislation (and especially GST/HST, QST and PST laws), jurisprudence and policies which impact on our business in order to optimize outcomes
  • Leading projects and initiatives as identified by the Vice President, Taxation, or other stakeholders such as planning opportunities, gap analysis, Federal/Provincial budget and legislation analysis, and data extraction from TELUS systems
  • Pro-actively liaise with government authorities to fully understand leading government imperatives and incorporate that knowledge into our planning processes
  • Pro-actively support broad range of internal initiatives as they relate to indirect taxation including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, formation of partnerships or alliances including any supply chain related proposed changes
  • Critically evaluate current and/or proposed systems and business processes for tax related weaknesses and/or opportunities for improvement and support initiatives to change those systems and processes
  • Actively support systems implementations, business process changes and other projects with a view to optimizing taxation outcomes


What you bring

 

  • Recognized as a strong communicator who conveys, both orally and in writing, insights, concepts and ideas in a clear, simple and concise manner
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications, technology, health and agriculture technology industry
  • Respected as a collaborative partner who cultivates positive relationships and influences others, including senior leaders
  • Valued for your 4+ years of Canadian indirect tax experience, in-depth indirect tax knowledge and strong technical competence
  • Talented at analyzing and researching complex issues and developing creative solutions to optimize indirect tax positions
  • A leader with the ability to take initiative and ownership of challenges and opportunities and see them through to resolution
  • Appreciated for your curiosity and learning mindset, initiative, creativity and drive for continuous process improvement, and adaptability when faced with change and/or ambiguity
  • Recognized for your business and financial leadership

 

Great-to-haves

 

  • Knowledge of telecommunications, security systems or utilities industries or strong aptitude to learn
  • Completion of CPA In-Depth GST/HST Course (or equivalent)
  • Capable in Microsoft Excel, Google Workspace and SAP and other common software applications
  • A Bachelor Degree in Commerce, Accounting and/or a professional designation – Canadian CPA or equivalent

 

 

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, 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. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

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.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

84%
2021 engagement score

130,000+
Team members worldwide

10
# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens

Accessibility

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.