Tax Specialist

This permanent full-time position in a mid-sized accounting firm will report directly to the Tax Partner. The selected individual will be responsible for learning and applying technical skills, and working as part of a team carrying out tasks principally involved in tax compliance work.
Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a minimum of 1-3 years’ work experience in assurance services, preferably in an accounting firm, and comfortable with compilations and notice to readers.
  • Has a degree in accounting and has successfully achieved, or is well on their way toward completing the competencies required to obtain the CA/CPA designation.
  • Might later consider pursuing a Master’s degree in taxation to advance their career

Duties, responsibilities and competencies:
The Tax Specialist can expect to focus his or her efforts in the following areas:

  • Completing compilations and notice to readers
  • Preparation and review of Canadian individual, partnership, corporate and trust/estate income tax returns;
  • Carry-out basic research using Taxnetpro and other tax databases, search engines and prepare short memoranda on findings;
  • Plan, schedule, and respond to basic tax queries from clients and tax authorities;
  • Preparation and review of government prescribed forms for Canadian individuals and corporate taxpayers
  • Assist senior tax specialist and tax partner in compliance work;
  • Assist in the development of establishing needed processes for automating certain tax functions.

As our tax specialist gains more confidence in the performance of his/her work, an expansion on the above areas is a necessity in order to build the interpersonal and technical skills necessary for the next progression of career responsibilities as a tax professional. The competency model for this role involves the following:

  • Interpersonal skills:
  1. Good listening skills
  2. Demonstrates the ability to learn, to be trained, and to work effectively under pressure while maintaining a strong commitment to personal career development and to delivering exceptional service at all times.
  3. Good communication skills and able to work effectively in English and French
  4. Brings a positive attitude and is an effective communicator and team player in seeking solutions
  • Technical skills
  1. Knowledge of certain tax and accounting concepts
  2. Possesses good organizational skills and the analytical capability and intellectual curiosity to delve beyond the surface of a particular issue when using Boolean research skills;
  3. Ability to take on/perform a Notice To Reader mandate with little or no supervision
  • Computer skills: Caseware, DT Max, Taxprep, Microsoft office
  1. Organizational skills to plan out the scheduled mandates

Please send your CV along with a short note as to why this position would be ideal for you.