AVP, Corporate Tax POST NUMBER: 407832

Toronto, ON, CA On-Site
May 31st, 2024
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About the Company
Our client is in the insurance industry. They are currently seeking an AVP, Corporate Tax to join their team!

Why Work Here
  • Strong and flexible corporate culture
  • Opportunity to be involved in exciting projects working with senior stakeholders
  • Career development and progression opportunities available
  • Competitive total compensation package inclusive of annual bonus, DCP matching, and ESP program.

About the Opportunity
  • Support Canada Revenue Agency and provincial large case file audits, including handling queries and proposed adjustments, filing Notices of Objection with Appeals when necessary. Communicate, advocate, and negotiate as needed
  • Oversee accurate and timely remittance of all corporate taxes
  • Direct accurate tax accounting and provisions for all corporate taxes (current and deferred) to meet quarterly and annual filing deadlines for internal and external reporting, also for all financial projections
  • Review all required prescribed tax returns to ensure preparation on a tax compliant basis for all taxable entities (corporations and trusts including Canadian Affiliates) with all federal and provincial jurisdictions, including international tax reporting requirements
  • Monitor and review all tax changes in the legislative, regulatory, and judicial environments
  • Recruit, train, develop and coach tax resources capable of discharging recurring day to day tax compliance duties
  • Monitor policyholder tax administration policies, procedures, and systems to ensure compliance with tax withholdings and reporting requirements, including oversight of related IT transformation project
  • Establish, maintain, monitor, and assess the effectiveness of internal controls for financial reporting of tax disbursements and accruals
  • Monitor and review all related accounting changes, partnering with the Finance Department, to ensure the tax impacts are assessed and understood relative to the Company’s business and/or potential business, as well as for specific business transactions
  • Support tax projects and work with Vice President, Corporate Tax to oversee external advisor’s work, or facilitate the completion of tax compliance deadlines
  • Coordinate all internal and external processes related to tax compliances and tax provision
  • Engage in industry-level consultations with tax authorities and peer companies
  • Support other corporate objectives, as needed

About You
  • CPA designation
  • Minimum of 12 to 15 years of senior corporate tax administration, compliance, and planning experience in issues related to life insurance (i.e., in a life insurance company or in the life insurance tax practice of an accounting firm providing tax advice and administration services to life insurance companies)
  • Completion of the CICA in-depth tax course
  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and or Tax Executives Institute
  • Contacts within the Canadian Life & Health Industry Association and industry with a good working relationship with CRA
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting matters, certain actuarial matters, policyholder tax matters, product design and certain aspects of policy administration
  • In-depth understanding of the business environment and good understanding of the company’s policies and practices in the insurance industry as a whole
  • Leadership/management skills and 5 years or more of supervisory experience
  • Experience mentoring and coaching of direct reports to ensure work is performed and completed accurately and on time

Salary Range
$150,000 to $225,000/year

How to Apply
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You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

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Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

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Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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