Senior Tax Manager for Private Client Services

EY - Halifax, NS (10 months ago)

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In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions. Demand has made this a rapidly growing area, and the relationships we build here translate into big business in other areas, making this a true priority.

The Opportunity

As a Tax Senior Manager, you will be a part of our Private Client Services (PCS) practice. You will be part of a team that are subject matter specialists who provide advice to high net worth business owners and individuals on domestic and cross-border tax planning, estate, wealth transfer and post mortem planning, asset protection strategies and philanthropic planning. Our PCS team works closely with our family office services practice acting as the tax advisor to family offices. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is a dynamic and entrepreneurially motivated individual who wishes to grow a long term career in advising high net worth business owners and individuals.

Your key responsibilities

You will be responsible for recommending and implementing tax strategies that align with the client's objectives, corresponding with legal counsel and tax authorities on client issues, assisting with reorganizations, researching compliance and planning issues and reviewing corporate, trust, and personal tax returns.

Skills and attributes for success

Identify planning opportunities and prepare correspondence describing the income tax implications of implementing transactions
Research client issues that arise from planning or compliance work
Coaching and mentoring more junior staff to execute assignments with accuracy and completeness
Liaise with the client’s legal counsel
Review corporate, partnership, trust and personal tax returns
Liaise with Canada Revenue Agency and relevant provincial ministries on client issues
Correspond with audit managers, staff and/or clients in answering clients’ specific personal, trust or corporate tax queries or about matters that arise from compliance or planning work
Review tax election forms
Assist and supervise the administration of personal and trust tax compliance seasons
Demonstrate professionalism through a positive and collaborative attitude and by maintaining the confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and related work products.

To qualify for the role you must have

An undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting and/or other appropriate academic major
At least 7 years of relevant tax experience or equivalent experience in business or industry
Possess a Canadian CPA or CA designation, or a reciprocal CA designation recognized with the CICA
Completed all 3 levels the In-Depth Tax Course (or equivalent). Completion of the In-Depth Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business course an asset.
Ability to lead small, medium and large sized client engagements and interact effectively with clients and internal team members
The successful candidate must lead by example and have proven leadership and people management skills
Ability to research and write utilizing electronic tax tools
Strong project management and organizational skills
Ability to work with tight deadlines
Process oriented with excellent documentation skills and an interest in leveraging technology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proactive attitude, commitment, and a highly motivated and driven team player
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

What we look for

We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to be business advisors to the world’s leading private companies .

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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