Regional Tax Manager - LATAM

Golder Associates - Mississauga, ON (16 months ago)

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Golder has a new opportunity for a Regional Tax Manager – LATAM to join our Global Tax team on a full-time basis based in Mississauga.

This role will report directly to the Global Head of Tax, based in Canada, and will work closely with the Regional Financial Controller, based in Chile. The job holder will be primarily responsible for the management and execution of international tax matters in the Latin America region including tax planning, tax compliance, tax accounting, indirect tax issues as well as business operational related tax activities globally. The job holder will work closely with the Global Tax Team that is based in Canada.

An overview of your role will include:
Tax provision (25%):
Preparation of the quarterly tax provision including the current and deferred tax calculations for all entities in the Latin American region

Assist with the preparation of the tax packages for LATAM tax entities as well as the consolidated tax provision, including the preparation and analysis of the effective tax rate reconciliation.

Preparation of reconciliation and adjustment of tax provision to filings and assessments

Be the subject matter expert on tax accounting standards applicable to all LATAM entities (i.e. IAS 12)

Support the financial statement audits of international entities by tailoring the quarterly international tax provisions to the requirements of the financial statement audit and responding to all queries with respect to tax accounting for those entities

Ensure all permanent and temporary differences are accurately reported and identified

Calculate Return-to-Provision true up and provide requisite journal entries

Tax compliance (25%):
Manage the preparation of the corporate income tax returns and other compliance reporting requirements (including Foreign Affiliate Reporting and Information returns) under the guidance of the Global Tax Director for LATAM region

Manage the preparation of tax installments calculations, ensuring that installments are made on a timely basis

Assist with tax audits, reassessments and objections

Manage external consultants to ensure that all returns are submitted on time

Identify and mitigate tax risk

Indirect Taxes (25%):
Assist the Global Head of Tax with developing a well-defined and streamlined process to prepare and manage indirect tax issues. Specifically:

Manage the preparation of monthly sales tax returns and general-ledger reconciliation for all entities within LATAM region

Develop, maintain and monitor processes to ensure sales taxes are properly charged

Determine if sales and commodity taxes are properly assessed and paid on invoices

Manage and assist indirect tax audits. Ensure that all indirect tax authority queries are tracked and responded to in an accurate and timely manner and that all indirect tax authority relationships are properly monitored and managed

Proactively seek out opportunities to enhance or streamline indirect tax compliance processes

Work closely with the Golder IT team department to ensure that the system is able to correctly account for indirect tax issues and ensuring that reports are properly configured, monitored and updated for changing tax legislation

International Tax, Transfer Pricing, Global Mobility and Other matters (25%):

Work with external advisors to further simplify the operational transfer pricing models ensuring that the models are easy to use and maintain

Develop a control framework governing the key transfer pricing flows as well as a plan for managing the annual transfer pricing compliance workflow for LATAM region

Participate fully in all monthly meetings with the external advisors and provide input to ensure that external advisors are fully conversant with business issues

Work with Global Head of Taxation and Global Tax Director to review intercompany profitability to ensure that these are within target ranges as outlined in the transfer pricing reports

Monitor the BEPS discussions and ensure that the Golder group is ready for expanded disclosure such as country by country reporting

Assist Global Head of Taxation and Global Tax Director to assess current transfer pricing models and streamline model inputs and allocation keys where possible to make model more efficient and build in flexibility for future growth

Assist team as required in relation to customer queries relating to withholding tax documentation

Assist Global Head of Taxation and Global Tax Director to assess corporate tax matters associated with globally mobile workforce

Assistance in tax planning matters as they arise

Assisting the Global Head of Tax on financing and treasury matters as required

You will have a background in:
A professional accounting designation such as CA or CPA

A four-year university education or equivalent in accounting, plus applicable Tax Courses (preferable)

A minimum of 5 years of progressive income tax and relevant experience in the LATAM region specifically Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Brazil

Strong knowledge of IFRS including corporate tax accounting knowledge

Corporate tax return preparation experience

Strong research skills

Some experience of working on indirect tax issues

International tax planning experience preferred; candidates willing to learn and get involved with tax planning will be considered

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Superior client focus with a positive “can-do” attitude

Superb team player able to excel in a deadline-driven environment

Comfortable working and interacting at all levels in a multidisciplinary environment

Your benefits at Golder will include:
Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

Option to purchase shares in Golder

Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

To learn more about our company and culture click here to view The Promise of Golder video.

Primary Location CA-ON-MISSISSAUGA
Schedule Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Posting Aug 1, 2019, 3:49:18 PM