Director, Tax Planning & Advisory – Compensation & Benefits

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #2838

A fantastic and interesting opportunity to join a leading Big 5 Bank in Canada as Director, Tax Planning & Advisory supporting a wide range of Canadian Income Tax planning & advisory matters. You will focus on employee compensation, benefits, incentives and global mobility and serves as the primary Tax Department liaison to HR in respect of such matters.

  • Acting as a point of contact for the enterprise’s global network of compensation, benefits, incentives and cross border mobility professionals;
  • Acting as a domestic income tax advisor in Canada for the enterprise in respect of a broad range of Canadian tax matters relating to compensation, benefits, pensions, bonus plans, cash and stock-based incentives and other incentive plans, and employee mobility matters (including assessing provincial and Canadian permanent establishment rules and the application of treaties);
  • Assessing tax implications of compensation packages (including benefits, pension and bonus and other incentive plans) and employee mobility matters (including those specific to indigenous individuals);
  • Providing advice and support in relation to tax audits, appeals and litigation;
  • From time to time, assist the Sr. Director, Tax Planning & Advisory with income tax planning and advisory matters including:
    • Supporting enterprise business platforms including, in particular, Capital Markets;
    • Providing advice in relation to acquisitions, dissolutions, structured finance, structural reorganizations, etc.;
    • Monitoring legislative tax developments and assessing their impact; and assisting with the development and implementation of mitigation strategies and the delivery of major tax projects

Must Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with CPA designation, License to practice Law in Canada or MTax degree
  • 5+ years of tax experience in an accounting or law firm or in industry providing tax advice (financial institutions preferred)
  • Experience consulting on general compensation plan design and employee mobility, and assessing tax implications of compensation packages, benefits, pensions, bonus and other incentive plans, and mobility matters
  • Talented at analyzing and researching complex issues and developing innovative solutions to optimize tax positions and policies to mitigate tax risks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into plain language
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of employees and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of challenges and opportunities and see them through to resolution
  • Ability to lead consultations with, and manage outside tax advisors
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with moderate to minimal supervision in a fast-paced, dynamic team oriented environment
  • A strategic and continuous learning mindset with a desire to stay on top of tax technical changes in Canada and abroad
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple completing priorities

To Apply: Please apply with resume in Word format directly or send to
*Please note: due to a high volume of applicants, only those chosen who best match the skills and experience will be contacted.
Those candidates currently located and legally eligible to work in Canada, need apply.

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