AECOM Manager, Canada Indirect Tax in Thornhill, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Thornhill

Job Summary

The Canada Indirect Tax Manager will oversee the Canadian Indirect Tax planning/ audit function for AECOM Shared service center and its various business lines with tax obligations in Canada

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide tax advice and assistance to Canadian business lines on indirect tax (GST/HST, QST and provincial sales taxes) on the general application of commodity taxes;

  • Contribute to the identification and reduction of tax risks related to indirect taxes and participate in the establishment and continuous improvement of controls and processes

  • Determine and analyze Canadian tax implications on potential future projects from an indirect tax perspective. Collaborate with cross- functional teams regarding activities at the international level with respect to Canadian projects.

  • Hands on management of the Canadian indirect tax audits (GST/HST, QST and PST) ensuring that tax audits are executed in an efficient, effective, and timely manner;

  • Communicate with the tax authorities regarding various tax correspondences (notice of assessment, statement of account, etc.).

  • Prepare information and training documents related to indirect tax compliance and give internal training to business units;

  • Provide SME guidance to Indirect Tax Compliance Manager and guidance working closely with the Indirect tax compliance team to assist in the end to end tax compliance process when needed, including but not limited to occasional reviews and sign offs of Indirect Tax Returns and payments

  • Work closely with tax technology to identify automated solutions to the indirect tax processes, and create standard data analytics

  • Drive and implement changes required to indirect tax compliance processes as a result of changes to indirect tax legislation

  • Responsible for GST elections along with ensuring registrations are filed

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Tax or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the area of commodity/ indirect taxation; with specific experience in indirect tax audit management

  • CPA/ CA/ CMI/ CTA or equivalent tax certification

  • Completion of indirect tax courses ( In-Depth GST/HST Course or equivalent);

  • Significant and detailed knowledge of the Canadian and provincial commodity tax legislation (GST/HST, QST, PST);

  • Experience with Oracle R12 and Tax Data Analytics

  • Strong team attitude and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks;

  • Highly organized with strong project management skills.

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to work with all levels in a global organization.

  • Travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six Sigma Green Belt a plus

  • Tax engine knowledge a plus ( Vertex O, OneSource)

  • Tax Analytics Skills ( Alteryx, Tableau) a plus

  • Completion of/or enrollment in the Master of Tax program would be considered an asset;

  • Fluently bilingual (English and French).

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202594BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.