450 Sunset Drive, 2nd floor , St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
May 28, 2021
About GrahamScottEnns (GSE): We are a mid-sized public accounting firm with offices in St. Thomas and Aylmer. Based on our number of staff, we are the largest professional services firm in Elgin County. We develop long-term, meaningful relationships with our clients in London and throughout Southern Ontario. We’ve found that maintaining open, trusting, and ongoing relationships with our clients help us understand where they are, how they work, and where they want to go. This core philosophy guides GSE’s team and permeates every aspect of our firm. We believe that investing in our employees is the only way to create valuable, mutually beneficial relationships.
What we offer: If culture is important to you, then here is what our people tell us we do well. They say we provide a Positive and Collaborative work environment; Fulfilling client service; Work life balance; Training and Professional Development; Formal Buddy/Mentorship Programs; Detailed Orientation programs; competitive Compensation and Benefits; Flex-hours; compensated Overtime Policy.
We also like to celebrate our successes, highly support one another in our growth and challenges, and we are often told we are second family to our employees.
About You: You are a knowledgeable tax professional looking for an opportunity to grow with a professional team. You are detail-oriented and always strive to put forth your best in everything you do. You can work in a team environment with other professionals to provide strong client service.
TAX MANAGER Job Profile: As the GSE Tax Manager you will manage multiple operations of our tax practice area to deliver quality tax services that will support and secure our clients’ needs. You will operate as a knowledgeable and trusted tax advisor aiming at maximizing client engagements and achieving best qualitative outcomes. This role operates out of both of our *locations, in St. Thomas and in Aylmer, ON.
For this particular position, *remote working is available when it is not necessary otherwise to be in the office from time to time to support necessary business and client needs.
Tax Management and Compliance:
Manage and/or work as part of a GSE team on special projects and tax research (e.g. transactions, reorganizations, estate freezes)
Research tax issues and prioritize tax related responsibilities.
Assist in identifying tax planning opportunities and preparing related correspondence.
Deliver a full range of tax services, including preparation and review of tax related prescribed forms (T1135, T2054, T2057 etc.), preparing letters of direction, and providing practical and effective approaches to the client’s tax situation.
Be a resource to the firm on annual compliance work on client files and related personal/trust/corporate tax returns as required
Participate in client meetings to gain a full understanding of clients’ needs
Keep actively informed of current tax developments
Communicate directly with clients and/or third parties (ie investment brokers etc.)
Communicate directly with the CRA and relevant provincial ministries on client issues
Participate in weekly compliance WIP meetings and bi-weekly Tax WIP meetings
Use available resources (ITA,Taxnet Pro) for research and support
Participate in scheduling processing
Attend Tax Group meetings
Build trusted relationships by ensuring optimal client service and expertise in all tax and compliance transactions.
Be seen as a competent tax advisor and sounding board for our clients and GSE’s internal professionals, by answering inquires (e.g. file preparations; specific personal, trust or corporate tax), arising from compliance or planning work
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of tax concepts and provisions
Identify opportunities for discussion or consultation with firm partners and be seen as a key tax advisory resource
Work with GSE internal professionals and peers to improve processes by developing or implementing best practices
Contribute to the firm’s practice and business development efforts, including attendance at client meetings, events, and other networking opportunities
Provide material for social media posts to highlight the services of the firm and the Tax department
Participate in firm-wide training, and create tax related training materials and/or make presentations where requested
CPA Designation and the CICA In-Depth certification (or nearing completion)
Proven work experience as a Tax Manager. Ideally 3-5 years progressive practicing.
Excellent knowledge of tax accounting, tax compliance, and all types of tax returns.
Analytical skills with strong attention to detail
Knowledge of tax software and MS Office
Exceptional client service along with the ability to develop excellent client relationships
Strong leadership, people management and team collaboration skill
If you are interested in applying to our position, please apply with your cover letter and resume before June 15, 2021.
If you require accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know so we can support you as needed.