Req ID #: 34141
We are seeking an experienced Canadian Tax Director for our Finance Team located in Montreal, Qc, Canada.
Responsible for managing the income tax and indirect tax function for all Charles River Laboratories businesses in Canada (CRL Montreal and CRL St. Constant) to ensure income tax and non-income tax compliance in Canada and alignment with the corporate tax strategy and in partnership with the Corporate Tax Department. This role will be responsible for preparing the quarterly tax provision under U.S. GAAP, preparing the tax packages and documentation to EY for preparation of the annual income tax returns, preparing the documentation to support the SR&ED credit, preparing & reviewing the GST/QST monthly filings, and assisting with ongoing tax authority audits (both income tax and non-income tax). Research, analyze, recommend and implement tax planning initiatives and financial statement policies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Address all tax aspects of quarterly and year-end financial statement presentation for the Company’s Canadian businesses.
- Determine the tax provision under U.S. GAAP and local statutory guidelines including the effective tax rate calculations, deferred tax analysis, and reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts (including but not limited to, the income tax payable, receivable, deferred tax assets and liabilities)
- Oversee the successful administration of all federal and provincial income tax audits, including responding to audit inquiries, providing reconciled supporting documentation, and communication progress of audit to the Head of Corporate Tax.
- Oversee the successful administration of all federal and provincial non-income tax audits, including responding to audit inquiries, providing reconciled supporting documentation, and communication progress of audit to the Head of Corporate Tax.
- Review and assist in the monthly filings of GST/QST returns & withholding tax returns.
- Recommend level of income tax reserves required on the financial statements under U.S. GAAP accounting principles.
- Work with local finance department to estimate the investment tax credit and research and development deductions under federal and provincial law.
- Prepare federal and provincial tax returns and calculate return to provision true up on a contemporaneous basis.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Finance, Accounting or related discipline. Masters in Taxation preferred.
- Experience: Seven to Ten years related experience. Exposure to U.S. GAAP financial reporting a strong plus.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Certification/Licensure: CPA preferred.
- Other: Must be eligible for employment in Canada. English fluency required. Strong communications and organization skills required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.