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Tax Manager


Overview

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer while maintaining key relationships with the leaders of the Canadian, US and Corporate Finance groups, the Manager, Tax is responsible for the following:

Application

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to humanresources@starlightinvest.com

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Duties and Responsibilities (Canadian Tax):
  • Responsible for all Canadian tax compliance for entities owned or managed by Starlight, as well as any related or associated entities. This includes T1, T2, T3 and T5013 returns
  • Responsible for all Canadian tax elections, including rollovers, capital dividends and any other elections needed for entities owned or managed by Starlight, as well as any related or associated entities
  • Collaborate with our Canadian Multi-Family and Corporate Finance departments to review financial statements and respond to inquiries from tax advisory firms as well as tax authorities
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding GST/HST planning and reporting issues
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding Payroll remittance planning and reporting issues
  • Plan and schedule all required tax payments and instalments
  • Monitor all notice of assessments and various return balances
  • Assist with various other ad-hoc projects for the Canadian Multi-Family and Corporate Finance departments as they arise
  • Duties and Responsibilities (US Tax):
  • Responsible for all US tax compliance for entities owned or managed by Starlight U.S Multi-Family, as well as any related or associated entities. This includes Corporations, US partnerships and disregarded entity filings
  • Responsible for all US tax elections, forms and registrations, including 8832 elections, W7, W8, W9 and EIN registrations, etc. for entities owned or managed by Starlight U.S. Multi-Family as well as any related or associated entities
  • Collaborate with the U.S. Finance department to review financial statements and respond to inquiries from various tax advisory firms and tax authorities
  • Ensure all partnership and corporate tax instalments are paid (8804, 8813, 8288, 8288A, 8288B, etc.)
  • Track all IRS notices and refunds, as applicable
  • Ensure REIT qualification requirements are met for all U.S. Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Assist with various other ad-hoc projects for the U.S. Finance departments as they arise
  • Work with US finance team to ensure necessary tax reporting information has the ability to be extracted automatically and efficiently from our source accounting systems
  • Duties and Responsibilities (Tax Planning & Structuring):
  • Provide tax and structuring guidance to various senior leaders
  • Integrate Canadian and U.S tax structuring and planning
  • Collaborate with members of the Senior Leadership, Finance departments, and tax advisory firms to develop creative tax planning solutions for investment vehicles including public funds, REITs, private equity funds, institutional partnerships and private joint ventures
  • Assist with various other ad-hoc projects as they arise
  • Skills:
  • Expert knowledge in;
  • Canadian tax compliance
  • US tax compliance
  • Corporate planning & structuring
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to analyze large amounts of data
  • Ability to prepare reports and presentations for senior management
  • Ability to identify problems and present solutions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Confidentiality and diplomacy
  • Ability to work across business lines, leverage multiple resources and build consensus
  • Dependable and willing to meet deadlines and work overtime as required
Requirements
  • University degree in Business/Accounting with advanced degree or professional accounting designation (such as CPA) preferred
  • Advanced taxation course such as the In-Depth Tax Course or Master’s in Taxation an asset
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles (both IFRS and ASPE)
  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience in a tax compliance role
  • Real estate and/or asset management experience an asset
  • Experience with various tax laws and remitting and filing requirements
  • Accounting software experience; YARDI an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel
Location

Head office

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