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In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions. Demand has made this a rapidly growing area, and the relationships we build here translate into big business in other areas, making this a true priority.
As a Tax Lawyer, you will be a part of our Financial Services practice. This position offers excellent opportunities for learning and career advancement to the right candidate.
Your key responsibilities
As a Tax Lawyer, you will participate in and supervise multiple and challenging tax consulting engagements for our diverse clients. You will be working on domestic and international corporate tax planning, reorganizations for insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions including PE groups. This includes permanent establishment issues, capital markets, loss consolidations and investment planning among other things
Skills and attributes for success
Project planning including the creation and execution of step plans, rulings as needed, drafting objections, extensive jurisprudential research on issues and writing on the same, and drafting of opinions
Must be able to function well on a team as well as work independently
Must be able to switch between projects quickly, e.g., from internal reorgs to discussions on Pillar 2 to withholding taxes
Learn over time to work directly with partners or senior tax practitioners, discuss matters directly with clients as well as other advisors
Learn over time insurance and banking capital rules and the interaction with taxation
Write papers and articles on taxation for publication as required
Learn over time how banks, insurers and other financial institutions work
Stay abreast of new tax developments including case law, OECD changes, Treaties, and other changes.
Complete the CICA In-Depth Courses
Present internally and externally on taxation matters as required (e.g., interesting technical problems solved or new legislation or cases)
Participate in and contribute to the attainment of team objectives.
To qualify for the role you must have
Professional accounting designation or law degree
Minimum of four years Canadian Corporate tax experience
Ability to research and write utilizing electronic tax tools.
Strong project management and organizational skills
Ability to work with tight deadlines
Ideally, you’ll also have
Previous experience dealing with clients within the financial services sector is strongly preferred
Mature, proactive, committed, highly motivated and driven team player
What we look for
We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.
What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
Diversity and Inclusion at EY
Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.
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