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Tax Manager

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L4W 0A5

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners. Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

We are caring. We are leaders. We are innovators. We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

What You Will Do 
The Tax Manager has broad responsibility for the preparation of all federal and provincial tax filings for all legal entities, including Echelon Insurance and related companies. The incumbent will be required to liaise with all tax authorities with respect to audit, assessments, and inquiries and the administration of all aspects of the tax functions, proper documentation of all work, discussion and conclusion.
This position fosters an environment for the implementation of best taxation, audit, and control practices, as well as internal and external monitoring and reporting. 

The responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Preparation of all federal and provincial tax filings for all legal entities including Echelon Insurance and related companies.
  • All taxes including income taxes, provincial retail sales taxes, provincial premium taxes, and HST/GST/QST.
  • Liaison with all tax authorities with respect to audit, assessments, and inquiries.
  • Accounting for all income taxes in Canada.
  • Preparation of quarterly tax provision calculation and note disclosure in financial statements.
  • Administration of all aspects of the tax functions, proper documentation of all work, discussion and conclusion.
  • Train, review and evaluate staff assisted in the tax functions.
  • Identify and evaluate tax saving opportunities.
  • Evaluate inter-company transfer pricing and management fee arrangements to ensure best tax positions taken and to comply with all tax requirements.
  • Responsible for tax planning
  • Build new and existing client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client business. Use knowledge of client business to apply tax situations.
  • Manages multiple clients, budgets and production goals.
  • Keep current on all aspects of taxes and keep management informed of opportunities and pending changes.
  • Liaison with operating management on tax issues and accounting staff on tax accounting issues.
  • Ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes.
  • Departmental liaison with IT staff on all technical matters relating to tax applications.
  • Assist in estimating and monitoring annual cash taxes.
  • Participate in industry tax committees, IBC and other.


Who You Are 

  • Post-secondary education in a related field and/or CPA designation in required; Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a tax management role
  • Experience preparing insurance organization tax returns beneficial
  • CPA Certification or enrolled in program
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Able to effectively set priorities to meet deadlines with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience with ERP systems an asset
  • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment


What’s In It For You

  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package  
  • Annual shared success program based on performance 
  • Annual merit increases based on performance 
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with a matching contribution component 
  • Complimentary CAA Membership 

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Echelon Insurance will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.