Senior Tax Staff - Private Client Services - Montreal

September 15 2021
Industries Consulting services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Automotive, Customer service, Customer Service, Call Centres, Sales, Business Development, Taxation
Montreal, QC

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

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.

The opportunity

As a Senior Tax Staff, you will be a part of our Private Client Services (PCS) practice. You will be part of a team that are subject matter specialists who provide advice to high net worth business owners and individuals on domestic and cross-border tax planning, estate, wealth transfer and post mortem planning, asset protection strategies and philanthropic planning. Our PCS team works closely with our family office services practice acting as the tax advisor to family offices. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is dynamic and entrepreneurial who wishes to grow a long-term career in advising high net worth business owners and individuals.

Your key responsibilities


Senior Tax Staff are responsible for recommending and implementing tax strategies that align with the client's objectives, corresponding with legal counsel and tax authorities on client issues, assisting with reorganizations, researching compliance and planning issues and reviewing personal, corporate and trust tax returns.

Skills and attributes for success include the ability to

  • Identify planning opportunities and prepare correspondence describing the income tax implications of implementing transactions
  • Research client issues that arise from planning or compliance work using a variety of on-line sources
  • Liaise with the client’s legal counsel
  • Review personal, trust and corporate tax returns
  • Liaise with Canada Revenue Agency and relevant provincial ministries on client issues
  • Correspond with audit managers, staff and/or clients in answering clients’ specific personal, trust or corporate tax queries or about matters that arise from compliance or planning work
  • Prepare tax election forms
  • Assist and manage the administration of personal and trust tax compliance seasons

To qualify for the role you must have

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting and / or another appropriate academic major
  • 3+ years of relevant tax experience or equivalent experience in business or industry
  • A Canadian CPA designation, or a designation reciprocally recognized by the CICA
  • Completed or be working towards the In-Depth Tax Course (or equivalent)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • A proactive approach, a high level of commitment, and a be a motivated, 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

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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