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AECOM Tax Supervisor in Thornhill, Ontario

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM has an immediate need for a highly talented Tax Supervisor to support our Canadian Finance team. This position can be based in either Glen Allen, VA or Markham, ON.

Canada Indirect Tax Supervisor

The Canada Indirect Tax Supervisor will be responsible for the ongoing management, preparation and consolidation of indirect tax accounting across the Canadian businesses and oversee the Indirect Tax planning / Audit function with primary responsibility for indirect tax compliance obligations in Canada.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of indirect tax (GST/HST, QST and other provincial sales taxes, other transaction taxes) returns in various jurisdictions in Canada

  • Ensure government reporting and remittances are compliant in accordance with local laws

  • Monitor indirect tax legislation and its impact on the organization. Drive and implement changes required to indirect tax compliance processes as a result of changes to indirect tax legislation

  • Provide tax advice and assistance to various AECOM business lines on Canadian indirect taxes (GST/HST, QST and provincial sales taxes) on the general application of commodity taxes on new and existing projects and its adherence to local laws. Collaborate with cross- functional teams regarding activities at the international level with respect to Canadian projects

  • Ensure all indirect tax accounts are reconciled and cleared every month, while ensuring the appropriate liabilities are settled to the respective jurisdictions

  • Management of internal and external Canadian indirect tax audits ((GST/HST, QST and PST) ensuring they are executed in an efficient, effective, and timely manner

  • Communicate with tax authorities regarding various tax correspondences (notice of assessment, statement of account, etc.)

  • Respond to ad hoc tax related questions from other departments and as assigned

  • Ensure adherence to workflows and procedures by working closely with the other AECOM corporate and indirect tax teams

  • Understand the systems integrated in the business and ensure data flows are accurately captured in the systems and reconcile where necessary

  • Collaborate with broad range of stakeholders both within and outside of AECOM to quickly solve indirect tax issues

  • Prepare information and training documents related to indirect tax compliance and give internal training to business units when needed

  • Manage GST elections along with ensuring registrations are filed timely


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Tax or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in the area of commodity/ indirect taxation; with specific experience in indirect tax audit management

  • CPA/ CA/ CMI/ CTA or equivalent tax certification

  • In-depth knowledge of Canadian indirect taxation (GST/HST, QST, PST and/or US indirect taxes)

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Be able to build relationships with business and finance stakeholders to fully understand the business priorities and challenges

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills both written & verbal

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Highly organized with strong project management skills

  • Detailed oriented

  • Ability to prioritize projects simultaneously

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)

  • Demonstrated strong indirect tax accounting knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of indirect tax courses (In-Depth GST/HST Course or equivalent)

  • Experience with Oracle R12 and Tax Data Analytics

  • Tax engine knowledge (Vertex O, OneSource)

  • Tax Analytics Skills (Alteryx, Tableau)

  • Fluently bilingual (English and French)

Additional Information

  • Relocation and/or per diem is not offered for this position.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10079008

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: AME Support

Career Area: Finance