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Director Taxation

Remote, Canada | TELUS

  • Industry:
    Telecommunications & Wireless
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The TELUS Tax team provides critical expertise, consultation and counsel to the various entities and business groups, domestic and international, within TELUS. As trusted advisors, we help support complex business transactions with insights and recommendations that influence decisions made by stakeholder and senior leaders. We are practical and creative, providing innovative solutions in our quest to be the leading in-house Tax team, globally. Our team takes pride in driving operational excellence, best practices, and optimum results which contribute to business growth and exceptional customer and team member experiences.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

As the Director Taxation, you will participate in the development of Canadian foreign affiliate tax, non-Canadian income tax, indirect tax and transfer pricing (“International Tax”) strategies to improve operational efficiencies, ensure compliance with tax laws, and manage International Tax audits. You will monitor International Tax developments and implement changes to ensure timely compliance with the legislation.

Reporting to the Vice President Taxation, the Director Taxation, is responsible for all aspects of International Tax planning and compliance as well as income tax provision support and monitoring for TELUS.

Here’s how

Lead a team of tax professionals to manage TELUS’ International Tax risk while complying with our Tax Strategy, the tax laws and working with internal and external stakeholders

Research and pro-actively support a broad range of internal initiatives as they relate to International Tax including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, process and efficiency initiatives, treasury financing activities, and employee benefits

Reviewing and analyzing corporate financial records, researching and determining proper tax treatment for a wide variety of transactions, preparing and reviewing International Tax returns, and reviewing assessments and tax payments

Preparing and/or reviewing business unit quarterly and year-end income tax provisions

Support the management of audits conducted by tax authorities with respect to International Tax including queries, reviewing reassessment proposals, researching legislation, preparing position papers, filing objections, negotiating resolutions and supporting litigation

Review and provide guidance on customer and cross border procurement agreements to drive ideal income tax outcomes for TELUS

Actively supporting systems implementation and other projects with a view to optimizing tax outcomes

Participate in tax organizations such as the Tax Executive Institute


You’re the missing piece of the puzzle

Valued for your more than 10 years of international income tax experience, in-depth income tax knowledge and strong technical competence

Valued for your more than 4 years of leadership skills, including management of organizational and system change

Recognized for your ability to analyze complex issues and transactions including reviewing and researching technical tax materials and legislation and identifying various alternatives with assessment of their strengths and weaknesses and making practical recommendations aligned with corporate goals and initiatives while managing tax risk

Identified as an engaging communicator with strong verbal and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact confidently with senior management, business stakeholders, tax authorities, peers and service providers

Viewed as a proactive planner with the ability to scope out difficult tasks, set objectives and goals, develop schedules, prioritize multiple activities, and anticipate roadblocks and able to manage multiple deliverables to meet deadlines and goals in a fast-paced, complex and ever-changing environment

Working together as a team and to lead teams on moderately complex projects, able to work well in a cross-functional team environment, creating and maintaining strong working relationships across the TELUS team and willingness to work toward required outcomes even when circumstances are challenging (e.g. tight deadlines, limited information or resources, processes, etc.)

Recognized for your high degree of professionalism, integrity and ethics with a desire to learn and become a value-add team member, hand’s on approach to problem solving in a proactive and collaborative manner

Being a change agent to lead teams through structural or organizational change and a partner to the business to support them through their challenges


University degree and CPA designation

Completion of CPA Canada’s In-depth Tax program and/or Master of Taxation

Completion of CPA Canada’s In-depth International Tax course

Skilled in income tax preparation and research software, SAP, Excel, PowerPoint and other common software applications

Unquestionable ethics and integrity

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