• Manager, Taxation

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/8/2018 3:00 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Experienced, Management
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    The Manager is primarily responsible for managing the Tax Reporting function for The Great-West Life Assurance Company (“GWL”) and its Canadian subsidiaries. The Manager Taxation is responsible for the review and analysis of quarterly and year-end tax provisions under IFRS basis as well as the related Canadian tax compliance matters. The Manager, Taxation, is responsible for coaching and training staff members in respect of the same. The Manager may assist in investigating, researching and analyzing tax issues for the purpose of tax accounting, tax audits, special transactions and/or tax planning.



    • Review and analyze quarterly and year-end tax provisions, and annual budget for Canadian financial and management reporting purposes
    • Manage Canadian tax compliance in respect of GWL and its Canadian subsidiaries, including
    • preparing and reviewing corporate income tax returns
    • Analyze, research and document tax considerations that arose from the preparation and review of
    • the above provisions and returns
    • Development, coaching and training of staff members
    • Assist in analysis of new or changing accounting standards, special transactions and tax planning
    • opportunities
    • Assist in responding to tax audit queries including investigating, researching and analyzing the tax issues and information required

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Completion of a professional accounting designation (or equivalent)
    • Completion or currently enrolled in completion of the CPA In-Depth Tax Course
    • 4-6 years of experience in Canadian taxation (Canadian insurance taxation experience is
    • advantageous)
    • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple demands and competing priorities to
    • achieve required results
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work independently and also work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Passion for developing others and developing a high-performance culture
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in Excel; experience in SAP and/or Longview Tax is an asset

     Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.


    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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