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Location Toronto, ON, CA

Senior Tax Accountant

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the worlds leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient It anticipates and manages risk from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally It is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Groups overall mission

About the Role

Swiss Re is one of the worlds leading providers of reinsurance and insurance Through our branch operations in Canada, our Reinsurance Business Unit covers both Property & Casualty and Life & Health and our Corporate Solutions Unit provides commercial insurance to clients

The Canadian tax team at Swiss Re is responsible for tax compliance, reporting and advisory for our insurance and reinsurance branches in Canada

About the Team

The Canadian tax team is part of a global tax team supporting Swiss Re operations in Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA

Tax compliance includes the preparation and submission of income tax returns, transfer pricing documentation, and dealing with issues and responding to questions on income tax, international and GST/HST government audits For income tax returns, the Canadian team receives preparation support from our Group Tax Operations (GTO) team in Bratislava, while our Canadian GST/HST returns are prepared by a central indirect tax team located throughout Europe; the Canadian tax team is responsible for reviewing these returns and to ensure all compliance requirements are met Tax reporting includes the quarterly preparation of IFRS and US GAAP tax provisions and tax projections for capital forecasting Tax advisory includes tax planning and responding to ad hoc tax queries from internal stakeholders

The tax function at Swiss Re is undergoing evolution as a result of new tax technology, which key in respect to tax compliance and reporting The Senior Tax Manager has a key part in helping to implement this new technology, which will provide the Canadian team more opportunity to focus on higher value-added tax planning and advisory activities and enhanced stakeholder management

Job Responsibilities

Work with the investment, finance, and other teams as necessary to prepare and file income tax returns for our Canadian P&C and Life insurance branches; calculate Canadian Investment Fund amounts; prepare and maintain income tax working papers electronically and manage electronic files in an organized manner
Obtain and assess intercompany financial data for Forms T106 (Information Returns of Non-Arms Length Transactions with Non-Residents) for our Canadian P&C and Life insurance branches; prepare and file the forms
Work with local stakeholders to review and update the business analysis section of our transfer pricing reports
Review GST/HST tax working papers prepared by GTO; coordinate with the central indirect tax team and GTO to ensure that the indirect tax filings are complete and include the relevant supporting schedules; file the returns
Prepare and file any required Non-Resident Tax Returns, including the NR4 Summary and NR4 Slips
Prepare Canadian excise tax returns for our direct P&C insurance business
Work with actuarial, finance, and other teams as necessary to prepare quarterly IFRS tax provisions for Canadian and Swiss regulatory reporting; prepare working papers, draft and update tax note disclosures, prepare vouchers, and reconcile tax balances
Work with GTO, actuarial, finance, and other teams as necessary to prepare/review quarterly US GAAP tax provisions for public reporting; identify IFRS-to-US GAAP differences, prepare working papers, draft and update tax note disclosures, prepare vouchers, and reconcile tax balances
Review quarterly Economic Value Management (EVM) tax provisions prepared by GTO
Perform a current tax and deferred tax true-up analysis comparing book-to-tax differences for IFRS and US GAAP
Prepare projections for cash flow, effective tax rate, and other tax analyses for the Group Tax Reporting team
Maintain cash tax balances, including the computation of instalment requirements for income taxes and indirect taxes, preparing monthly requisitions, and submitting payment to tax authority

Perform tax research for income tax, indirect tax and tax accounting issues
Support with tax audit efforts with the Canada Revenue Agency and other authorities
Provide assistance for special projects and transactions, and support scenario modelling and analysis
Support the introduction of new tax technology; work with IT teams to provide tax requirements, perform user testing, and facilitate implementation; recommend applications for tax technology to simplify tasks and increase efficiency

Key Attributes and Skills

Takes responsibility for completing assignments in a professional and timely manner
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment within Group Tax and the wider Finance organisation
Ensure attention to details and the information is complete an accurate as outlined in standard operating procedures
Has the ability to understand, apply, and quickly adapt to new and regularly-changing technologies while remaining flexible and open to new ideas
Has strong technical and analytical skills and synthesizing information from variety of stakeholders
Solution oriented, while being creative and innovative
Effectively communicates technical issues to non-tax trained personnel and deliver in clear succinct, accurate manner to the appropriate stakeholders
Deals with clients and colleagues honestly and with integrity; can be trusted to behave in a highly ethical manner
Identifies key issues and implications to make informed and objective decesions
Tackles tough challenges and provides the extra effort to accomplish critical tasks
Maintain focus and productivity in uncertain situations

About You

Qualifications and Skills

CPA, MTAX, or tax technical experience with a large accounting firm
3 years direct income tax experience
Completion of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course or MTAX program
Knowledge of the Life and P&C business, US GAAP and Canadian GAAP accounting and tax rules is an asset
Strong communication skills (oral and written)
Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Tax Prep; experience with SAP a plus

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law Decisions on employment are solely based on an individuals qualifications for the position being filled

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed

Reference Code 86794

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : CRM/CallCentres/BPO/ITES/Med.Trans
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Chartered Accountant/CPA
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 15th Jul 2020

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