Senior Tax Specialist

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Date Posted: 12/21/2022

Location: Toronto - 20 Queen Office, ON, CAN

Reference No.: 2022-9936

Department: Tax & Treasury

Position Type: Full Time

Job Grade: G

Role impact:

Prepare tax provisions, tax projections and tax returns of various complexity in a timely and efficient manner with accuracy and completeness:  to analyze and research tax issues as requested; to assist on special projects; to provide service to internal and external parties to allow efficient performance in regard to tax matters.


What you will deliver:

  •  Prepare tax returns, income tax projections, tax provisions and associated working papers by reviewing prior years’ returns and working papers, analyzing financial information, meeting with team members across the organization and reviewing files for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with legislative requirements, internal control procedures, appropriate and consistent tax treatment of inclusions and deductions and completeness of transactions reported.  Tax filing alternatives and tax risks should also be identified.  The preparation should be undertaken with a view to identifying tax planning opportunities and process enhancements.
  • Prepare tax installment schedules by comparing expected and previous taxes payable ensuring accurate and timely tax payments as required by the relevant legislation.
  • Review Canadian tax provisions prepared by portfolio property accountants by analyzing financial statement information and tax provisions as supplied and communicating findings to property accountants in order to ensure the appropriate tax liability or refund is provided for in the financial statements.
  • Review tax accounts to ensure cumulative tax liability or refund is properly reflected in financial statements.
  • Assist in providing responses to governmental and external auditors as required.
  • Research and assist on issues, as assigned, by examining specific tax legislation and court decisions and relevant publications to identify available options and determine recommended tax treatment.
  • Respond to requests and special projects from company wide accounting professionals by identifying issues and providing information and recommendations to service internal client base effectively.
  • Develop and communicate technical tax expertise by monitoring current developments in technical journals, conferences, legislation and tax administration and recommending revisions of existing practices in order to ensure tax compliance efforts maximize tax savings and efficiencies on a company-wide basis.
  • Develop and improve departmental information flows by analyzing information requirements and sources and seeking efficiencies in processes to improve overall value of the function.


What your strengths are:

  • Ability to analyze basic and complex accounting entries
  • A proficiency in Excel, tax preparation packages and tax research software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good research skills
  • Proven detail oriented skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player, collaborative
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and effect change


What you need to succeed:     

  • A University Degree - Business related major
  • CPA In-Depth Tax Course (would be an asset)
  • CPA designation
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in corporate income tax (exposure to Real Estate/Property Management an asset)
  • A solid knowledge of income tax law and administration, financial accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of commodity tax law and administration (would be an asset)

Why you should join us:

At Cadillac Fairview we have been transforming communities for over 50 years.  We are so much more than our properties.  We are building leaders at all levels.  We offer the challenge of interesting work, a great organizational culture, the opportunity to collaborate with the best in the business, and support for your growth and development.  We reward values-based behavior and superior results with a competitive rewards package that includes best-in-class benefits and pension.  Imagine a place where you can make a difference!


At CF our everyday actions and critical business decisions are guided by our CF Values. Achieving results is naturally important for us and we achieve results through behaviours that are consistent with our CF Values.


Are you someone who believes in our values?


  • Aim Higher – we strive to exceed expectations
  • Own Your Expertise – we empower ourselves and each other
  • Collaborate Effectively – we bring the right people together to get the right results
  • Engage with Empathy – we objectively consider the needs of others
  • Embrace Change – we drive, learn from, and adapt to change


At CF you’ll join a diverse community and award-winning team where your talent and commitment to excellence are welcomed, valued and respected.  We’re ready to meet you there – are you?


CF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  If you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment, assessment, and/or selection process, please notify your CF contact or email


CF currently has a vaccination policy that is a condition of employment.