Senior Manager, Group Tax

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The role: Senior Manager, Group Tax

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Group Tax to join our busy and dynamic Tax team based in our Toronto Headquarters.

Why we need you:

You will be responsible, under the direction of the Associate Director of Group Tax, for the preparation of all tax elements of the Group’s consolidated financial statements and annual report in accordance with IFRS, including all tax related disclosures, working closely with the corporate finance team in Toronto and segmental heads of tax.

You will coordinate and help to develop the Group’s tax reporting and related SOX controls processes, as well as, leading key technical tax accounting matters. This role requires you to own the Canadian tax compliance processes, including FAPI and surplus calculations and all Canadian tax controversy and advisory work.

You will lead and maintain the relationship with the external auditors ensuring their queries are resolved and the audit process runs smoothly. While also taking the lead for the timely and accurate forecasting of the Group ETR.

You will need to keep up to date with latest developments in Canadian tax and tax reporting and be able to provide clear guidance on their implications for the group.

Who are we looking for:

You’ll be a qualified tax professional (with an accounting qualification) with relevant post qualified experience, ideally including time in a senior in-house role. You will have excellent IFRS accounting and tax reporting knowledge, as well as, Canadian corporate tax experience, including transfer pricing.

The role requires you to have the ability to distil complex tax technical situations into practical and implementable guidance for management. Alongside, experience working closely with international finance and tax teams and developing and maintaining relationships with external advisors, group auditors and tax authorities.

You will be confident in your approach, with good communication skills, and able to readily gain the confidence of finance teams and Group management. A need to have good awareness of the evolving international tax environment following BEPS and subsequent OECD proposals is important.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

Good awareness of indirect tax issues is desirable.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal interest allowance which encourages our employees to enhance their skills or pursue a hobby. We also offer a baby bounty of $1,900 CAD upon the birth of a child. Moreover, mothers receive a maternity leave top-up, while fathers receive parental days to spend time with their new born and family. We offer a competitive and flexible Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan, which you can sign up for after three months with the company.

Our in-house training and development team delivers fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks and of course an unlimited amount of coffee! We also provide catered lunch to our employees on special occasions or whenever we think they deserve it.

Our employees can always enrol into an employee-led sports program and in terms of relaxation we offer yoga and massages under our yearly wellness initiatives. We also offer a perks program to everyone and throw legendary Christmas parties!

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Toronto office in the Tax department.