Manager or Senior Manager, U.S. Corporate Tax
Position ID 2019-5486 Position Type Full Time Position Location(s) CA-MB-Winnipeg
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Join the momentum. We are seeking a Manager or Senior Manager for our growing U.S. Corporate Tax team. Providing the highest level of excellence, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada.
Our Tax team works with individuals and organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors providing comprehensive strategies that minimize risk, meet tax compliance and reporting requirements, drive efficiencies and maximize returns.
Specifically, our U.S. Corporate Tax team assists businesses with cross-border issues to strategically plan and manage their tax liability.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Lead multiple client facing engagement teams responsible for the completion of U.S. corporate tax engagements involving advice on tax planning opportunities, tax minimization strategies, and compliance issues
Assist organizations in deciding which US corporate structure will be the most effective from a tax perspective subsidiary, branch, or joint-
venture partnership; as well as assisting clients in choosing effective methods of capitalization and financing that are efficient
Accountable for the delivery of industry and technical expertise relating to complex tax and assurance issues through high quality deliverables such as : client interactions, reports, technical work, and management presentations
Perform due diligence or modeling with respect to potential acquisitions by Canadian entities of US subsidiaries, partnerships or business operations
Review domestic / international federal and multi-state corporate / partnership information returns
Manage project financials (budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection and variance recognition)
Correspond with team members and clients in response to specific corporate tax queries
Review, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries and reports
Research client issues that arise from compliance or planning work such as the effects of various tax treaty provisions on the taxpayer (capital gains, dividends, business profits, etc.)
Contribute to the preparation and delivery of competitive proposals to meet client needs
Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
Maintain high quality control by reviewing tax returns and other work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness;
provide feedback to team members
Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
Network and take a leadership role in the local professional, business, and community while raising awareness of MNP and looking for new business development opportunities
Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly
Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
Develop, coach, and train team members towards professional and personal development
Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews
Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge
Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
Working towards or possesses a Master’s Degree in U.S. Taxation or Law or Member of the Bar is considered an asset
Five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public accounting and / or tax consulting
Extensive knowledge of and experience working in U.S. Corporate Tax
Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
Experience preparing and reviewing S. tax compliance and implementing of tax reorganizations
Working knowledge of transfer pricing tax concepts
Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as CaseWare, GoSystem, ProSystem and Profile
Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Some travel may be required
Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics
Integrity professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships
Energy displays enthusiasm, optimism and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle
Diversity understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences
Communication effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others that make an impact and persuade their intended audience(s)
Client Service Excellence understands the importance of quality client service, proactively identifies client needs and creates strategies to proficiently serve clients
Business Development looks for and seizes profitable business opportunities while focusing on the ability to gain increased presence in the community
Forward Thinking - anticipates the implications of situations, takes appropriate action as needed and prepares for possible contingencies
Agility with Change initiates, sponsors and implements change by taking a facilitative catalyst role
People Management & Leadership goal-driven leader who effectively manages self, others and teams to achieve goals
Coaching takes responsibility for one’s own and team members’ performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals, promptly addresses performance issues, is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making
MNP encourages a balanced lifestyle and offers benefits that suit the way our team members work and play! In addition to a competitive salary, our MyRewards MNP package includes paid personal days, wellness program initiatives, health and dental benefits, a group pension plan with matching contribution, firm sponsored social events, and professional development assistance.
MNP proudly serves and responds to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-
led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business, with innovative strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.