• 06-Sep-2019 to 08-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • Finance
  • Mirabel, QC, CAN
  • Full Time

Airbus Canada is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus Canada is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus Canada has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the jobholder will serve as a key partner to the CFO and business leaders of Airbus Canada, helping drive the finance organization's role as a critical contributor to both the strategic and operational functions of the Company. The Head of Tax plans and directs all aspects of the organization's tax policies and objectives. Airbus Canada has low single digit billion USD annual revenues. He / She leads and directs work internally and with external advisors.

In your role, you will:

  • Direct all aspects of annual income tax compliance cycle and monthly sales and use tax cycle including supervision of external providers, all make/buy decisions and all process improvement initiatives.
  • Manage R&D tax credit declarations.
  • Conduct negotiations and resolve issues with federal, provincial and local taxing authorities including administrative proceedings and settlement of tax controversies.
  • Collaborate with Legal, Strategy, and Treasury colleagues on acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and refinancing activities to achieve tax-optimized alternatives.
  • Issue tax due diligence reports to management, direct integration of target entities into the existing tax filing scheme when required.
  • Direct all tax considerations around organic Canadian growth initiatives.
  • Interface with Airbus group tax team.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of financial statement tax provisions and the implementation and maintenance of the company's income tax reserves. Working cross functionally with Treasury and Accounting to manage tax impacts on free cash flow. Responsible for maintaining process and control documentation.
  • Develop Canadian corporate tax compliance strategy.
  • Serve as Tax representative in Canada for matters related to regulatory developments. Support Government Relations in relation to lobbying efforts.
  • Direct all transfer pricing policies and documentation including the submission of Advance Pricing Agreement request to the CRA.
  • Work as trusted business advisor, delivering proactive advice on the tax impacts of operational changes. Driving implementation of these tax optimized solutions cross functionally within the Finance community.

 As our ideal candidate,

  • Masters of Science in Taxation (mandatory)
  • CPA license or equivalent
  • 10+ years of diverse tax experience required of which at least five to eight years' experience in large corporate environment.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience.
  • The candidate must possess excellent communication and leadership skills in addition to proven tax planning and organization capabilities. Must have demonstrated the ability to build long-term successful relationships with senior executives, business unit leaders, external advisors and staff.
  • Must possess proficiency in all key technical areas of corporate tax in Canada, as well as general international tax, transfer pricing, indirect taxes, and accounting for income taxes. Experience with international transactions and customers, particularly those involving Western Europe and US is a noteworthy plus.
  • Travel approx. 20%.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required. French is a strong plus.

As a leader in our field, Airbus Canada provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus Canada provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus Canada complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus Canada expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus Canada's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus Canada does not sponsor visas for North American positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.  

Airbus Canada does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 

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