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Director, Global Tax – Kal Tire

THE ORGANIZATION

Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer and tire services provider and a global leader in mining tire services. With over 250 stores, four warehouses and 10 retread plants in Canada, and servicing more than 150 mine sites across five continents, Kal Tire is a truly global company. Kal Tire’s more than 6,500 team members intently focus on providing customers with trustworthy advice, great products and excellent service.

Kal Tire’s headquarters (Vernon Office) is located in Vernon, BC, at the edge of Lake Kalamalka and surrounded by lakes, forested trails and mountain ranges.  Vernon is the commercial hub of the North Okanagan and a thriving and active community. The area provides the opportunity to live and work in a vibrant community that offers wold class ski resorts, championship golf courses, mountain biking trails, popular recreational lakes and the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. Kal Tire is the ideal place to have a career, while enjoying a truly balanced lifestyle.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Director, Global Tax

Reports to: CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Direct Reports: 2

Location: Vernon, British Columbia

 

THE MANDATE

Reporting to the CFO, the Director, Global Tax will have responsibility for all aspects of Canadian income tax compliance and planning, as well as oversight of foreign income tax compliance and planning. Additionally, the Director, Global Tax has non-tax related responsibilities in Canada which include all aspects of compliance with tire and paper levy legislation as well as managing the WCB remittance process.

Key Accountabilities

Foreign/ Global

  • Design and lead the tax strategy and compliance activities globally
  • Review foreign corporate income tax calculations, income tax filings, tax rate reconciliations, deferred tax calculations and income tax payable/ receivable continuity schedules
  • Liaise with external tax advisors in all jurisdictions
  • Ascertain that we are in compliance with applicable tax legislation
  • Understand tax risks and keep the Canadian group apprised
  • Research and provide timely tax analysis on structures for projects and operations
  • Liaise with the operations, foreign finance team and external tax advisor’s with respect to tax matters and strategies for new geographic or business expansion
  • Intercompany financing, interest rate implications, interest deductibility implications, tax implications applicable to the repatriation of funds
  • Consult on tax minimization and cash repatriation strategies as required
  • Monitor the impact of thin capitalization regimes on the deductibility of interest

Canadian Operations- Taxes, Levies and WCB

  • Annual preparation of the Canadian income tax and information returns
  • Monthly/ quarterly filing of the Canadian GST, PST and QSR returns
  • Monthly/quarterly/ annual process of filling the various provincial tire and paper levy returns
  • Monthly/ quarterly process of various WCB remittances
  • Design and maintain processes to ensure compliance with these remittances
  • Consult and advise the business on tax matters, including:
  • Tax minimization strategies
  • Tax due diligence on potential acquisitions
  • Acquisition structuring and funding
  • Taxable benefit planning from a payroll perspective
  • Review, research and provide guidance on compliance issues
  • Changes in legislation related to tire and paper levies
  • Ensure the business systems and processes are in place that permit us to:
  • Effectively manage our tax risk and any related exposures
  • Correctly file and support all forms of returns we file and remittances we make
  • Capture information necessary for compliance at source and maintain it in our records
  • Work to ensure the operating effectiveness of the controls put in place to manage tax risk
  • Audit defense, defend our various returns and filing positions taken on audits of:
  • Income Tax
  • Indirect Tax
  • Payroll Tax

Transfer pricing

  • Understand and continually monitor the evolution of the business to ensure current transfer pricing methodologies remain relevant and applicable
  • Work with the global finance teams to ensure global consistency in the approach to foreign transfer pricing
  • Audit defense, liaise with external advisors and foreign finance teams in the event of foreign transfer pricing audits
  • Design and implement processes to meet the Country-by-Country reporting requirements
  • Monitor the changing transfer pricing landscape globally and communicate to the business any required modifications to the processes as a result of legislative changes
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the update of contemporaneous transfer pricing documentation
  • Liaise with external tax advisors with respect to regulatory and compliance matters in all jurisdictions in which we carry on business
  • Liaise with operations and foreign finance teams with respect to execution of and compliance with transfer pricing initiatives

Corporate Records

  • Maintain records of our corporate structure
  • Liaise with operations and/or legal counsel to ensure we are in compliance with corporate and other regulatory filings in all jurisdictions

Team Member Development

  • Support the growth and development of other team members in the tax group
  • Build and optimize the tax team with a focus on delivering high quality service by streamlining processes and providing strategic and tactical advice

 

ATTRACTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • The opportunity to contribute to ongoing design of a globally focused tax function to effectively support the short-and-long-term objectives of the organization
  • The ability to elevate the tax function through taking a proactive and thoughtful approach in working with other areas of the finance and senior management team
  • The opportunity to play an integral role in conjunction with the rest of the accounting and finance team to identify and implement efficiencies and design and implement systems and processes to enhance the tax function globally
  • While managing and taking a “hands-on” approach to all day-to-day tax duties, also ensuring a strategic/bigger picture view is employed to effectively meet the future requirements for this function
  • Join an organization with a deep-rooted commitment to providing exceptional customer service, while also contributing to an interactive and upbeat team environment
  • Participate as a key member in an organization with a strong track record of success including financial stability, secure employment opportunities and continued growth expectations globally
  • Demonstrate strong values in community investment in all geographies where the organization operates
  • Enjoy the opportunity to further your career with a global finance role in a small-town environment

 

FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Gain the trust and confidence of the international finance and leadership teams
  • Further develop, design and lead the tax department in defining a transformational international tax strategy
  • Evaluate, create and implement recommendations with respect to best practices which further enhance the tax function on a global basis
  • Provide effective leadership and counsel to the direct reports and other members of the global finance teams
  • Demonstrate a commitment to creating an environment of tax optimization and risk mitigation regionally and corporately
  • Celebrate the successes of the tax team

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Designated CPA
  • Completion of CICA In-Depth Tax Program

Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a dedicated tax professional
  • Exposure to management of an international tax function at a head of office level

Competencies and Attributes

  • Familiarity of bank regulations and ability understand written manuals and directives
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments, key business partners and customers
  • Knowledge of accepted account rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements

Foundational Competencies

  • Business Acumen- Carries out department goals and objectives with a clean understanding of the industry trends, risks, economic sectors and market dynamics that drive Kale Tire’s business globally
  • People Development- Develops team members to meet both their career and organization goals. Empowers others to achieve results through coaching and mentoring. Provides continuous feedback in a supportive manner.
  • Communication- Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

Core Competencies

  • Continuous Improvement- Questions and challenges current process and systems to identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Financial Acumen- Interprets and applies key financial concepts to make better business decisions
  • Live The Aims- Conducts business in accordance to the AIMS, consistently demonstrating honesty and respect for others. Creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics
  • Problem Solve- Ability to break a situation down into smaller pieces to identify key issues; figuring out cause and effect relationships in order to solve. Wisely considers alternatives and takes responsibility for decisions. Uses logic and analytical methods to come to a realistic solution
  • Safety & Wellness- Promotes an inclusive culture of safety and wellness. Provides and fosters a supportive and ethical working environment for all team members
  • Team Management- Creates high performing teams by leveraging team dynamics, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. Sets and achieves common goals.
  • Think Strategically- Sees ahead for future possibilities and translates them into purposeful actions

 

THE COMPENSATION

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: jmadder@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AQET-620572 Director, Global Tax – Kal Tire - BC - Vernon (OTIAPPLY)

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