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Position Title: Manager, Tax Planning

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 15988 



For us, for family!


We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way that reflects our values. 


Our Manager, Tax Planning is a corporate tax role reporting to the Director, Tax Planning. This role will focus on pro-actively developing and implementing tax strategies, and be responsible for maintaining up to date Canadian tax attribute models for foreign subsidiaries. This role will also support tax planning, compliance, reporting, transfer pricing, tax audits, and collaborate with other finance departments. 


How You’ll Help:

  • Manage Canadian tax attribute estimates including the safe income calculation, ACB and surplus tracking for foreign affiliates; analyze, recommend and prepare Canadian foreign affiliate elections.
  • Conduct quarterly and annual review of foreign affiliate income, FAPI, loan balances and excluded property assessment for all foreign affiliates. 
  • Lead strategic initiatives, such as internal reorganizations, repatriations, M&A, holding structure and financing arrangements, working closely with Global Finance, Corporate Development, Treasury, Legal, and other tax team members. 
  • Establish and document audit-ready file to support tax planning (e.g., internal memos and other documentation); assist with government tax audits and responses to queries as required.  
  • Assist and support other members of McCain tax team for interest rate studies, credit ratings, and filing positions (e.g., Canadian tax analysis for Canadian and foreign transactions). 
  • Assess impact (at local entity and consolidated level) of changes in global and local country tax legislation and recommend actions to address the impact.


About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Accounting or Finance with CPA designation. Master in tax and / or CPA in-depth tax courses preferred.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of Canadian multi-national / international tax compliance and planning experience in a national accounting firm, and/or in the tax department of a multi-national Canadian corporation.
  • Strong transactional and international tax experience, the ability to manage internal and external tax professionals, and the ability to work cross functionally.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Canadian income tax law and Canadian foreign affiliate rules. Working knowledge of income tax laws of other foreign jurisdictions is a significant asset.
  • Experience with corporate internal reorganizations, repatriations, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and other tax planning related to a Canadian multinational company.
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and tax reporting
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capabilities
  • A strong team player who is detail oriented, analytical, and very organized.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment
  • Strong knowledge of common computer applications (direct experience working with accounting / ERP system an asset)  



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Finance      
Division: Global Finance 
Department: ​Tax Planning ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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