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Tax Manager
Business Line Global
ID # 15321
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




WSP is currently seeking a Tax Manager to join our Global Tax Department, located at our Montreal office.  Reporting to the Tax Director, the holder will be responsible for the following tasks:


  • In collaboration with Tax Director, at the head office tax department, manage the company’s tax provision process on an international level, including preparation and review of consolidated quarterly and annual income tax provisions (including true-up and 10 months hard close);
  • Preparation and review of corporate income tax returns for the Canadian holding companies;
  • Collaborate with internal professional team in preparing T106 and T1134 information returns;
  • Preparation of consolidated forecasts of income tax expense, cash taxes and effective income tax rates to support internal and external reporting functions;
  • Communicate with external auditors on the consolidated year-end tax provision calculation and related disclosures;
  • Monitor legislative developments relevant to accounting and tax;
  • Document treatment of significant tax accounting matters, tax related internal controls and accounting policies and procedures;
  • Identify areas for process improvements and collaborate on various automation of tax processes and ongoing efforts to streamline operations;
  • Involvement in various special projects (i.e. Acquisitions, income tax audits, and Cross-border tax matters, other ad hoc matters)


  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce or accounting and holding CA, CPA designation;
  • Masters in Taxation or Completion of CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in a large corporate environment, or from a firm with relevant experience;
  • Bilingual English and French
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
  • Proficiency with MS Office, (specifically Excel);
  • Proficiency with Taxprep;
  • Knowledge of Hyperion (an asset);
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a constantly evolving and team-oriented environment;
  • Have the desire to improve technically;
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work in a decentralized organization which requires a sharpened sense of Client Focus and strong interpersonal skills.


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Montréal, QC

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