Manager, Taxation

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto | CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/17/2023 6:46 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Finance and Investments
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Posted End Date

Job Description

We are looking for a Manager, Taxation to join our excelling Taxation department to assist with leading the Income Tax Reporting function for Great-West Lifeco Inc and its Canadian subsidiaries.


As a Manager, Taxation, your role will be responsible for the review and analysis of quarterly and year-end income tax provisions under IFRS basis, as well as the related Canadian income tax compliance matters. As a mentor and coach, you’ll cultivate a dynamic learning environment, empowering team members to grow.


Reporting to the Director Taxation, you will collaborate in investigating, researching, and analyzing income tax issues for the purpose of tax accounting, tax audits, special transactions and/or tax planning.



  • Review and analyze quarterly and year-end income tax provisions, and annual budget for Canadian financial and management reporting purposes
  • Manage Canadian income tax compliance in respect of these entities, including preparing and reviewing corporate income tax returns
  • Analyze, research and document tax considerations that arose from the preparation and review of the above provisions and returns
  • Development, coaching and training of staff members
  • Assist in analysis of new or changing accounting standards, special transactions and tax planning opportunities
  • Assist in responding to tax audit queries including investigating, researching and analyzing the tax issues and information required 

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Completion of a professional accounting designation (or equivalent)
  • Completion or currently enrolled in completion of the CPA In-Depth Tax Course
  • 4-6 years of experience in Canadian taxation
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple demands and competing priorities to achieve required results
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and also work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Passion for developing others and developing a high performance culture
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel; experience in SAP and/or Longview Tax is an asset

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, Winnipeg. 


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 


Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 


It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Canada Life policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact


Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. 




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