At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you.

And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

About the Job

Do you thrive on tackling challenges? Are you ready to enhance your tax proficiency and get hands-on experience advising clients during critical transactions?

Are you also in search of an opportunity that provides satisfaction, backed by an efficient and supportive team? Then this is the perfect role for you.

Elevate your career as a tax professional with EY Montreal’s Transaction Tax team. We specialize in the exciting field of mergers and acquisitions.

This is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a stimulating career, learn from leaders in tax consultancy, and become a trusted tax advisor.

This position promises constant learning and a myriad of challenges, perfect for professionals looking to hone their technical expertise and evolve in their tax careers.

The Opportunity

As a Tax Senior or Manager, you will be a part of our Transaction Tax Mergers and Acquisitions - practice. You will be part of a team that helps clients determine the right deal to do, and then assists them in doing the deal right.

Transaction Tax encompasses developing and advising on tax structure, executing tax due diligence, challenging assumptions about future tax performance, undertaking tax modelling and assisting with the tax aspects of purchase agreements, post-closing reorganizations, and other tax advisory matters.

Your key responsibilities

Tax Seniors and Managers are part of the team analyzing and structuring transactions, delivering outstanding client service as project managers on due diligence projects for both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers, and assisting with a variety of tax advisory projects.

Day-to-day responsibilities would include :

  • Assisting with structuring transactions for both strategic and financial owners, as well as corporate transactions related to acquisitions and divestitures
  • Managing due diligence projects and determining potential tax liabilities and exposures in both strategic and private equity transactions
  • Completing tax research and preparing tax structure memos
  • Preparing advance income tax rulings
  • Managing a variety of tax advisory projects including tax planning for both owner-managed and public corporations
  • Developing and implementing tax strategies to maximize after-tax proceeds to sellers
  • Reviewing tax assumptions in financial models and preparing tax models
  • Developing internal relationships with other members of our Transaction Tax practice and other EY tax and financial professionals as you assist other groups in serving their clients

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, commerce, law or other relevant area of study
  • Canadian Corporate Tax experience Managers a minimum of 4 years Seniors a minimum of 2 years
  • Depending on the level, completion or close to completion of either a CPA designation, MTax, CPA In-depth Tax Course, LLB or LLM
  • A passion for technical tax research and strong analytical skills
  • The ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a dynamic, project-based environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, ideally in both English and French. Conversational French is required at a minimum.

This role interacts with national and global clients, and therefore requires fluency in English.

Ideally, you’ll also have

Mergers and acquisitions tax experience.

What we look for

We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development.

We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax who are inspired by helping clients in undertaking their most important transactions.

If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects businesses worldwide, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities.

It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.

In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.

Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days off that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer :

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Internal and external learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world.

That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.

Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging.

We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation.

Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

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