Prinicpal Tax Director (possible shareholding)

Permanent job offered at North Shore

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  • Team management and compliance
  • Tax planning, transactions, advice to clients
  • Management of special projects
  • Tax auditing
  • Relief position for a partner


Do you want to benefit from a flexible schedule and multiple fringe benefits? Our client, a firm specializing in the professional services industry, is looking for a Prinicpal Tax Director  to join their team of open-minded and knowledgeable professionals. You will report directly to the President, who is energetic and very open-minded, who likes to be approached with solutions and is a great listener. She is the opposite of a micro-manager and is a team player. Cielo has a great reputation within the company for having placed two talents who are now VP's including an associate. Our President, has known an existing partner for over 20 years who is very sharp. You will work in a good multi-disciplinary environment where teamwork is a must. The position is offered in a hybrid mode.



As a Prinicpal Tax Director, you will be responsible for developing tax plans and drafting memos, reviewing various tax forms (rollover, sales tax forms, etc.), managing tax audit files and drafting representations to tax authorities. In addition, you will be the reference for internal staff members as you will manage, train and coach a team as well as follow up with staff members regarding the impact of reorganizations on their files and ensure that deadlines are met. You will also have the opportunity to participate in special mandates (business acquisition, sale, building purchase project, expansion project, etc.) as well as distribute certain aspects of special mandates to internal employees, if required. In addition, you will manage tax audit files, draft representations to tax authorities, distribute compliance files among internal employees (if required), and support tax employees in training/mentoring. You will also provide advice on tax improvements and analyze internal practices and processes to implement improvements required to increase the organizational effectiveness of the department and the team. You will have the opportunity to build a great network of contacts as you will be in contact with clients regarding their tax files as well as the entire team and partners.


Bilingual CPA, with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in practice and/or industry and a Master's degree in taxation. Proficiency in MS Office is required. We are looking for a candidate who has the ability to communicate and advise clients as well as the ability to manage a team and train them by passing on their knowledge. The ideal candidate is autonomous, has a keen interest in business, is detail-oriented and is able to manage multiple files by setting priorities. They are proactive, effective and efficient, and are able to work under pressure while respecting deadlines.

About us

CIELO is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and management in Quebec, Canada and internationally. Our head office is located in downtown Montreal. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview. We would like to thank all the candidates for showing interest in this position. The masculine form is used to lighten the text.

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