Overview Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s Calgary office is recruiting for an Analyst, Property Tax to join the team. This position reports to the Manager, Property Tax in the Tax Group, part of Pembina’s Financial Services Division.
Summary of Responsibilities The Analyst Property Tax will report to the Manager Property Tax and be a key member of the Property Tax Team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Property Tax Team and internal staff. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Process, track and maintain Property Tax payments;
Assist team with the required accounting entries for accruals;
Generate cost summaries for assessment reporting to municipalities;
Assist in reviewing municipal tax adjustments to ensure they are accurately calculated, coded, and processed;
Prepare assessment and taxation data reports and all other relevant documentation;
Assist in responding to audit queries in a timely fashion;
Assist property tax team with year-end operating cost adjustments;
Assist the team with queries internally from the business and externally from governments; and
Contribute to a team environment that values inclusion & diversity.
Reporting to the Director, Property Taxation & Valuation, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in mitigating property tax expense across Canada, as well as function as a tax auditor within the Real Estate Department.
Conducts comprehensive review of tax recharges received from Landlord to ensure in compliance with lease terms, legislation, and case law
Correspond with Landlords, and other representatives to obtain clarification and/or commence dispute of overcharges.
Review Appeal Settlement Decisions from Assessment Tribunals to ensure accuracy
Prepare tax impacts and pursue appeal settlement refunds from Landlord’s and Municipalities
Gather, prepare, and respond to information requests made from the assessing authorities within the legislated timeframe
Assist in gathering information to assist Director and Tax Consultants throughout the appeal process
Assist director with research and tax estimates as required for annual budgets, and capital plan projects
Other special projects, as assigned.
Ability to communicate with clarity, both verbally and written.
Negotiation and conflict management skills
Is a self-starter, detail oriented and possess strong organizational and mathematical skills
Has an in-depth working understanding of commercial law/case law as it relates to the commercial real estate industry and municipal taxation.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, working knowledge of Tango would be an asset
Ability to work well under pressure and manage a high-volume workload
Post secondary education equivalent to a university degree in and/or college related diploma in real estate, or a related field.
3-5 years’ experience in lease interpretation, tax audits with background in accounting in the retail industry, A.I.M.A designation is desired.