Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Oversee all activities associated with property assessment and taxation of CP properties across Canada and parts of United States. Develop and implement strategies to minimize CP property tax liabilities and exposure in respective jurisdictions through monitoring and the review of government tax policy and legislation.
- Position is part of the CP Tax Department and reports to the Director Tax Canada;
- Initiate the annual review of realty, business and local improvement assessments;
- Determine the advisability of appeals to various appeal tribunals, supports the preparation of submissions and represents CP on all appeals and negotiations;
- Provide support and advice to senior management and Finance team with respect to tax forecasts and budgets, indication of the probable effect on taxes due to contemplated changes including: property use, ownership, zoning, subdivision or sale, and changes in legislation;
- Respond to requests from internal and external customer, addressing tax implications, and complies with statutory requirements respecting annual statements of railway facilities to municipalities and Provincial Assessment Agencies;
- Maintain knowledge of Property tax laws, regulations, and court decisions;
- Liaise with assessment and taxing officials on material property tax matters to maximize tax savings;
- Work with Provincial Assessments agencies to address compliance and provide supporting documentation to insure CP interests are protected and tax impact is minimized;
- Attend and represent CP at various external meetings, as required
- Manage and utilize existing property tax management system to perform departmental responsibilities;
- Manage on a daily basis a team of Property Tax Analysts responsible for tax payment processing, tenant recharges and dealing with internal/ external enquiries by providing direction, technical advice, training, and annual performance reviews.
- Undergraduate degree in business administration, real estate, property tax management or related field;
- 7-10 years prior experience with specific experience in commercial/industrial properties;
- Thorough understanding of municipal taxation systems and familiar with research in multi-jurisdictional tax statutes;
- Accredited Member of Appraisal Institute of Canada or similar provincial organization required.
- Effective communication skills to interact with customers, governmental agencies, attorneys, auditors, business organizations, tax committees and general public;
- Fluency in English. Bilingual in both English and French would be an asset.
WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:
- Flexible and competitive benefits package
- Competitive company pension plan
- Employee Share Purchase Plan
- Performance Incentive Program
- Annual Fitness Subsidy
As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.
The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:
- Criminal history check
- Reference check
Management Conductor Program:
Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.
CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").
Interested candidates should apply online at: http://www.cpr.ca/en/careers/apply-for-careers