Appraiser - MPAC

Application deadline: June 9, 2019
Canada-Ontario-Multiple Cities

Become an Appraiser with MPAC
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is made up of a team of experts who understand local communities and assess every property in Ontario. What we do provides the very foundation that municipalities use to base the property taxes needed to pay for the services we use every day.

Here’s what you will do as part of the team:

  • Responsible for determining the assessed values of complex properties by using various techniques within the three standard approaches to value; the Sales Comparison Approach, the Cost Approach and the Income Approach.
  • Develop Appraisal and Market Valuation Reports that enable stakeholders to understand how the assessed values and parameters were derived and ensure they meet the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and/or the International Valuation Standards.
  • Conduct research and collect data on best practices, undertake analysis and makes recommendations for valuation process improvements to the Valuation and Assessment Standards leadership team.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Property Valuation Specialists and to the Centralized Properties team on complex property appraisals and/or methodology challenges.
  • Guide and lead staff on appraisal techniques for complex properties, and collaborate with the Research & Advisory Services team on the development and updating of various training manuals.
  • Deliver presentations to external clients (taxpayers and their representatives, municipal and provincial representatives).
  • Appear before tribunals and courts and act as an expert witness to explain the methodology and process for determining the assessed value.
  • Develop and implement initiatives for continuous process improvement to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Establish data policies, standards, organization and enforcement of data governance for complex properties.

Here’s what you will need to succeed:

  • Completion of a college diploma or university degree in a related field (Real Estate, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Geography).
  • At least 7 years of experience in property valuation and appraisal.
  • Completion of one of the following professional designations/certificates:
    • o Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute from the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI - AIC)
    • Certified Assessment Evaluator from the International Association of Assessment Officers (CAE - IAAO)
  • Knowledge of property assessment terminology, MPAC policies and procedures, valuation theory, appraisal procedures, and related legislations such as the Assessment Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and valuation/reporting standards such as the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS).

For more information, download the job posting here.

To apply, click here followed by the “Apply Online” icon, create your candidate profile and upload your resume and cover letter by July 9, 2019. Please note, only applications submitted through the Applicant Tracking System will be accepted.

Tax - Senior Consultant, Altus Group

Toronto, ON

The Opportunity
Altus Group is currently hiring a Senior Consultant for our Property Tax division in Toronto. The Senior Consultant will be responsible for providing a variety of property assessment and tax consulting services for all types of projects to new and existing clients with very limited review. The Senior Consultant will also assist Directors and Sr. Directors with more complex projects and partner with other business units to explore synergy opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a full range of property assessment and tax consulting services to new and existing clients with very limited review.
  • Attend Assessment Tribunals to give expert evidence as required.
  • Continuously upgrade knowledge regarding market and industry trends, property assessment and taxation practices and procedures and legislation.
  • Manage client relationships in a matter that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells.
  • Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve issues expeditiously. Escalate issues to next level of management as appropriate.
  • Ensure data collected as part of ongoing assignments as entered accurately into the Company database in a timely fashion
  • Work to develop strategies to effectively manage client relationships and to explore additional opportunities for all Altus business units.
  • Prepare and deliver high impact client presentations and well-reasoned comprehensive property reports with recommendations.
  • Conduct regular follow-up meetings and project debriefs with clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional services required.
  • Actively participate in the Business Units marketing initiatives and proactively inform Directors and Sr. Directors of potential new assignments or marketing leads.

For more information download the job posting here or go to:  Senior Consultant, Property Tax (Toronto, ON):