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Manager Property Tax (Job ID 57304) - Canadian Pacific (CP)

Application deadline: June 26, 2017
Calgary, Alberta

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 ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

 Background Investigation:

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

Property Tax Consultant/Analyst - BGIS

Application deadline: June 30, 2017
Mississauga, Ontario

Job Title: Property Tax Consultant/Analyst
Reports to – Job title: Senior Manager Property Tax
Prepared by: Monika Cholewa
Standard Work Hours Per Week: 37.5
Proposed Pay Grade: 6

SUMMARY
Senior Property Tax consultant/analyst provides a variety of property assessment and consulting services for all types of projects to new and existing clients.
He/she is responsible for ensuring fair and equitable assessment and taxation for the client’s portfolio of properties, taking appeal action when required and work in concert with property tax assistant and senior manager property tax to fulfill Real Estate group obligations under the contract.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review all assessment, taxation amounts and tax rate information for entire portfolio
  • Review year over year changes in property assessment records
  • Provides valuation analysis and reporting to establish grounds for the appeal
  • Preparation of documents for the appeal, filing of the appeal, attending Board hearings
  • Preparing and Filing municipal applications for tax relief
  • Conduct market value reports, status reports and assistance to finance

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • College or University degree in business, real estate or equivalent, Member of Appraisal Institute and or IMA, AACI and or MIMA designation
  • Paralegal with LSUC
  • Experience equivalent to more than 5 years’ experience
  • Tribunal experience a definite asset
  • Valid driver’s license as some travel is required
  • Strong understanding of the property tax legislation, appeal process.
  • Strong valuation skills and proven application of all valuations methodologies
  • Understanding of valuation and taxation systems in different municipalities across Canada
  • Self-motivated and works well independently but also a team player with an understanding of the requirements of the real estate group responsibilities under the contract.
  • Ability to provide a full range of property assessment and consulting services, conducting extensive reviews of market data, sales data and assessment data to ensure the assessed values are fair and equitable across the client’s portfolio.
  • Assist other business units with valuation report for lease qualification tests, tenant apportionment charges and any other transaction related matters.

Intersted candidates should apply online https://www.bgis.com/ca/career-listings.htm