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The Canadian Year End Tax Analyst is responsible for moderate to complex level Canadian Tax accounting/withholding, reporting, analysis or audit activities to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial results for internal and external purposes and help provide work direction to team associates. This role is the technical and functional subject matter Tax expert for their client(s) and continually works with their team to identify opportunities for improvement and implements solutions.

Specific Tax Responsibilities
  • Analyze and consistently take corrective steps on defensive queries/reports related to tax
  • Ability to calculate retroactive tax, gross to net calculations including tax withholding
  • Comprehensive understanding of Canadian Payroll and tax slip box reporting
  • Prepare, balance and release T4, T4A, RL-1 & RL-2 files
  • Coordinate all yearend T4, T4A, RL-1 & RL-2 test and production files with the vendor for online and printed tax forms
  • Manages year end mapping audits with PMO as well as year-round mapping reviews with clients
  • Manage review of year end Executive Proxy Audits
  • Assist clients in compiling their T4, T4A, RL-1 & RL-2 test population for yearend review
  • T4, T4A, RL-1 & RL-2 Original and Amendment Metric reporting
  • Maintain & store consistent year end records for SOC audits
  • Tax Data Integrity Assurance for tax filing
  • Process Improvement recommendations and implementations
  • Provide client support for Escalated Tax and Accounting issues
  • Support integration testing and process education to team on new client implementations
  • Provide support for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Assist team leaders with complex payroll tax issues and problem resolution
  • Analyze gross to net calculations for accuracy including tax withholding calculations
  • Review Payroll Tax error reports and support team with understanding corrections as needed
  • Validation and balancing of tax data

  • 3rd Party Vendor Coordination for tax filing and T4, T4A, RL-1 & RL-2 related activities

Responsibility Areas:
  • Accountable for partnering with the internal and external teams to deliver client service with quality
  • Enforce and support meeting/exceeding RSL's and KPI's and other performance quality objectives
  • Accountable for adherence to the various internal and external audits requirements
  • Manages day-to-day service delivery within the team in a multi-client, multi-shore environment
  • Handles service escalations from internal and external clients
  • Monitors daily workflow of client team
  • Proactively looks for resolution of potential service delivery issues
  • Manages special projects required or need to support client ongoing delivery
  • Trains team associates and acts as Subject Matter Expert
  • Leads adherence to standard practices and client contractual commitments

Posting Qualifications:

Formal Education & Certification

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field

Knowledge & Experience:

5 - 7 Years Canadian Payroll Tax Experience

Knowledge of payroll and related HR subject matter

Strong attention to detail and execution

Strong verbal & written communication skills

Strong business acumen, e.g. ability to interpret and apply financial data/information to business decisions

Technical Skill

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Strong business partnering skills

Detail-oriented, organized and capable of prioritizing workload to complete multiple tasks and meet aggressive deadlines

Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a team Ability to work independently and apply sound judgment

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows, Excel and PowerPoint

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Alight believes diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. And we're committed to enabling an inclusive culture of belonging that engages all colleagues and grows the diversity of our talent to proudly represent the clients and communities we serve.

As an affirmative action employer, we adhere to the principles of equal employment opportunity in the workplace as defined in our diversity policy statement.

Diversity Policy Statement

Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonableaccommodation/modificationby contacting his/her recruiter.

Authorization to work in the United States

Applicants for employment in the United States must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Alight.

Note, this job description does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization. .


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60999484
  • Location:
    Toronto, Canada
  • Company Name: Alight
  • Position Title: Canadian Year End Tax Analyst
  • Job Function: Other

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