Director, Tax Accounting

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 24181

Are you an experienced tax professional looking for an incredible opportunity to join our tax team as the director of tax accounting? Reporting directly to the vice-president, tax, you will be accountable for all tax aspects of Suncor’s external financial reporting and internal forecasting of results. You will serve as a leader within the tax function and interface frequently with Suncor's broader Finance department as well as with our external auditors.

  • Lead and mentor professional staff, embodying an advanced leadership presence and contributing positively to a high performing and collegial corporate culture
  • Govern the quarterly review and annual computation of our consolidated tax provision and related disclosure, and all tax elements of our internal budgeting processes and external corporate guidance
  • Represent Suncor with regard to tax items arising during the financial statement audit process
  • Investigate and manage the continued improvement of Suncor’s tax reporting processes and systems, including the selection, implementation and effective use of any technology solutions
  • Consult and manage external tax advisors when necessary, including the communication of clear instruction and ongoing guidance, and overall engagement governance

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience working in a corporate tax environment or relatable experience
  • Preference for the CPA designation
  • Leadership and negotiation experience is an asset
  • Completion of the CPA In-Depth tax course

  • Demonstrated capability to navigate the provisions of the Canadian Income Tax Act and supporting jurisprudence to come to coherent and supportable tax positions
  • Understanding of general legal and business concepts with superior process and project management skills, developing and adhering to internal systems and control structures
  • Advanced knowledge of IAS 12 and other GAAP measures
  • Exceptionally strong business and professional judgement, with the ability to think and act strategically and with foresight, as well as a strong continuous improvement mindset
  • Proven ability to establish and effectively develop strong, positive relationships, using non-authoritative leadership with the ability to influence others in adversarial situations

Working Conditions

  • This position is located in Calgary, Alberta at the Suncor Energy Centre

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Aug 18, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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