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Senior Tax Analyst, US

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Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Boulder, CO, US

Company: TransAlta


“Powering Economies and Communities”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries and businesses with safe, low-cost and reliable clean electricity.

For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,




We are currently seeking a Senior Tax Analyst to join our dynamic Corporate Tax team at our Calgary Head Office. Reporting to the Corporate Tax Manager, the Sr. Tax Analyst is responsible for the preparation of tax returns and income tax provisions, managing audits by various taxation authorities, performing research and providing tax advice for business transactions. This position is open to both Canadian and US based candidates. Potential remote work options available. 




  • Prepare US and Canadian tax provisions and analysis for external financial statement purpose

  • Coordinate Corporate and Partnership return filings with outside tax advisors

  • Assist in the preparation of the Canadian income tax returns and other related filings

  • Support the preparation of the Canadian tax filings and compliance requirements for the company’s foreign investments

  • Assist in US and Canadian income tax audits

  • Assist in the review and analysis of budgeting and long-range forecasting processes for current and deferred taxes

  • Contribute to tax planning and reorganization initiatives 

  • Support and complete integration projects for growth initiatives

  • Research issues and provide tax advice for business transactions and M&A activities

  • Assist in developing and implementing process improvements




  • Business/Accounting degree or equivalent

  • US CPA designation and completion of or in progress of the CICA in-depth tax course

  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of corporate tax experience

  • Strong team player with the ability and willingness to assume a hands-on role

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment while working independently and meeting various deadlines

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board!


Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. Click here for our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.


TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver