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Tax Advisor

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

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 looking for a full-time Tax Advisor to join our dynamic Corporate Tax team! Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Tax, the Tax Advisor will be primarily 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 is a full time salaried position. 




  • Lead the review of the Canadian tax provisions and analysis for external financial statement purposes

  • Preparation and review of the Canadian corporate income tax returns and other related filings

  • Preparation and revew of the Canadian tax filings and compliance requirements for the company’s foreign investments

  • Assist with CRA and other tax authority audits

  • Lead, coordinate, and execute tax planning and reorganization initiatives

  • Understand and minimize the tax exposure resulting from the foreign affiliate structure and cross border transactions

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

  • Assist in developing and implementing process improvements

  • Provide mentoring and leadership for optimal performance of junior team members in producing agreed deliverables in a timely manner.




  • Business/Accounting degree or equivalent

  • CPA designation with familiarity of the renewable energy industry preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Canadian corporate tax.

  • Completion of the CICA In-depth Tax Program

    • Understanding of SOX controls

  • Proficient understanding of Canadian Corporate Income Tax, including Canada’s foreign tax regime

  • Exceptional understanding of accounting for income tax under IFRS

  • Dedicated 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


Apply today to join the TransAlta team! We look forward to reviewing your application.


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


Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.




As TransAlta continues to navigate through unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure prospective employees of our continued commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and that we are taking additional measures to help protect our employees and their families from contracting and spreading COVID-19. 


All employees hired, or who begin employment, after November 15, 2021 must provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment. Those applicants with appropriate exemptions must identify themselves at the time of interview and provide documentation of the exemption to the TransAlta Disability Management team prior to an offer of employment being made.  


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.