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Tax Advisor

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Date: May 16, 2022

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,


Our Commitment to Equity, 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.




We are currently looking for a Tax Advisor to join our dynamic Corporate Tax team! Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Tax, you 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 role is based out of our Head Office in Downtown Calgary with the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. 




As the Tax Advisor, you will: 


  • 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.




To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:


  • Business/Accounting degree or equivalent

  • CPA designation 

  • 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


Nice to Haves 


  • Familiarity of the renewable energy industry preferred



Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.


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