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Tax Advisor

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Date: Apr 21, 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,




TransAlta is currently looking for a Tax Advisor - Canada to join our Corporate Tax team at our head office in Calgary. The Tax Advisor will be accountable to assist with preparation and review of all tax function deliverables and to assist with preparation and review of external financial reporting requirements.  This position is also responsible to adhere with tax department processes, TA policies and key SOX controls and to provide assistance with supporting business unit tax issues and tax planning for growth initiatives.




  • Provide mentoring and leadership for optimal performance of junior team members in producing agreed deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Assisting with completion of deliverables and agreed outcomes to ensure success of the tax plan.
  • Tax due diligence of potential investments in greenfield, brownfield and M&A opportunities.
  • Preparation and review of public reporting of tax performance (Quarterly Financial, MD&A, and press releases) of Canadian entities under IFRS.
  • Preparation and/or review of Canadian tax filings.
  • Assisting with management of CRA and other tax authority audits.
  • Develop key internal and external relationships with business units and advisors
  • Assist with planning and forecasting for taxes and develop strategies to optimize cash tax horizons.




  • Chartered Accountant Designation
  • All 3 levels of CICA In Depth Tax Course
  • Min. 7 years of practical experience in Canadian corporate tax.
  • Understanding of SOX controls
  • Capability to teach and motivate department toward continuous improvement, including their tax knowledge growth and tax department process improvements.
  • Capability to research and understand technical tax concepts and be able to communicate and apply them in a logical manner in order to perform the tax functions and financial reporting requirement


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


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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.