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Manager, Tax Reporting

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Remote - Canada, CA Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live in and work in any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon.  


The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Under the direction and supervision of the Director Taxation, the Manager, Tax Reporting is responsible for providing comprehensive internal tax services, preparing and/or reviewing Canadian corporate income tax returns and ensuring overall tax reporting requirements are met for Wawanesa and its broker subsidiaries.  


Job Responsibilities

  • Monitors current developments in IFRS, technical journals, and legislation and recommends revisions to existing practices in order to ensure tax compliance reflects industry best practices.
  • Provides value-added analysis in managing quarterly consolidated tax provision, uncertain tax positions and external reporting requirements. 
  • Collaborates with financial reporting team to ensure all tax financial reporting requirements are met and internal enquiries, issues and concerns are addressed.
  • Prepares and/or reviews the quarterly and annual tax provisions. Assists with managing the overall tax position for Canadian insurance operations and the broker subsidiaries.
  • Prepares and/or reviews corporate income tax and information tax returns.
  • Assists with tax due diligence with respect to mergers and acquisitions and divestitures as needed.  Maintains amicable relationships with vendor and vendor's counsel and accountant(s). 
  • Assists with coordinating and managing corporate income tax audits. Maintains amicable relationships with external auditors.
  • Assists with tax planning, research and analysis of strategic initiatives, changes in legislation and industry trends as directed by the Director Taxation.
  • Performs tax research, other ad-hoc tax related strategies and other duties as directed or assigned by the Director, Taxation
  • Champions leadership and people development by promoting a positive working environment for staff.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree with a major in Accounting or other related post-secondary degree.
  • CPA accounting designation and completion of the CPA Canada In-depth Tax Course or Masters in Tax. 
  • Minimum of 10 years in industry or public practice is required with at least 8 years being direct tax experience and 5 years in a Manager Role.
  • Previous experience in dealing with taxation auditors (CRA & provincial tax authorities) considered an asset.
  • Strong teamwork skills. Treats others with respect and courtesy and shares thoughts and ideas with the rest of the team. Works to ensure group objectives are met by making quality contributions and supporting fellow team members.
  • Positive and confident individual who communicates in a persuasive and eloquent manner (both written and oral). 
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills by keeping track of the status of various tasks and project activities. 
  • Excellent attention to detail. Examines all information completely to identify everything that is relevant  and all potential impacts.
  • Strong negotiation skills by presenting information or arguments in a convincing manner and by focusing on what is important.
  • Previous experience in working for financial institutions (or servicing financial institutions) is preferred.
  • Completion of other CPA Canada In-depth specialty tax courses are desired.



Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

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