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Senior Tax Manager

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 103150 
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Toronto 


Celestica's team of Finance professionals drive business results through sustainable approaches and leading-edge thinking.  Working with various business areas located at our sites around the world, the Finance team works to ensure that accounting practices and policies comply with international and local reporting standards.  The team oversees accounting and planning, manages corporate treasury and taxation, implements and monitors business controls, conducts financial analysis, and supports cost engineering. Celestica's Finance team offers a wide range of opportunities and a solid long-term career path. 


Position Summary:
If you are looking to join a forward thinking team in a dynamic working environment, we have an opportunity in the Global Tax team for a Senior Tax Manager reporting directly to the Senior Director, Global Tax and indirectly to the VP Global Tax & Treasury.  Those in this position will take a lead role in tax operations, tax provisioning, tax advisory, planning, and compliance.  


The candidate must possess a strong base proficiency in corporate taxation, and have the desire to learn other areas of taxation such as transfer pricing and indirect tax, as well as tackle new challenges that involve cross-functional activities.


You will be involved in projects or programs of diverse scope where analysis requires evaluation of business and taxation aspects on a multi-national or global basis, and will assist in developing and/or carrying out new strategies, policies, practices, methods, programs or techniques and utilizing them to analyze and interpret difficult problems or situations and/or establishing new strategic direction that is site or multi-site specific.  Incumbents are accountable for delivering high quality work to ensure site’s / major function’s operations, schedules, and/or performance goals are met.  


This position will perform tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Take a lead role to support the quarterly external financial reporting obligations, including reviewing IFRS tax provisions and forecasts of global sites located in Asia, Europe and Americas, and provide value-added analysis in managing quarterly consolidated tax provision, uncertain tax positions and external reporting requirements
  • Review income tax and/or indirect tax returns, elections and other tax filings or information reporting, as well as transfer pricing studies and reports
  • Review transfer pricing studies and reports, country-by-country reporting, foreign affiliate filings and computations
  • Assist in managing global tax authority audits and controversy, and assist in responding to queries from internal/external/government auditors 
  • Support Tax group or cross-functional initiatives, including managing global tax operations, continuous improvement initiatives, tax projects or planning initiatives, as well as other tax related matters 
  • Advise and assist in developing tax-efficient strategies to manage global income tax, transfer pricing, and indirect tax impacts of non-routine business or corporate development (M&A) initiatives
  • Review and assist in implementing transaction related tax structures and monitor risks or implement changes to existing structures
  • Ensure that new developments in tax are conveyed to the appropriate people in the company and that processes are developed to ensure that the company is in compliance with laws and regulations
  • Support the development and implementation of global tax policies, procedures, processes and best practices, with the vision and aptitude to modernize, streamline, and automate relevant processes


  • Strong knowledge income tax rules and regulations, and accounting for income taxes under IFRS, as well as a good understanding of global corporate income tax concepts 
  • Familiarity with advanced Canadian and international tax concepts, including international tax, M&A, transaction advisory, OECD BEPS and double tax treaties
  • Exposure to global transfer pricing and indirect tax concepts would be an asset, and demonstrated interest in gaining experience in such areas are required
  • Ability to analyze new or existing tax rules and regulations in key jurisdictions (e.g., Canada, US, Mexico, UK, various EU, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
  • Team player with ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers, and ability to collaborate and interface with cross-functional teams and international sites to establish strong working relationships and cooperation
  • Supports the development and implementation of an integrated global tax plan, as well as other Global Taxation group initiatives and maintains responsibility and accountability for global tax planning and compliance matters.
  • Strong knowledge of software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, TaxPrep for T2 and T5013) and ability to learn and use multiple applications specific to this department (SAP, Longview, TR Workflow Manager, TR Dataflow)
  • Provide leadership, coaching and training to other members within the team and within global Finance.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced and often pressured environment, managing multiple priorities and changing demands


Physical Demands:

  • The position may be a mix of on-site, hybrid or remote, as required by the Company. 
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data
  • Repetitive manual movements are frequently required (e.g. data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc)
  • Occasional overnight travel is required



  • 7-10 years of applicable experience working in a large, complex, multi-national company or major accounting firm.  
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of corporate taxation and tax accounting is required. 
  • Knowledge in transfer pricing, international tax, M&A, and indirect tax are assets.



  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) or MTax required
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree (MAcc, MBA) is an asset
  • Completion of CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course Parts I to III

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.


Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.

Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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