Manager, International Tax Compliance

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Position Summary
The Manager, International Tax Compliance will be responsible for foreign subsidiary tax reporting and compliance for McCain Foods at a global level. The Manager would come with previous experience in tax accounting, ideally with International experience in Europe, Australia and Asia, and will lead the support of tax estimates for budget and forecasting analysis of foreign entities, while proactively identifying tax savings for the company.
Key Accountabilities

  • Foreign subsidiary tax reporting:
  • Review and support year-end tax provisions, tax balance sheet accounts, quantification of uncertain tax positions.
  • Review and support quarterly income tax reporting process, including the review and analysis of the effective tax rate and balance sheet accounts.
  • Support the annual budget and forecasting process for tax estimates of legal entities.
  • Proactively identify, research and formulate recommendations regarding material tax and accounting issues, risk management and deliver proposals to the Senior Director/VP Global Tax for approval.
  • Foreign subsidiary tax compliance:
  • Support and monitor the income tax return preparation process to ensure timely filing of all compliance obligations for various foreign entities
  • Support, communicate and co-ordinate with local finance departments and external advisors as required
  • Advise on VAT/Commodity tax issues as required
  • Coordinate the preparation, filing and review of Canadian foreign affiliate tax reports (i.e. T1134's)
  • Support tax planning and tax efficient repatriation of funds as required
  • Support income tax audit process, review responses to income tax audit queries
  • Support Transfer pricing team analysis and initiatives
  • Proactively identify, research and formulate recommendations regarding material tax issues
  • Monitor Tax law changes and proposals, communicating impact to management team
  • Identify, develop and implement improved processes and controls, in order to increase tax compliance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Support Global Tax Risk Management framework and Global Tax Department projects and reporting requirements

  • Qualifications
  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • Accounting designation required (CPA or Masters of Tax)
  • Minimum 5-7 years tax, accounting and audit experience
  • Experience in tax accounting (IFRS, US GAAP)
  • Must have related experience in preparation of tax returns, income tax provision and government audits
  • Experience with international taxation an asset - Europe, Australia, Asia
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of current Canadian legislation and policies

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    About McCain Foods

    In 1956 McCain Foods Limited was founded by Harrison and Wallace McCain in the village of Florenceville, New Brunswick. The original potato processing plant, nestled on the bank of the St. John River, employed 30 people and produced about 1,500 lbs. of potato products an hour. At the end of the first year, sales amounted to $152,678.

    McCain Foods Limited has become the number one producer of French fries worldwide. The privately-owned company has more than 55 processing plants on six continents. McCain Foods has a manufacturing capacity of more than 1,000,000 lbs. of potato products an hour. Worldwide, McCain Foods employs more than 20,000 people.

    The McCain Group of companies offers diverse employment opportunities and includes transportation and other non-food companies. Included within the McCain Group are the Day & Ross Transportation Group, McCain Fertilizers and McCain Produce.


    • We take pride in being a family business, which builds wealth through and for our people and communities.
    • We "drink the local wine." We are multicultural. We want a cohesive feeling of belonging, irrespective of nationality.
    • We encourage entrepreneurship through autonomous, hands-on, local management.
    • We dare to fail. We do not punish mistakes. We learn from them.
    • We value teamwork and give our people the same loyalty that we expect from them.
    • We always seek to deal with employees, customers, suppliers, and the community in general with honesty, integrity, respect, and fairness.


    McCain Foods Limited continues to globally expand and is actively seeking professional men and women in a variety of fields, including: Production, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Corporate Development, Agronomy, Information Services, Human Resources and McCain Quality Performance.

    A McCain career offers challenge, responsibility, and the exciting opportunity to gain expertise within a national or international realm. If you fit the profile of a future McCain employee, please submit a resume for the job posting listed below:

    • You are resilient and confident.
    •  You display a keen business awareness.
    •  You are a team player.
    • You communicate effectively.
    • You are results-oriented.
    •  You are open-minded.

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