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National Director of Tax Services

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About Baker Tilly Canada:

With 23 member firms and 60 offices across Canada, the Baker Tilly Canada Cooperative is one of the country’s largest associations of chartered professional accounting firms. As an all-Canadian network, Baker Tilly has a longstanding reputation for providing value-added audit, tax and advisory solutions, drawing upon deep and broad in-house skills, customized offerings and service excellence. Through Baker Tilly’s strong network infrastructure, shared expertise, resources and offices across the country, independent member firms provide their clients (publicly traded companies, owner-managed and emerging businesses) with a full complement of professional services across every major industry sector.

Baker Tilly embraces a model of client-focused, partner-led service and believes that quality of life for their high-performance team is important. With strong community roots and a belief in providing clients with high quality personalized services, our member firms have built a reputation for exceptional service, competitive pricing, and a commitment to exceed client expectations.

About the opportunity:

The National Director of Tax Services is the most senior tax role within the Baker Tilly Canada network.  The primary focus of this role is to develop and implement strategy in conjunction with the National Tax Advisory Committee (NTAC).

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the National Tax Advisory Committee and key senior management to allocate and manage network resources and develop and implement strategic tax initiatives;
  • Establish, lead, and oversee standing committees and working groups together with your Tax Team;
  • Participate and lead internal and external consultations and preparation of technical memos, presentations and other material to disseminate tax related information throughout the network;
  • Effectively lead, inspire and mentor a team of tax professionals within a remote working environment;
  • Provide thought leadership through internal and external writing and speaking engagements;
  • Follow developing tax legislation and administration and develop policies and provide technical commentary and analysis to the network;
  • Proactively strengthen Baker Tilly’s profile through media engagements, internal and external speaking opportunities, representation with CTF, STEP and CPA Canada;
  • Collaborate within the network to coordinate common initiatives such as tax education, professional practice and the development of tax resources; and
  • Provide technical tax resources and guidance to the network.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Must have a CPA designation and completion of the CPA In-Depth Tax program or a Masters of Tax degree;
  • A minimum of 15+ years of relevant experience working predominantly in tax, with 7+ years of senior leadership experience;
  • Excellent technical and practical knowledge of the Canadian tax system; demonstrating analytical abilities, understanding and insight for both compliance and planning;
  • Working knowledge of U.S. and Indirect tax systems;
  • Extensive practical experience and familiarity with tax issues faced by members in practice and in business. Previous experience leading a tax group is an asset;
  • Strong networking and organizational skills, and ability to effectively engage and manage individuals within a remote working environment;
  • Exceptional people management skills, with a strong focus on collaboration, communication and coaching, including inclusive leadership, consensus building, excellent judgment, and decision-making;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group to facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes related to tax issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively articulate complex tax issues to a diverse group,
  • Recognition as an inspiring and influential leader in the tax community,
  • Bilingualism in French and English would be an asset,
  • This role could be executed in a remote, hybrid, or office working environment.

Application Information:

If you’re interested in this unique leadership opportunity, please reply by email including your cover letter and resume to We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Globally connected:

We are proud to be an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a network which extends across 148 territories, with 39,000 people working out of more than 706 offices. Our membership gives us significant global reach in addition to our national presence.


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