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Tax Controller

Location Montreal
Job Type Full Time

Our client, two venture funds under a diversified international corporation, are hiring a Tax Controller. Both entities are growing rapidly and this will be the first tax hire. The right candidate will be charged with designing and implementing an organized tax function ensuring all of our entities in both the United States and Canada file timely returns and our LP’s receive accurate K1’s and tax slips.

The Tax Controller will work closely with both entity's existing controllers to obtain financial reporting data.This role will report directly to the CFO, with oversight from the President, and the General Counsel.

Key Responsibilities:

Core tax compliance and financial statements reporting:


  • Preparation of Canadian and provincial income tax returns (corporations and partnerships) including applicable information returns/forms (e.g. T106, T1134, T1135, rollover forms, tax elections)
  • Preparation of Canadian sales tax returns;
  • Preparation of US income tax returns (corporations and partnerships, including extensions and consolidation aspect) (Federal, States, Local);
  • Preparation of US sales tax returns;
  • Preparation of Canadian and US quarter-end and year-end tax provisions (Canadian and US entities).


Other tax functions:

  • Responsible for tax planning, tax structuring, tax forecasts and tax presentations (e.g. reorganizations and acquisitions, new funds, etc.);
  • Assisting the legal team with review/drafting of contracts and agreements (the tax portion)
  • Responsible for dealing with all aspects of tax audits from US (Federal & States) and Canadian (Federal & Quebec) tax authorities;
  • Responsible for personal and corporate cross-border employees tax implications (e.g. Reg. 105/102 & US withholdings, treaty-based returns, tax equalization, permanent establishments);
  • Conducting technical research on tax matters and issues (e.g. partnership particularities)
  • Calculation of the foreign tax surplus of foreign affiliates for purpose of earnings repatriation through way of dividend;
  • Computation of the tax cost of investments in corporations, partnerships, and underlying investments;
  • Responsible for the groups’ annual FATCA certification and continuous compliance of Foreign Financial Institution;
  • Responsible for Cross-border transfer pricing (pricing of intercompany transactions, annual transfer pricing documentation, Country-by-Country reporting (BEPS))
  • Responsible for coordinating tax matters involving other entities of the Power Group (i.e. PCC/PFC, IGM, Lifeco);


Profile / Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years Big 4 or relative fund experience
  • CPA/CA strongly preferred
  • Cross border (USA) experience strongly preferred
  • Self-starter with a scrappy start-up mentality and ability to adapt to changing environment
  • Experience with multiple entity classifications
    • Current types of entities in Sagard/Portag3 platform:
    • Canadian ULC
    • Canadian Corporations
    • Canadian Limited Partnerships
    • USA C-Corporations
    • USA Limited Partnerships



Please send your resume to Sheila Hui.

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