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Indirect Tax Manager

Requisition ID:  129281 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance Reporting & Treasury 

Travel Requirements:  20 - 30%

Part Time or Full Time:  Full Time 


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia (CA-NS) 

City: Stellarton

Location: Dartmouth Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for a Indirect Tax Manager to join our Finance department based out of our offices in Dartmouth or Stellarton, NS.

Job Description

The Indirect Tax Manager is responsible for managing the compliance for all Indirect Taxes including Tax audits and providing subject matter expertise to the business.  In addition:
•    Review the preparation of the Sobeys Inc. and related legal entity Indirect Tax Returns, working papers and related payments ( including GST/HST, QST, PST, tobacco tax, vaping tax, fuel tax, alcohol tax etc.)
•    Approve the above mentioned Indirect Tax returns, working papers and related payments 
•    Provide advice and recommendations regarding Indirect Tax compliance to colleagues in all areas of the business 
•    Continually identify and reduce areas of indirect tax risk and participate in the establishment and continuous improvement of controls and processes
•    Management of the indirect tax audits ensuring that tax audits are executed in an efficient, effective, and timely manner
•    Communicate with the tax authorities regarding various indirect tax correspondence 
•    Responsible for managing all Indirect Tax Elections and Registrations 
•    Identify and implement technological solutions to indirect tax compliance processes
•    Ensure compliance with CEO/CFO certification requirements


Job Requirements

•    Undergraduate degree in business/accounting/finance
•    CPA designation
•    Strong accounting skills and experience with SAP preferred
•    Strong knowledge of Canadian Indirect Tax legislation
•    A minimum of eight years accounting/ finance experience in progressively responsible positions

•    Aptitude for understanding new technologies
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Excellent presentation skills
•    Strong ability to influence others
•    Create a team working environment
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
•    Ability to effectively manage financial activities including strategic planning
•    Ability to resolve complex issues across the organization that may not be covered by existing policies and procedures
•    Strong knowledge of the Excise Tax Act.
•    Project Management skills
•    Ability to work in an internal control driven environment

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



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