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Who We Are

RioCan is one of Canada's largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT). We own, manage and develop retail-focused, increasingly mixed-use properties in Canada's major markets. We pioneered the REIT concept almost 30 years ago and have transformed Canadian real estate.

We are proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers and a Greater Toronto's Top Employer. At RioCan, you can build a career with real impact and longevity. You get the stability and resources of an established company and the entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit of a start-up. Life at RioCan is dynamic and fast-paced. We know that great ideas can come from anywhere, and we empower our people to suggest and implement them. We value different voices and perspectives and appreciate that the unique backgrounds and identities we each bring to our jobs make the whole business stronger.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

In this role, you will report to the VP, Taxation and contribute to the strategic direction of the function and act as a partner to provide value added advice to RioCan.  This position will be responsible for the Canadian Tax compliance and provision, monitoring RioCan’s mutual fund trust and REIT status, tax audit management, and assisting in the implementation of tax planning initiatives.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tax Compliance

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate filing of our Canadian tax returns (corporations, trusts, and partnerships)
  • Managing and monitoring of RioCan’s mutual fund trust and REIT status
  • Continually improving and streamlining the tax compliance process

Tax Financial Reporting and Audit Management

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate quarterly and annual review of the financial tax reporting requirements which includes income tax provisions, SIFT and mutual fund trust test calculations, and disclosure requirements (MD&A and Financial Statements)
  • Liaise with external and CRA auditors

Tax Projections

  • Keeping updated on RioCan’s business in order to accurately review the income tax and SIFT test projections

Tax Planning and Structuring

  • Brainstorming and assisting in the creation of tax planning solutions in order to minimize tax risk and maximize tax benefit
  • Assisting in the implementation and execution of tax planning strategies and initiatives

Other Duties

  • Advising on indirect tax issues especially related to RioCan’s SLFI reporting
  • Advising on GST/HST issues as they arise
  • Implementing and maintaining best practice controls and procedures
  • Continually looking to improve and streamline our tax processes
  • Ongoing research on issues that arise
  • Other duties/projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 7 years of tax experience working at a public accounting firm (Big 4 preferred) or real estate industry
  • CPA designation
  • CICA In-depth Tax Course Parts I to III or Master in Taxation
  • Real Estate tax knowledge and solid understanding of Canadian tax
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Previous experience managing people
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Previous with the SIFT and Mutual Fund Trust rules is an asset
  • Knowledge of Yardi is an asset
  • Previous audit experience is an asset
  • GST/HST experience is an asset

Why join RioCan?

We believe in rewarding you for what you do and investing in your career and long-term success. Our total rewards and perquisites program is designed to fit and enrich your life physically, emotionally, financially, and socially. We offer eligible employees:

Work / Life Balance that prioritizes YOU. Enjoy a hybrid work model with flexible work hours, an extra-long weekend with our RioCan Cares Day, and half days before every long weekend in the summer.

Professional Growth and Development that includes a continuing education reimbursement, a mentorship and leadership development program, on-demand online learning, and cross-training opportunities.

An Extensive Health and Benefits Program that includes health and dental benefits for you and your family starting on day one, a healthcare spending account, an employee family and assistance program, virtual healthcare, and other resources.

A Comprehensive Retirement Program to help prepare our employees for the future. This includes matching employee contributions in a retirement savings plan, pension plan, and an employee unit purchase plan.

Additional Perks and Benefits that include paid time off, parental leave top-up, various employee discounts, employee referral and recognition programs, and opportunities to participate in community initiatives, committees, and social events throughout the year.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all employees are valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas. People are at the core of who we are, and we respect that they have taken all paths to get here. RioCan welcomes applications from all candidates and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, please let us know, and we will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.

Click here to learn more about who we are and what a career at RioCan can look like for you. You can also visit us at www.riocan.com.

RioCan brings together smart, talented people from diverse backgrounds, and creates spaces where we can all prosper.  People are at the core of who we are, and we respect that they have taken all kinds of paths to get here.

We are committed to creating an environment in which all employees are valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas. We value different voices and perspectives, and appreciate that unique backgrounds and identities make our organization stronger.

RioCan welcomes applications from all candidates and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.