Senior Accountant, Indirect Tax - Temporary

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Calgary, AB
Job Code: 347
# of openings: 1




AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power, and regulated utilities. We have, and continue to build, a solid portfolio of assets to serve producers and to provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. We continuously strive to build dynamic teams to support our future growth. We provide opportunity, challenge and competitive compensation within a positive work environment that motivates people to build careers within our company. AltaGas’ success is driven by a skilled team of more than 1700 employees.


Rapid expansion of our business has created a wide range of career opportunities for qualified individuals. If you want to work for a company that offers work/life balance, financial assistance to support continuous learning and growth, and that has a solid track record of success with an achievement-oriented organizational culture, AltaGas may be the right company for you.

Reporting to the Director Taxation, this temporary position is responsible for the areas of indirect tax compliance, while ensuring effective taxation policies and related internal controls are in place.  This position will appeal to an individual who seeks the challenge, experience and opportunity for career advancement offered by a dynamic, fast paced environment. 


Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicate effectively with finance and commercial departments to maintain and implement indirect tax policies and compliance

  • Review and co-ordination of all GST/HST, PST, Carbon and Motor Fuel Tax compliance for Canadian legal entities

  • Review and support for GST income statement review and balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Online account maintenance for all indirect tax return filings and payment applications

  • Management of Federal and Provincial indirect tax audits and queries; interfacing effectively with various tax authorities

  • Registration with appropriate taxation bodies andco-ordination of indirect tax filing requirements for new legal entities

  • Assist in providing indirect tax planning and advisory services for corporate and business segment growth initiatives and ongoing business operations

  • Co-ordination of GST elections and PST and Carbon Tax exemptions

  • Supporting GST and CBSA reporting requirements for energy imports / exports in North America

  • Implementation of indirect tax requirements in ERP system

  • Participation in industry indirect tax groups and professional development


  • Professional accounting designation

  • Completion of CPA Canada In-Depth HST/GST Course an asset

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a tax accounting role

  • Experience working in the energy industry is preferred

  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and absorb tax legislation and regulations

  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively with internal departments and tax authorities

  • Solid organization skills with the ability to work independently

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

  • Experience working with accounting models and systems


We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  No agency referrals or telephone inquiries at this time, please.


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