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Manager, Commodity Taxes - Temporary - 35325

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Apr 17, 2024
Posting End Date: Apr 24, 2024


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

We are looking for a highly motivated person for a Manager, Commodity Taxes position in Montreal (temporary position).  This person will report to the Senior Manager, Commodity Taxes.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to provide tax advice and guidance to business units on commodity taxes.
  • Analyse and implement new commodity tax legislation through development and implementation of internal policies and process. 
  • Analyse and develop processes to maximize commodity tax saving opportunities and mitigate tax exposures.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for interpreting commodity taxes legislation and develop policies / procedures to ensure Air Canada and its subsidiaries are in compliance with commodity taxes legislation with regards to collection, data compilation and remittance process. 
  • Responsible for commodity taxes issues resolution and information requests from internal & external customers, including audits by external tax authorities.
  • Identify and continuously improve indirect tax processes and internal controls.
  • Keep up-to-date on current changes in commodity taxes legislation, analyse impact on Air Canada operations, and communicate it to branch financial officers of business units. 
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Commodity Taxes in implementing appropriate changes to ensure compliance with new legislation and in developing commodity taxes awareness throughout the company, including the development and the delivery of associated seminars and training.
  • Review sales and purchase agreements to ensure proper application of indirect tax terms and conditions.  Work closely with Strategic Purchasing and Legal departments as well with all other departments initiating a contracting process.
  • Proactively communicate and work with Senior Manager, Commodity Taxes regarding financial effects of key transactions, operations, new projects and legislative changes.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with colleagues within the IT group and other system stakeholders to ensure continuous collaboration with the Tax Department for any new system implementation and/or system modification.
  • Develop guidelines, training materials, job aids for Tax Department as required.
  • Assist the Senior Manager Commodity Taxes with all other related tasks.


  • Degree in Business or Finance, CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) designation preferred or Law. 
  • Completion of Commodity Taxes courses/ Tax degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the commodity tax field.  Experience in the transportation industry is an asset.
  • Significant experience interpreting and analyzing tax legislation.
  • Knowledge of international commodity tax legislation (e.g., GST, SUT, VAT) an asset. 
  • Experience with systems implementation is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to be a team player.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple files.
  • Excellent organizational skills, autonomy and ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Bilingual (English and French)

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.