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Tax Analyst, Aircraft Transactions - Dublin - 22074

Location: DUBLIN, DUBLIN, Ireland
Posting Start Date: Feb 4, 2019
Posting End Date: Feb 18, 2019


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.


The Tax Analyst, Aircraft Transactions will be responsible for assisting the Dublin based Tax Manager in managing international income and transactional tax risks in relation to aircraft transactions.


Air Canada is currently undergoing a major fleet renewal and expansion program to serve new markets. The large number of new aircraft deliveries and disposals in various jurisdictions as well as the expansion into new markets over the next few years is creating a demand for international transaction tax advice across several jurisdictions.


This has resulted in the need for a Tax Analyst to assist the Dublin based Tax Manager in identifying and assessing the international tax consequences with an aim to negotiating aircraft transactions that protect Air Canada from a global tax perspective. The responsibilities of the Tax Analyst will include assisting with contract reviews and recommending solutions to minimize Air


Canada’s tax exposure related to this expansion and aircraft transactions. The Tax Analyst will possess a solid ability to interpret complex legal language and structures as well as a desire to learn more about specific international aviation structures and tax issues.


This role offers a candidate an excellent opportunity to develop experience in the area of international tax with a particular focus on the aviation sector.


As this position requires the incumbent to work closely with the Tax Manager as well as a number of departments within Air Canada, including but not limited to, Legal, Finance, Treasury, Aircraft Program, Maintenance, etc., constant and clear communication is essential.

  • Assist with the review of term sheets and agreements relating to aircraft and engines including purchase, sale, lease, sub-lease, lease extension, novation, financings and re-financings.
  • Undertake research on Air Canada’s tax risks in foreign jurisdictions in connection with aircraft transactions.
  • Learn to assess tax implications of proposed transactions and propose solutions to minimize tax implications.
  • Assist the Tax Manager by implementing guidelines/procedures to ensure that Air Canada is not exposed to adverse tax risks.
  • Assist the Tax Manager with other ad-hoc international tax issues.


  •  Degree in Law, Business or Tax with a strong academic record.
  • 2 years plus experience in an international tax environment.
  • Part qualified CTA/AITI or interested in pursuing same (study leave and exam support available).
  • Ability to interpret complex legal concepts and language.
  • Fast learner with a desire to learn more about international structures and tax issues.
  • Experience/Knowledge of aircraft and/or aviation industry a distinct advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Sound judgment, organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
  • To succeed in this role, the incumbent should be curious, flexible, perseverant and capable of handling situations with tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.



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