Manager, Tax


  • Team: Tax
  • Location: Calgary, AB
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 28th May 2023 MDT

Job Description

Meet Enerplus  

We're an independent North American exploration and production company focused on developing our high-quality assets through a disciplined, returns-based capital program. This focus, accountability, and our people will help us deliver differentiated long-term shareholder value. We are proud of what we do and how we do it. Our core values include a commitment to developing our resources responsibly and profitably while positively contributing to society. Consistent with this commitment, we work to ensure that our operations remain safe, resilient, and sustainable. Operational excellence in a safe and responsible manner is our number one priority.  

We strive for a workplace where everyone feels welcome and can actively participate and contribute. Our company is made up of skilled people with diverse backgrounds and experience. We are innovative, motivated, and accountable. This extends to how we work and the flexibility we provide employees. Our Flexible Work Location Program is just that. Leaders and employees have shared accountability to determine the ideal remote and in-office time mix. We aim for an environment that supports individual work location preferences while optimizing productivity, engagement, well-being, and overall performance in every role and team across the company. 

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance, this leadership role oversees U.S., international, and Canadian domestic income tax-related work and complex projects and serves as the lead technical service provider on global tax assignments.  

What You Will Do 

Technical Responsibilities  

  • Review U.S., Canadian, and foreign tax return filings to ensure accuracy, timely submission, and compliance with technical requirements.  

  • Accountable for all company entities' tax compliance, provisions, and reporting activities.  

  • Provide senior tax advice and management to the Business Development group and senior leadership regarding planning and implementing all mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.  

  • Ensure the tax and treasury internal financing structures are effective in repatriating cash and internal financing.  

  • Remain current with U.S., Canadian, and international tax law and maintain an awareness of tax trends and developments.  

  • Manage income tax audits, inquiries and responses, and information provided to queries from various tax authorities.  

  • Manage and review quarterly and year-end tax provision preparation and disclosures for audited financial statements per US GAAP.  

  • Support the Operations Accounting group on all commodity and indirect tax queries and audits. 

  Managerial Responsibilities  

  • Support senior management and direct the tax team in identifying, developing, and implementing effective tax planning strategies to minimize the company's global tax burden and maximize cash flow.  

  • Oversee the preparation and maintenance of monthly tax projections and external guidance within the business cash forecasts, and ensure proper communication to the business and senior management regularly.   

  • Support tax team members in setting goals and objectives, foster a collaborative cross-functional team environment, and lead a results-driven high-performing team.  

  • Guide the tax team in continuous improvement efforts and developing efficiencies in processes such as utilizing digital strategies and solutions.   

  • Collaborate and build effective working relationships with internal stakeholders, including Treasury, Financial Reporting, Business Development, and other business units, as necessary.  

  The Requirements 

  • Canadian or American CPA designation or MBA.  

  • Oil and gas industry experience.  

  • Ten years' experience with income tax in the U.S. (priority), Canada, and internationally at a public company.  

What You Bring 

  • Established knowledge of U.S., Canadian, and international income tax.  

  • Leadership experience, specifically leading a tax team, is considered an asset.   

  • Consolidation and transaction experience (acquisitions, divestments, and mergers) is considered an asset.   

  • Ability to liaise and communicate with senior leadership, the board of directors, and external tax advisors regarding various company tax issues.  

  • Strong critical thinking skills to effectively analyze various interpretations of legislation while also considering specific business goals and the practicality of running that business.  

We encourage anyone to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by Federal, State/Provincial, or local law.  

Enerplus uses an innovative recruitment platform called Applied. Your application will be reviewed blindly - removing unconscious bias and promoting fair and smart hiring decisions. When you apply, you will be asked to answer a set of questions related to this position. Your answers will be made anonymous before being reviewed by the hiring team. 

We look forward to hearing about your experience with Applied.  

We thank all applicants for your interest and effort in applying. We only contact candidates selected for interviews. By applying, you consent to collecting, using, and disclosing personal information provided during the application and selection process.  


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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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