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FarmGate Advisors Inc.: Farm Tax Manager

FarmGate Advisors Inc.

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted February 17, 2021.

SummaryTheFarm Tax Manageris responsible forthetimely completion offarmand business tax returns (T1s), bookkeeping and associatedAgricorpfilings.

The Manager will work on proprietorshipsandpartnerships and learn farm cloud accounting apps.The incumbent should be familiar with the agriculture industry, cash basis accounting and adjustments,and the uniqueregulatory environmentfaced by farmers.

The Manager will understand the income tax and HST impacts of capital expenditures.A candidate that excels in the role may be assigned to projects in farm succession, farming corporations and financial management through our affiliate, BluePrint CPAs A Professional Corporation.While FarmGate Advisors has excellent cloud-based and remote work platforms, the candidate must be able to work in our rural Chatham-Kent office (60%-80%).Core CompetenciesProblem-solvingandattention todetailAbility to research the Income Tax ActAbility to research the Excise Tax ActAsense ofurgency and respect fordeadlinesInternalandclientcommunicationTeamwork,collaboration,andtrainingBuilding workflow and the farm teamJob DutiesPrepareT1 Generaltax returns by collecting, analyzing, and formatting financial informationEngage in bookkeeping as necessary to ensure farm income and expenses are accurateLiaise with tax authorities and monitor changes in tax legislationMonitor changes in government policy, including CRA, OMAFRA, FCC,and Agriculture CanadaSound understanding of bookkeeping and accounting controls to ensure that underlying tax data is accurateWork in various accounting systems including Sage, Xero, QuickBooks,and manual farm booksProvide technical support (including software updates, troubleshooting,and back-ups)Work with Cloud Accountants to ensure that charts of accounts and monthly accounting procedures streamline farm tax returnsKeep accurate client records of discussions, points of interest,and tax matters in the Firm’s tax practice management system.RequirementsAbility to work long hours during tax season and under deadline pressureXero(accounting software)advisor certificationrequiredprior to start dateMaintenance of paperless accounting and tax working papersMinimumcollege diploma in accounting,business, finance,or related field requiredAccountingdesignationor business degree from an accredited universitypreferred3 years of experiencepreparing tax returns forfarmsoragriculturebusinessesDesire to continuously improvethequality control system and ensure accurate filingsGoodcommunication skills,both verbal and writtenExcellent working knowledge ofExceland good written abilities inWordAccuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlinesAssertive, comfortable communicating with various types of individualsAbility to work in a team environmentAbility to follow through and complete overlapping projectsGood organizational, time management,and prioritizing skillsWorking ConditionsAbility to attend and conduct presentationsor virtual client meetingsManual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripheralsOvertime as requiredLifting or moving up to20lbs.May be requiredThis role will be a full-time role for the right candidate should they prove able to work on broader and more complex projects.

Otherwise, the role can be limited to a seasonal mandate.