Commodity Tax Associate

Thorsteinssons LLP is currently seeking a highly motivated commodity tax associate for our Vancouver office. Candidates with 1 to 2 years post-call experience or who have recently completed their articles are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will ideally have tax, corporate law or litigation experience and will thrive in an intellectually challenging environment which holds a unique opportunity for growth. This position will focus on Canadian sales tax issues (including GST/HST and provincial sales taxes) and real estate taxes.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist and support senior counsel in corporate-commercial commodity tax matters;
  • Advise on business transfers and corporate reorganizations from a commodity tax perspective; prepare legal opinions and compliance reviews; assist with GST/HST and Provincial audits and appeals, etc.;
  • Conduct detailed review and analysis of commodity tax issues;
  • Remain up-to-date on current tax practices and changes in tax law;
  • Provide impeccable client service and complete research and memoranda to form legal opinions that assist our clients in making business decisions; and
  • Other routine tax matters.

Your Core Competencies

  • Dedicated to providing quality service to clients to consistently meet and exceed expectations;
  • Academic excellence;
  • A superb understanding of commercial transactions from a client’s perspective;
  • Ability to remain productive while demonstrating superior analytical and problem-solving skills within a time-sensitive and fast-paced environment;
  • Strong research, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required for effective communication with clients, other lawyers and staff; and
  • Ability to exercise strong initiative and judgment.

Founded in 1964, with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Thorsteinssons is Canada’s largest law firm specializing in tax and our lawyers are consistently recognized as leading tax practitioners in Canada and around the world.

Thorsteinssons takes pride in cultivating a diverse workforce.  We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage qualified applicants of all abilities to apply.  We will accommodate applicants with disability-related needs (to the point of undue hardship) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Qualified candidates are invited to forward a covering letter, resume, and transcripts in PDF format to Zheting Su, Partner, at zsu@thor.ca. .  Please indicate the position you are applying for in the reference line of your email and cover letter.

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.