Tax Advisor, Canadian Tax Services

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is a seven-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service.

Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,000 professionals and associates serves over 14,000 clients in more than 50 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies.

Ryan has captured a market leadership position in the tax services industry, outpacing competitive firms that have been operating for well over 100 years. Leveraging more than 75 global tax practice areas, our industry experts recover more than $2.5 billion in tax savings annually for our global clients. Ryan represents 96% of the companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Ryan employees are given the freedom to do their best work in the way they work best. With a clear understanding of expectations and accountabilities, employees have ownership of their time and flexibility to meet the demands of their professional and personal lives.


Culture, Mission, and Values

A Culture of Innovation

We believe in liberating companies from the burden of being overtaxed and freeing their capital to invest in their own tomorrow. Clients should only pay the taxes they owe—but no more—because the rest fuels their dreams of a better future.

When a company is overtaxed, job growth is underdeveloped, innovation languishes, and growth suffers. What’s next and what could be lacking the economic fuel necessary to take flight. This is where we come in.

We alleviate the tax burdens that weigh our clients down and hold them back. We are driven to reinvent how to master the complexity of the modern tax code. That is our passion. No one knows it better. Where others see rules and regulations, we see opportunity. Where some see codes and constrictions, we see what could be. Where others say “we’re done here,” we say, “ let’s get started.” We do not rest until we’ve created value and delivered results that offer relief to our clients and revenue to the bottom line.

This is the core principle Ryan was founded upon. We are here to liberate our clients from the burden of being overtaxed, freeing their capital to invest, grow, and thrive. Creating a better tomorrow. For all of us.

One of Ryan’s values is “generosity matters.” Simply put, we share our success.

Ryan associates have made it clear that they want their efforts to help their communities to go beyond merely writing a check. They want to connect on a personal level; they want to get out there and touch lives and make a difference in the community around them.

At Ryan, sharing our success is the perfect way to reflect on the hard work and phenomenal growth Ryan and its employees have experienced.


Brief Description

Reporting to the Director, Client Support Services, The Tax Advisor, Canadian Tax Services (“Tax Advisor”) works within Ryan’s Client Support Services group to deliver no-charge advisory support services to clients, including answering clients’ tax questions and providing limited exposure reports.  In addition, the Tax Advisor will assist with the preparation of training materials for seminars presented by Senior Tax Advisors to our clients to assist in their understanding of Canadian sales taxes.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answers TaxDirect hotline questions from clients and assists in clarifying issues
  • Prepares limited exposure identification reports for clients
  • Assist with the development of presentation materials for tax seminars for clients
  • Contributes to the development of sales tax articles and books published by Ryan
  • Create a positive team member experience
  • Attends and participates in consultants’ monthly training meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications


  • University degree in Accounting/Business
  • Hold a recognized accounting designation (CPA) or enrolled as a CPA candidate

Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in an industry and/or public accounting environment

 Key Competencies

  • Basic knowledge of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) legislation and policies, ideally working as a professional with sales tax compliance and reporting experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Internet navigation and research
  • Bilingual fluency in both French and English

Additionnal requierement

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Canadian passport
  • Minimal travel requirement


  • Superior organizational skills and ability to meet project deadlines.
  • High level of self-motivation and ethical conduct.
  • Good client relations and communication skills: pleasant, positive personality

Work environment

  • Named one of Canada’s Best Companies to Work For in 2022 for the tenth consecutive year
  • For the fifth time in the firm’s history, Ryan is named one of the Best Places to Work for Women by FORTUNE
  • Selected for the 10th consecutive year as one of the Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services™ by Great Place to Work.
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • Flexibility, rapid growth, and offers excellent opportunities
  • The position requires regular interaction with employees and clients, both in person and via email and phone.

Contact at TALINKO – Executive Search

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