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Intern, Fund Taxation Analyst (Winter 2022 - 8 months)

November 4 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Taxation
Toronto, ON

With approximately CAD 179.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30 2021, Fiera Capital, an independent firm, is one of Canada’s leading investment managers. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science, and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital is recognized for our talented people. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of any client, anywhere they are located.

Why join Fiera Capital:

• Inclusive workplace and diverse background of employees
• Growth and development opportunities
• Entrepreneurial industry-leading company with a purposeful mission
• Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation and benefits
• Collaborative approach, innovative and culture of integrity
• Ambitious organization who strives for excellence

What we are looking for:

Reporting to the Specialist, Taxation & Accounting Operations, the Analyst will have a great opportunity to get involved in taxation early in his/her career.

Your responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of investment fund taxation policies and procedures; ongoing monitoring of all fiscal controls related to the funds;
  • Oversight of the fund administrator’s monthly, quarterly and annual distribution calculations;
  • Monitoring the need for and coordination of special distributions (e.g. large unitholder subscriptions / redemptions);
  • Coordination and oversight of the funds’ HST/QST/PST filings;
  • Coordination and oversight of the funds various tax returns and filings (e.g. T3, T5008);
  • Coordination and oversight of the preparation of unitholder tax slips;
  • Coordination and oversight of various funds PFIC reporting;
  • Determination, coordination and oversight of certain foreign tax filings of the Fiera funds;
  • Completion of various foreign withholding tax documents on behalf of the Fiera funds (e.g. W8-BEN);
  • Monitoring the tax status of each of the funds and oversight of the various tax elections (e.g. mutual fund tax status);
  • Research and form a tax opinion of various fund investments (e.g. private placements) / coordinate with external tax advisors as required;
  • Manage the year-end tax review process with the funds’ auditor.

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Pursuing a degree in business administration, economics, accounting, or other relevant fields;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel;
  • Interest in taxation;
  • Pursuing a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA or CMA) is an asset;
  • Curious & flexible;
  • Fluent in English, French would be considered an asset.

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