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Director, Taxation

Division: Finance
Job location: Anywhere in Canada  
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday  - Friday
Employment type: Full-time permanent employment in a remote work setting

About Us
We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary
We’re searching for a strategic leader to join our Finance Division in the role of Director, Taxation. In this role you will report into the VP, Finance, and provide strategic tax management and advice for the organization to ensure compliance and best possible outcomes for tax implications. You will lead a team of tax professionals and work with stakeholders throughout the organization to support successful business objectives through tax advisory, audits, corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate reorganizations. Sound interesting? Here is a little more…


As the Director, Taxation you will…

  • Act as a trusted advisor to influence and negotiate business objectives
  • Lead a team of tax professionals and support their continuous development, performance, and growth at Aurora
  • Recommend and implement solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business
  • Prepare and review tax provision and compliance activities and identify emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making
  • Support development and execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform research based on current and proposed tax legislation, regulations, and guidelines and communicate to key stakeholders
  • Breakdown strategic problems and analyze data and information to provide tax-related insights and recommendations
  • Build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaise with stakeholders to align agendas and ensure a clear understanding of the business context
  • Participate and lead in the design, implementation, and management of changes to core business processes, systems, information reporting and products to ensure compliance with relevant legislations and standards
  • Monitor compliance with tax policies, procedures, and controls to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial information
  • Review business-initiated transactions, including withholding tax and changes to tax requirements, to ensure tax risks are assessed, mitigated, and communicated to stakeholders in collaboration with team members
  • Provide specialized consulting, analytical and technical support

As an experienced leader you will have…

  • 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary education in a related field (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • A relevant professional designation (CPA/CA)
  • Previous experience or consulting for publicly traded companies in the CPG, Pharma, or controlled substance space
  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience

You will be setup for success if you are…

  • An analytical professional who can think outside the box to resolve problems
  • A natural leader with a strong track record for building high-performing teams and relationships that satisfy business objectives
  • A multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced environment where they can balance multiple projects at once  
  • A strategist who can transform complex theories into simple practices to drive value for businesses
  • A communicator who can convey technical information in engaging format for various audiences

What we offer

  • Competitive compensation, performance bonuses, RRSP and stock options 
  • Remote-first workplace equipped with flexible hours, vacation and sick time, meeting-free-Friday afternoons and more 
  • Comprehensive benefits package with health, dental and medical cannabis coverage, life insurance and LTD policies and health and personal spending care accounts
  • Corporate perks such as Perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, employee discounts and modern technology
  • Robust learning opportunities accelerated by professional development courses, a tuition assistance program and corporate mobility
  • Global team of professionals enabled by science with a strong mission to open the world to cannabis and deliver the best experience for our patients and consumers


Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page 
(hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!).


Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic.

If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know.


Health and safety
If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.






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