Tax Manager (US & CAD) (Remote / Hybrid)

  • Full-time
  • Department: Finance/Accounting

Company Description

At Viral Nation, we specialize in building social-first ecosystems for brands to connect with the modern consumer journey. Our integrated solutions align strategy, talent, media, and technology with culturally relevant creative to scale the world’s fastest growing digital brands.  Viral Nation offers a fluid, creative, and growth-oriented environment that will support your ambitions to apply your talents in an open, collaborative, and fast paced culture. We’re driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver strategies, and we’re just getting started. Our ability to stay at the forefront of the industry has fueled our success and will guide us in paving the path forward.

2021 was a transformational year for Viral Nation, having grown by 200% and we have even bigger ambitions for 2022 and beyond.  While we continuously exceed our goals, we need your help – our success is only as great as our people.  Strong performance leads to high expectations and we need to keep raising the bar!

Our Values:

We Constantly Evolve: Embracing change is both an opportunity and a necessity!

Courage: Challenging the norm drives us forward!

Diversity: We strive for excellence and recognize that our differences make us stronger. We respect and seek out the inclusion of differences, realizing we can learn from each other!

Resilience: Adversity is a springboard for growth!

Job Description

The Tax Manager is responsible for working closely with our top-tier tax firm to oversee tax governance, give direction, prepare inputs, monitor and review deliverables, handle appropriate projects in-house, and constantly improve our systems and processes. The Manager, Tax will have a strong passion for tax, will thrive in a fast-growing company, and will be confident in their ability to work independently, in an organized and detail-oriented fashion. Viral Nation has Canadian and foreign tax requirements.

Federal and Provincial Income Tax Returns:

  • Preparation and filing of income tax returns for Canadians on a timely and accurate basis (US subsidiary filings will be supported by top-tier tax firm)
  • Working papers and supporting analysis must be prepared on an accurate and timely basis for review by an external accounting firm
  • Identifying accounting issues as they relate to the accurate preparation of tax returns and making recommendations to correct them going forward
  • Ensuring that new tax legislation and changes to company structure are taken into account

Sales Tax Returns:

  • Filing and/or preparation of sales taxes for all subsidiaries
  • Preparation and filing of monthly and quarterly Canadian sales tax returns
  • Reviewing and reconciling field US sales tax returns
  • All filings must be in accordance with prescribed tax laws and regulations

Tax Accounts:

  • Manage CRA, IRS and US state income tax and sales tax audits
  • Manage foreign jurisdiction tax requirements

Current & Future Tax Provisions:

  • Calculating quarterly/year-end tax provisions and future taxes for all Canadian and/or US subsidiaries (supported by top-tier tax firm)
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual tax provision work papers for review by an external auditor
  • Working papers and supporting analysis will need to be in a standard format
  • File and pay all taxes on a timely basis
  • Prepare journal entries as required

Tax Audits:

  • Analysis and support for audit queries from tax authorities

Other Special Projects:

  • Manage SR&ED claims made through external consultants
  • Implement and manage intercompany service agreements and transfer pricing policies
  • Support tax planning and strategy
  • Conduct research on any Canadian or US corporate, indirect or payroll tax issues that may arise


  • Must have 6+ years post-university tax experience
  • CPA, CA or US CPA
  • Canadian tax, as well as transfer pricing experience, is a must (US tax experience would be an asset)
  • Preferred completion of a Master of Taxation program or CICA In-Depth Tax Course (Part 1, 2 and 3) with a strong understanding and application of tax accounting under ASPE and/or IFRS

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Viral Nation is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our agency. Viral Nation welcomes applications from people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting and selection process.