Current Opportunities

Tax Associate

Posted October 5, 2021

*Please note: CPA students will not be considered for this role.

Stern Cohen LLP is seeking a full-time Tax Associate to join the firm’s growing Tax Department. Despite our firm’s 55+ year history, our approach is thoroughly modern (like our paperless office and use of cloud technologies). We are currently operating remotely (working from home) due to Covid-19 and anticipate we will be for the foreseeable future. We stay connected to our colleagues and clients using Zoom video calls, Microsoft Teams, phone calls, and emails.

The Tax Associate will work directly with a Tax Manager and two Tax Partners. The firm’s Tax Department provides tax advisory and tax planning services, handles complex tax filings (e.g. non-resident filings), and supports the rest of the firm. Unlike other firms, our Tax Department is not responsible for the tax filings of the entire firm. We are an advisory and tax planning driven Tax Department.

We are looking for a candidate that wishes to have a career in tax and wants to grow with the firm. An ideal candidate may have recently completed their Canadian CPA at a small to midsize accounting firm and is looking to move into a dedicated tax role. We will support and encourage the candidate to enroll in the CPA in-depth tax program.


  • Performing preliminary research into income and indirect tax issues;
  • Preparation of complex and/or specialty tax returns (e.g. deceased returns, multi-jurisdictional filings, treaty-based tax returns, filings for non-residents);
  • Completing a variety of specialty tax forms (eg. T2057, T2054, T2062);
  • Communicating with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on behalf of our clients;
  • Preparing objections and voluntary disclosures;
  • Analysis and completion of corporate, personal, partnership, and trust income tax returns;
  • Year-end tax planning analysis;
  • Attend weekly tax group meetings.

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Possess a recently acquired Canadian accounting designation (CPA)
  • Enrollment in, or willingness to enroll in the CPA In-depth tax program
  • Experience with owner-managed businesses considered an asset
  • Have a keen interest and desire to work in Canadian personal and corporate tax
  • Experience using TaxPrep (Personal, Corporate, Trust, and Forms) is desirable
  • Demonstrate well-developed analytical and research skills, together with attention to detail
  • Be committed to providing exceptional client service
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, work independently and as part of a team
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written)
  • Well-organized and able to balance competing demands
  • Professional self-confidence

About Stern Cohen

Stern Cohen is a unique one-stop-shop for businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of tax, accounting, assurance, advisory and bookkeeping. Our talented team has earned Clearly Rated’s “Best of Accounting” award for the last six years for providing world-class client service.  Learn more about our welcoming, fun culture (and read staff testimonials) by perusing our website and checking out our LinkedIn. Don’t miss this chance to join a trail-blazing accounting firm committed to:

  • professional development and lifelong learning;
  • industry and technology innovation;
  • helping our clients and team members achieve their goals.

Our Many Benefits

  • Highly competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefit plan including:
    • Medical, dental and vision care insurance, life and accident insurance, vacation and educational assistance
  • Advancement opportunities so that you can specialize or diversify, innovate, and achieve your career goals
  • Mentorship program
  • Flex hours to allow for work life balance
  • Dress for Your Day casual dress policy
  • During the months of July and whenever there’s a long weekend, we close at 2:00 P.M. on Fridays to allow a head start on our weekends
  • We are also closed with pay every Friday in August including Labour Day weekend. Have a great summer with us!
  • State of the art cloud technology platform – we work efficiently and remotely despite the lockdown
  • Read our Careers page for more benefits and information

Applicants are encouraged to peruse our informative website, as well as our Linked In and Twitter pages to learn more about us.  Can you see yourself on our Team Page?

If the answer is yes, please forward a cover letter and resume by e-mail to our HR mailbox: [email protected].

Please reference Tax Associate in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  We will contact only those whose skills and experience closely match our requirements for the position.

Stern Cohen LLP offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

Apply For This Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in a career with Stern Cohen.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to [email protected] Please reference the job posting in the subject line of your e-mail.

After reviewing your application we will contact you if there’s a good fit.

All the best with your job search and thank you for your interest in a career with Stern Cohen Accountants!