Tax Accountant - Permanent - CLE


Dublin, IE

Company:  Canada Life Group Services

Canada Life Assurance Europe plc (‘CLE’), a company within the Great West Lifeco Group, is a life assurance company with a branch in Germany. CLE sells unit-linked pension and protection products to customers in Germany through independent brokers. We have offices in Dublin, Cologne and Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt).

Our brand values reflect the kind of company we are today and strive to continue to be in the future:

Ambitious: We consistently pursue our goals and constantly look for new opportunities and we are ready to go the extra mile for our customers.
Creative: Together with our partners we offer appropriate and flexible solutions that inspire.
Unconventional: We break new ground in order to offer our customers the best protection for a good life.
Better: We constantly work on our abilities and strive to offer our customers superior products and services.
Strong: Based on our performance and with the support of our Canadian parent company we look to provide the highest security for the future for our customers, partners and employees alike.
Collaborative: We move forward together, helping each other to become better and together we find good solutions both for the customer and for ourselves.
Responsible: We act transparently and fairly, and are forward-thinking and risk-aware for the benefit of our customers, partners and employees.

People – our customers and employees alike – are at the heart of everything we do at CLE. We share a deep commitment to our customers and to each other. If you are looking to work in an inclusive, supportive and dynamic workplace on a path of growth, we’re glad you found us! Whether you are starting your career or looking to develop your expertise as a specialist, we’ll support you every step of the way. 

What we offer

Hybrid working model – excellent city centre location with attractive working from home options;
Personal Protection – Company Pension, Death in Service Benefit, Health Insurance Allowance, Income Protection Scheme, optional Specified Illness Scheme;
Recreation – on-site swimming pool, gym, squash courts, active social clubs;
Health & Wellness – Top-Class Employee Assistance Programme, Bike to Work Scheme, Policies supporting Work/Life balance, Digital Doctor to name but a few.


The Role


The Canada Life tax function is responsible for managing both domestic and international tax compliance across the Group (including Quarterly Tax Provisioning, Transfer Pricing, and VAT) and supporting business units on a wide range of tax matters. 
The tax function also supports the global Group tax function with respect to the tax aspects of acquisitions, disposals, etc. 

Reporting directly to the Senior Tax Manager, the Tax Accountant will hold the following responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities


  • Assisting in the preparation of quarterly current and deferred tax provisions. 
  • Assisting in the preparation of various tax returns and tax computations for the Canada Life group, primarily corporation tax and VAT returns. 
  • Providing support and tax technical advice to business divisions and management on a wide range of matters.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with business units/divisions. 
  • Assisting the Senior Tax Manager with transfer pricing documentation and compliance.
  • Keeping up to date with current tax legal and regulatory requirements.

This a perfect opportunity for an ambitious tax consultant to gain valuable industry experience.

The Person


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and competencies: 

  • AITI qualified (or equivalent qualification).
  • Minimum of 1-2 years' post qualification experience working in a corporate tax environment.
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently, both individually and as part of a team in a demanding environment whilst meeting tight deadlines. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written 
  • Experience with tax transfer pricing in a MNE environment is an advantage.
  • Strong end user computing skills in particular MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Behavioural Competencies

Communication and Influencing
Drive for Results
Planning and Organising
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration

The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process. Where Agency assistance is required the Canada Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Canada Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Even if you don’t see yourself reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we encourage you to reach out and apply if you feel you are a good fit for the role. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive and diverse company, and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation and life experiences to apply. We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland​.