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Position Available


Performance Expectations

  • Assist in carrying out cross-border income tax and estate planning

  • Accountable for the delivery of industry and technical expertise relating to individual income tax, social security and international tax treaties

  • Responsible for quality deliverables such as reports, technical memos and management presentations

  • Participate in expatriate policy design and implementation and in expatriate compensation design and implementation

  • Manage project financials (budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection and variance recognition)

  • Correspond with team members and clients in response to specific individual tax queries 

  • Contribute to the preparation and delivery of competitive proposals to meet client needs

  • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines

  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks

  • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value

  • Maintain high quality control by reviewing tax returns and other work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members

  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable

  • Network and take a leadership role in the local professional and business community while raising awareness of WATSON and looking for new business development opportunities

  • Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly

  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes

  • Develop, coach, and train team members towards professional and personal development

  • Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews

  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness

  • Attend internal WATSON courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge



  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

  • Possess a Master’s Degree in Taxation or Law 

  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public accounting and/or tax consulting 

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with Corporate and individual income tax

  • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles

  • Experience working with, accounting and tax software such as CaseWare, GoSystem, Profile and/or TaxPrep

  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Some travel may be required


Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships

  • Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle

  • Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences

  • Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others that make an impact and persuade their intended audience(s)

  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service, proactively identifies client needs and creates strategies to proficiently serve clients

  • Business Development – looks for and seizes profitable business opportunities while focusing on the ability to gain increased presence in the community 

  • Forward Thinking – anticipates the implications of situations, takes appropriate action as needed and prepares for possible contingencies

  • Agility with Change – initiates, sponsors and implements change by taking a facilitative catalyst role 

  • People Management & Leadership – goal-driven leader who effectively manages self, others and teams to achieve goals

  • Coaching – takes responsibility for one’s own and team members’ performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals, promptly addresses performance issues, is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making