Gate Gourmet – Gategroup Finance Assistant Part-Time (5 month contract) Part Time in Halifax, NS

Gate Gourmet – Gategroup

Branch Halifax NS CA

Finance Assistant Part-Time (5 month contract)
Halifax, NS

1 to 3 years of clerical duties and accounts payable experience is required. Currently enrolled/Degree seeking student in Accounting, or student seeking post…

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Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world’s largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Tax Director, the Finance Assistant assists in the areas of sales tax, property tax, and /or income tax (depending upon time of year) and involves Federal and Provincial taxation in Canada.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Tax Manager with preparation of tax account reconciliations and analysis, including queries of account activity in the general ledger system.
  • Assists Tax Manager with assembly and reconciliation of sales tax data needed for monthly sales tax filings in multi-Province locations in Canada.
  • Prepares monthly use tax, fuels tax, gross receipts, or other transactional tax returns, as assigned.
  • Assists Tax Manager with update of 26 week tax cash flow projections, based on historical or trend data.
  • Assists Tax Manager with assembly of fixed asset information needed for annual property tax filings for multi-Province locations.
  • Assists Tax Manager with calculation and filing of quarterly estimated Federal and Province income tax payments.
  • Processes check requests for tax payments, assemble of tax returns for mailing; updates Tax Calendar as returns/payments are filed.
  • Assists Tax Manager with tax research; draft summary of tax research findings.
  • Researches and prepares responses to tax notices, as assigned.
  • Assists Tax Manager with assembly of data requested for tax audits.


  • Currently enrolled/Degree seeking student in Accounting, or student seeking post-graduate 150 credit hours toward CPA certification.
  • Recent coursework must include successful completion of at least four Accounting classes (12 credit hours). Successful completion of at least one upper level Tax course required.
  • Tax return preparation and Tax research in college-level tax coursework a plus.

Work Experience:

  • 1 to 3 years of clerical duties and accounts payable experience is required.

Job Skills:

  • Familiarity with M.S. Excel.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated Competencies to be Successful in the Position:

  • Thinking – Information search and analysis, problem resolution skills
  • Engaging – understanding others, team leadership, developing people
  • Inspiring – influencing and building relationships, motivating and inspiring, communicating effectively
  • Achieving – delivering business results under pressure, championing performance improvement, customer focus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Candidates will be required to go through pre-employment criminal check.

Must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role

gategroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other ground under applicable law.

Gate Gourmet Canada Inc. is pleased to accommodate applicants who have a disability up to the point of undue hardship during the recruitment, assessment and selection process. Please inform our Recruitment Team if you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.

Job Type: Part-time


  • clerical: 1 year
  • accounts payable: 1 year


  • High school or equivalent

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-24
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