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Tax Consultant



Software Engineering
Halifax, NS, Canada
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

Job Category:

Property Tax Consulting

Pay Grade Range:

$49,335.00 - $115,115.00

Disclaimer: The base salary range represents the low and high end of Altus Group’s “Pay Grade Range” for this position in the primary work location. Actual hiring salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to work experience, and geographic market data for the role. The Pay Grade Range listed above does not reflect Altus Group’s total compensation for employees. Other rewards may include an annual bonus, flexible work arrangements, and region-specific benefits.

Unlock your Altus Experience!

If you’re looking to advance your career in data analytics, expertise, and technology for the rapidly growing global CRE market, there’s no better place than Altus Group. At Altus, our work is purposeful. Every day, our employees drive impact, innovate, and shape the global commercial real estate (CRE) and PropTech industry.

Our people-centric culture empowers you to deliver in a high trust, high performance culture, surrounded by an inclusive team that’s collaborating to modernize our industry. We invest in our people with training and growth opportunities designed to propel you further in your career while providing a flexible and progressive workplace that reflects our values and teams.

Remote Work: Yes (Within NS, NFL, NB)

Altus Group is looking for a Tax Consultant to join our Atlantic office (Remote Work Available). This Role will be reporting to the Senior Director. In this role, you will be responsible for providing a variety of property assessment and tax consulting services related to a client deliverable with relatively little oversight from senior staff. This may include project management, managing deliverables, meeting deadlines and partnering with other business units to explore synergy opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently researches external data sources (brokerage listings for leases and sales, third party rental rate and vacancy reports, Board decisions with data as part of public evidence, REIT reports, market reports, etc.) and internal data sources (client rent roll data, sales, etc.)

  • Teaches junior staff how and where to collect market research and data

  • Takes information learned from research, file management and

  • Creates initial valuation opinion during the preliminary review (‘Stage 1’) for small or less complex properties and supports senior staff on more complex properties

  • Conducts research on property under review, based on internal market research databases and external source to apply all approaches to valuation of property as test to assess valuation

  • Ability to weigh three valuation approaches and reconcile and support a final opinion of value for assessment purposes

  • Conducts analysis of equity in relation to comparable assessments with consideration to and understanding of governing legislation

  • Generates various financial models & analysis using established procedures/templates to be used in valuation process

  • Assembles research and preliminary analysis for senior staff and points out areas for further investigation to support argument development

  • Under the direction of senior staff, performs all types of property (land & building) inspections for the purposes of validating site specs, neighborhood, surveying the building or land (building type, description, land use etc.), collecting qualitative information to be used as evidence in hearings and/or client reports

  • Proposes initial view on the merits of the appeal to be reviewed by senior staff

  • Attend site visits with senior staff to develop an understanding of what to look for to build a case to contest the value of a property or building

  • Review and assist junior team members with set-up and preparation of initial reports External reports include assessment appeal reports, review panel, Appeal Board hearing materials etc.

  • Review relevant data (using Altus templates specific to property type) as required: Copy & paste tables, references, images etc. from established sources

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Law, Business or Economics preferred

  • Minimum 1-5 years of relevant experience required

  • Obtained, or working towards, designation and paralegal license in Ontario

  • Understanding of how taxes are determined from the assessments returned

  • Understanding of tax legislation pertaining to tax classifications, exemptions from taxation, and tax phase in tools

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. Excel skills should include IF statements, Vlookups and Pivot Tables

  • Quantitative and analytical skills: specifically, financial modeling in Excel & Tableau

  • Technical knowledge in all three approaches to valuations.

  • Understanding of appeals process & applicable legislation

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean drivers' abstract

What Altus Group offers:

  • Rewarding performance: We are pleased to be able to provide employees competitive compensation, incentive and bonus plans, and a total rewards package that prioritizes their mental, physical and overall financial health.
  • Growth and development: As a destination for top industry talent, we’re investing in you to meet the evolving needs of our clients and deliver on your professional goals. Our Altus Intelligence Academy offers over 150,000 hours of learning materials catering to diverse stages of an employee’s career journey.
  • Flexible work model: We’re modernizing our employee programs to reflect the new world of work. Our Activity-Based Work model provides you with flexibility to align your work location to the work being performed - office for connecting and collaborating, and remote for focused work.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all clients and employees feel welcomed, accepted and valued. We provide an atmosphere free from barriers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage equal opportunities for all employees. We’re seeking candidates with diverse experiences and provide accessible candidate experiences throughout the selection process. If you need accommodation,

We appreciate all applicants who take the time to apply to Altus Group. Please note that only those who are selected to move forward in the process will be contacted. Thank you.