Toronto Transit Commission
Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission, North America’s 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC’s corporate mission “to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy.”
- Co-ordinating the clearance and release of all the TTC’s imports and exports in accordance with North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules, and U.S. and Canada Customs Acts by liaising with TTC staff, the TTC’s customs broker, foreign suppliers and Canada and U.S. customs officers
- Providing interpretation, advice and guidance for Importers & Exporters concerning NAFTA rules, tariff treatment, U.S. and Canada Customs Acts and tax implications related to purchases and service contracts
- Co-ordinating freight and logistics (U.S. and International) through the TTC’s customs/freight broker
- Researching and providing advice to TTC departments on correct application of sales taxes on purchase and sale transactions
- Working closely with the Director – Treasury Services to comply with all commodity tax and excise regulations, and to work on tax minimization strategies, preparing reports and submitting remittances/refund claims/tax returns to the taxing authorities within strict deadlines
- Providing financial control and administration of all TTC Employee Travel and Relocation related expenses, and a variety of general administrative support for the section
- Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (if applicable and within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from theTTCas a service-provider and an employer.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Sound knowledge of NAFTA rules, U.S. and Canada Customs Acts and regulations combined with a knowledge of relevant tax legislation as it applies to customs clearance procedures, tariff, freight and logistics for TTC purchases, exports, etc.
- Good knowledge of sales tax legislation, principles and procedures, and ability to research tax references for correct application of tax on various purchase and sale transactions
- Several years of experience working with either customs/freight forwarding or sales taxes, and ideally with both
- Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices
- Proficiency in the use of a PC and computer applications related to the work
- Good analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; and effective oral and written communication skills
- Possession of a customs specialist designation and/or transportation certification would be a definite asset
- College or university degree, or the equivalent
- Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.
- Experience in supervising a staff of 8 or more brokerage employees.
- Experience in US import and export requirements.
- Experience in Canadian export requirements.
- Professional Canadian customs brokerage licence
- Knowledge of secondary language is an asset
Annual Salary Range
$75,748.40 – $94,731.00 (Level 9SA)
At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.