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HST and Property Tax Technician

Minto Group

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 31, 2023.

HST and Property Tax Technician

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Minto supports vaccination and adheres to CDC guidelines as required. 

Business Unit: Minto Corporate Services Inc.

Build your future at Minto!

Since 1955, we’ve been proudly building better places for people to live, work and play, one home and one relationship at a time. To us, it’s all about special moments — like the thrill of a new apartment, the pride in owning a first home, or a growing investment partnership. We recognize this continues with great employees, like you, and would love for you to join us on our mission. At Minto we welcome change, celebrate new ideas and provide you with the resources, professional training and diverse opportunities to grow your career.


Your offer will include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus + benefits effective 1st day + RRSP matching plan + 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Tuition reimbursement plans and professional development courses
  • Employee recognition platform – Be rewarded by your colleagues for your contributions!
  • Flexible summer hours
  • Many exciting career opportunities


Your role on our team:

While reporting to the Manager of GST/HST, this role will be also taking direction from the Manager of property tax, and time will be split equally between the property and GST/HST tax functions. As a HST and Property Tax Technician, you will be responsible for the helping ensure compliance with the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) and Property Tax for all Minto business units across Canada.

In this role, you will:


  • Be responsible for timely and accurate preparation and filing of GST/HST tax returns and payments monthly, including the filing of necessary rebate applications and elections
  • Reconcile GST/HST accounts with amounts remitted and outstanding
  • Track returns filed
  • Prepare cheque requisitions and GST/HST reporting checklists
  • Review and submit GST/HST new housing rebate applications
  • Reconcile GST/HST rebate accounts
  • Assist in providing information for GST/HST audits and reviews conducted by tax authorities
  • Communicate any required information to the Canada Revenue Agency relating to GST/HST reporting and remittances
  • Maintain GST/HST process documentation
  • Open and distribute all mail received from tax authorities
  • Records-management and filing
  • Make bank payments at branches


Property Tax

  • Data entry and processing for timely payment of a large volume of property tax bills
  • Maintain property tax information system, including entry of the property tax bill and assessed value information and setup of new roll numbers
  • Prepare property tax adjustments for inclusion in the Statement of Adjustments for each new home sale
  • Respond to internal requests for property tax information by extracting and validating information from property tax information system
  • Maintain property tax process documentation
  • Records-management and filing


We would like you to have:

  • College Diploma in a business-related field (e.g. commerce, accounting, business administration) or proven experience in an accounting environment, or university degree in any discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years of recent accounting/bookkeeping  
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to complete work within established timelines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • High degree of integrity including ability to successfully deal with sensitive or confidential information
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Yardi and Newstar is considered an asset
  • Position requires being in the office at least part of the time (minimum 2 days a week) and full time (5 days a week) at certain times of year  

Our future is better together. Apply now and join us!


Minto is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. Should you require accommodation or support in any aspect of our recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs.