AU-03 Tax Auditor - Compliance Programs, New Brunswick Tax Services Office - Saint John, Moncton
Canada Revenue Agency
Saint John, NB
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About the job

This staffing process is being reposted and was originally published in September 2018. If you have previously applied, there is no need to reapply.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to work for one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada !

Income Tax Auditor (AU0143)

Conducts income tax audits of complex large businesses including corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Works independently or as a member of an integrated team, to ensure compliance with the statutes administered by the CRA.

Tax Avoidance Auditor (AU0239)
Conducts income tax audits of domestic and international aggressive tax avoidance schemes of complex large businesses including corporations, partnerships, trusts and high wealth individuals. Works independently or as a member of a team, to ensure compliance with the statutes administered by the Agency.

International Tax Auditor (AU0335)
Conducts income tax audits of complex large multinational businesses including corporations, partnerships, and trusts involving international tax issues to ensure compliance with the statutes administered by the Agency.

This staffing process may be used to staff similar positions in the New Brunswick Tax Services Office.

To apply

Who can apply

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

AND individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Moncton, NB, and Saint John, NB, only. If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay for any travel expenses related to this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you are appointed from this process.

Qualified veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are appointed are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The closing date and time on this notice of job opportunity may change. We may extend it if we do not have enough candidates apply or shorten it if we have a large number of candidates apply.

This process will be open until September 30, 2019. Candidates applying will be periodically screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements throughout this period based on business needs. Candidates who meet the prerequisites will be invited to an assessment and added to the qualified pool when staffing requirements are met. Candidates who are placed in a qualified pool will be eligible for potential appointments. Appointments may take place from this staffing process during the posting period.

Applicants from the general public who do not meet the criteria required to apply on this staffing process will not be considered and will not be contacted.

Essential Staffing Requirements

To be eligible, you’ll need to meet the following requirements.

Education

the CRA’s Minimum education standard for Auditing
Eligibility for a recognized professional accounting designation;

or

A degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting*.

Note: By the closing date and time of this poster, you must upload your education credentials in the education section of your Candidate Profile to demonstrate that you meet the essential education requirements.

You must upload your proof of education and your course transcript in the Education section of your Candidate profile by the closing date and time indicated on this notice of job opportunity demonstrating that you meet the education requirement. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Experience

Recent and significant experience* in Canadian Income Tax compliance within a public practice accounting firm or business or industry relating to large and/or complex corporations. This may include:

Preparing, reviewing and/or approving corporate income tax returns;
Auditing corporations to ensure compliance with federal and/or provincial income tax legislation;
Interpretation of income tax statutes administered by the CRA;
Providing tax planning advice under the Income Tax Act.

  • This experience would normally be gained with the performance of the duties listed above as a major part of job duties accomplished for a cumulative period of two (2) years within the past five (5) years.
Large and/or complex corporations generally refer to corporations with gross revenues exceeding $10 million; however, each example will be assessed for its relative complexity based on the information presented on a case-by-case basis.

Please upload a document to your candidate profile demonstrating that you meet the experience requirement when you submit your online application. Please clearly describe your experience.

Experience demonstrated in your application will be used for the screening for pre-requisite experience and may be used to evaluate other staffing requirements identified in the "Assessment" section of this notice. Results from assessment staffing requirements may be used at appointment to select candidate(s) for employment opportunities.

The onus is on the candidate to demonstrate that they meet the experience requirement. Insufficient information may result in your application being rejected.

Candidates must have obtained the experience by the close of this Notice.

Asset staffing requirements

We may use the following asset staffing requirements to screen applications. Make sure to clearly show how you meet them on your candidate profile.

Asset Education

Preference may be given to candidates possessing a recognized Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.

Assessment

Essential

Any essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied at a later date and may be used for appointment.

Ability to communicate orally: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
Effective interpersonal relationships: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
Dependability: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
Judgment: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
Performance validation

Asset

Any asset staffing requirements indicated below may be applied/assessed at a later date and may be used for appointment.

Ability to interpret and apply income tax act legislation and/or jurisprudence: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
Ability to identify and resolve areas of income tax non-compliance: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
Ability to communicate effectively in writing: Locally Developed Tool - 70%
A recognized CPA designation (CPA, CA/CPA, CMA/CPA, CGA)
Successful completion of the CPA (CICA) In-Depth Tax Course
Duration of appointment
Employment Equity
Budgetary Considerations
Minimize business disruption
Additional education or training in taxation
Experience with large and/or complex corporations in public practice
Experience performing / managing audits and / or administering accounting policies
Experience administering income tax legislation
Experience providing in-depth tax advice on complex transactions or tax issues
Experience in International tax and transfer pricing

PLEASE NOTE:
The above Experience Requirements may be further defined or specified based upon the length of time gaining this experience.
The locally developed tool(s) could be an interview and/or reference check and/or written assessment.

Assessment results may be used at the appointment to identify candidates selected for appointment. Test results from a particular standardized test may be used for appointment.

Candidates are expected to make themselves available for their scheduled assessments. Please note that there will be no rescheduling without mitigating circumstances for all assessments. Candidates who do not present themselves at their scheduled sessions will not be considered further and will be deemed to have withdrawn from the process.

Please advise us if you plan on being away for any extended periods of leave throughout this process. Please note that rescheduling would be for extraordinary situations only. The Hiring Manager will make decisions on a case-by-case basis.

Conditions of employment

Reliability/Security (Reliability Status, Secret or Top Secret)
Willing to travel
Valid Driver’s License or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license
Want to know more?
For more information on staffing at the CRA and how to apply go to General information on staffing.

For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.

Please Note: We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The closing date and time on this notice of job opportunity may change. We may extend it if we do not have enough candidates apply or shorten it if we have a large number of candidates apply.

Contact

Email Address: Atl-NBAdmin@cra-arc.gc.ca