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Looking for accountants, tax specialists : various AU03 positions as Income Tax Auditor, Tax Avoidance Auditor,  International Tax Auditor

This notice of job opportunity is closed and you can no longer submit an application.

Group and level
BSF de l'est-du-Québec
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion
Closing Date
September 30, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$88,261 to $107,249
Various linguistic profiles
Requisition number
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About the job

Please note that this staffing process replaces the cancelled AU03 57390359 process.

Various AU03 positions as Income Tax Auditor, Tax Avoidance Auditor,  International Tax Auditor – working in the following audit teams :

  • Dedicated team – Aggressive Tax Planning (ATP) ;
  • Specialized team Offshore Compliance Program (OAP);
  • Specialized team Tax Promoter Audit (TPA);
  • Integrated team Related Party Audit (RPA);
  • Integrated team International and Large Business Audit (ILBAT);
  • Audit team Small and Medium Enterprise (SME).


The CRA: an employer of choice!

For the past 5 years, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been one of the 100 best employers in Canada. The Agency's diverse and inclusive work environment fosters innovation and drives us to deliver world-class tax administration and benefits.

Our National Employment Equity (EE) Staffing Strategy aims to close the gaps for the four designated groups:

  • Indigenous
  • people with disabilities
  • visible minorities
  • women

Where there is a gap in any of these groups at the time of appointment, the EE criterion may be used.


Vaccination requirements

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service. As a separate and large federal employer, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)supports and will follow this new policy direction.

As of November 8, 2021, all employees of the CRA, including new hires, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless accommodated based on  a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act and attest to their vaccination status.

The requirement to be fully vaccinated applies to all employees and new hires, whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This condition of employment applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the staffing process where it is necessary to verify conditions of employment, there will be a requirement to complete an attestation of vaccination status.


Information on the position

Are you an accountant and looking for work that is outside the box and that will give you the satisfaction of contributing to the continued economic and social well-being of Canadians?

Are you looking for a job that will take you out of your usual comfort zone and require unprecedented intellectual stimulation?

We are looking for dynamic candidates who are passionate about taxation but also about the combination of the use of accounting techniques, auditing and investigations in a context of non-compliance with tax laws.

The CRA, more specifically the BSFEQ audit teams, is looking for accountants, auditors and / or tax specialists able to challenge their professional knowledge by using their imagination to detect complex tax audit issues.

As a tax auditor, you will be called upon to audit files that are part of the following programs, without being limited to: the observation of taxpayers doing business abroad or holding property there, the audit of groups of wealthy taxpayers, the audit of tax promoters, the audit aimed at aggressive tax planning aspects, the audit of large companies and the audit of small and medium enterprises. 

Tax Avoidance Auditor (AU0239)

Conducts income tax audits of domestic and international aggressive tax avoidance schemes of large businesses including corporations, partnerships, trusts and high wealth individuals. Works independently or as a member of a team to ensure compliance with the laws administered by the CRA.

Income Tax Auditor (AU0143)

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

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 laws administered by the CRA.  

To view the complete work description click here: (AU0239, AU0143, AU0335). If you cannot access the link, you may contact the person/email listed at the bottom of the notice to obtain a copy of the work description.


Various linguistic profiles: Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBB/CBB, French essential.

This staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.


This process will be open until September 30, 2022.  Candidates applying will be periodically screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements throughout this period based on business needs.

If you apply multiple times on this staffing process, only your first application will be considered.

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.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Quebec city. As a result, if you are selected for a position from this process, we will expect you to relocate to this location. Virtual reporting may not be possible.

If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay for any expenses related to your participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you receive an offer of employment from this process. 

Qualified members and former members of the Canadian Forces who receive an offer of employment are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.


COVID-19 context

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change depending on circumstances. Therefore, most work is done remotely and virtually. However, office attendance may eventually be required when normal operations resume. Virtual reporting may remain possible, if operational requirements permit.


Essential staffing requirement(s)

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements.  


It is your responsibility to upload your proof of education to the Education section of your Candidate Profile as soon as possible by the closing date indicated on this notice of opportunity. Please note that your application will not be considered until this information has been submitted. It is important that you also disclose your profile so that the panel members can have access to your documents and proceed with the analysis of your application.



Satisfy at least one of the three following options:

Option 1

Have recent and significant experience* with businesses, partnerships, corporations or trusts, in a provincial tax administration, a public or parapublic institution, an accounting firm or a company, performing one or more of the following functions :

  • Conducting or managing audits;
  • Preparation of corporate or trust tax returns;
  • Administration of corporate accounting policies and conventions;
  • Providing tax advice under the Income Tax Act (ITA) and/or Quebec Taxation Act (CQLR);
  • Interpretation of the ITA and/or CQLR. 

*Experience is normally associated with the performance of these functions as part of the major job duties accomplished for a period totaling 24 cumulative months within the last five years.

This experience can be gained through employment or through an internship to obtain an accounting designation  from a recognized professional association (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA).


Option 2

Have an acting or substantive position at the AU-02 level in the CRA.


Option 3

Have a Master's degree in Canadian taxation or a Master's degree with a specialization in Canadian taxation from a recognized university OR be in the process of obtaining* this certification AND have experience (as described above) of 12 cumulative months within the last five years.

*Be in the process of obtaining means that the student has already successfully completed all courses leading to the master's degree and is in the process of writing the thesis.


Candidates are encouraged to submit their online application, diplomas and all required documents as soon as possible. Candidates will be screened for the prerequisite staffing requirements on an on-going basis. If you meet the prerequisite staffing requirements, you will be invited to an assessment. 


Candidates who meet the prerequisites will be added to the qualified candidate pool when staffing requirements are met. Candidates who are placed in a qualified candidate pool could be invited for an interview. Appointments may take place from this staffing process during the posting period.



The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. Asset staffing requirements may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions.  

  • Performance validation
  • Second language assessment for bilingual positions

Please note that the assessment stage of this staffing process will be conducted in conjunction with staffing process (AU2 57626582). If you apply on these processes, you will be assessed only once on common elements.

It is mandatory for candidates who are interested in both job levels (AU-02 and AU-03) to apply on both notice of job opportunities.



Please note that the list of assets below is not exhaustive. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated/ used.

  • Interview
    • Ability to organize workload
    • Efficient communication
    • Client-oriented attitude
    • Professionalism
  • Korn Ferry unsupervised online test – Mid-level (cognitive abilities, behavioural competencies, and traits)
  • Additional education or training
  • Work experience in the position to be filled 


Staffing Requirements - Other Considerations

The asset staffing requirements listed below may be used/assessed at a later date and may be used for appointments.

  • Have an accounting designation from a recognized professional association (CPA, CMA, CGA, CA)
  • Additional studies in taxation or accounting
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Employment Equity


Conditions of employment

  • Reliability/Security : Reliability Status
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Willingness to travel
  • Valid Driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license
  • Willingness to work on evenings and/or on weekends
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Want to know more?

We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. To find out more, consult Employment equity, diversity and inclusion at the CRA. We encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Your questionnaire response will be retained on file for the duration of the staffing process. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.

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.

Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.  


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