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AU-03 Tax Auditor/AU-03 Excise Tax Auditor – Compliance Programs, NL Tax Services Office (Amended)

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Group and level
St. John's
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Lateral Move, Promotion, Permanent, Term
Closing Date
October 31, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$88,261 to $107,249
English Essential
Requisition number
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About the job

CRA prioritizes diversity and inclusion and is firmly committed to providing a diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. CRA’s National Employment Equity (EE) Staffing Strategy strives to eliminate EE gaps for the four EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Where an EE gap exists at the time of appointment, EE may be used as an appointment criterion for permanent and temporary appointments/staffing actions over six months made through this process.

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.

Excise Tax Auditor (AU0065)

Conducts excise tax audits of complex large registrants to ensure compliance with the statues administered by the Agency.

English essential

The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change as circumstances evolve. You may be required to temporarily work remotely (e.g. from home). Further information will be provided if you are selected for the position.

To apply

Who can apply

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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 St. John’s, NL only. 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.

Candidates eligible to telework during the current COVID 19 situation who are offered positions via this process may be required to attend a NLTSO location, in St. John’s periodically for, but not limited to, training, meetings, or in the event of equipment issues.

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.

The CRA is hiring now for a variety of Au03 positions

This process will be open until October 31st, 2022.  

Candidates who meet the prerequisites will be invited to an assessment.

Candidates who meet the prerequisites will be invited to an assessment and added to the qualified pool when staffing requirements are met. 

This process may be used to staff positions at other levels.

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 must meet the following requirements.


The CRA’s Minimum education standard for Auditing

The eligibility for a designation from a recognized professional accounting association; or

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

* Acceptable specialization in accounting must include the following mandatory study area and two of four optional study areas:

Mandatory study areas:

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Advanced Financial Reporting or FA4 or Advanced Financial Accounting or Advanced Accounting


Two of four optional study areas:

  • CPA Audit and Assurance or AU1 or Auditing or Internal Auditing or Internal Control
  • CPA Introductory Management Accounting or MA1 or Cost Accounting or Management Accounting 1 and 2
  • CPA Intermediate Management Accounting or MA2 or Management Accounting or Management Accounting 4 or Advanced Management Accounting
  • CPA Information Technology or MS1 or Accounting Information Systems or Information and Computer Systems or Management Information Systems

The courses required for the acceptable specialization in accounting may or may not be part of a degree program, but must be accredited by a recognized postsecondary institution or a recognized professional accounting association.

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


Recent and significant experience* in Canadian Income Tax or Excise 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 or excise tax returns;
  • Auditing corporations to ensure compliance with federal and/or provincial tax legislation;
  • Interpretation of tax statutes administered by the CRA; or
  • Providing tax planning advice under the Income Tax Act or the Excise 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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



The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process using Locally Developed Assessment Tools and may be used to identify candidates for positions.

  • Ability to communicate orally: (70% pass mark)
  • Effective interpersonal relationships: (70% pass mark)
  • Dependability: (70% pass mark)
  • Judgment: (70% pass mark)
  • Initiative: (70% pass mark)
  • Professionalism
  • Performance validation

Results from locally developed assessment tools are not portable to other staffing processes.

Asset staffing requirements may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated

•          Qualifications

•          Specific experience**

•          Additional education or training

•          Budgetary considerations

•          Duration of appointment

•          Start date

•          Minimize business disruption

•          Employment Equity

This process may be used to staff development and/or rotational opportunities

** Note: Specific experience may be further defined prior to the time of appointment.

IMPORTANT: Virtual assessments may be conducted by telephone, video conference or other alternate formats where possible. During virtual assessments the candidate must have access to a telephone, stable internet connection and privacy for the duration of the assessment. Certain software/Apps may be required to complete the assessment. It is recommended to have access to a desktop or laptop computer during the assessments to allow you to participate fully at the assessment stage. Candidates may not be accompanied by other individuals during their assessment.

You are expected to make yourself available for assessment when scheduled. Assessments will only be rescheduled for exceptional circumstances and supporting documentation may be requested by the Staffing Board. The Staffing Board will make these decisions on a case by case basis. Candidates from the general public are responsible for travel expenses (if any) incurred to attend assessments.

Conditions of employment


•          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?

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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