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Do you have an accounting designation or completed accounting courses in university? CRA is offering opportunities specializing in auditing in Penticton and Kelowna, British Columbia. (Amended)

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

Group and level
Penticton and Kelowna, BC / C.-B.
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Term, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion
Closing Date
June 30, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$62,858 to $70,749
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 over six months made through this process.

As an Income Tax Auditor, you will audit income tax returns of small businesses, independently or as a member of a team, to ensure compliance with the statutes administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Please note that we are reviewing the salary of this position.

Positions staffed from the process require candidates to physically report to CRA offices in Kelowna or Penticton, BC.

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.

The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions ONLY in Kelowna and Penticton, BC.

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The CRA offers some of the most sought-after benefit programs, career development opportunities, and competitive rates of pay. In addition, we offer:

  • Flexible work schedule - work/life balance
  • Access to an advantageous pension plan;
  • A healthcare plan which covers many of life's events: medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, out-of-province medical expenses, etc.);
  • A workplace that supports workforce diversity and the development of talents.

To apply

Who can apply

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens and permanent residents living abroad.

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

This process will be used to staff positions in Kelowna and Penticton, BC 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 Armed 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.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as candidates will be screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements on an on-going basis.

Assessments and appointments may take place prior to the closing date and time of this notice.

Essential staffing requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements.


A secondary school diploma or a degree/diploma at a higher level


Successful completion of the following courses or field of studies from a recognized postsecondary institution or from a recognized professional accounting association:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 and 2, or FA2 and FA3 or Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 and 2 or Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2.

IMPORTANT: You must upload your education credentials (diplomas and transcripts) in the education section of your Candidate Profile to demonstrate that that you meet the essential education requirements.

Candidates with foreign education credentials must have their education confirmed by a recognized credential assessment service and provide proof of Canadian equivalency to the staffing board. For more information visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.

Education credential documents such as degrees, diplomas or certificates, should clearly show the applicant's full name, the name of the educational institution, and completion date.

School transcripts should clearly show the applicant's full name, the name of the educational institution, course names and numbers and completion date(s).

Failure to provide supporting documents demonstrating that you meet the essential education requirements upon submission of your application may result in your application not being given further consideration.


Minimum and essential

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

  • Oral communication in English

Asset staffing requirements may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions.

  • Written communication in English
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Experience related the position being staffed
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Program continuity
  • Employment Equity

We may limit the number of candidates to be considered further in this staffing process by using a top-down approach to select candidates with the best results achieved on the assessed qualifications.   

Essential 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
  • Physically work from Kelowna or Penticton, BC

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.


Name: 59018637 – SP5 Staffing Board
Email address: 93MNPHR59G@cra-arc.gc.ca

Please quote requisition number 59018637 on all correspondence.

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