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CRA is actively hiring experienced AU03 Income & Excise tax Auditors for multiple opportunities in NL Tax Services Office!

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Group and level
St. John's
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Term, Lateral Move, Acting, Permanent, Promotion
Closing Date
January 26, 2023 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 over six months made through this process.

Why work with us?

What the CRA has to offer as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada:

  • An inclusive environment where diversity is valued. 
  • A leadership team that values work-life balance.
  • 37.5 hour work week with the potential for paid overtime.
  • Leave allowances to support various stages of life including vacation allowances; family-related leave; sick leave; and maternity and parental top-up benefits.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits such as supplemental health insurance, dental care, and a pension plan.
  • A rewarding career with learning and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The CRA's Audit Division is actively hiring experienced Income tax and Excise tax professionals for multiple, permanent, opportunities in Newfoundland which are anticipated to start as soon as January 2023. 

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as we may consider candidates for opportunities during the posting period. 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.

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.


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


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

The CRA is also committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. If you are invited to be assessed, you will receive further information on the steps required to request accommodations. However, please do not hesitate to reach out to the contact below should you have accessibility needs for any part of your participation in this hiring process. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

AND eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members

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

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


**Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in St. John's, NL only and candidates will be expected to reside within a reasonable commuting distance. 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.


Staffing requirements

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.


English Essential



Essential Education:

The eligibility for a designation from a recognized professional accounting association OR a degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting*.

For further details, please click HERE.

Asset or Other Education Requirements that may be preferred:

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Successful completion or progression toward completion of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course or Masters of Tax.

**To do**:  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. Candidates with foreign education credentials must provide a verification of Canadian equivalency from a recognized credential assessment service. Candidates with foreign designations must have their designations confirmed by the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).



Essential Experience Requirement

A minimum of two years of experience (within the last five years) working in Canadian Income Tax or Excise Tax compliance within a public practice accounting firm, business, or industry relating to *large and/or complex corporations. Experience must have been gained through the performance of functions as a major part of regular job duties and should include one or more of the following:

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

*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.

**To Do** In preparing your resume, consider this your opportunity to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your experience and how it meets the experience qualifications we're looking for. Ensure to upload your Resume to the Documents section of your Candidate Profile and attach it to your application prior to clicking "Submit Application".




The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied as part of this staffing process and may be used to select candidates for appointment.

  • Ability to communicate orally: (pass/fail)
  • Effective interpersonal relationships: (70% pass mark)
  • Judgment: (70% pass mark)
  • Initiative: (70% pass mark)
  • Professionalism


The asset or other staffing requirements listed below may be assessed/applied at a later date and may be used to select candidate(s) for appointment. They may include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience* relevant to the position being staffed.  
  • Qualifications 
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Start date
  • Employment Equity
  • Performance validation



  • Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Occasional requirement 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.

Name : Staffing Board

Email address : ATL-STJ.Selection-Process@cra-arc.gc.ca

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