Government of Canada

AU-03 Tax Auditor, Compliance Programs, Nova Scotia Tax Services Office, Halifax, Sydney (BB-40A42)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


About the job

Did you know that the CRA is one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada?

If you’re looking for a career that will allow you to balance your professional and personal interests, look no further! The CRA has generous policies in place to allow our employees to find their ideal work/life balance, including paid sick time, leave for family responsibilities, a flexible vacation policy, and defined benefit pension plan. Depending on the position, you may also be able to work a flexible schedule.

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.

Language Requirements: Various linguistic profiles

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

To apply

Who can apply

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Halifax and Sydney NS 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 NSTSO location, either in Halifax or Sydney 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.

This process will be open until May 31, 2021. 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 must meet the following requirements:


  • the CRA’s minimum education standard for AU-Auditing.
  • You must upload your education credentials in the education section of your candidate profile and submit all required documents by the closing date and time of this poster. Failure to do so can result in your application not being considered further.

    Candidates currently occupying a position at the AU-01 level or higher in Compliance Programs or at the MG-AFS-05 level in Compliance Programs are considered to meet the educational requirement and are not required to submit proof of education unless it is requested by the Staffing Board.

    Foreign education credentials – In addition to the above requirements, you must provide a verification of Canadian equivalency from a recognized credential assessment service.

    Candidates with foreign designations must have their designation confirmed by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA).

    Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.


    A minimum of five years’ experience in a public accounting environment is required.


    A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior private accounting role is required.


    Current Canada Revenue Agency Employees

    Recent and significant* experience performing audits or audit support functions** at the AU-02 level or higher within the Canada Revenue Agency.
    *Recent and significant is defined as the experience that would normally be associated with performance of these functions as part of the major job duties accomplished for a period of not less than 12 consecutive months in the last 5 years.
    **Experience performing audits or audit support functions within the Canada Revenue Agency may include, but is not limited to, experience in the Audit, Business Intelligence & Quality Assurance (BIQA), Appeals, Criminal Investigations or LPRA/SR&ED Divisions for the purposes of administering and/or enforcing the Income Tax Act and/or the Excise Tax Act and/or various commodity tax Acts and Legislation.

    Other Requirements Applicants must attach the following documents as a part of their application.

    1. Your resume

    2. Cover letter - (not to exceed 500 words), applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the experience factors listed below. Please include the start and end dates of the relevant experience.

    You MUST upload your resume and cover letter to the “Documents” section of your Candidate Profile and attach it to your application in Step 3: Select documents (select the box) prior to “Submit Application”. If your resume and cover letter are not uploaded, your application may not be considered further.



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

  • Performance validation
  • Second Language Evaluation (for bilingual positions only)
  • Asset

    The asset staffing requirements listed below may be assessed/applied. Additional asset staffing requirements may also be identified and used as part of this staffing process. Any additional asset requirements will be communicated to candidates prior to being used.

  • Qualifications
  • Experience*
  • Additional education or training
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Employment Equity
  • *The experience criteria listed on this notice of job opportunity may be further defined when making appointment decisions from this staffing process.

    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.

    NOTE : Any essential or asset requirement used in this staffing process may be used to identify a candidate for a position.

    Conditions of employment

  • Reliability/Security: Reliability Status
  • 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 Halifax or Sydney
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