AU-03 Tax Auditor - Compliance Programs


New Brunswick Tax Services Office
126 Prince William Street
Saint John NB E2L 4H9 

Looking For
CPA Preferred

Employment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion, Term

Date Posted
September 22, 2022

Federal Government

Submission Deadline
September 30, 2022

Atlantic Region



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About the Role

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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.

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.

This staffing process may be used to staff similar positions in the New Brunswick Tax Services Office.

Essential Staffing Requirements

To be eligible, you’ll need to meet the following requirements.


The CRA’s Minimum education standard for Auditing

  • Eligibility for a recognized professional accounting designation;

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 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 returns;
  • Auditing corporations to ensure compliance with federal and/or provincial income tax legislation;
  • Interpretation of income tax statutes administered by the CRA;
  • Providing tax planning advice under the Income 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.

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.



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

  • Ability to communicate orally: Locally Developed Tool
  • Effective interpersonal relationships: Locally Developed Tool
  • Dependability: Locally Developed Tool
  • Judgment: Locally Developed Tool
  • Performance validation


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
  • Professionalism
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Employment Equity

** 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

  • Reliability/Security (Reliability Status, Secret or Top Secret)
  • Willing to travel
  • Valid Driver’s License or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license

Language Requirements

English Essential (English positions) and/or Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC) – (Bilingual positions)

For the Bilingual positions that may be staffed from this process, candidates must be bilingual, and be able to demonstrate their capabilities to work in English and French by achieving at least a (CBC/CBC) rating on the Public Service Commission’s Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test. If you have previously written the SLE and require a copy of your results, you may request a copy from the Public Service Commission (PSC) at: SLE Results

To Apply

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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.

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 Moncton, Bathurst and Saint John, NB, only. If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay for any travel expenses related to this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you are appointed from this process.

Qualified veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are appointed 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 NBTSO location, either in Moncton, Bathurst or Saint John 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.