Tax Auditor – Mississauga
Financial Officer (Tax Audit) R24
This permanent position is in Mississauga, Ontario.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
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The Consumer Taxation Audit Branch supports the success of the Ministry by:
- Leading tax assessment programs for consumption taxes for the Province by promoting voluntary compliance through audits and by educating businesses about the tax statutes and their rights and obligations;
- Adhering to The Taxpayer Fairness and Service Code and providing fair, consistent, equitable and efficient service and information to all stakeholders; and
- Being an effective leader with innovative program design and the optimal use of resources.
The branch carries out audit and compliance activities, including refund verifications and inspections, for the province’s consumption tax system which generates approximately six billion dollars in annual revenue to support programs for education, health care, social service and other public service needs of British Columbians.
The Tax Auditor is responsible for the planning and conducting of tax audits, in accordance with current legislation and branch standards, on taxpayers carrying on business in British Columbia, including those located out-of-province. Locations of audits may be within or outside the province. This position is responsible for reporting on audit findings and establishing evidence supporting offences under several consumption tax statutes administered by the branch to optimize tax revenue to the province.
You possess a recognized Canadian accounting designation (CPA – CA, CMA or CGA) or equivalent. In addition, you may have considerable knowledge of financial auditing standards, accounting principles, and proficiency in Excel and at least two years of work experience in an accounting, auditing, and/or the taxation environment.
As the ideal candidate, you have excellent analytical research skills to gather and interpret information, apply legislation, and establish evidence to support audit assessments. You are highly advanced in professional communication and negotiation skills necessary to finalize proposed assessments and resolve contentious issues. Your representation of the Ministry as a Tax Auditor is an integral part of the organization.
Travel, including overnight, is a requirement of this position. You may be required to provide your own vehicle for which you receive expense compensation.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact John.Ritchie@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MYHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Professional accounting designation CPA – CA, CGA, CMA, issued by a Canadian Accounting Association.
- Note: If your designation was obtained from outside of Canada, you will need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through an applicable Canadian Accounting Association.
- Minimum of 1 year audit and/or accounting experience. Preference may be given to applicants with 2 or more years of experience.
- Preference may be given to applicants with audit experience in a consumption taxes environment.
- Preference may be given to applicants who possess a valid Class G driver’s license or equivalent.
- Willingness to conduct field work which may include travel within and outside of the province.
NOTE: Applicants must provide proof of professional accounting designation or assessed equivalency through an applicable Canadian Accounting Association by emailing supporting documentation to John.Ritchie@gov.bc.ca by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in you not moving forward in the selection process.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.