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Ministry of Finance
Tax Compliance and Benefits Division, Compliance Branch
Hamilton, North York, Oshawa
Job Term:
3 Permanent
Job Code:
03307 - Tax Auditor 4
$1,352.77 - $1,731.30 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Compliance Branch, Tax and Benefits Administration in the Ministry of Finance is looking for accounting professionals to conduct field audits and ensure compliance with tax legislation such as the Income Tax Act (Canada) and other Provincial Tax Acts.

Note: These positions require regular overnight travel.

Note: Successful candidates will be able to work out of these locations:
- 5 Park Home Avenue, North York
- 33 King Street West, Oshawa
- 119 King Street West, Hamilton
Please indicate below which location you would prefer to work out of.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• conduct audits of taxpayer books and records to ensure adherence to tax legislation;
• analyze business accounting systems, financial statements and complex business transactions;
• research relevant tax legislation, tax court cases and tax publications;
• ensure audit working papers are prepared in accordance with standards, policies and practices;
• meet with taxpayers and their representatives to discuss audit findings related to non-compliance with tax legislation;
• recommend referrals to other government areas and other jurisdictions for action, and appear as a Crown witness in court cases.

How do I qualify?


• CPA designation, or successful completion of a recognized university degree or college diploma, plus or including courses in Introductory Financial Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation either Cost Accounting or Management Accounting, and one additional course in Auditing, Taxation, Cost Accounting, Management Accounting or Finance

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide proof of designation/academic qualifications. Candidates will be asked to clearly indicate on their transcripts which of their courses meet the position's academic requirement. Candidates who obtained their qualifications outside Canada will be asked to provide proof that these qualifications are recognized as equivalencies in Canada.

Accounting, Tax and Auditing Knowledge and Experience:

• You have demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting practices and policies as well as audit standards and procedures.
• You have knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply tax regulations and legislation, including the Mining Tax Act, the Ontario Corporations Tax Act, the Taxation Act 2007, the Income Tax Act (Canada) and other Provincial Acts.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have strong written communication skills to prepare audit working papers and letters to taxpayers and their representatives.
• You have effective oral communication skills to present and discuss audit file reviews with auditors and managers.
• You have demonstrated interpersonal skills and political acuity to manage the audit relationship with taxpayers and their representatives.
• You can participate in meetings and joint audits with other branches and tax jurisdictions.

Analytical and Research Skills:

• You can research financial audit records and tax publications such as tax court cases.
• You have analytical skills to recognize and refer tax loopholes and tax avoidance schemes to group manager.

Computer Skills:

• You have knowledge of computer software and accounting systems (e.g. ONTAXS) to understand taxpayers' computerized accounting records and prepare audit working papers.

Additional Information:

  • 3 Permanent, 5 Park Home Ave, North York, Toronto Region or 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region or 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Monday, June 12, 2017
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • C-FN-108641/17(3)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 26, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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