Overview

Canada Revenue Agency SP-05 Excise Tax Auditor/Examiner (Open to CRA Employees and Eligible Veterans) Temporary in Atlantic, NS

Canada Revenue Agency

Branch Atlantic NS CA

Position:
SP-05 Excise Tax Auditor/Examiner (Open to CRA Employees and Eligible Veterans)
Location:
Atlantic, NS

A *recognized postsecondary institution is defined as a Canadian public or private institution that is recognized or authorized to grant degrees, diplomas, and…

Excise Tax Auditor/Examiner * – SP0695

• Audits taxpayers’ returns, books, records, taxpayer requests, and supporting documents to confirm and enforce compliance with the statutes administered by the CRA. Prepares working papers, letters and reports to support work completed and compiles asset information to assist in the collection of taxpayer indebtedness.

• Plans how the audit will be conducted; reviews documents and researches legislation, jurisprudence, publications and policies.

• Discusses with taxpayers and/or their representatives technical and contentious issues, proposed (re)assessments, and recommendations regarding penalties and consideration of waiving of interest. Supports compliance by encouraging early payment.

• Identifies and gathers data for use in referring compliance issues (e.g. tax avoidance, tax evasion, non-remittance and third party non-compliance) to the appropriate program areas.

• Presents and disseminates program specific information to the public, other areas within the CRA, and external stakeholders to encourage voluntary compliance. This may include participation in public information sessions and professional seminars.

For a complete copy of the SP0695, SP-05 Excise Tax Auditor/Examiner work description and related competency profile, please click on the following link: SP0695

Eligible veterans may contact Amanda Casella, [email protected] , to obtain a copy of the work description. Staffing Requirements to apply You must clearly demonstrate on your online application how you meet the essential staffing requirements to apply.
SCREENING FOR PREREQUISITES
You must clearly demonstrate on your candidate profile how you meet the essential staffing requirements required at the prerequisites stage.

Education – Essential requirement

A secondary school diploma or CRA-approved alternatives; and successful completion of the following courses or field of studies from a recognized postsecondary institution* or from a professional accounting association:

Introductory Accounting
Introductory Accounting or Accounting or Introductory Financial Accounting or FA1 or CPA Module 1 AND

Intermediate Financial Accounting
Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II or Intermediate Accounting I and II or FA2 and FA3 or CPA Modules 5.1 and 5.2

A *recognized postsecondary institution is defined as a Canadian public or private institution that is recognized or authorized to grant degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of the provincial/territorial legislature or through a government-mandated quality assurance mechanism.

The institution must be listed in the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials .

The acceptability of courses is determined by comparing the courses from the postsecondary institution taken by a candidate to the courses on the transfer credits or prerequisite studies lists issued by one of the recognized professional accounting associations.

When academic qualifications are unclear or where a course does not appear in any of the transfer credits or prerequisite lists, the candidate is responsible for applying to a recognized postsecondary institution or one of the recognized professional accounting associations for an assessment of their accounting studies in question.

Proof of Education
You must upload in your candidate profile your course transcript showing that you have obtained the minimum pass mark of the intermediate accounting courses or study area.

You must also add the following education factor to your candidate profile.
Academic level: “Intermediate accounting – SP Group”
Area of study: Administration
Field of study: Accounting

Failure to provide proof of meeting educational requirements prior to the closing date will result in the applicant being screened out of the process.

For more information on the educational standard for SP jobs requiring knowledge of accounting, please copy and paste the following link in your web browser:
http://infozone/english/r2732472/ec-ce/dirpol/rd-rp/staffing-dotation/prcdrs_stffng_prgrm-e.asp#id_sp

Experience – Essential
No experience required

Competencies – Essential requirement

You must possess, in Employee Self-Service (ESS) or in hand, assessment results for the following competencies by the closing date and time indicated on this notice of job opportunity.

• Service Excellence – Level 2
• Effective Interactive Communication – Level 2

If your results do not appear in ESS, you must submit your results by scanning and attaching the following documents to your online application:
• the signed attestation report for competency results you obtained through Observe and Attest (these results will be validated)
• the signed assessment report for competency results you obtained through other standardized tools
The report must clearly show that you obtained your competency results before or on the closing date and time shown on this notice of job opportunity.

Members and honourably released members of the Canadian forces who do not possess the required competency levels for Service Excellence and Effective Interactive Communication at the screening for prerequisite stage will be given the opportunity to be assessed on these two competencies as part of the assessment stage of this staffing process, as long as all other staffing requirements for the prerequisite stage are met.

If you have valid test results using the CRA standardized assessment tools, you do not need to be reassessed; however, you can ask to be reassessed to try and improve your level(s) as long as you meet the re-test period restrictions.

Note: For some standardized assessment tools only the most recent result is valid, regardless if it is higher or lower than your previous result. As a result, this could impact your eligibility for an appointment in this and any other staffing processes, where applicable.

Candidates that did not obtain the required levels for the Service Excellence and Effective Interactive Communication competencies following their evaluation within the Voluntary Assessment Program AND that have presented a recourse claim before the closing date of this Notice of Job Opportunity can apply on this staffing process. However, they have to send a copy of the recourse claim to [email protected] . Once the recourse process is complete, the candidates that did not obtain the required levels for the Job Competency Profile (JCP) will not be considered further within this staffing process.

Members and honourably released members of the Canadian forces who do not possess the required competency levels for Service Excellence and Effective Interactive Communication at the screening for prerequisite stage will be given the opportunity to be assessed on these two competencies as part of the assessment stage of this staffing process, as long as all other staffing requirements for the prerequisite stage are met. Languages Requirements Various linguistic profiles Staffing requirements to be assessed/applied Any essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied at a later date. Any discretionary staffing requirements indicated below may be applied/assessed at a later date.
ASSESSMENT

You must notify the manager/staffing board of any leave plans and any change of address or contact information that may occur during this staffing process.

Essential Assessment
Each of the staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/validated through a locally developed candidate interview. The pass mark for each staffing requirement is 60%.

• Judgment
• Effective Interpersonal Relations
• Oral Communication

Each of the staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/validated through a locally developed written test. The pass mark for each staffing requirement is 60%.

• Knowledge of Accounting
• Knowledge of Auditing

Results from locally developed assessment tools are not portable to other staffing processes; however, assessment for the above staffing requirements will be conducted jointly with another internal staffing process, 51127647 (SP06 Excise Tax Auditor). Therefore, candidates will only be assessed once on the above indicated staffing requirements and the results will be applicable to 51127647 (SP06 Excise Tax Auditor) and 51127236 (SP05 Excise Tax Auditor). Candidates will need to apply on the individual processes in order to be considered for each one.

Additional Staffing Requirements

Essential requirements

• Performance confirmation

The required performance levels for appointments from this staffing process are:

For temporary or permanent lateral moves or appointments to a lower level

Candidates must have achieved a performance level of « Results mostly meet expectations » or « Level 2 » or higher on the most recent finalized performance report.

For acting or permanent promotions

Candidates must have achieved a performance level of « Results meet expectations » or « Level 3 » or higher on the most recent finalized performance report.

If a candidate is a member or a honourably released member of the Canadian Forces or a member of the Canadian Forces released for medical reasons attributable to service, he must meet the expectations of his current employment.

If a candidate does not have the required performance level, the candidate will not proceed further in the staffing process.

Requirements constituting an asset

• Budget considerations

• Start date

• Availability throughout the duration of a temporary appointment

• Minimize business disruption

• Employment Equity

• Discretionary(Asset) Experience
• Experience in conducting audits and/or examinations at an SP05 level or higher, or functions ancillary to audit. Functions ancillary to audits may include, but is not limited to experience in conducting Enforcement audits and/or investigations, dealing with Notices of Objections or Appeals, providing GST/HST Rulings and Interpretations, performing SR&ED financial reviews, experience conducting GST/HST or Income Tax workload development in Business Intelligence Quality Assurance Directorate, developing or teaching audit technical courses, or any combination of the above and all for the purposes of administering or enforcing the Excise Tax Act and/or Income Tax Act. *may further be specified with timeframes.

• Experience in conducting GST/HST audits or GST/HST examinations at an SP05 level or above for a cumulative period of 12 months during the past 60 months, with a minimum of 6 months experience conducting GST/HST audits.

• Experience in conducting GST/HST audits at an SP05 level or above for a cumulative period of 6 months during the past 60 months.

• Experience in conducting Income Tax audits at the SP05 level or above for a cumulative period of 6 months during the past 60 months

• Experience conducting Liaison Officer visits in the Income Tax Program at the SP5 level or above for a cumulative period of 6 months during the past 60 months

• Experience in conducting Office Examinations and/or Clearance Certificates at the SP-05 level for a cumulative period 6 months during the past 60 months.

** Please be advised that the Security Branch has advised that reviewing closed files in order to participate in staffing processes constitutes a security breach as it is viewed as unauthorized access. If you are planning to apply for this opportunity please do not access any taxpayer files when preparing your response to any questions.**

• Preference may be given to candidates who meet the AU qualifications. For more information on the AU educational standard, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser:
http://infozone/english/r2732472/ec-ce/dirpol/rd-rp/staffing dotation/documents/ppndxa_v1.3_2015-02-04-e.pdf

Conditions of employment

• Reliability/Security – Reliability Status

• Travel Required

• Valid Driver’s License or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license General information For information on how to apply, communication during the staffing process, foreign credentials, employment equity, accommodations during assessment, security status or clearance, and our code and conflict of interest requirements refer to the general information page http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/crrs/srch/tps-eng.html .

CRA employees are dedicated to serving in the public interest and have worked hard to earn the trust of Canadians. The Code of integrity and professional conduct and the Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment are important documents that outline the expected standards of conduct for CRA employees. We strongly recommend that you take the time to review these documents before you consider an employment opportunity with the CRA. Please note that a conflict of interest arises whenever an employee’s private interests and/or outside activities impair, or could be perceived to impair, their ability to make decisions with integrity, impartiality, honesty, and in the best interests of the CRA and the Government of Canada.

Before submitting an application, potential candidates should take notice of the requirements of this job opportunity to determine if they are eligible to apply.

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.

You have until 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, of the closing date to submit your online application.

Candidates can view the status of their application by logging into their Candidate profile on our Careers at the CRA site.

Pool

We will create a pool of eligible candidates for this staffing process.

Upon your acceptance of a permanent offer of employment, you will no longer be eligible for appointments from this staffing process.

This staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.

Note: As well as your online application, if you have not done so already, you must upload into your Candidate Profile your essential education credentials by the closing date and time of this notice of job opportunity demonstrating that you meet the essential education requirements for the position(s) being staffed. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Veterans Hiring Act (VHA)

The VHA allows current and honourably released Canadian Forces (CF) members to continue serving Canadians by granting them access to employment opportunities within the federal public service. In order to be considered, these current and honourably released CF members must have at least three years of service and must not already be permanently employed in the CRA or federal public service.

In support of the VHA, the CRA has committed to allowing members and honourably released members of the CF access to apply on internal CRA staffing processes (open to CRA employees only) and CRA’s interdepartmental staffing processes (open to CRA and federal public service employees). As a result, internal CRA job opportunities are posted on CRA’s external Careers website for this purpose.

Current and honourably released members of the CF applying to this staffing process are required to include the details of the Member’s Personnel Record Resume (MPRR) or other official documents or pieces of identification (for example, a copy of their release letter), which are documents issued by the Department of National Defence (DND) with their application to confirm their eligibility to apply.

If the current or honourably released CF member does not have a MPRR, he or she may contact Department of National Defence’s Director of Casualty Support Management (DCSM) at 1(800) 883-6094 or [email protected] for a copy of their MPRR or other official documents. For information on requesting a determination regarding status as a medically-released veteran, visit Veterans Affairs Canada .

Preferred Status

Before appointments are made from this staffing process, priority for appointment will be given to individuals with CRA preferred status. Members of the Canadian Forces released for medical reasons attributable to service will be given priority for appointment before all other individuals with CRA preferred status. Priority for appointment will be in the following order:

1. Members of the Canadian Forces released for medical reasons attributable to service with preferred status.

2. Individuals with either CRA surplus preferred status or CRA lay-off preferred status who live and/or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position.

3. All other individuals with CRA preferred status who live and/or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position.

Employment Equity

If Employment Equity is used as a staffing requirement to appoint from this staffing process, all candidates and all individuals with preferred status will have to meet the staffing requirements identified on this NOJO in order to be considered for appointment.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Atlantic, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-10-31
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