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FO TAX 27R – Appeals Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 6, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $67,418.93 - $77,019.79 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Accounting / Finance
Client BC Public Service
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FO TAX 27R – Appeals Officer – (56333)

Posting Title: FO TAX 27R – Appeals Officer
Position Classification: Financial Off (Tax Audit) R27
Union: GEU
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $67,418.93 – $77,019.79 annually (plus 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment)
Close Date: 1/14/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance
Ministry Branch / Division: Tax Appeals and Litigation Branch
Job Summary

Appeals Officer
Financial Officer (Tax Audit) R27

An eligibility list may be established.

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Taxpayers may appeal assessments, rejected refunds, disentitlements and certain other decisions of statutory officials under numerous taxation and revenue statutes. As provided for in most of these Acts, the first level of appeal is to the minister. The Tax Appeals and Litigation Branch (the branch) performs an impartial review of all such appeals and submits a recommendation to the minister to allow, vary or deny the appeal. Ministerial decisions may be further appealed to the courts, and the branch manages all such litigation.

The branch deals with a wide range of taxpayers including individuals, corporations and multinational companies as well as their legal and financial representatives. Appeals and litigation involve complex legal and accounting issues across a variety of businesses and industries. As the final point before the court system, the appeals program is critical to the ministry in delivering fair tax administration, serving the taxpaying public, protecting their rights, ensuring appropriate compliance and preventing loss of revenue.

An Appeals Officer must be able to assimilate complex facts, assess the merits of legal arguments, weigh the evidentiary value of material and analyze applicable legislation. Upon completion of their review, the Appeals Officer prepares a written recommendation to the minister on the disposition of each appeal. The Appeals Officer regularly interacts with taxpayers, their professional advisors and the assessing sections of the ministry.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Holds a Canadian professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA or CPA) and is a member in good standing. 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.
  • Several years auditing experience involving exposure to a wide variety of businesses and industries, including preparing financial statements and preparing or auditing personal and corporate tax returns.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with audit experience in a taxation environment or in tax planning
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet applications, such as Excel.

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 Records Check 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.

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