Senior Field Auditor

Ministry of Finance, Greater Toronto Area, ON

Closing Date December 8, 2022 Location GTA, On Work Type 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension)
Salary Range $1,450.36 - $1,856.20 Per Week
Experience Level  - Job ID 187539
Job Description

Are you an accounting professional with an in-depth understanding of tax legislation and auditing techniques? Are you an excellent negotiator with strong communication skills to explain complex audit issues to others? Consider this excellent opportunity with the Ministry of Finance's Compliance Branch.

The Compliance Branch of the Tax Compliance and Benefits Division supports career development, diversity and inclusive workplace strategies. Your knowledge of various tax statutes and legislation is a transferable skill that will aid in your success in the auditor role. Dependent on ongoing business requirements, the successful candidate will be able to gain enhanced exposure to, and knowledge of, multiple tax statutes so that your knowledge base is varied and fulsome.

The successful candidate will be able to work from one of the following regional tax offices. Please include your location preference in your application:

• 33 King Street West in Oshawa
• 5 Park Home Avenue in North York
• 119 King Street West in Hamilton
• 130 Dufferin Avenue in London

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• independently conduct detailed field audits of large and complex taxpayers by meeting with taxpayers and their representatives and tax advisors and resolving disputes arising from legislative interpretation or non-compliance
• participate as a team member in audits of the larger, more complex corporate taxpayers
• ascertain and maximize compliance with relevant tax legislation by discussing and negotiating audit plans and tax reassessment proposals with taxpayers and their representatives
• apply complex audit techniques and sampling, test computerized accounting systems, and review internal financial system controls
• prepare detailed audit working papers in accordance with ministry standards, policies and practices, as well as generally accepted standards within the audit community
• recommend referrals to other government areas and other jurisdictions (e.g. Investigations) for action
• appear as a Crown witness in court cases
• conduct special assignments on tax issues or on general audit administration matters and projects, as required

Location: Hamilton, London, North York, Oshawa

How do I qualify?


• Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation (formerly Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation, or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, or Chartered Accountant (CA) 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.

Note: 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.

This position also requires overnight travel to taxpayer's place of business to complete audit assignments.

Research, Analytical and Leadership Skills:

- you have research and analytical skills to evaluate results and resolve compliance problems
- you have demonstrated sound judgment and leadership skills to provide assistance and training on technical matters

Accounting and Auditing Knowledge:

- you have knowledge of accounting principles to perform large audits or compliance projects
- you demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply federal and provincial tax legislation
- you have knowledge of auditing techniques, including computer-assisted auditing techniques (CAAT)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

- you have effective interpersonal and communication skills to deal with disputes, encourage voluntary compliance, and effectively deal with taxpayers and/or their representatives
- you can defend decisions in the event of objection or appeal of the reassessment before administrative tribunals or the Courts (i.e. appear as a Crown witness in court cases)

Salary Range: $1,450.36 - $1,856.20 Per Week

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region or 5 Park Home Ave, North York, Toronto Region or 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region or 130 Dufferin Ave, London, West Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    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 employment 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 employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, December 8, 2022, by visiting, and entering Job ID 187539 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.