Appeals Director
Management Band 4

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.

Apply your sound judgement, decision making and analytical skills in this key leadership role

Taxpayers may appeal assessments, denied refunds, and other determinations under various taxation and revenue statutes administered by the Ministry of Finance.  The Tax Appeals and Litigation Branch performs an impartial review of all such ministerial appeals and makes a recommendation  to allow, vary or deny the appeal.  Ministerial decisions may be further appealed to the courts, and the branch manages all such litigation.

Appeals and litigation involve complex legal and accounting issues across a variety of businesses and industries, and outcomes on appeal can significantly affect the tax base.  As the final point before the court system, the appeals program is critical to the ministry in delivering fair taxation administration, serving the taxpaying public, protecting their rights, ensuring appropriate compliance and preventing loss of revenue.

The Director manages a section of the ministerial appeals program and oversees a team of legal and accounting professionals with highly specialized technical knowledge in the resolution of ministerial appeals.  The Director is also responsible for co-ordinating and providing instructions on behalf of the ministry on the conduct of tax litigation files.  The Director regularly interacts with senior officials of other branches of the ministry, legal counsel, and the deputy minister’s office. 

As a Director, you will use your technical expertise and experience interpreting and applying legislation to ensure that recommendations on the disposition of appeals are in accordance with the legislation, policy and principles of fair tax administration.  You will use your leadership skills to support and mentor your staff.  If you are a highly effective communicator, with superior analytical skills and experience providing advice on complex issues,  we look forward to your application.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , 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 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:


  • Completion of a law degree or a Canadian Professional Accounting Designation or a degree, preferably at the masters’ level, in a related field (such as business, economics, finance or public administration).
  • A minimum of five years (within the last 10 years) legal or accounting experience and/or other related experience.
  • A minimum of two years (within the last five years) experience interpreting and applying legislation.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving complex legal, factual, business and/or accounting issues.
  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative working relationships and providing advice and expertise to senior staff, executive and/or stakeholders.
  • Preference may be given for related experience in a public sector administrative review function.
  • Preference may be given for related experience in the field of tax administration.
  • Preference may be given for experience supervising a team of professional staff in a public sector environment.
  • Preference may be given for experience interpreting and applying British Columbia’s taxation and revenue statutes.

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: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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.  Please note requirements are based on full-time, full-year work .  If work was part-time, resumes must show how the total duration of work is equivalent to the full-time, full-year requirements.

Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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