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INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThe U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.See Other Information for Locations.ResponsibilitiesWHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT (IRA) DO?IRAs conduct examinations of entities such as corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries; use their knowledge and skill in accounting and auditing to determine correct tax liabilities and recognize potential fraud; interact with taxpayers and their representatives from varied backgrounds; provide examination findings, interpret tax laws and regulations; and perform other necessaryduties to ensure compliance.WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of taxpayers, to include corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries.Examine tax returns that may also contain special audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues.Conduct examinations to ensure proper reporting of income and expenses of individual and business taxpayers using financial and other investigative skills.Conduct package audits to determine that other required returns such as information, excise, or specialty returns are filed and conduct concurrent examinations or make referrals of these and other returns when warranted.Identify issues to be pursued based on issues of strategic importance and large, unusual or questionable items which produce significant tax or compliance effect and utilizes the appropriate tax law and facts needed to resolve them.Recognize indicators of fraudulent activity and develop appropriate referrals.Utilize standard accounting methods and techniques during the course of examinations in order to develop information regarding the income and financial operations of taxpayers.Examine accounting systems and records including computerized accounting and financial information systems which reflect a variety of complex financial operations.Gather and research data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting practices unique to a particular trade or industry.Confer with taxpayers or their representatives to explain the accounting and other issues involved and the applicability of pertinent tax laws and regulations and explain proposed adjustments. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.govRequirementsConditions of EmploymentRefer to Other Information.Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.-QualificationsYou must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (ALL grade levels) You must have a Bachelors or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management, or finance.OR A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a 4 year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e., at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. ORA Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia.OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year. In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to Internal Revenue Agent Basic RequirementsANDIn addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: Experience applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; Experience interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; Experience of business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; Experience preparing written reports and analyses, and articulating and communicating results and analyses orally and in writing; and Experience interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.EducationAdditional Information4 Positionsto be filled for Large Business and International Division, WIIC, DFO OOC, IIC Territory 3are located in San Francisco, CA.LI-POST
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled. - This is a bargaining unit position. - We offer opportunities for telework. - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules. - A 1-year probationary period is required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check). - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. - Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. - Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements - The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.

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