Job Details

Internal Revenue Agent GS

Company name

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 11,2019

Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Apr 02,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 41365 to 96080 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Santa Maria, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Tax >> Tax - General
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Internal Revenue Agent - GS 07 – 11
The candidate conducts examinations of entities including individuals, sole proprietorships, small corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries that may involve a number of separate tasks or procedures. In this position, will use professional knowledge and skill in accounting and auditing techniques and practices to examine various tax returns, determine the correct tax liability, identify situations with potential for understated taxes, and to recognize potential fraud. Many situations may require a specialized knowledge of a particular industry and/or may involve varied or complex systems of accounting. In addition, will interact with taxpayers and their representatives from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, provide examination findings, interpretations of tax laws and regulations, and other necessary information to ensure future compliance. Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of individual and business taxpayers, to include sole proprietorship, partnerships, fiduciaries, small size C Corporations, and S Corporations. Examinations may also contain special audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues. Conduct examinations to detect unreported income from 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 large, unusual or questionable items which produce significant tax or compliance effect and utilizes the appropriate tax law and facts needed to resolve them. Recognizes indicators of fraudulent activity and develops 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. Gathers and researches data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting practices unique to a particular trade or industry. Confer with taxpayer or their representatives to explain the accounting and other issues involved and the applicability of pertinent tax laws and regulations and explains proposed adjustments. Traveling is needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Bachelor's 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 four 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; OR A 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 1 year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year. GS-07 LEVEL: Must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: The application of the principle of accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal or other work that required experience applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and communicating and dealing effectively with others; OR One year of graduate education at an accredited college or university in accounting or related field of business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. OR 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined in paragraphs above. GS-09 LEVEL: In addition to the meeting the basic requirement, you must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: The application of the principle of accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal or other work that required experience in applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and communicating and dealing effectively with others; OR May qualify if have two years of graduate level education leading to a master's degree or master's (or equivalent) degree in accounting or related field of business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science. Graduate level education is education above the bachelor's degree level; OR A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equal to the total amount required. GS-11 LEVEL: In addition to the meeting the basic requirement, must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: The application of professional accounting principles, concepts and methodology in the examination of accounting books, records and systems; The interpretation and application of tax law for individuals and business and/or exempt organizations; Experience with business and trade practices to analyze business operations and financial conditions, and interacting effectively in a wide range of situations with a broad range of individuals; OR Should have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. equivalent doctoral degree in a related field such as accounting, business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods, or computer science. Graduate level education is education above the bachelor's degree level. For Grades 7 through 11: May qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or Volunteer Service. 1 year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

Deadline: 09/02/2019.

Additional info

Announcement number : 19CS4-SBB0060-0512-7T11-S. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
2970 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 1-866-743-5748

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