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FIRS Recruitment 2016: Application portal www.firs.gov.ng/careers opens August 29

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2016 FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE ADVERTISEMENT FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Federal Inland Revenue Service as part of its consolidation strategies, wish to engage the services of early starters with integrity, drive and desire to win professionally, to strengthen its workforce.

Applicants are to note that regardless of the position advertised, the following are minimum general requirements for all applicants:

Minimum Qualifications/skills base

A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field

OR

  • A Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field
  • Computer literacy and conversancy with Microsoft office, Web Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Tax Laws and appreciation of their application and understanding of the regulatory framework within which the FIRS operates;
  • Knowledge of business/industry environment within which taxpayers operate
  • Ability to work as a regulator with the courage to ensure full compliance with laws
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Minimum Character attributes

  • Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence or should not have been indicted at or dismissed from their places of work or other environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

 

Minimum Past Performance level

Demonstrated ability to determine conformity and non- conformity to set standards in processes and procedures AND demonstrated courage and ability to eliminate, rectify or close determined non-conformity to standard character attributes

Demonstrated courage in ensuring change within the organization he or she has worked through the effective discharge of his or her responsibility in spite of resistance to change efforts

Demonstrable impactful presence in the work place as a direct result of the individual’s ability to effect positive and sustainable change in his/her environment

 

Application Requirement(s) for FIRS Recruitment 2016

Applicants are also to note that regardless of the position advertised, any of the following will be an added advantage:-

(i) Master’s degree in related discipline

(ii) Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification

 

Other General Requirement(s):

In addition all Applicants must:-

  1. Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate
  2. Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of Government Hospitals:
  3. National Hospital
  4. Government Teaching Hospitals

iii. Federal Medical Centers

  1. Provide contact details for three references (from last employer, a close family relation and tertiary institution) from whom confidential reports on character and demonstrated abilities can be obtained
  2. Present a certificate of State of Origin and Local Government signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Government. Certificates endorsed by Liaison offices will not be accepted.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR FIRS RECRUITMENT 2016

FIRS considers computer proficiency a key requirement for anyone who aspires for a job in the Service. Accordingly, Applicants are expected to fill their applications online. Application forms can be found at the FIRS website www.firs.gov.ng/careers.

This FIRS application portal will be available with effect from Monday, 29th August, 2016. Please follow the instructions to fill in your application.

Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered. All individuals are expected to apply to only ONE position. Multiple applications by one Candidate for more than one job will be disqualified. Upon submission, applicants will receive an acknowledgement containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondences.

 

FIRS Recruitment 2016 application closing date

Deadline for submission of application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016)

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

 

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FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE SERVICE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancies (additional /minimum requirements for each of these vacant positions are also specified):

Additional and minimum requirements for each of the positions advertised are stated below:

Category A

  1. Assistant Manager Tax –SL 08

 

Job ref: CAT1- AMT

Manage and supervise existing core-tax functions within the business, identifying areas with unregistered taxpayers and least compliance. The successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to represent the team externally and internally. The individual should ideally have commercial-business knowledge with ability to interpret business numbers and strategies of profit derivation in tax accounting. The position requires someone who is a self-starter and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential.

Experience:

A successful track record of consistent personal achievement for at least six (6) years, two (2) of which must be a practical hands-on experience at a supervisory level, and be relevant in the management and supervision of business accounting strategies in taxation in large scale public/private sector organization:-

Demonstrated experience with the following:

  1. Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  2. Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.

iii. Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application

  1. Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  2. Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  3. Interpretation of business accounts

 

Other skills:

Good knowledge of taxation principles and laws

Experience in applications of tax laws and enforcement of tax laws

Proven track record of delivering set targets

People Management and development

 

Assistant Manager/ Tax

Category of officer Job Reference No Salary level Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience

 

Assistant Manager/ Tax

 

CAT1- AMT

 

08
  • Minimum six (6) years relevant experience in a Government, international organization or private firm in a similar role.
  • Membership in any of the following Accountancy bodies or their recognized equivalents with prove of certificate(s):

(i) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

(ii) Association of Certificate and Corporate Accountants (ACCA)

(iii) Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountants (CIPFA)

(iv) Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA) U.K

(v) Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors (SIAA)

(vi) Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)

(vii) Institute of Chartered Accountant of England /Wales (ACA)

(viii) Chartered Public Accountants, CPA

 

Job Description
1) Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.

2) Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies

3) Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.

4) Conducting on the job training for tax Officers;

5) Examining Tax returns and raising additional assessment where necessary

6) Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars

 

 

Category B

  1. Officer I Tax –SL 09

 

Job ref: CAT2 (i)- O I T

Support supervisors towards achieving set performance targets in their respective roles. Report areas that require improvement and least compliance. The successful candidate will be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to support or represent the team where necessary, externally and internally. The individual will ideally have commercial-business knowledge with ability to interpret business numbers and strategies of profit derivation in tax accounting. The position requires someone who is a self-starter and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

Experience:

A successful track record of consistent personal achievement for at least three (3) years, one (1) of which must be a practical hands-on experience at a supervisory level, and be relevant in the management/ supervision of business accounting strategies in taxation in large scale public/private sector organization:-

Demonstrated experience with the following:

  1. Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  2. Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.

iii. Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application

 

Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts

  1. Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  2. Interpretation of business accounts

Other skills:

  • Good knowledge of taxation principles and laws
  • Experience in applications of tax laws and enforcement of tax laws
  • Proven track record of delivering set targets
  • People Management and development

 

Category of officer Job Reference number Salary level Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience

 

Officer I/ Tax

 

CAT2-(i) /O IT

 

09
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience in a Government, international organization or private firm in a similar role and a B.Sc. in Taxation, Accounting or other related fields of study. Membership of the following Accountancy bodies or their recognized equivalents with prove of certificate(s):

(i) Association of National Accountants (ANAN) or in similar professional courses.

(ii) M.Sc. in taxation or other related discipline.

*Post qualification cognate experience will be an added advantage.

Job Description
Examining Tax returns and raising additional assessments via:

1) Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars

2) Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.

3) Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies

4) Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.

5) Conducting on the job training for tax Officers

 

 

 

Officer II Tax –SL 10

Job ref: CAT2 (ii)- O II T

The successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to support and represent the team where necessary, externally and internally. The individual will ideally have commercial-business knowledge with ability to interpret business numbers and strategies of profit derivation in tax accounting. The position requires someone who is a self-starter and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

Experience:

A successful track record of consistent personal achievement and a desire to learn/improve with knowledge:-

Demonstrated experience through the following:

  1. Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  2. Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.

iii. Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application

  1. Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  2. Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  3. Interpretation of business accounts

 

Other skills:

  • Good knowledge of taxation principles and laws
  • Experience in applications of tax laws and enforcement of tax laws
  • Proven track record of delivering set targets
  • People Management and development

 

Category of officer Job category Salary level Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience
Officer II/ Tax CAT2-(ii)/O II T 10
  • Minimum a B.Sc. /HND or degree equivalent in Taxation, Accounting or other related field of study.

Post qualification cognate experience will be an added advantage.

*Post qualification cognate experience will be an added advantage.
Job Description
1) Raising additional assessment while examining tax returns

2) Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars

3) Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.

4) Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies

5) Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.

 

Signed:

Director, Human Capital Management Department

FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE SERVICE

Source:

www.firs.gov.ng FIRS R E C R U I T M E N T 2 0 1 6 A DV E R T

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