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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL DIVISION? 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.
WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? An Internal Revenue Agent (IRA) conducts examinations of entities of varying complexity, including corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries. In this position, you will use your 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 to internal stakeholders, you will interact with taxpayers and their representatives, all from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, provide examination findings, interpretations of tax laws and regulations, and other necessary information to ensure future compliance.
As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:
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. Examinations 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 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.
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.gov
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All grade levels)
You must have a 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 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 www.jobs.irs.gov/student/internal-revenue-agentbr.html
In 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; 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 VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part- time work 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
Seven (7) positions to be filled in LB&I, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Compliance Integration (ADCCI), Compliance Planning and Analytics (CPA), Campaign Development & Administration (CD&A) in any of the following locations: 801 Tom Martin Drive, Birmingham, AL (AL2085); 700 W Capitol, Little Rock, AR (AR0063); 655 E Milsap Rd, Fayetteville, AR (AR1290); 4041 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ (AZ7748); 300 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA (CA0150); 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA (CA0154); 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA (CA0281); 333 W Broadway, San Diego, CA (CA0316); 24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521); 501 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA (CA0273); 55 South Market Street, San Jose, CA (CA6116); 4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA (CA6139); 225 W Broadway, Glendale, CA (CA6218); 801 Civic Center Drive, W., Santa Ana, CA (CA7395); 9350 Flair Dr, El Monte, CA (CAD002); 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO (CO1811); 135 High Street, Hartford, CT (CT0013); 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT (CT0059); 150 Court Street, New Haven, CT (CT0061); 761 Main Avenue, Suite 1000, Norwalk, CT (CT3438); 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022); 77 K Street Ne, Washington, DC (DC0198); 999 N Capitol St Ne, Washington, DC (DC0221); 1352 Marrows Road, Newark, DE (DE0052); 51 SW First Avenue, Miami, FL (FL0061); 400 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL (FL0067); 850 Trafalgar Court, Maitland, FL (FL2257); 7850 S. W. 6th Court, Plantation, FL (FL2347); 2203 N Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL (FL2971); 1700 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL (FLD002); 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA (GA2004); 1899 Powers Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA (GA2401); 1099 Alakea St., Honolulu, HI (HI8171); 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA (IA0112); 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236); 2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337); 5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558); 575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133); 555 N. Woodlawn St., Building 4, Wichita, KS (KS1615); 600 Dr Martin L King Pl, Louisville, KY (KY0086); 1555 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA (LA1336); 15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA (MA0131); One Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA (MA5632); 118 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA (MA5863); 120 Liberty Street, Brockton, MA (MA5955); 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD (MD0055); 6010 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD (MD1248); 985 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI (MI0800); 22600 Hall Rd, Ste 102, Clinton Township, MI (MI1942); 38275 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI (MI2097); 3251 N Evergreen Dr Ne, Grand Rapids, MI (MI2210); 3971 S Research Park Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI (MI2218); 917 N. Saginaw St, Flint, MI (MI3022); 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN (MN1675); 1122 Town And Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO (MO1833); 2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO (MO2008); 7751 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC (NC1151); 10715 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC (NC2598); 4905 Koger Boulevard, Greensboro, NC (NC2668); 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE (NE0051); 200 Federal Plaza, Paterson, NJ (NJ0145); 200 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360); 101 Wood Ave S, Iselin, NJ (NJ4664); 100 Dey Place, Edison, NJ (NJD001); 110 City Parkway, Las Vegas, NV (NV7516); 201 Varick Street, New York, NY (NY0128); 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY (NY0282); 11 A Clinton Ave, Albany, NY (NY0300); 290 Broadway
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