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.
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WHAT DOES A LEAD INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT (LEAD COMPUTER AUDIT SPECIALIST (CAS)) DO? CAS is an Internal Revenue Agent that uses computer, accounting and tax knowledge to resolve tax issues. On the most complex corporate and partnership examinations, you will perform a system analysis, reconcile computerized accounting systems and identify data relevant to developing tax issues. You will lead other team members in defining the scope of the examination and developing audit techniques including statistical samples. You will develop and deliver training and coach team members in the use of computer examination techniques.
As a Lead Internal Revenue Agent (Lead Computer Audit Specialist), you will:
Perform work that is of the same kind and level as the highest level of work accomplished by the team members led.
Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and, values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services.
Articulate and communicates to the team the assignment project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
Coach the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assist the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; making adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; achieving desired results; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
Train or arrange for the training of team members in methods and techniques of team building and working in teams to accomplish tasks or projects and provide or arrange for specific administrative or technical training necessary for accomplishment of individual and team tasks.
Monitor and report on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress, reviewing completed work to ensure that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality are met.
Serve as coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus-building activities among team members.
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Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights per Month.
14 - Highest Achievable Grade: 14
0512 Internal Revenue Agent
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES
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 Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements
This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-14 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience in progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required 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; Interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships and corporations; Experience with 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, interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions; Experience analyzing data processing systems, their procedures, and interrelationships with other parts of the accounting systems; experience in determining audit trails and availability of records; and experience with mainframe and network systems such as database and enterprise systems; Experience writing programs to analyze accounting data; Experience drafting and executing statistical sampling plans in accordance with IRS guidelines; and Experience applying Revenue Procedure 98-25 in cases where a taxpayer's records are maintained within an Automatic Data Processing system (ADP).
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- 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 meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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