Tax Analyst

Department Of The Treasury Fresno , CA 93707

Posted 7 days ago

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WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION: The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.

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Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A TAX ANALYST DO? A Tax analyst serves as an analyst which plans, coordinates, and conducts analytical studies, and projects.

In this role, you will be responsible for performing technical and analytical staff work. You will be required to oversee programs which include strategic compliance program planning, business systems planning, customer account services, taxpayer education and communications, and administrative support.

As a Tax Analyst you will:

  • Develop and interpret guidance on program planning, execution, and evaluation for the compliance, accounts management and/or taxpayer education and communication functions.

  • Study problems facing operating unit functions or those of particular concern within the organization assigned.

  • Analyze assigned program areas to discern trends in program delivery and consolidate report data to measure the effectiveness in meeting baselines or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic initiatives.

  • Provide technical guidance on issues, proposals, and activities impacting program operations, and ensure operating units are in alignment with regulatory and administrative provisions and requirements.

  • Review proposals to alter or modify concepts, processes, or functions for compatibility with program goals and objectives, as well as evaluate new requirements, policies, and modifications for impact on program operations, systems, and resources.

  • Coordinate site visits to conduct briefings, studies, implement program initiatives, review program effectiveness, and identify additional system or revision in work processes required.

  • Prepare reports concerning identified issues, explaining program differences and recommending improvements and corrective action for program operations, where differing or competing viewpoints may occur.

  • Present findings, conclusions, and recommendations as a result of program studies, projects, or reviews conducted and disseminate revised procedures and changes in program operations.

If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

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

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights Per Month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

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0501 Financial Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to Other Information.

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.

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Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

GS-11 LEVEL: You 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 experience that demonstrates knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals. This experience must include using one or more Underreporter software/applications, such as AUR (Automated Underreporter), CAWR/FUTA (Combined Annual Wage Reporting/Federal Unemployment Tax Act), BMF AUR, BUR (Business Master File Automated Underreporter to analyze and evaluate methods in order to assess and measure effectiveness of program operations, identify gaps or conflicts in program information, consolidate findings and, recommend alternatives. Analyze and recognize significant tax issues and enforcement changes that impact assigned programs to recommend changes in implementing regulations.

Use program and process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities to resolve operating problems. Prepare and provide statistical data or other management information reports, conduct briefings, document findings and disseminate procedural and regulatory information that lead to improvements in assigned programs. OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR LL.M., if related. OR You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

GS-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.

Specified experience for this position includes experience that demonstrates knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals. Analyzing and evaluating methods in order to assess and measure effectiveness of program operations, identifying gaps or conflicts in program information, consolidating findings and, recommending alternatives. Applying knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews, studies/projects and coordinate systems and resource utilization of program operations.

Analyze and recognize significant tax issues and enforcement changes that impact assigned programs in order to revise procedures or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations. Experience in management planning, program and process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities to resolve operating problems including providing statistical data or other management information report, conducting briefings, preparing reports, documenting findings and disseminating procedural and regulatory information to improve assigned program areas. Analyzing tax returns and providing guidance/recommendations for procedural changes to ensure income is reported accurately and the proper amount of taxes paid.

Determining underreported income and applicable taxes and penalties, imminent statutes identification; analyzing document-matching data manually using Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS), Integrated Automation Technologies (IAT) tools and/or Microsoft Access Database to identify discrepancies and anomalies using one or more document matching Underreporter software/applications such as:

AUR (Automated Underreporter), CAWR/FUTA (Combined Annual Wage Reporting/Federal Unemployment Tax Act), BMF, AUR, BUR (Business Master File Automated Underreporter) to propose recommended solutions.

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 Experience that demonstrates knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals. Experience defining policies and procedures related to the underreporter program and applying them, developing and presenting underreporter program briefings to executives, providing guidance, and serving as a technical program and policy expert to prepare complete decision packages, studies and recommendations. This experience must include applying document matching underreporter processes such as:

AUR (Automated Underreporter), CAWR/FUTA (Combined Annual Wage Reporting/Federal Unemployment Tax Act), BMF AUR or BUR (Business Master File Automated Underreporter) to conduct studies to analyze effects of legislative changes, Microsoft ACCESS database inconsistencies and/or resource monitoring. Recognize significant tax issues and enforcement changes to revise or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations, using various systems or programs i.e.; Microsoft products (EXCEL), Integrated Automation Technologies (IAT), Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS )to compare and analyze assessments. Experience using analytical and evaluative methods to develop new approaches to existing programs such as compliance functions; management planning, program and process analysis to develop, design, and implement new or revised policies and procedures; prepare comprehensive written reports, disseminate policy information, document findings and conclusions.

Present plans and proposals to individuals and groups, including executives and top-level managers. Prepares final reports on identified issues after they have been developed and the service's position has been formulated. Interprets, develops, adapts, and coordinates analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on operations and resources.

Applies and disseminates newly developed or revised policies and procedures. . Analyzing and evaluating methods in order to assess and measure effectiveness of program operations, identifying gaps or conflicts in program information, consolidating findings and, recommending alternatives. Applying knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews, studies/projects and coordinate systems and resource utilization of program operations.

Analyze and recognize significant tax issues and enforcement changes that impact assigned programs in order to revise procedures or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations.

  • 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.

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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