What is the Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) 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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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT REVIEWER DO? An Internal Revenue Agent Reviewer Determines the quality of examinations by applying embedded quality attributes to a statistical sample of closed examinations; provides analytical reports that depict the overall quality of examinations; works in collaboration with \"The Program\" (Employment Tax Specialty Program) to identify quality improvement opportunities, to provide support for improvement actions, and to share best practices.
As an Internal Revenue Agent Reviewer you will:
* Conduct reviews of examined cases closed by examiners. Evaluate evidence and information used to support the examiner's conclusions to determine the adequacy of case development and documentation. Decide whether conclusions reached by the examiner comply with statutory provisions and procedural and policy requirements. Follow applicable procedures for case assembly, return and processing. Ensure that cases were properly identified and processed, and that required actions were completed in each situation;
* Interpret and apply the auditing standards in accordance with established guidelines. Perform analyses of statistical data. Provide feedback when required. May conduct management studies to identify trends in the examination of tax returns based on observations made during the review of cases. Prepare program reports and analyses as required;
* Promote awareness of program objectives and procedures. Communicate program information through presentations, memoranda and/or other methods. Develop and distribute instructional material when appropriate. Prepare, maintain and update program/desk procedures.
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* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
* IRS Employees on a Career or Career Conditional Appointment
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS You 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 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
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-13 LEVEL: You must meet the basic requirements, and 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: 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 working with business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience in corporate financial transactions and using 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 conducting employment tax examinations (e.g., non-filers, 1120S officer compensation, worker classification, tip audits with multiple establishments, accountable plans, mergers & acquisitions, advanced executive compensation, advanced fringe benefits, and large case audits). Experience working employment tax issues such as Section 530, backup withholding, expense reimbursements and excess allowances, cafeteria plans, resident and non-resident alien issues, common paymaster and successor employer, stock options and stock purchases, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, severance pay/golden parachutes, tool and equipment rental, identifying, referring and working fraud cases, and information return and trust fund penalties. Experience researching and applying applicable employment tax codes and regulations, other related legal authority, and the IRM as they relate to employment taxes, established examination policy and procedures. Experience using automated systems (e.g., EUP, IMS, IDRS, and ERCS) in researching and analyzing taxpayer compliance history. Experience analyzing and presenting detailed case and issue information using written communication skills to provide feedback to program managers, analysts and field personnel.
* The experience may have been gained in either the public or 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.
You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).