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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I)
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The following are the duties of this position at the full
Individually, or as a team member, plans and conducts
examinations using extensive and specialized knowledge of
accounting techniques, practices, and investigative audit
techniques to examine and resolve various tax issues of individuals
and business organizations that may include extensive subsidiaries
with operations of national and/or international scope.
Evaluate the priority issues identified as part of the central
classification process and provide feedback regarding issues
throughout the examination process. Based on the feedback
discussions, adjusts the scope of the examination by expanding or
contracting the issues. May serve as a member of a classification
team responsible for the identification of priority issues for
Works in partnership with the Senior Revenue Agent in developing
significant tax compliance issues, by collaborating with
appropriate practice areas, examiners, Counsel, Appeals, and other
specialists to leverage and expand complex issue expertise and
ensure consistent application and interpretation of tax law.
Confers with taxpayers or their representatives to explain the
accounting and other issues involved, the applicability of
pertinent tax laws and regulations, and proposed adjustments.
Considers collectability of potential tax deficiencies at all
stages of the examination. Solicits payment and coordinates
uncollected deficiency agreement when appropriate.
Participates in the development and delivery of training
programs, on the job training, technical guidance, work practices,
and audit tools for other examiners, counsel attorneys, appeals
officers, and/or specialists.
Participates in studies that are defined by management such as
Compliance Initiative Project, Congressional studies, regulation
projects, tax shelters, and emerging issues.
Provides expert testimony, participates in grand jury cases, and
participates as a cooperating agent in joint investigations.
Performs administrative and procedural functions as needed
during the examination, including accurate input of IMS,
preparation of work papers and reports documenting findings and
Initiates recommendations for the development of proposed
changes to tax law affecting technical issues.
This Position is within Pass Through Entities, Global High
Wealth as a Revenue agent examiner primarily performing audits of
High Income & High Wealth Individual Taxpayers and the complex
flow-through entities they control.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your
suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959,
certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System
or are exempt from having to do so.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that
requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law
requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of
all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired
original or certified copies.
- Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing
birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of
Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S.
Citizen (Form FS-240))
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee
or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon
classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may
include up to 2 years of returns.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting
from an accredited college or university that included at least 1)
30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 2) 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;
A combination of appropriate experience and a four (4) year
course of study at an accredited college or university that
included at least 1) 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in
accounting or 2) 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
Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained
through written examination in a State, territory or the District
Currently or previously held an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512
position for at least one year.
In addition to the requirement above, to qualify for this
position you must possess the following professional accounting
knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost
Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. 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
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify
for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS 13 LEVEL: To be minimally
qualified for this position 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 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, partnerships, and corporations; Experience
interpreting and applying Federal tax law for business,
partnerships and /or corporations; Experience of business and trade
practices to identify and develop tax issues based on analysis and
evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition;
Experience with corporate financial transactions and financial
management principles and practices; Experience with international
tax provisions; and Experience interacting effectively with a broad
range of individuals and collaborating with specialists in
accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related
Federal experience is not required. 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.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are
qualifying for this position by substituting education or training
for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An
official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an
accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by
the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet
these criteria, please refer to Department of Education
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must
submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a
credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.