Federal Inland Revenue Services Recruitment 2017 is about to start. Yea, the promises made by the government in July is about to get fulfilled.
As a matter of fact the minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun had promised that the government however going to employ 7,500 graduates and 5,000 non graduates as Community Tax Liaison Officers to raise tax awareness among citizens thereby increasing the number of tax payers. So, this article is for you if you are searching for any of the headlines
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I know your interest really is not in raising whatever awareness but in getting the job. It is okay but just don’t tell them that. It is between me & you. Just get the job and we will talk about that.
Now that Baba, our able president is back, the recruitment process is about to begin. Though some blogs have it that they started on 29th August.
The truth is that there is no official release to that effect and nothing too is in their website, www.firs.gov.ng. You can check out yourself. This page will be updated as soon as it becomes official.
NOTE: You should know everything about the recruitment. Right about time to prepare for it. We will take you on everything you need to know to prepare yourself for recruitment process.
All you should know about Federal Inland Revenue Service
What is First Inland Revenue Service?
As a matter of fact the Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service created in 1943, when it was carved out of the erstwhile Inland Revenue Department that covered what was then the Anglo-phone West Africa during the colonial era.
According to what they have on their site, their mission is “To operate a transparent and an efficient tax system that optimises tax revenue collection and voluntary compliance”.
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On the other hand, their vision is “To deliver quality services to taxpayers in partnership with all stakeholders and make taxation the pivot of national development”.
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In a nutshell therefore, they handle your tax payment issues. you might not be happy with me for this bullshit. Why not get to the point & tell us about the jobs. Don’t worry, will get there in a jiffy.
Why are they recruiting?
Federal Inland Revenue Service is recruiting because they want to raise task awareness and achieve the following:
Raising additional assessment while examining tax returns
Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars
Supervising a number of Officers responsible for assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.
Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies
Following up such cases as in dispute through the appeal procedures.
FIRS Recruitment Responsibilities
If Federal Inland Revenue Service employs you, you will be doing the following:
However successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate & possess strong interpersonal skills to support & represent team where necessary, externally & internally.
The individual will ideally have commercial-business knowledge with ability to interpret business numbers and strategies of profit derivation in tax accounting.
The position requires someone who is a self-starter & requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets & deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional is essential
Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines in quantitative field
Or Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines in the quantitative field
Computer literacy and conversancy with Microsoft office, Web Applications & the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service
Firstly strong leadership and management skills
Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Lastly strong Analytical skills
Knowledge of Nigerian Tax Laws & appreciation of their application and understanding of regulatory framework within which the FIRS operates;
Knowledge of business/industry environment within which taxpayers operate
Ability to work as a regulator with the courage to ensure full compliance with laws
A successful track record of consistent personal achievement and a desire to learn/improve with knowledge
Demonstrated experience through the following will enhance your chance of getting recruited into Federal Inland Revenue Service:
Firstly conversant with Nigerian Tax principles,however laws & applications
Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.
Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application
Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
Interpretation of business accounts
Good knowledge of taxation principles and laws
Experience in applications of tax laws and enforcement of tax laws
Proven track record of delivering set targets
People Management and development
Minimum Character Attribute:
Be of good character & must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence or should not have been indicted at or dismissed from their places of work or other environment
Ability to work independently & within a team environment
Minimum Past Performance level:
Demonstrated ability to determine conformity & non- conformity to set standards in processes and procedures AND demonstrated courage and ability to eliminate, rectify or close determined non-conformity to standard character attributes
Demonstrated courage in ensuring change within the organization he or she has worked through the effective discharge of his or her responsibility in spite of resistance to change efforts
Demonstrable impactful presence in the work place as a direct result of the individual’s ability to effect positive via sustainable change in his/her environment
Federal Inland Revenue Service Recruitment Application Requirements
Applicants also to note that regardless of the position advertised, any of the following will be an added advantage:
Master’s degree in related discipline
Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification