WHAT IS THE APPEALSDIVISION? Independent by statute, staffed by highly trained professionals who provide mediation for any taxpayer contesting IRS compliance actions. Appeals is the last opportunity for the IRS and a taxpayer to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and ensures that all taxpayers can receive an impartial review of their tax case.
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WHAT DOES A TAX COMPUTATION SPECIALIST DO? The Tax Computation Specialist is a specialized Internal Revenue Agent in the Appeals business division. As a Tax Computation Specialist (TCS), you are responsible for preparing tax computations for a full range of cases in accordance with the determinations of Appeals Officers, Counsel Attorneys and the courts. TCS prepares computations, schedules, explanations and exhibits reflecting adjustments to tax and penalties.
As an IRA Tax Computation Specialist, you will:
* Analyze and interpret work papers and reports prepared by Internal Revenue Agents; effect the instructions of Appeals Officers and Attorneys to prepare computations; prepare audit statements, together with appropriate schedules and exhibits, to reflect final determined adjustments and tax liabilities. * Prepare Rule 155 computations in Tax Court cases giving effect to the Court's opinion and any stipulated adjustments; take into account all necessary adjustments in computing corrected tax liability that reflects the Court's decision. * Participate in conferences with IRS employees and taxpayer or taxpayer's representative to help reconcile and resolve conflicting views regarding tax accounting problems. * Prepare computations in order to determine jurisdictional limits of Joint Committee cases. * Advise the Appeals Officers and Counsel Attorneys in the application of statutory provisions, service procedures and directives affecting the audit features of cases under consideration. * Devise computation formats reflecting new legislation or court precedent where no guidance is available.
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* Refer to Other Information. * Click \"Print Preview\" to review the entire announcement before applying. * Must be a U.S. Citizen or National * IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments * Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All grade levels)
You must have 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.
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.
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, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
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: progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: 1) knowledge of and skill in 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; 2) skill in interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; 3) knowledge of business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; 4) knowledge of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; and, 5) skill in interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions. Experience applying tax law with appropriate software [e.g., Report Generation Software (RGS), Bureau of National Affairs Corporate Tax Analyzer (BNA)] , analyzing individual, business, and corporation tax returns (e.g., 1040, 1120, 1120S, 940, 941) and all relevant schedules, and reading and analyzing transcripts of account [e.g., Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS)] to compute income adjustments and prepare statements of account. Identify, analyze and research issues to determine proper adjustments and credits. Experience using spreadsheets to explain tax computations. Experience communicating tax matters verbally and in writing to Appeals Officers, Counsel Attorneys and taxpayers/representatives.
* 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 GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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