2022 Revenue Competition for Appointment to the Position of Administrative Officer (AO) Audit and Compliance
1 Introduction Revenue is the Irish Tax and Customs administration and is a large decentralised organisation with offices in over 30 locations nationwide. Revenue’s mission is “To serve the community by fairly and efficiently collecting taxes and duties and implementing customs controls”.
In 2021, Revenue collected total gross receipts of c.€97 billion. Revenue is also responsible for trade facilitation and frontier control. Our workforce of almost 7,000 people supports compliance for 2.9 million employments, 0.2 million employers, 0.8 million businesses, 0.3 million VAT traders, 0.1 million customs traders and 1.4 million property owners.
To successfully deliver on our mandate, we rely on the skills, capability and professionalism of our people, the flexibility of our structures, and our ability to harness and support innovation in technology and business practices.
2 Job Description These junior management positions offer graduates an excellent opportunity to build a career in tax and customs and to make a strong contribution in a wide variety of work. You will be involved in advancing a range of Revenue priorities under Revenue’s strategic pillar of Confronting Non-Compliance which employs a risk-based approach to compliance management to secure high voluntary compliance levels and delivers an appropriate and timely response to non-compliance. Your work may include the continuous development of Revenue’s business intelligence and risk management systems, and staff management.
Many aspects of the job involve interaction with large, medium, and small businesses, individual taxpayers, tax advisors, representative bodies, other Government Departments, and international bodies (e.g. EU institutions, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Customs Organisation (WCO), etc.). In some roles, this will include outdoor off-site work dealing with taxpayers and their advisors in person.
3 Location This is a nationwide competition. Please select your location preferences when completing the application form. You must only select a location where you would be prepared to take up a position and you may select up to a maximum of 2 locations and must indicate your order of preference. Please also note you may not change your location preferences after the closing date of this competition.
Revenue has many flexible and family-friendly working policies which include opportunities for blended working. While requests for blended working arrangements may be facilitated, some office attendance will be required in all roles, in line with business needs.
4 Essential Entry Requirements Please be advised candidates must have obtained the relevant qualification prior to taking up the position. Candidates who are available to start working in Revenue from October 2022 must meet the essential entry requirements on or before 10 September 2022.
• Candidates must have obtained a minimum of NFQ Level 8 qualification in taxation or qualification as a Chartered Tax Advisor (i.e. membership or entitlement to membership of a recognised professional body in this area) OR • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of NFQ Level 8 qualification in accounting or qualification as an accountant (i.e. membership or entitlement to membership of a recognised professional body in this area)
General: The appointment is to a permanent post in the Civil Service and is subject to the Civil Service Regulations Acts 1956 to 2005, the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and any other Act for the time being in force relating to the Civil Service.
Salary: Personal Pension Contribution (PPC Rate) The salary scale for the position of Administrative Officer in Revenue, as at 1 February 2022, is as follows:
Personal Pension Contribution (PPC) €33,889 €36,406 €37,125 €40,277 €44,311 €47,381 €50,454 €53,560 €56,663 €59,756 €61,899(LSI1) €64,038(LSI2).
The PPC pay rate applies when the individual is required to pay a Personal Pension Contribution (otherwise known as a main scheme contribution) in accordance with the rules of their main/personal superannuation scheme. This is different to a contribution in respect of membership of a Spouses’ and Children’s scheme, or the Additional Superannuation Contributions (ASC).
A different rate will apply where the appointee is not required to make a Personal Pension Contribution.
Long service increments may be payable after 3(LSI1) and 6(LSI2) years satisfactory service at the maximum of the scale.
Tenure and Probation The appointment is to a permanent position on a probationary contract in the Civil Service.
The probationary contract will be for a period of one year from the date specified on the contract. Notwithstanding this paragraph and the paragraph immediately following below, this will not preclude an extension of the probationary contract in appropriate circumstances.
At the discretion of the Head of Office you may be assigned to other work depending on the business needs and capability development of the office and your career development needs.
Duties The employee will be required to perform any duties appropriate to the position which may be assigned from time to time. The officer may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict with his/her role.
Hours of Attendance Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than 41 hours and 15 minutes gross or 35 hours net per week.
Annual Leave The annual leave allowance will be 25 working days a year, rising to 29 after 5 years’ service and 30 after 10 years’ service. This allowance is subject to the usual conditions regarding the granting of annual leave and is on the basis of a five-day week and is exclusive of the usual public holidays. For more detailed job description, please click on the link below;
Important Notice The foregoing represents the principal conditions of service and is not intended to be the comprehensive list of all terms and conditions of employment which will be set out in the employment contract to be agreed with the successful candidate.