Once upon a time in April, 2016, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, the executive Chairman of the FIRS promised that the Firs Recruitment 2016 of 1250 applicants from across the nation into the Federal Inland Revenue Service would commence soon after the approval and signing of the budget.

FIRS Recruitment 2016

After months of waiting, we’re glad to announce to you that the FIRS has finally commenced the Firs Recruitment 2016.


According to a statement issued by the FIRS regarding the Firs Recruitment 2016:

The Federal Inland Revenue Service as part of its consolidation strategies, wish to engage the services of early starters with integrity, drive and desire to win professionally, to strengthen its workforce.

All applicants for the Federal Inland Revenue Service recruitment 2016 are to note that regardless of the position advertised, the following are minimum general requirements for all applicants:

Firs Recruitment 2016: Minimum General Application Requirements

  • All applicants for the Firs Recruitment 2016 must possess a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field OR
  • A Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field
  • All applicants of the Firs Recruitment 2016 must possess computer literacy and conversancy with Microsoft office, Web Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • All applicants of the Firs Recruitment 2016 must have knowledge of the Nigerian Tax Laws and appreciation of their application and understanding of the 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

Firs Recruitment 2016: Other General Application Requirements

In addition to the above mentioned minimum requirements, all applicants of the Firs Recruitment 2016 must:

  1. Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate
  2. Provide contact details for three references (from last employer, a close family relation and tertiary institution) from whom confidential reports on character and demonstrated abilities can be obtained
  3. Present a certificate of State of Origin and Local Government signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Government. Certificates endorsed by Liaison offices will not be accepted.
  4. Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of Government Hospitals:
  5. National Hospital
  6. Government Teaching Hospitals
  • Federal Medical Centers

Note:

Applicants for the Firs Recruitment 2016 are also to note that regardless of the position advertised, any of the following will be an added advantage:

  1. Master’s degree in related discipline
  2. Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification

Firs Recruitment 2016: Minimum Character attributes

  • All applicants of the Firs Recruitment 2016 must be of good character and 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
  • Must have the ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Minimum Past Performance level
  • Demonstrated ability to determine conformity and 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
  • Applicants of the Firs Recruitment 2016 must have 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 and sustainable change in his/her environment

METHOD OF APPLICATION – www.recruitment.firs.gov.ng/

FIRS considers computer proficiency a key requirement for anyone who aspires for a job in the Service. To this effect, applicants of the Firs Recruitment 2016 are expected to fill their applications online.

Firs Recruitment 2016 application forms for the can be found at the FIRS Recruitment Portal – https://recruitment.firs.gov.ng/

The above mentioned FIRS application portal will be available with effect from Monday, 29th August, 2016. Please follow the instructions to fill in your application.

Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered. All individuals are expected to apply to only ONE position.  Multiple applications by one Candidate for more than one job will be result to automatic disqualification.

Upon submission of Firs Recruitment 2016 application form, applicants will receive an acknowledgement containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondences.

Deadline for submission of Firs Recruitment 2016 application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016)

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the Firs Recruitment 2016 interview.

Signed:

Director, Human Capital Management Department

FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE SERVICE

The general public and all interested and suitable qualified applicants for the Firs Recruitment 2016 are hereby invited to apply for recruitment into following vacancies:

Category A

Position: Assistant Manager Tax

Job Ref. No: CAT1-AMT

Salary Level: SL 08

Manage and supervise existing core-tax functions within the business, identifying areas with unregistered taxpayers and least compliance. The successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to represent the team externally and internally. The individual should 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 and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

Experience:

A successful track record of consistent personal achievement for at least six (6) years, two (2) of which must be a practical hands-on experience at a supervisory level, and be relevant in the management and supervision of business accounting strategies in taxation in large scale public/private sector organization:-

Demonstrated experience with the following:

  1. Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  2. Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.
  3. Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application
  4. Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  5. Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  6. Interpretation of business accounts

Other skills:

  • 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 Category of Officer Job Reference No. Salary Level Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience

Additional/Minimum Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum six (6) years relevant experience in a Government, international organization or private firm in a similar role.
  • Membership in any of the following Accountancy bodies or their recognized equivalents with prove of certificate(s) obtained by exam:
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
    • Association of Certificate and Corporate Accountants (ACCA)
    • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountants (CIPFA)
    • Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA) U.K
    • Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors (SIAA)
    • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
    • Institute of Chartered Accountant of England /Wales (ACA)
    • Chartered Public Accountants, CPA

Job Description:

  1. Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.
  2. Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies
  3. Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.
  4. Conducting on the job training for tax Officers;
  5. Examining Tax returns and raising additional assessment where necessary
  6. Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars

Category B

Position: Officer I Tax

Job Ref. No: CAT2 (i) – O I T

Salary Level: SL 09

Support supervisors towards achieving set performance targets in their respective roles. Report areas that require improvement and least compliance. The successful candidate will be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to support or represent the team where necessary, externally and 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 and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

Experience:

A successful track record of consistent personal achievement for at least three (3) years, one (1) of which must be a practical hands-on experience at a supervisory level, and be relevant in the management/ supervision of business accounting strategies in taxation in large scale public/private sector organization:-

Demonstrated experience with the following:

  1. Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  2. Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.
  3. Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application
  4. Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  5. Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  6. Interpretation of business accounts

Other skills:

  • 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

Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Membership of the following Accountancy bodies or their recognized equivalents with prove of certificate(s) obtained by exam:
    • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience in a Government, international organization or private firm in a similar role and a B.Sc. in Taxation, Accounting or other related fields of study.
    • Association of national Accountants (ANAN) or in similar professional courses.
  • M.Sc. in taxation or other related discipline.
  • Post qualification cognate experience will be an added advantage.

Job Description:

Examining Tax returns and raising additional assessments via:

  1. Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars
  2. Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.
  3. Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies
  4. Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.
  5. Conducting on the job training for tax Officers

Position: Officer II Tax

Job Ref. No: CAT2 (ii) – O II T

Salary Level: SL 10

The successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to support and represent the team where necessary, externally and 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 and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

Experience:

A successful track record of consistent personal achievement and a desire to learn/improve with knowledge:-

Demonstrated experience through the following:

  1. Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  2. Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.
  3. Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application
  4. Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  5. Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  6. Interpretation of business accounts

Other skills:

  • 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 Category of Officer Job Category Salary Level Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience

Additional/Minimum Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum a B.Sc. /HND or degree equivalent in Taxation, Accounting or other related field of study.
  • Post qualification cognate experience will be an added advantage.

Job Description:

  1. Raising additional assessment while examining tax returns
  2. Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars
  3. Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.
  4. Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies
  5. Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.

NOTE:

All applications for the FIRS Recruitment 2016 must be duly completed and submitted online using the FIRS Recruitment Portal.

Firs Recruitment 2016 application forms for the can be found at the FIRS Recruitment Portal – https://recruitment.firs.gov.ng/

The above mentioned FIRS application portal is now open and applicants can start sending in their applications. Please ensure you follow all instructions in filling your application.

Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered. All individuals are expected to apply to only ONE position.  Multiple applications by one Candidate for more than one job will be result to automatic disqualification.

Upon submission of Firs Recruitment 2016 application form, applicants will receive an acknowledgement containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondences.

Deadline for submission of Firs Recruitment 2016 application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016)

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the Firs Recruitment 2016 interview.

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