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Internal Revenue Agent (Examiner) GS-14 – Internal Revenue Service

Use your bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or your Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and your experience to qualify for an Internal Revenue Agent (Examiner) employment opportunity. Nationwide opportunities exist...

As a Revenue Agent (Examiner) at the GS-14 grade level, you will independently examine and investigate significant tax compliance issues involving complex income tax returns filed by individuals or organizations. Revenue Agents (Examiners) are known for their ability to accomplish comprehensive analytical examinations of tax returns to determine tax liability and violations of Federal tax statutes and to make fair and impartial recommendations for criminal prosecution and civil penalties. You’ll use your skills and knowledge to perform professional accounting work, as well as provide expert accounting and financial management advice and assistance to higher levels of management.You’ll examine accounting and financial information systems that reflect a variety of complex financial operations, including serving as a team lead.

As an IRS employee, you’ll enjoy all the rights and benefits of federal employment. At the same time, you’ll have that sense of public service, knowing that your accounting and auditing responsibilities contribute to everything from funding domestic programs to the defense of our nation.
• Serves as a technical expert in examinations of significant tax compliance issues and provides expert advice that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program.
• Serves as a technical expert in the performance of tax computations in cases with significant tax compliance issues and provides expert advice that may impact tax compliance strategy and the Appeals program as a whole. Cases typically concern large, complex businesses, including those with extensive subsidiaries, diversified activities, multiple partners, and national and international scope of operations.
• Serves as an issue expert in the examination of Large Business and International returns. Exercises significant authority and responsibility in planning, directing, and coordinating the examination of certain significant complex issues.
• As a technical expert on Small Business Self Employed and Large Business and International program guidelines and policies, interprets, develops, adapts, and coordinates analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on Compliance operations and resources. Advises and negotiates acceptance of conflicting issues with management in the formulation of Compliance policies. Applies and disseminates newly developed or revised policies and procedures for use in field operations.
• Serves as a technical expert on significant issues relative to the Exempt Organizations specialty. Provides technical guidance on examination and determination of exempt status activity relative to exempt organizations including private foundations, cooperatives, and relevant business entities. The incumbent provides expert advice that potentially impacts the organization's overall tax compliance strategy and the Exempt Organization Examination and Rulings and Agreement programs.
• Serves as a lead for other Revenue Agents (Examiners) and specialists assigned to an examination and counsel attorneys. Leads the team in conferences with appeals, including issue resolution meetings—such as fast track. May be assigned to multiple examinations simultaneously.
• Leads national analysis of tax computational issues involving significant tax transactions related to specific taxpayers or across taxpayer, industry, and international boundaries. May plan, implement, control, modify, and execute all or parts of a national project or assignment associated with certain tax computational areas of specialization.


Federal experience is not required. Your experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or Volunteer Service.

Basic Educational Requirement:A Certificate as a CPA or a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting that included at least 30 semester 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 bachelor's or higher degree in a field other than accounting or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years that included at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above.

In addition to meeting the basic educational requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the Specialized Experience requirement listed below:

Specialized Experience:You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the work performed at the GS-13 level. This is defined as progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required:
• Experience in applying professional accounting principles, concepts, and methodology in the examination of accounting books, records and systems;and
• Knowledge of business and trade practices to analyze business operations and financial conditions;and
• Experience in interacting effectively in a wide range of situations with a broad range of individuals;and
• Experience in interpreting and applying tax law for at leastoneof the following specialties: individuals; business; employee plans or retirement plans; exempt organizations; tax advantaged municipal finance transactions or tax exempt bonds; Indian Tribal Governments and Employment Tax issues for Federal State and Local governments; or large complex business transactions and returns pertaining to the application of tax principles, policies, and legal decisions for business taxpayers' international and transfer pricing issues.
Salary and Benefits

This position’s starting salary varies depending upon grade level and location. Please see the “How to Apply” section below to access the official Job Opportunity Announcement and salary information. Employees receive the full package of federal employment benefits, which includes health and insurance plans, a generous annual and sick leave program, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, which is a retirement plan similar to a traditional 401(k).

A monetary recruitment incentive has been authorized for eligible, highly qualified individuals.
How to Apply

Click this site’s APPLY link to access the official Revenue Agent (Examiner) GS-14 Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) on irs.usajobs.gov, the federal government’s official employment site. You will learn exactly how to submit your application package, including your resume, an online assessment questionnaire, and possibly other documents. You will also learn about duty locations, telework eligibility, U.S. citizenship, maximum entry age, medical, and other requirements that should be reflected in the information you provide in your resume.

Interested in other career opportunities with IRS? Visit irs.usajobs.gov to search for other IRS opportunities, such as Revenue Officer (includes no accounting/business experience requirement) and Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) positions. To learn about upcoming IRS hiring events and career fairs, visit jobs.irs.gov.

Flexible Schedules, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental and Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid sick days, Professional Development, Retirement / Pension Plans, Vacation/paid time off

About the Company:
Internal Revenue Service

Department of the Treasury


The Department of the Treasury is organized into two major components - the Departmental Offices and the operating bureaus. Treasury Bureaus make up 98% of the Treasury work force and are responsible for carrying out specific operations assigned to the Department. The Department of the Treasury includes:
• Departmental Offices (DO)
The Departmental Offices (DO)are primarily responsible for the formulation of policy and management of the Department as a whole, while the operating bureaus carry out the specific operations assigned to the Department.
• Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP)
The Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP) designs and manufactures U.S. currency, securities, and other official certificates and awards.
• Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the largest of Treasury's bureaus. It is responsible for determining, assessing, and collecting internal revenue in the United States.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is responsible for enforcing and administering laws covering the production, use, and distribution of alcohol and tobacco products. TTB also collects excise taxes for firearms and ammunition.

Bureau of the Fiscal Service
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service was formed from the consolidation of the Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public Debt. Its mission is to promote the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) supports law enforcement investigative efforts and fosters interagency and global cooperation against domestic and international financial crimes. It also provides U.S. policy makers with strategic analyses of domestic and worldwide trends and patterns.

Inspector General
The Inspector General conducts independent audits, investigations and reviews to help the Treasury Department accomplish its mission; improve its programs and operations; promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness; and prevent and detect fraud and abuse.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) charters, regulates, and supervises national banks to ensure a safe, sound, and competitive banking system that supports the citizens, communities, and economy of the United States.

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) provides leadership and coordination and recommends policy for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the internal revenue laws. TIGTA also recommends policies to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in the programs and operations of the IRS and related entities.

U.S. Mint
The U.S. Mint designs and manufactures domestic, bullion and foreign coins as well as commemorative medals and other numismatic items. The Mint also distributes U.S. coins to the Federal Reserve banks as well as maintains physical custody and protection of our nation's silver and gold assets.

Company Size:
10,000 employees or more

Government and Military


Jericho NY United States


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