H.Pierson Recruitment (12 Positions)

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1 Feb, 2012

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Vacancies in Nigeria

H.Pierson Associates – Our client, a forward looking State Government in the Niger Delta has mandated us to carry out an executive recruitment exercise to acquire a qualified and high achieving workforce for its Revenue service. The potential candidates will be obligated to strengthen the Service, build each Directorate to meet the goals and objectives and ensure consistent achievement of superior results for the service.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
Demonstrated ability in advanced economic analysis, modelling and statistical techniques; practical experience in policy, industry and market analysis; excellent research and analysis skills; good organizational, leadership and supervisory skills; result oriented/penchant for quality; strong communication skills; discipline & integrity

1.)  HEAD, COMMUNICATIONS
REF:  HPA/018

JOB ROLE
Design and ensure continuous update of the overall communication strategy of the Internal Revenue Service
Ensure full implementation of the communication strategy
Prepare and publish IRS information materials, brochures, advert materials and other collaterals
Ensure the preparation of presentation materials/messages for top executives to promote IRS image
Provide communication, printing and document reproduction services
Establish and maintain linkages with external agencies and with the media
Draft and update tax primers and prepare IRS Tax Calendars and tax deadline announcement
Prepare radio/TV/advertisement of the service.
Develop and implement Tax payer awareness and information programs, working with other relevant organizations
Enlightening people about taxable income and what expense are exempted from taxation enlighten members of the public generally on State Government revenue matters

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate Degree in Statistics, Marketing, Mass Communication, Law, Economics, Political sciences or related discipline
Minimum of 10 years work experience out of which 3 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working/leading in a team-based environment
Membership of a relevant professional Marketing, Advertising, Statistics or Economics body
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
Consulting exposure

2.)  HEAD, TAX POLICY
REF:  HPA/017

JOB ROLE
With the approval of the Director, establish a framework for the development of tax policies for the Board/Services
Ensure full implementation of the established framework
Coordinate periodic review of government policies and analyse their impact
Coordinate the development of a detailed action plan for implementation of government policies within the regulatory regime
Evaluate and select alternative actions to mitigate the tax burden and cost of compliance
Recognise and communicate potential policy risks
Identify potential changes in tax policy
Develop new policies in tax compliance
Assist in handling routine inquiries from Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate Degree in Law, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Mass Communications, Political sciences or related discipline
Minimum of 10 years work experience out of which 5 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working/leading in a team-based environment
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
Membership of a relevant professional Marketing, Advertising, Statistics or Economics body

3.) HEAD, TAX RESEARCH & STATISTICAL
REF:  HPA/016

JOB ROLE
With the approval of the Director, establish a framework for tax research and statistics
Ensure full implementation of the established framework
Perform periodic review and analysis of industry developments to establish trends for management decisions
Periodic review of critical performance indices and parameters of the service and compare with the performance of other internal revenue service in the country
Ensure that stakeholders have access to relevant, reliable and timely information and analysis on the policies, activities and performance of the service
Research and present recommendation and strategies for the effective policy development and regulation of the service
Monitor, compile and analyse the Service’s actual collection performance based on monthly progress reports and allied data sent by field offices

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate Degree in Statistics, Marketing, Mass Communication, Law, Economics, Political sciences or related discipline
Minimum of 15 years work experience out of which 5 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working/leading in a team-based environment
Masters degree, preferably an MBA.
Membership of a relevant professional Marketing, Advertising, Statistics or Economics body
Senior position in highly volatile marketing and consumer awareness environment

4.)  HEAD, ENFORCEMENT AND MONITORING
REF:  HPA/015

JOB ROLE
With the approval of Director, Legal Services/Enforcement, establish the framework for enforcement and monitoring of tax payer compliance and ensures full established framework
Ensure compliance of employers to registering their employees and to remit such taxes to relevant authorities
Make non- compliant employers liable to penalties and for payment of all tax arrears
Establish tax compliance programs that identify citizens who do not meet their tax obligations
Examine tax returns to ascertain whether taxpayers have correctly determined their tax liability
Monitor the management, safekeeping and disposal of forfeited properties/acquired assets
Perform functions relative to the investigation of tax fraud and policy cases and intelligence operations
Monitor performance of Collection Officers
Reconcile tax collection reports of Authourized Agents Banks with reports on remittances
Enforce the collection of dishonoured checks and delinquent accounts

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Law
Minimum of 12 years relevant experience out of which 5 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Minimum of 10 years litigation experience, out of which at least 5 should be acquired from best practise legal firm
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
A background in Accounting, Finance or Banking will be an added advantage

5.)  HEAD, COLLECTIONS/DEBT MANAGEMENT
REF:  HPA/014

JOB ROLE
With the approval of Director, Legal Services/Enforcement, establish a robust framework for collection of delinquent tax accounts without necessarily instituting court activities
Full implementation of the designed framework
Enforce collection of delinquent accounts of tax payers
Issue serve and execute Warrants on behalf of the IRS
Evaluate bank applications for accreditation and bank performance for renewal or cancellation of accreditation
Process application for issuance of Tax Debit Memo (TDM) and Reimbursement Certificate Tax Debit Memo (RC-TDM) and use of automated Documentary Stamp Tax Metering Machines
Perform functions relative to collection of internal revenues taxes; accounting and allotment of revenues; accreditation/disaccreditation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Law
Minimum of 12 years relevant experience out of which 5 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Minimum of 10 years litigation experience, out of which at least 5 should be acquired from best practise legal firm
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
A background in Accounting, Finance or Banking will be an added advantage

6.)  HEAD, LEGAL SERVICES/APPEALS
REF:  HPA/013

JOB ROLE
With the approval of the Director, Legal Services/Enforcement, establish framework for the provision of various legal services and handling of appeals
Verify claims for refund of taxes and penalties erroneously or illegally collected
Prepare administrative decisions on protested tax cases involving questions of law and digest of the said decisions
Decide on issues involving questions of law and claims for tax credit/refund of taxes erroneously paid, litigation and prosecution matters, tax treaties and other legal matters
Timely process of compliance cases for imposition of fines and penalties in accordance with the provision of the law
Prepare and review motions, briefs and responses to petitions on behalf of the Service
Provide technical opinions on legal issues
Interpret and ensure full compliance with all revenue laws
Institute civil actions against violators of internal revenue laws and represent IRS in the hearing/trial of these cases

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Law
Minimum of 12 years relevant experience out of which 5 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Minimum of 10 years litigation experience, out of which at least 5 should be acquired from best practise legal firm
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
A background in Accounting, Finance or Banking will be an added advantage

7.)  HEAD, LARGE CORPORATIONS
REF:  HPA/012

JOB ROLE
Full implementation of the framework for capturing and enlarging the basket of large corporations in the state tax system
Full implementation of the framework for specialized incentives for this category of tax payers
Provision of frontline assistance and information for this category of tax payers on a regular basis
Special process of registering, receiving and processing of requests and applications (including tax clearance certificates, receipts, refund of excess tax/tax credit, exemptions etc.) from the category of tax payers
Help such large corporations  with interpretation of tax laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate Degree in Marketing, Mass Communications, Law, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Political sciences or related discipline
Minimum of 5 years work experience out of which 2 years cognate experience in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working/leading in a team-based environment
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
Membership of a relevant and recognised professional body such as CITN or ICAN

8.)  HEAD, HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUAL
REF:  HPA/011

JOB ROLE
Full implementation of the framework for capturing and enlarging the basket of high net worth individuals in the state tax system
Full implementation of the framework for specialized incentives for this category of tax payers
Provision of frontline assistance and information for this category of tax payers on a regular basis
Special process of registering, receiving and processing of requests and applications (including tax clearance certificates, receipts, refund of excess tax/tax credit, exemptions etc.) from the category of tax payers
Help such high net worth individuals  with interpretation of tax laws

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate Degree in Marketing, Mass Communications, Law, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Political sciences or related discipline
Minimum of 5 years work experience out of which 2 years cognate experience in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working/leading in a team-based environment
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
Membership of a relevant and recognised professional body such as CITN or ICAN

9.)   HEAD, LARGE TAX PAYERS
REF:  HPA/010

JOB ROLE
Provide inputs towards establishing the criteria for the identification and segmentation of large tax payers and corporations
Establish and implement the framework for the revision of these criteria from time to time to reflect changes in economic variables
Establish and implement framework for capturing and enlarging this basket of tax payers
Establish and implement framework for specialized incentives for this category of tax payers
Facilitate the provision of frontline assistance and information for large tax payers/corporations
Create and implement robust tax information, education advocacy programs for this category of tax payers
Facilitate special process of registering, receiving and processing of requests and applications (including tax clearance certificates, receipts, refund of excess tax/tax credit, exemptions, etc.) from large tax payers/corporation
Help such large tax payers and businesses with interpretation of tax law

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate Degree in Marketing, Mass Communications, Law, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Political sciences or related discipline
Minimum of 15 years work experience out of which 5 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working/leading in a team-based environment
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
Membership of a relevant and recognised professional body such as CITN or ICAN

10.)  HEAD, INVESTIGATIONS & FORENSIC AUDIT
REF:  HPA/009

JOB ROLE
Establish framework and guidelines for forensic audit and investigations of tax frauds, evasion, avoidance and misrepresentation
Ensure full implementation of the established framework and guidelines
Perform the audit of tax calculations and payments provided by enterprises (businesses, companies) on request of institutions, pre-trial investigation bodies and courts
Supervise the audit team in the Receipt of all allegations or complaints
Analyse allegations to determine appropriate investigation action
Conduct comprehensive, independent performance and financial audits of IRS programs, operations and activities
Handle technical and administrative matters relating to prevention and detection of tax evasion
Conduct periodic and random compliance checks on tax assessments, collections, returns, tax credit/refunds, exemptions and other revenue generating activities of the services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Banking and Management or Administration
Membership of a recognised professional accountancy body
Minimum of 10 years work experience out of which 3 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
A diploma in law or diplomacy

11.) HEAD, TAX ASSESSMENT REVIEWS III
REF:  HPA/008

JOB ROLE
Development of detailed tax assessment review procedures to forestall mistakes, errors, misrepresentations and frauds
Ensure full implementation of the procedures
Review and pass for approval all tax assessments raised by the service
Review and present for approval, the reports of tax audits and investigations to ensure compliance
Review of statement of claims for tax refunds
Continuous review and improvement of the frameworks and operating systems of the unit

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Banking and Management or Administration
Membership of a recognised professional accountancy body
Minimum of 10 years work experience out of which 3 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
A diploma in law or diplomacy

12.)  HEAD, INTERNAL SECURITY AND VIGILANCE
REF: HPA/007

JOB ROLE
Development of detailed framework to ensure close vigilance and monitoring of revenue personnel of the service as well as consultants to forestall and detect assessment and collection frauds and misrepresentations
Ensure full implementation of the framework
Conduct random vigilance inspections
Deal with complaints and conduct preliminary/fact finding investigation and prosecution of administrative cases filed against revenue personnel
Produce report of findings and institute disciplinary proceedings where necessary
Processes request for clearance and issues certification that the concerned revenue personnel has no pending administrative charges if cleared of all charges

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Banking and Management or Administration
Membership of a recognized professional accountancy body
Minimum of 10 years work experience out of which 3 years must be in management position in large public or private sector or international multilateral institution
Masters degree, preferably an MBA
A diploma in law or diplomacy

DEADLINE
7th February, 2012

TO APPLY
Qualified candidates for any of these roles should apply by forwarding their resumes to: [email protected] stating the Reference for the post applied for as the subject matter e.g HPA/028. Submission of applications closes 7th February 2012.
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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