Assistant Manager, Tax - SL 08

Federal Inland Revenue Service

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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. 


Job Descriptions

Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.

Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies

Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.

Conducting on the job training for tax Officers;

Examining Tax returns and raising additional assessment where necessary

Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars


Job Responsibilities

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


Minimum Qualifications/Skills Base 

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  Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field

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

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


Additional/Minimum Qualification and 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



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:

Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications

Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.

Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application

Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts

Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions

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


Minimum Character Attribute:

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

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

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


Application Requirement(s)

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

Master’s degree in related discipline

Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification


Other General Requirement(s)

In addition all Applicants must:

Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate

Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of Government Hospitals:

National Hospital

Government Teaching Hospitals

Federal Medical Centers

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

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.

FIRS considers computer proficiency a key requirement for anyone who aspires for a job in the Service.



Candidate should follow the instructions to fill in your application.

Only applications in respect of the position 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 disqualified.

Upon submission, applicants will receive an acknowledgement containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondences.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview

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Federal Inland Revenue Service

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Administration & Office Support

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years