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Revenue Protection & Audit Trainee Officers

£29,785 - £34,798 Per Annum
Isle of Man Government

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About the Role

We are looking for three Revenue Protection & Audit Trainee Officers to join the fast paced and friendly Customs & Excise Division. The purpose of the role is to ensure that the correct amount of tax is being declared and paid at the right time.

This is a trainee role and you will receive full training to become a Revenue Protection & Audit Officer. Revenue Protection & Audit Officers carry out audit and compliance visits to Isle of Man businesses, sole traders etc that are registered for VAT, customs or excise purposes. Initially, your training will be focusses on VAT administration and you will learn how to assess trader compliance using a range of audit based checks. Full training for the role will take up to 12 months to complete and you must be able to attend off-Island training courses and if required, be able to travel outside of normal working hours during the training period.

Ideally, you should already have some understanding of the fundamental aspects of VAT but a full training package will be provided.

You will also be involved in undertaking various desk based checks on submitted returns and declarations in order to test the credibility of the information supplied by the trader.

A full valid driving licence is essential for this role.

A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.

More details of the duties can be obtained from Alec Wooding on Tel No: 01624 648161.

About the Customs & Excise Division

The Customs & Excise Division is part of the Treasury Department. We are based at Custom House on the North Quay in Douglas and employ just over 50 staff. The Division is led by the Collector of Customs & Excise who is supported by the Senior Management Team. Within the Division, the work is managed within small sections/teams each of which has a defined set of operational responsibilities to deliver in accordance with our customer service standards.

The Division has a broad remit which ranges from helping members of the public and Isle of Man businesses understand how VAT, customs and excise duties are administered on the Island through to providing advice on the application of international sanctions on the Island.

The Division works closely with other Treasury Divisions and also with the Attorney General's Chambers, the Isle of Man Constabulary and the Financial Intelligence Unit to investigate suspected VAT fraud and non-compliant taxpayer activity when required. The Collector also works closely with HMRC to ensure that the Revenue Sharing Agreement, which has been in place with the UK since 1979 is administered on the Island in accordance with the terms set out in the agreement.

We offer all staff the opportunity to undertake vocational or professional training relevant to their role and can assist aspiring officers to develop the skills and knowledge they require to progress their career either within the Customs & Excise Division or the wider Civil Service.

Your Benefits

In the Isle of Man Public Service we believe the benefits we offer our employees are important; from financial benefits to your Wellbeing and Development, we have a lot to offer.

We have created a downloadable document, Our Benefits - A Quick Guide; have a read to see what benefits you could enjoy whilst working for us.

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

How to Apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post. If you do wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers.

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