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Assistant Commissioner- Petroleum Audit

Date Posted
15th February 2018
Accounting & Finance
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant post of Assistant Commissioner- Petroleum Audit, Large Taxpayers Division (RS Level: 12) within the Guyana Revenue Authority.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership, support and guidance to staff to ensure that the Petroleum Revenue Audit programme is effectively managed.
  • Ensuring work of the section is in-line with the GRA’s corporate strategic plan with the supporting budget for the section.
  • Ensuring that all the relevant activities to be undertaken and required resources are considered and that expenditures are made within the budgetary allocations.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relations with external and internal stakeholders, ensuring that the section provides a consistently high level of service.
  • Providing guidance and directives in the auditing of the targeted corporation to ensure full tax compliance.
  • Conducting discussions with executives of corporation or their representatives objecting to assessment to resolve issues justly.
  • Assisting the Deputy Commissioner LTD to formulate and vigorously pursues strategies for promoting and enhancing voluntary compliance by large taxpayers in the petroleum industry.
  • Participating in the profiling of companies and determining their inclusion/exclusion from the list of those with LTD status depending on the maintenance of established criteria.
  • Fostering the development and usage of electronic services by Large Taxpayers to improve process efficiencies.
  • Dealing effectively with complexities of multi-national entities example transfer pricing to assure that they fulfill their tax obligations.
  • Providing assistance and services, including a “Problem Resolution Programme”, with respect to examination and enforcement of Guyana’s tax laws.
  • Coordinating and securing legal advice where necessary for legal enforcement problems from the Programme Planning, Risk Management and Advisory Services Section.
  • Recommending policy and legislative amendments to enhance tax compliance management.
  • Assessing the risks associated with enforcing full tax compliance by the large corporations and individuals and provides input for the risk management portfolio of the GRA.


Job Specifications:

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Management, Economics, or any other equivalent qualifications.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant managerial experience with at least three (3) years in a senior management position.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Tax Laws, standard procedures, Trade Policies and Regulations, related court rulings and case law.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of auditing principles, practices and standards and their application.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Exchange of Information Conventions and Practices
  • In-depth knowledge of tax evasion practices, and international tax issues.
  • In-depth knowledge of standard business operational and commercial practices (both local and international).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including, written and oral communication, analytical, persuasive, team building and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent leadership, organisation and team building skills.
  • High level of Integrity.
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant computer systems and applications.
  • Ability to organise, motivate and resolve conflict constructively.
  • Ability to conduct interviews.
Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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