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Tax Auditor - 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 Tax Auditor - Petroleum Audit, Large Taxpayers Division (RS Level: 7) within the Guyana Revenue Authority.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interpreting and implementing GRA’s audit policies, programmes, procedures and standards, with regard to Large Taxpayersin the petroleum sector.
  • Effectively conducting audits/examinations.
  • Investigating activities of taxpayer to ensure that they comply with the legal requirements in accordance with the Tax Laws and Regulations for the petroleum industry.
  • Ensuring audit files are complete, properly organised, and maintained.
  • Examining taxpayers’ records/documents at the taxpayer’s/representative’s business location or when deemed necessary at the LTD office, and communicating with banking institutions/third parties, for information to determine the accuracy of reported financial/non-financial status and areas of apparent non-compliance and compute tax liabilities.
  • Ensuring that all audit issues and findings are properly analysed and have the appropriate legal basis, explore alternative solutions and make the appropriate recommendations in reports.
  • Discussing proposed adjustments, penalty recommendations and resolution of technical and significant audit issues with taxpayers/representatives.
  • Preparing correspondence to taxpayers informing them of final audit findings.
  • Preparing cases to be forwarded to Debt Management to initiate action for collection of delinquent taxes.
  • Liaising with internal units/divisions and represent GRA with external stakeholders to maintain a positive image of the GRA.
  • Making recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of relevant audit procedures, work processes and enhance customer service.
  • Using GRA’s IT systems (e.g., TRIPs) and Excel spreadsheets to record actions taken during the audit and to generate reassessment notices.
  • Educating taxpayers on tax laws, GRA’s policies and procedures and all rights and obligations.


Job Specifications:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Bachelor’s Degree in Public/Business Management, Economics, or Accountancy or any other equivalent qualifications
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in auditing and accounting.
  • In-depth knowledge of Tax Laws, standard procedures, Trade Policies and related court rulings and case law.
  • In-depth knowledge of auditing principles, practices and standards and their application.
  • In-depth 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 and be team oriented.
Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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