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Appeals Officer AMENDED (Team Case Leader)

Company: Department Of The Treasury
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryWHAT IS THE APPEALS DIVISION? Independent by statute, staffed by highly trained professionals who provide mediation for any taxpayer contesting IRS compliance actions. Appeals is the last opportunity for the IRS and a taxpayer to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and ensures that all taxpayers can receive an impartial review of their tax case.See Other Information for LocationsLearn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesWHAT DOES AN APPEALS OFFICER (TEAM CASE LEADER) DO? As an Appeals Officer (Team Case Leader) you provide the final administrative opportunity for taxpayers and the Service to resolve tax disputes without litigation. The settlement is treated with virtually absolute finality and the unit may be reopened only in the most extraordinary circumstances. Even when units are not settled, the incumbent makes a direct contribution towards clarifying the Government's position. A fair, impartial administration of the tax laws contributes significantly to taxpayer cooperation and voluntary compliance. Cases settled by this position may involve significant precedential impact on major national or international companies, or affect a whole industry as well as impacting on the nationwide Appeals program. Often times, very large sums of money are involved. In addition, at this level, the Appeals Officer is responsible for leading teams of the most highly skilled and technically proficient Appeals Officers, proposing the basis for the overall disposition of major units and accepting or rejecting the work products of team members as well as the total settlement proposal. The Appeals Officer also works with highly skilled and technically proficient IRS Compliance employees, as well as taxpayers and representatives.As a Appeals Officer (Team Case Leader)you will: Lead a team of Appeals Officers, technical specialist, and other support personnel in their performance of team work. Plan team assignments considering organizational priorities and necessities. Assure timely completion of work, monitor team members' progress on assignments, and personally work a variety of the most demanding team case issues. Take immediate corrective action to resolve problems that adversely impact efficient case/issue resolution and overall plan accomplishment. Advise and coach team members regarding their team assignments. Provide appropriate and substantive feedback on team assignments to the team member and his/her immediate manager. This feedback is both written and oral; provided on a timely and ongoing basis; addresses the appropriate critical job elements and aspects; and follows guidelines prescribed by Appeals leadership as to timing, form and content of the feedback. Apprise management of critical or sensitive work related matters. Provide recommendations that are technically authoritative and generally determinative as to actions taken. These include advising on the selection, development, training and tenure of team members; determining the effect of and responsibility for statute expirations; independently recommending resolutions of work related issues involving team members; and delineating the impact on compliance arising from a proposed settlement. Mentor and coach team members to enhance their performance and settlement skills. Holds regular meetings with team to foster dialogue, facilitate problem solving, provide technical updates and ensure administrative consistency. Interact with taxpayers and representatives to determine and meet customer expectations. Holds conferences and negotiates issues to resolve tax disputes. Prepares and updates work plans including directing team members to insure the progression of the case and overseeing the team members during the settlement conferences and/or team meetings with the largest corporate taxpayers and their representatives, Counsel and other employees of the Service. Exercise the overall responsibility for arriving at the final disposition of the work unit from the Government's perspective including authority to overrule recommendations made by team members on the settlement of their assigned issues, and to approve the final settlement.WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at RequiredOccasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights per Month.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential15 Job family (Series)0930 Hearings And Appeals RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment Refer to Other Information Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be a U.S. Citizen or National IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments IRS Employees on Excepted Appointments (Attorneys) AMENDED TO INCLUDE OPEN TO OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL ON CAREER/CAREER-CONDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS OR WITH PERSONAL COMPETITIVE STATUS AMENDED TO EXTEND CLOSING DATE TO 4/30/21 QualificationsYou must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.GS-15 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Applying professional basic, intermediate and advanced accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine effect on tax liabilities or financial statements; Using accounting or legal knowledge of tax implications to make financial or business decisions; Recognizing and assessing the complexity of accounting, factual or legal issues; Applying professional legal principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret legal issues specifically to determine effect on tax liabilities or financial statements; Interpreting the law in situations where there are uncertainties or conflicts in statutes, regulations, case law, precedence or other guidance to determine and apply the appropriate intent of the law in tax situations; Conducting legal research and applying the law to tax situations; Preparing, examining, interpreting, and analyzing financial statements of multiple entities (e.g., corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts); and applying litigation hazards and judgment involving matters of law particularly as they relate to resolving tax disputes. In addition, at this level you must have experience applying accounting principles to accounting topics to the resolve tax issues. Accounting topics include: mergers, reorganizations, spin-off and split-off issues, stockholder equity, income recognition and other special reporting topics; financial characteristics of business entities; journal and ledger entries; present value application; inventory valuation; investments and revenue recognition, auditing standards and generally accepted accounting principles associated with asset and liability measurement and their related effect on net income. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:You must have been at the GS-14 grade level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).Education

Keywords: Department Of The Treasury, Laguna Niguel , Appeals Officer AMENDED (Team Case Leader), Other , Laguna Niguel, California

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