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    What is the Large Business and International (LB&I) Division of the Internal Revenue Service? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.

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    Responsibilities

    WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT, SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST DO? The Senior Program Specialist serves as an expert technical program specialist demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of and experience in applying laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the segments of the Service's program affected by the assigned project or study. A Revenue Agent, Senior Program Specialist uses their knowledge of diversified professional accounting or auditing work to interpret and apply Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations.  You will be expected to apply knowledge of management principles and processes to perform project management duties and to effectively coordinate and integrate project objectives and recommendations with key line and/or staff functions of the Service. You will communicate both orally and in writing with various levels of audiences including executives.

    As an Internal Revenue Agent, Senior Program Specialist you will: 

    • Plan, coordinate, and conduct analysis of examination programs and tax law issues involving large and complex businesses, i.e. with $10 million or more in assets, with extensive subsidiaries, diversified activities, multiple partners, and national or international scope and operations. Analyze business trends and practices to recommend and implement tax administration and auditing strategies affecting a major industry and/or international business segment.
    • Monitor, review, analyze and evaluate the full range of Large Business and International (LB&I) projects, strategies, and operations to determine their effectiveness and impact on corporate and international taxpayers and employees, LB&I pre-filing and post-filing strategies, customer satisfaction, and the efficient use of IRS resources.
    • Identify problems, best practices, and emerging tax compliance issues; develop, recommend, and facilitate process improvements and planning options; and report results to affected LB&I and other IRS management officials.
    • Examine corporate accounting systems and practices to determine that recommended programs, polices, and management applications recommended are fully compatible with the technical and administrative provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, IRS regulations and rulings, as well as IRS’ balanced measures.
    • Review content and assess the impact of new and/or proposed tax or related legislation on IRS operations and/or systems. Prepare guidelines, instructions, and other documents to introduce new initiatives and to recommend effective operations consistent with policies and objectives pertaining to assigned program area. Develop new approaches for analysis of issues.
    • May lead or participate in formal or informal studies, either on own initiative or as directed by supervisor or the manager, formulate project proposals and make recommendations on priorities, scope, timing, and techniques for consideration and decision by LB&I management. Studies usually involve the accounting practices, records and controls systems, operations, and economic environment of entire industries or international segments and potential tax issues.
    • Exercise complete responsibility and authority to interpret policy, plan and execute program objectives, and develop program operating procedures and methods. Make decisions which are complicated by complex, e.g. industry wide, multiple corporations, etc., and unique technical programs and procedures, e.g. engineering, economics, financial products, computer audits, appraising, etc.
    • Actively seek and identify opportunities to improve professional, technical and management skills and abilities.

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    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel locally and/or overnight 1-5 nights per month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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