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16 Mar 2020

Full-Time Higher Officer Compliance Caseworker

HMRC – Posted by HMRC Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

At HMRC we’re committed to getting tax right, for everyone.

We’re all doing our bit to make a difference, whether that’s helping customers pay their tax and claim financial support or making it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system.

We couldn’t do all this without our dedicated and very important workforce. We’re one of the largest organisations in the UK, and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive working culture.

Do you have an analytical mind, a confident personality and an interest in tackling tax evasion?

If this sounds like you, then you could be a great Compliance Caseworker here at HMRC. This will be a desk-based Compliance Caseworker job in the Campaigns and Projects (C&P) team. There are 2500 people currently in C&P, and this figure is growing fast.

What will I be doing?

As a Higher Officer (HO) Compliance Caseworker, you will be on HMRC’s front line, delivering a high volume of cases under a variety of different targeted compliance projects. Over time, you will build on your skills and knowledge across a wide range of taxes and risks.

You will be dealing with non-compliance through direct customer contact using letters, email, web chat and phone calls. Tasks include challenging customers in telephone interviews, identifying compliance risks and interacting with any intervention activity required.

You will act as an escalation point to authorise and check assessments, sign off penalties and resolve technical queries from more junior Compliance Caseworkers. In addition you will carry out process and assurance checks to ensure the team’s work meets the required standards.

Full support and training will be provided to help you handle difficult situations with confidence. If you are eligible, you will also work towards a Tax Professional Level 4 apprenticeship.

Working Patterns

Our offices are open 7 days a week and you will be employed on a 5 over 7 contract. This means you will be expected to work 5 days out of 7 days covering various working patterns, usually 37 hours per week. This includes some weekends and evenings (up to 8pm). Entitlement to unsocial hours pay may be allowable if the working hours are considered unsocial by HMRC. More details can be found in the candidate pack (see application link).

Part-time working opportunities (minimum 22 hours per week covering various patterns during our opening times) can be considered but business need will dictate whether your request can be accommodated.

Part time hours: The pay and annual leave for the vacancy will be pro-rata for successful part-time positions.

You don’t need any existing knowledge or experience of tax in order to apply, but you’ll have an interest in tackling tax evasion and helping our customers to get it right first time.

We are looking for the following qualities:

• Confident – the ability to take the lead in providing support and dealing with technical escalations from more junior Compliance Caseworkers.
• Strong communication skills – written and verbal, enabling you to effectively document and communicate the outcome of your investigations.
• Analytically minded – you will enjoy critical thinking, data and information analysis, research, communication and problem solving.
• Attention to detail – the ability to review information, figures and tax calculations thoroughly and accurately to identify compliance risks.
• Resilient – flexible and able to move to new projects and priorities at short notice.
• Focused – able to follow processes and guidance ensuring quality standards are adhered to.
• Eager to learn – capable of developing the required level of tax technical skills to enable you to become a tax professional.

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How to Apply

Click here to view the full job description and make an application: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1669796

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: caseworker, Compliance, hmrc, and Tax. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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