Investigators (Takapuna) – Inland Revenue – Auckland

    Are you highly motivated and looking to find out what the real story is?
    Do you want to make a contribution to the well-being of New Zealanders?
    Multiple positions in Takapuna

Inland Revenue is well advanced into a multi-year transformation programme to build a modern tax administration that will make tax simpler, more open and more certain for New Zealanders.  We are also increasing our focus on improving voluntary tax and social policy compliance within the “hidden economy” and property sectors.

As an Inland Revenue Investigator your primary role will be to undertake investigative activities to ensure compliance with New Zealand’s tax and social policy legislation, using a risk-based approach to identify and address non-compliance across all customer groups.  Non-compliance can range from income suppression by individuals operating in the “hidden economy” through to the incorrect interpretation of complex legislation by multinationals.

You will work closely with other investigators, technical and legal specialists and be guided by our compliance strategy of ensuring customers pay the taxes they are required to and receive their correct entitlements.  This requires interaction with a wide range of customers, their tax advisors and associated third parties to establish and verify facts and ensure policy and legislation are applied correctly.

You will be responsible for managing your own caseload and in doing so, will review a range of information, complete detailed risk analyses and examine financial systems and controls to evaluate customer compliance.  You will also be responsible for resolving any issues or disputes that arise during your investigation as well as providing education to assist future compliance.

Desirable skills and attributes you will need in this role include:

excellent research and analytical skills
the ability to identify patterns and trends coupled with an enquiring mind to challenge elements that appear ‘out of the ordinary’
well-developed relationship management skills with the ability to quickly build rapport and manage a diverse range of relationships.
a demonstrated ability to problem solve and make sound  decisions
excellent verbal and written communication skills
the ability to work autonomously and self manage your own work programme
energy, enthusiasm and drive to achieve timeframes and goals
the desire to take ownership and continually extend your personal and professional development.
an Accounting or Law degree (or nearing the completion) or previous practical experience in a relevant investigative role
knowledge of tax legislation, accounting and/or commercial practices is an advantage

Why Inland Revenue?

The work of our Investigators is challenging, stimulating and highly rewarding and makes a valuable contribution to maintaining the integrity of our tax and social policy systems.  We also provide our Investigators with structured career progression based on technical and professional development and personal performance.

Positions are available at various levels to match your current experience and knowledge and range from graduate/Level 1 to Level 4.

To Apply

The expected start date for these positions is 4 April 2016 and interviews are planned for late January / early February.

To start an application:

click the ‘Apply online’ button
complete the application form and questions
attach a copy of your current CV and a concise covering letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role.

For more information please contact Louis Dickenson, Senior Advisor, Recruitment on 04 890 1837 or

Applications close Wednesday 13 January 2016.

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