Tax Compliance Auditor

34404.00 - 36985.00 GBP Annual
01 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Edinburgh, Glasgow

About the job


At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

About Large Business

Large Business (LB) Audit has expanded rapidly over the past two years and now comprises of over 100 Auditors at HO and SO level. You will have a customer facing role working together with Tax Specialists and Customer Compliance Managers (CCM) to ensure an effective audit function is delivered.

Auditors in LB form judgements on the systems and processes used by LB customers to mitigate their inherent tax risk or to support known risks by developing and communicating audit options. The role requires the individual to support the LB Risk Management Framework from a cross-tax perspective.

Job description

This is an exciting role requiring the successful candidate to work with various senior colleagues in a constantly developing work area.

We are looking for an energetic and engaging individual with good organisational skills to manage multiple cases, meet targets, prioritise, and communicate appropriately, update internal systems to reflect progress and status. Have specialist knowledge of business accounting systems, cross-tax governance and risks management, and systems delivery.

Training will be provided in the form of HMRC Learning Routeways which takes 12-18 months to complete, and you will be expected to complete a Quality Assurance Framework.


As a Tax Compliance Auditor, you will:

- Systems & Processes - Be responsible for discussing and interpreting known and common risks with Tax Specialists, creating a programme of audit work in line with our Audit methodology to provide assurance over the accuracy of the process.

- Data Analysis - You will arrange for relevant data to be extracted from customer systems and analyse this within IDEA (data interrogation software used in audit.) You will present findings in a variety of methods from table summaries to charts and graphs as appropriate.

- Governance - You will consider how customers manage tax risks within their organisation, and how this may impact on accurate tax submissions.

- Employing critical thinking to analyse systems and processes in LB customers to identify potential risk areas and to highlight errors.

- Have strong written communication skills to detail findings and recommendations in formal audit reports.

Essential Criteria

- Analyse data and other information critically, and make logical conclusions.

- The ability to communicate complex information to a wider audience.

- To work multiple cases concurrently and keep senior officials informed.

- Experience of using video-conferencing and Office 365 tools such as Outlook, SharePoint and Teams.

- Proficiency in Excel and Word.

The role involves:

- Possible overnight stays.

- LB is office based and you are expected to attend the office 3 days a week.

Desirable Criteria

- An understanding of information systems and accounting software.

• An understanding of Governance and risk management.

• Data extraction, manipulation and analysis techniques.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Experience of using video-conferencing and Office 365 tools such as Outlook, SharePoint and Teams

Proficiency in Excel and Word


• Learning and development tailored to your role.

• An environment with flexible working options.

• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.

• A Civil Service pension.

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

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Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Experience and Technical skills.

As part of the selection process, you will be asked to complete:

• Your CV should detail your job history and qualifications but will be used for information only and will not be scored.

• Your Statement of Suitability (maximum of 750 words) which should illustrate why you think you meet the Essential Criteria, knowledge, and experience for this role.

The sift will take place on the Statement of Suitability followed by interviews.

During the panel interview, you will be asked Experience and Technical based questions (how you meet the criteria) which will demonstrate the things you do well and/or are motivated by.

You will be assessed against the following Technical Skills during the selection process:

• Experience of using video-conferencing and Office 365 tools such as Outlook, SharePoint and Teams

• Proficiency in Excel and Word

The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo standard BPSS Checks following appointment into the post.

If interviews are required, they will be conducted over Teams or an alternative digital platform. Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

After interview, a single merit list will be created and you will only be considered for posts in locations you have expressed a preference for. Appointments will be made in strict merit order in line with the set number of roles in each location

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