• Jobs at Kwara State Government Internal Revenue Services

  • Posted on: 1 July, 2015 Deadline: 15 July, 2015
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  • Kwara State Government, in its efforts to increase and diversify its revenue base for financial freedom and bolstered efficacy in governance, recently passed the Kwara State Revenue Administration Law, 2015 (Law No.6 of 2015).

    In keeping with the mandate for the KS-IRS, the kwara State Government is seeking individual with uncommon dedication who are high-achieving, highly dynamic and innovative with proven target driven orientation to fill the underlisted positions in the newly established KS-IRS:

    Driver

     

    Job Description

    • The Driver position is more than just for transportation.
    • It requires a professional approach that makes the incumbent able to cover logistics, vehicular management, errands, and other tasks that each direct superior and/or the organization needs.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Log in and out with the Receptionist;
    • Drive appointed staff to appointments, and functions during the working day and after hours as necessary;
    • Collect the daily newspapers;
    • Deliver all official KS-IRS mail to external parties as directed by the receptionist;
    • Handle all inter-office mail as directed by the receptionist;
    • Carry out weekly vehicle checks on designated vehicles;
    • Maintain designated vehicles and inform Location & Transportation Officer (in Finance & Admin Department) and receptionist in written format when work is required;
    • Responsible to inform the Head of Administration of re-registrations and insurance procedures for all the vehicle fleet;
    • Handle personal errands such as banking, cashing cheques and making payments at the bank as required;
    • Assist in photocopying as requested by the receptionist; and
    • Carry out any other duties as directed by Location & Transportation Officer and other Officials (if within job description).

    Education

    • Senior School Certificate or any of its equivalent (NABTEB in auto mechanic)

    Professional Experience:

    • 10 years driving in Kwara State;
    • Experience in a professional environment;
    • Running errands at employers’ homes and offices.

    Required Skills:

    • Ability to take and follow instructions well.
    • Ability write, read and understand English well.
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Receptionist

     

    Job Description

    • The Receptionist provides general support to the KS-IRS as an organization by assisting with asset and inventory management, customer service, and any other logistical and professional needs that will help achieve organizational goals.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Greet visitors courteously, direct them as appropriate, and assist with any information requirements;
    • Maintains safe and clean reception and conference room areas;
    • Maintain a record of daily visits both in the mail registry book and in the vehicle log books available;
    • Handle official banking as required;
    • Coordinate the daily routine of all the drivers by following up with KS-IRS staff on their needs for the week;
    • Manage all inter-office and external mail as directed by the receptionist;
    • Follow-up on all vehicular issues (maintenance and insurance) reported by the Drivers;
    • Handle preparations for all Board, Executive Management, and group meetings (internal and external) by scheduling, mass photocopying, food/refreshment orders, logistics, etc.
    • Lead the coordination of large KS-IRS wide events that include all Ilorin staff, Field Officers, and Revenue Agents;
    • Manage petty cash and provide weekly reports to the Premises & Assets Officer;
    • Carry out any other duties as directed by KS-IRS Officials (if within job description).

    Education

    • BA/BS.c

    Professional Experience:

    • 4 years in a professional environment;
    • Office management (inventory, logistics, personnel);
    • Planning and executing official events.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Ability to take and follow instructions well.
    • Ability write, read and understand English well.
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Executive Assistant

     

    Job Description

    • The Executive Assistant’s is an important role in the management of information, schedules and workload that the Director for Informal Sector Revenue Generation (and other mangers in the department if required) must work through.
    • This sector and consequently this department, is critical to the expansion of efficiency gains for the KS-IRS and in fact interaction between the KWSG and the people.
    • Therefore, s/he must be proactive, ready to work, proffer solutions before issues become larger, and generally do what it takes to assist in a minimum first level of preliminary work and analysis on information that comes into the departments (and KS-IRS) from the field.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Conserves superior's time by producing information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics;
    • Prepare and edit correspondence, reports, and presentations;
    • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions;
    • Manage projects and conduct preliminary research;
    • Plan and schedule travel, meetings and appointments;
    • Make travel and accommodation arrangements for guest;
    • Protect operations by keeping information confidential, and secure information by completing data base backups;
    • Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies;
    • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques; and
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Education

    • At least BS.c in any field, MA in any field preferred

    Professional Experience:

    • 1 - 4 years in a corporate environment
    • Data entry, distillation and analysis using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
    • Writing reports and memos using Microsoft Word
    • Handling calendars, scheduling/planning and travel logistics

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Ability to take and follow instructions well.
    • Ability write, read and understand English well.
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Revenue Agent

     

    Job Description

    • Revenue Agents are field operatives that interact directly with the informal sector taxpayers.
    • They are directly responsible for tax collection within their assigned catchment area.
    • They will be paid a base salary and receive a commission based on the total amount collected monthly.
    • Each Revenue Agent is considered an important element of the grassroots approach to collection in the informal sector.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Collect taxes within assigned area at the expected levels/targets.
    • Help to conduct surveys, studies, and focus groups to determine how effective existing tax-specific products, services, and communications are to payment and collection;
    • Interview taxpayers and their representatives, usually at the taxpayer's place of business or residence, obtaining and analyzing financial information to determine the taxpayer's ability to pay the tax bill and collecting due;
    • Key all assets and Maintain and monitor all assets of the regional office and those utilized on the field by the Revenue Agents;
    • With the field information, assist Directors, Executive Chairperson and other MDAs to in revenue projects and investment activities that will directly impact the informal sector.

    Education

    • At least HND

    Professional Experience:

    • 0 - 2 years tax collection
    • Clear experience of community involvement and knowledge about the region and informal sector commercial players therein.
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing strategic relationships with trade unions/associations, and the community.

    Required Skills:

    • Ability to take and follow instructions well.
    • Ability write, read and understand English well.
    • Fluency in local language of area posted.
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Regional Office Head

     

    Job Description

    • Regional Office Heads are in charge of ensuring and reporting data, revenues collected, and critical information that can impact the success of the KS-IRS and 'interaction with informal sector players (markets, professionals and artisans).
    • This role is one of the 3 main roles whose performance assessment is directly tied to the goal of widening the taxable base of the KWSG through the all-encompassing inclusion of all micro, small and medium enterprises (informal sector) in each of the 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the State.
    • This role is critical to ensuring continuous enumeration of businesses and individual in this sector and encouraging their continuous voluntary contribution of taxes.
    • Therefore not only is it crucial for ' fiscal sustainability, it is necessary for more responsive and higher impact program planning by the KWSG.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Offering guidance about technical and any other issues that are impediments to the taxpayers’ understanding of their obligations;
    • Help to conduct surveys, studies, and focus groups to determine how effective existing tax-specific products, services, and communications are to payment and collection;
    • Customizing communication materials to help educate taxpayers on their obligations to file and pay taxes, and to comply voluntarily with tax laws;
    • Reach out to taxpayers who have become delinquent so as to collect tax debts and obtain delinquent tax returns;
    • Interview taxpayers and their representatives, usually at the taxpayer's place of business or residence, obtaining and analyzing financial information to determine the taxpayer’s ability to pay the tax bill and collecting due;
    • Collate all information provided by the revenue agents and send in the appropriate manner to Regional Coordinators;
    • Monitor all Revenue Agents and ensure there is no behavior that is misaligned with the code of conduct of the KS-IRS, cause discomfort of taxpayers, and detract from the maximization of enumeration and revenue collection
    • Intervene in disputes between taxpayers and Revenue Agents;
    • Maintain and monitor all assets of the regional office and those utilized on the field by the Revenue Agents;
    • With the field information, assist Director ofs, Executive Chairperson and other MDAs to in revenue projects and investment activities that will directly impact the informal sector.

    Education

    • BSc/BA in Economics, Finance, General Management, and/or Organizational Behavior; MA preferred

    Professional Experience:

    • 5 years
    • Tax collection and/or management
    • Demonstrable evidence of community involvement and leadership in several programs either sponsored by KWSG or independent.
    • Demonstrated supervisory abilities (instructing, planning, and motivating) through experience in directing and organizing program activities.
    • Clear experience and knowledge about the region under application, informal sector commercial practices therein, and techniques that have been successful in identifying players, and the collection of delinquent loans.
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing strategic relationships with trade unions/associations, and the community.
    • Required Skills:
    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in local language of area posted.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Regional Coordinators

     

    Job Description

    • There are 2 Regional Coordinators, and they will be situated in the KS-IRS HQ, Ilorin:
      • Ilorin Coordinator - covering Ilorin East, South and West LGAs
      • Regional Coordinator - covering the 13 other LGAs
    • Regional Coordinators primary role is to connect the revenue collection agent on the field with the leadership and management in Ilorin.
    • In so doing, they perform a 2-way function of:
      • Transmitting directives from management to field operatives,
      • Escalating pertinent information from the field to the Executive Management Team through the Director of Informal Sector Revenue Collection.
    • Regional Coordinators will also be required to collaborate with other Directors towards the fulfillment of their divisional duties and larger organizational goals.
    • This is role one of the 3 main roles whose performance assessment is directly tied to the goal of widening the taxable base of the KWSG through the all-encompassing inclusion of all micro, small and medium enterprises.
    • Therefore not only is it critical to KWSG's fiscal sustainability, it is critical for more responsive and higher impact program planning by the KWSG.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Assists Director of Informal Sector Revenue Collection in planning, developing, and implementing goals and objectives, in line with long term strategic plans;
    • Travel regularly to visit field offices to monitor and review program and operation performance;
    • Manages the preparation and distribution of customer bills in a timely fashion;
    • Manages the technical and administrative collection processes and procedures; especially the collection of delinquent revenue as advised by the Revenue Manager;
    • Supports the Director of Informal Sector Revenue Collection in conducting training, staff development and in completing field operatives' performance appraisals;
    • Participates in the hiring process for new field operatives and makes recommendations on personnel actions;
    • Respond to inquiries and resolves complaints related to regional matters;
    • Interpret and explains ordinances and procedures to Regional Office Heads, Revenue Agents and the public related to billing and collection processes and procedures as well as relevant programs such as refuse collection, property taxes, etc.;
    • Analyzes and prepare various revenue collection reports, financial reports for regional offices, performance reports, explaining any variances; and prepare forecasts;
    • With the field information, assist Directors, Executive Chairperson and other MDAs to in revenue projects and investment activities that will directly impact the informal sector.

    Education

    • MSc/MA in Economics, Finance, General Management, and/or Organizational Behavior; MA preferred

    Professional Experience:

    • 8 years
    • Tax collection and/or management
    • Demonstrable evidence of community involvement and leadership in several programs either sponsored by KWSG or independent.
    • Demonstrated supervisory abilities (instructing, planning, and motivating) through experience in directing and organizing program activities.
    • Clear experience and knowledge about the region under application, informal sector commercial practices therein, and techniques that have been successful in identifying players, and the collection of delinquent loans.
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing strategic relationships with trade unions/associations, and the community.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Informal Revenue Manager

     

    Job Description

    • The Informal Revenue Manager, under administrative direction of the Director of Informal Sector Revenue Generation, plans, organizes, directs and supervises the revenue collection functions in all ramifications as they pertain to markets, artisans and professionals in the informal sector.
    • This role is the main funnel through which feedback from the Regional Coordinators and Office Heads in the Field is distilled, categorized and analyzed into useful business intelligence.
    • This role is one of the 3 main roles whose performance assessment is directly tied to the goal of widening the taxable base of the KWSG through the all-encompassing inclusion of all micro, small and medium enterprises.
    • Therefore not only is it critical to KWSG’s fiscal sustainability, it is critical for more responsive and higher impact program planning by the KWSG.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Provide billing and collection data and analysis to assist Director of Informal Sector Revenue Generation in forecasting the sector’s expected and/or desired revenue (per category i.e. markets, artisans, and professionals);
    • Participate in and support the preparation of a variety of studies, reports and projections relating to current and long-range sector revenues, and develop related recommendations;
    • Compute billing; analysis/review and strategy for collection of delinquent accounts; and preparation of summaries.
    • Convert policy to action by planning, organizing and directing the programs and activities related to the informal sectors revenue collection and/or development of revenue generating activities;
    • Prepare and distribute regular analytical management reports (including billing, collection and aging of account balances) to other Regional Coordinators for their awareness and as a regional goal-setting resource;
    • Act as a liaison among KS-IRS functions that involve compliance outreach activities, education, and volunteer programs, and the informal sector community;
    • Travel to the regional field officers and other areas where informal actors converge to sustain relationships and collect critical business/decision-making intelligence;
    • With the field information, assist Directors, Executive Chairperson and other MDAs to in revenue projects and investment activities that will directly impact the informal sector.

    Education

    • MA/MSc in Economics, Finance, General Management, and/or Organizational Behavior
    • Other professional development courses will be considered as assets.

    Professional Experience:

    • 8 years
    • Tax collection and/or management
    • Demonstrable evidence of community involvement and leadership in several programs either sponsored by KWSG or independent.
    • Demonstrated supervisory abilities (instructing, planning, and motivating) through experience in directing and organizing program activities.
    • Clear experience and knowledge about the region under application, informal sector commercial practices therein, and techniques that have been successful in identifying players, and the collection of delinquent loans.
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing strategic relationships with trade unions/associations, and the community.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently.

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Special Assistant to the Executive Chairperson

     

    Job Description

    • The Special Assistant is the Executive Chairperson's principal adviser on general management and administration of the IRS, he or she is a facilitator, organizer and communicator.
    • The SA will work with all internal personnel of the KS-IRS as well as parties that are external to the organization on matters of overall policy, operations, management, and stakeholder engagement of the IRS.
    • The SA plans, performs and coordinates significant assignments spanning all program and functional areas including other government organizations; and represents the Executive Chairperson in contacts with high-level officials across all the organizational types the KS-IRS has business with.
    • This role demands precision with advice and guidance on a complex combination of policy and technical issues of interest to the Executive Chairperson, and indeed the entire KS-IRS.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Coordinate the public consultations on the priority projects to ensure that the views of Stakeholders are adequately integrated in the development and designs of the priority projects;
    • Conduct in-depth review of reports submitted by the recruited Consultants, preparation of comments and participation in report-review meetings.
    • Lead high level negotiations to achieve agreed commercial and contractual positions with both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs and consistently maintained and viewed as a knowledgeable resource in their technical area
    • Lead the provision of strategic, expert advice and counsel key senior stakeholders regarding commercial, operational and contractual matters of significant importance to the Bureau/KWSG, and influence stakeholders holding competing priorities or views.
    • Support development of training programs for stakeholders from the public and private sectors
    • Work with the Director of to develop and maintain well-functioning Steering and Community Advisory Committees
    • Serve as a critical link between strategic directions articulated by the advisory committees and the Operations Committee.
    • Handle special projects on behalf of the Executive Chairperson.

    Education

    • MA/MSc/MBA
    • Certifications in tax and accounting fields
    • Membership in relevant professional bodies is an added advantage.

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of 7 years of which 4 years must be in a senior management position in private and public sectors.
    • Experience in retrospective review and forecasting of economic cost benefit analyses of key policy decisions.
    • Experience in public sector management
    • Experience in multi-party complex contractual negotiations highly desirable
    • Proven experience on communicating at the Ministerial or Board or very senior levels.

    Required Skills:

    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Assistant Director of Corporate Affairs & Internal Audit

     

    Job Description

    • The Assistance Director of Corporate Affairs & Internal Audit manages 2 complementary but distinct functions - Corporate Affairs which is mainly external-facing; Internal Audit (and compliance) which is mainly internal-facing.
    • Internally, the Assistant Director of maintains a comprehensive set of processes and controls to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the organization's reported financial results, and ensure that KS-IRS complies with generally accepted accounting principles and reporting standards.
    • S/He must ensure the fiscal integrity for all financial functions carried out by the agency.
    • S/he will be the primary support to the Executive Chairperson in driving the synergy and congruence between the Executive Management, Board and the larger KS-IRS organization.
    • Externally, Assistant Director of serves as the primary KS-IRS contact for all state and federal level oversight agencies.
    • And most importantly s/he will lead the development and maintenance of strategic relationships with key external stakeholders to optimize opportunities for collaboration with other service providers, develop and utilize alternative methods of service delivery, support and enhance the KS-IRS engagement with citizens, communities and representative groups through modern, efficient and effective consultation systems and techniques.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:
    Compliance & Internal Audit:

    • Prepare for and manage the annual audit;
    • Assure timely compliance with income tax provisions, including the accurate and timely completion and filing of all tax returns including 990, 990T, 5500s and state filings;
    • In partnership with the relevant Directorates, ensure that the organization is up to date on all regulatory compliance related to HR and labor standards;
    • Monitor the organization's investment account and provide benchmarking for Finance Committee and Treasurer;
    • In partnership with the Directors and Executive Chairperson, monitor the organization's policies, ensuring that the organization is appropriately managing risk;
    • Provides direction and guidance in completing internal audits, research studies, forecasts, and modeling;
    • Ensures that sufficient internal controls and procedures are in place and being followed regarding authorizations, check approvals, expense-coding etc, and that all entries comply with generally accepted accounting principles;
    • Supports the Executive Chairperson in engaging the board's audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operations;
    • Ensures that the audit and finance committees receive on time monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;
    • Support the Monitoring Officer to ensure that the Executive Management and Board activities demonstrate probity and transparency;
    • Ensure that high standards exist in relation to governance, risk management, probity, legal and democratic processes.

    Corporate Affairs:

    • Manage relationships with external partners and agencies to KS-IRS's performance, reputation and image;
    • Represent KS-IRS on formal occasions, undertaking as necessary reasonable duties;
    • Review, reorganize and integrate corporate functions to reduce corporate overheads and ensure they are aligned to provide high quality support services that are dynamic and responsive to both internal and external customers;
    • Ensure the development of effective working relationships between corporate functions and with the Board;
    • Embed customer focus and high standards of customer care across the KS-IRS ensure a truly customer focused organization;
    • Ensure that a range of customer access channels are available to provide efficient, effective and responsive customer services.
    • Take lead corporate responsibility for the implementation of the Organizational
    • Development Strategy and drive effective leadership of organizational change across the Executive Management & Board as required;
    • Take the lead on corporate responsibility for monitoring and reviewing Council performance, identifying opportunities for improvement.
    • Oversee the preparation and delivery of the corporate plan and financial strategy, ensuring that they are aligned with other key plans and strategies of the Executive Management and Board;
    • Ensure that effective arrangements exist to promote good internal and external communications, strong media relations, as well as maximizing marketing opportunities to promote the KS-IRS and cooperation with tax laws.

    Education

    • MBA/MA/MSc that combined training in Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Law.
    • Be a member of the ICAN/ACCA
    • Formal managerial, leadership training with focus on stakeholder engagement and negotiations.

    Professional Experience:

    • 10 years in audit, legal, corporate and regulatory affairs roles.
    • 4-6 years of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity.
    • Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
    • In a leadership role with responsibility for tracking and coordinating responses to new laws, rules and regulations affecting KS-IRS and its clients’ businesses, and translating these compliance and/or business needs into appropriate specific business requirements.
    • Demonstrable leadership of robust compliance and operational risk management programs that included oversight monitoring, testing, risk assessment, and reporting efforts.
    • Responsibility and performance with regards to remedial compliance action including design, implementation, and progress tracking of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timeliness and compliance deliverables are met.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of and related experience in direct marketing, communications, PR, advertising or marketing.
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing corporate relationship strategies, building relationships with varied corporate entities, trade unions/associations, and the community; where it was required to gain their confidence on a wide range of internal and external matters.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Able to manage the accounting system, and the day to day tasks associated with entering payables, receivables, and reconciling the books while also managing a diverse portfolio of administrative responsibilities.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required. The ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, delegate responsibility, prioritize and ensure the delivery of on-time deliverables is key.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Deputy Director of Field Operations, Process & Research

     

    Job Description

    • The Deputy Director of, Field Operations, Process & Research provides:
      • Executive leadership for customer service, processing, tax law monitoring and financial management operations,
      • Is responsible for overseeing IRS operations and for providing executive leadership on policies, programs and activities.
    • S/He must be methodical, scientific and creative in their approach to research and operation; and capable of managing and leading teams to new levels of impact, efficiency, and effectiveness as KS-IRS strives to bring about a new order that realizes the KS-IRS potential and mission.
    • The Deputy Director assists and acts on behalf of the Executive Chairperson in directing, coordinating and controlling the policies, programs and the activities of the IRS.
    • S/he also works to establish tax administration policy, and developing strategic issues and objectives for IRS strategic management.
    • This role is necessarily supported by forward thinking, creativity and research.
    • Therefore s/he will provide technical expertise in the areas of economics, accounting, financial analysis, tax collection efficiency, and operations research.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Serves as the principal advisor to the Executive Chair on Tax and related programs and operational issues, including evaluation and planning processes;
    • Determine the strategic directions that affect budget priorities of the KS-IRS, and supervise the execution of these strategies with effective processes;
    • Assists in the formulation of the budget requests with the Director of of Finance & Administration;
    • Establish and set the expectations for KS-IRS-wide SC-wide policies, plans, and procedures related to the operational functions, and assist in dispute resolution as may be required;
    • Ensures consistent implementation of operations-related policies across the KS-IRS, consistency in oversight, monitoring and assessment oversight effectiveness;
    • Integrate operations-related activities with research activities;
    • Coordinate yearly operational and research planning, working closely with Directors and unit managers;
    • Work closely with leadership and staff to set agendas and manage needed follow-up activities;
    • Work to assure the development of systems for on-going Center evaluation and continuous quality improvement;
    • Provide guidance to the KS-IRS core research and special interest projects towards greater collection efficiency, and develop required plans and reports;
    • Oversee the development of research/review reports and implementation plans as required by the Executive Chair;
    • Take overall responsibility for evaluating, reviewing and reporting on the performance of the portfolio of services, ensuring that they meet clearly defined objectives and performance targets;
    • Work closely with Directors, Assistant/Deputy Directors to ensure effective planning and communication.

    Education

    • PhD in a related Quantitative field;
    • MA/MSc/MBA;
    • Membership in related professional bodies and PMP are considered desirable.

    Professional Experience:

    • 10 - 12 years
    • At least 6 years experience in a senior management/operations officer position in private, public or academia sectors.
    • Demonstrated experience in managing strategic and organizational planning activities within a complex organization, preferably in a tax environment.
    • Leader of steering committees on departmental and organizational change management.
    • Demonstrable experience in creativity and troubleshooting tactical short term and strategic long term issues that have a high degree of complexity.
    • Proof of work on management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation.

    Required Skills:

    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions and strategies concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Director of Accounts

     

    Job Description

    • Director of Accounts is responsible for general accounting and financial reporting functions.
    • S/He is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, SEC requirements and IPSAS.
    • The Director will support KS-IRS's financial objectives by providing financial analyses and recommendations for higher efficiency that cuts across the entire organization.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Oversee the general accounting function, which includes inter-company accounting, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, and balance sheet;
    • Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the KS-IRS assets are protected;
    • Involvement in due diligence and other activities surrounding acquisitions/dispositions;
    • Review monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure compliance with SEC and IPSAS, and supervise the completion of Federal and State reporting requirements;
    • Ensure that the automated systems continue to operate as required;
    • Oversee and coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records, and implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of financial management and from the audit findings;
    • Ensures that the accounting department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities, noted above. Responsible for continued development of these associates;
    • Will have direct management responsibility of the following: General Accountants, Credit Manager & Accounts Payable/Billing Supervisor;
    • Develop accounting organizational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction;
    • Establish accounting operational strategies and design systems by evaluating trends, establish critical measurements, resolve problems and implement change;
    • Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data.

    Education

    • MBA/MA/MSc that combined training in Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Law;
    • Certified Accountant (CA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA); fellowship in at least one is mandatory;
    • Formal managerial, leadership training with focus on stakeholder engagement and negotiations.

    Professional Experience:

    • 15 years
    • 8 - 10 years of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
    • Application of expertise in management accounting, financial accounting auditing and controls risk management, and business process review to manage a large and/or high value financial institution.
    • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams; with ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required. The ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, delegate responsibility, prioritize and ensure the delivery of on-time deliverables is key.
    • Excellent knowledge of the international audit and financial standards, including IPSAS, IFRS, IIA.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Director of Finance & Administration

     

    Job Description

    • The Director of Finance and Administration is a hands-on position that requires both management and leadership skills and day to day operational execution.
    • The Director is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records including the production of monthly financial reports for the organization's core budget, fiscal budgets and programs, and ongoing maintenance of an adequate system that supports the deliverables of the KS-IRS.
    • S/He also has major operational responsibilities related to the management of capital expenditures, procurement, HR, facilities, assets, contract solicitation and registration, and contract management responsibilities.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:
    Finance:

    • Advise the Executive Chairperson on budgetary and fiscal matters, including State, Federal and International accounting requirements;
    • Analyze and forecast revenue collections and agency expenditures;
    • Perform monthly checks of bank balances and account reconciliations;
    • Manage the ongoing general ledger processes for the organization including accounts payable, vendor file, and fixed asset inventory;
    • Works closely with other Directors and organizational leadership to prepare budgets, including the annual operating budget;
    • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual income statements and annual balance sheet and cash flow statements;
    • Calculate variances from the budget and reports issues to management;
    • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital expenditures, contract negotiations, investments accounts, pension plans, etc;
    • Oversees all project/program and grants accounting, ensuring that expenditures are consistently aligned with program budgets throughout the period

    Administration:

    • Advise the Executive Chairperson on procurement matters and assisting in the planning of new or ongoing programs that may result in contract solicitations;
    • Contribute to the continuous improvement of procurement processes and methodologies
    • Assist KS-IRS staff in the review and approval of vendor invoicing and contract budgetary issues;
    • Assisting in agency payment and oversight of pending contracts, including those linked to key agency initiatives;
    • Contribute to the recruit of, and supervise, appropriate Consultants where necessary
    • Lead periodic infrastructure stock reviews
    • Assist KS-IRS operations including emergency and facilities planning;
    • Supervise and develop staff by providing effective coaching and feedback as well appropriate delegation;
    • Provides consultation to management and oversight for the day-to-day management, planning, development and administration of all human resources operations including compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee relations, training, etc.;
    • Directs leaders and staff on Human Resources programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues;
    • Responsible for the staffing, work assignments, hiring/termination, performance reviews, orientation and professional development of the regional HR team;
    • Ensure the distribution and understanding of corporate HR communications to regional leaders and staff;
    • Oversees the maintenance of records in a manner that facilitates timely response to subpoenas, regulatory inquiries, management requests, and standardized reports while ensuring the accuracy of the information and maintaining the simplicity of the system;
    • Ensure that ICT & Customer Support and Organizational Development & Improvement resources are aligned and deployed to effectively support both the transformation agenda and business as usual.

    Education

    • MBA/MA/MSc that combined training in Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior,
    • CFA/CPA/CA/CMA,
    • Any HR and PMP certifications in addition are preferred
    • Formal managerial and leadership training preferred

    Professional Experience:

    • 15 years
    • 8 - 10 years of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
    • Development of systems for procurement and human resource management.
    • Working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; engaging with reconciliation and audit personnel when necessary.
    • In roles that required handling complex staff relation issues by conducting investigations, addressing leadership concerns regarding employee relations, day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
    • Roles that required working closely with management and staff to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity, and retention.
    • Past work that required logistics and asset/inventory utilization and maximization for a wide group of near and far users.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Able to manage the accounting system, and the day to day tasks associated with entering payables, receivables, and reconciling the books while also managing a diverse portfolio of administrative responsibilities.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required. The ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, delegate responsibility, prioritize and ensure the delivery of on-time deliverables is key.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    •  Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Director of Tax Audit

     

    Job Description

    • Director of Tax Audit is directly responsible for verifying the accuracy of tax records and other remittances by individuals, businesses, MDAs and other parties that have a duty to do so.
    • In so doing, the Director of is expected to ensure that methodologies that the current context in Kwara State will be developed and deployed in accordance with all Federal and State tax laws.
    • Furthermore, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to develop processes and automated systems that will ensure that each audit is cost effective, and achieves the desired result.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Routinely demand and review financial documents, including budget planning, spending records, receipts, investment records and revenue projections of state-supported business and government entities to ensure above-board activities;
    • Conduct investigations into key corporate entities and individuals to determine taxes payable and/or owed, and decide the need for a full fledged audit, and the mutually beneficial solutions to rectify any issues that may be identified;
    • Lead the examination MDAs (Ministries, Departments, and Agencies) and Parastatals of the KWSG to verify sources and uses of expenditure, and match it with reports sent;
    • Lead the development of automated processes and forms that will aid the procedural efficacy and revenue efficiency of the KS-IRS;
    • Recommends and assists in the implementation of new technology to improve and sustain the operations' effectiveness and efficiency in collecting and processing payment and tracking various permits and licenses for compliance;

    Education

    • MA/MBA/MSc combining Accounting, Tax & Audit fields;
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation; and
    • Fellowship with national and/or international accounting institutions.

    Professional Experience:

    • 15 years
    • 8 - 10 years of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
    • Extensive working knowledge of federal and state Tax Laws, Criminal Laws and other relevant legislation.
    • Extensive experience in leading the preparation and investigation of individual, partnership, sales, payroll, corporate, estate, and property taxes, taxes and returns.
    • Proof of handling and negotiating the course of action to remedy issues determined as a result of audit including and helping preparing for court cases.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required. The ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, delegate responsibility, prioritize and ensure the delivery of on-time deliverables is key.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Director of Legal & Prosecution Services

     

    Job Description

    • Director of Legal & Prosecution Services is required to establish and enforce tax administration policy and provide taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities.
    • S/He is to conduct effective, economical and efficient prosecution service as an integral part of the enforcement of the tax laws and systems.

    The Director of will be responsible for 2 main categories of tasks as follows:

    • Legal Services & Advisory: Report directly to Executive Chairperson and assist the required personnel by providing advice on a wide range of technical, operational, or theoretical aspects of regulatory issues. Also, be a legal technical and policy resource to KS-IRS and mentor staff on regulatory policy and mechanisms.
    • Prosecution Services: Analyze the issues and parties’ positions in complex or significant cases, developing a deep and comprehensive understanding of the issues through the reading of testimony and through direct contact with the parties, when warranted.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:
    Legal Services & Advisory:

    • Manage all contractual matters on behalf of the organization, both from a corporate and external commercial perspectives;
    • Establish and lead the Legal Issues Workgroup and manage the issues raised therein;
    • Supervise external parties wherever possible, and lead their provision of guidance, appeals, judicial reviews of decisions and other matters that may arise;
    • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation throughout the organization and provide in house training as required;
    • Provide Company Secretarial services and general corporate law support as required;

    Prosecution Services:

    • Provide expert knowledge, opinion and mentoring, in the designated area of legal specialty, to field officers and HQ officers of the KS-IRS;
    • Contribute to the formulation and introduction of new legislation and policy, including the identification of emerging issues and challenges with recommended courses of action;
    • Drive the development of the relevant systems and practices to capture knowledge as well as ensuring that the relevant systems and practices are kept accurate and updated;
    • Hold regular information and training sessions with individuals or groups in relation to the preparation of documents and cases;
    • Deal proactively with other stakeholders in the criminal justice system including the Courts, Police, Ministry of Justice, victim support groups and other relevant bodies.
    • Serve on committees and other forums designed to improve the governance and professionalism of the KS-IRS;
    • Prepare the cases and represent KS-IRS and KWSG in court when required.

    Education

    • LLM Tax Law
    • MBA/MA/MSc that combined training in Economics, Finance, General Management, and/or Organizational Behavior.
    • Formal managerial, leadership training, stakeholder engagement and negotiations.

    Professional Experience:

    • 15 years
    • 8 - 10 years of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
    • Extensive working knowledge of federal and state Tax Laws, Criminal Laws and other relevant legislation, with considerable knowledge of, and practicing experience in, the specialty.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively identify and respond to emerging issues at both a strategic and operational level in a changing legal environment.
    • Several instances of providing legal advice in a clear and straightforward way, with contextual understanding of tax policy i.e. in a developing/transition economy context and especially with regards to the informal sector.
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing strategic relationships with trade unions/associations, and the community.
    • Required Skills:
    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required.
    • The ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, delegate responsibility, prioritize and ensure the delivery of on-time deliverables is key.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

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    Director of Corporate, HNI & MDA Revenue

     

    Job Description

    • Director of Corporate, HNI & MDA Revenue is responsible the revenue collection of large and medium size corporates, nigh net worth individuals (HNIs) and the parastatals/MDAs (Ministries, Departments & Agencies) of the KWSG.
    • This requires the Director to devise strategies for and oversee planning, organizing, management and administrative responsibilities for billing and revenue collection; as well as the development of revenue generating activities.
    • Furthermore, S/he will ensure close integration with the corporate sector to ensure accuracy of revenue recognized, and prompt collection of accounts receivable.
    • Given that corporates, HNIs and MDAs all have their own specific operations and needs, collection from each require a high degree of administrative flexibility in execution.

    Specific Tasks
    Specific tasks are divided into the following categories and include:

    • Recommend policy; formulate procedures; develop goals and objectives; provide supervision over professional and support staff; and develop and administer the division's budget;
    • Plans, develops, manages programs and formulates strategic solutions to improve operational efficiency and efficacy;
    • Establishes and communicates work objectives and develops short-range and long-range plans to meet goals;
    • Ensure accuracy, timeliness and up-dates of information on taxpayers for the database;
    • Ensure transparency in enumeration and revenue collection processes;
    • Provide billing and collection data and analysis to assist Executive Chairperson in revenue forecasting exercises;
    • Distribute regular analytical management reports to Executive Chairperson;
    • Implements and communicates guidelines, procedures, and regulatory policies;
    • Communicates technical information internally to Executive Chairman and other relevant Directors regarding new strategies and concepts for efficient revenue collection, changes in laws, rules and regulations;
    • Identifies areas of critical collection inefficiencies, develops techniques for increasing program effectiveness, and implements the change process.

    Education

    • MBA/MA/M.Sc that combined training in Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Law;
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation;
    • Professional membership of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria is a must;
    • Formal managerial, leadership training with focus on stakeholder engagement and negotiations.

    Professional Experience:

    • 15 years
    • 8 - 10 years of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity.
    • Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
    • Demonstrate familiarity with the corporate tax base.
    • This must include but isn't limited to ensuring information dissemination has wide reach; awareness, training and capacity development;
    • Demonstrable proficiency in developing strategic relationships with corporate & MDAs.

    Required Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft systems, e.g., Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required. The ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, delegate responsibility, prioritize and ensure the delivery of on-time deliverables is key.
    • Clear understanding of both motivations and requirements of key players that will impact KS-IRS.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • High level of digital literacy and familiarity with database management systems
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, ensure coherence and consistency, independently, and meet deadlines consistently;
    • Sound knowledge of Government policy and practice impact on financial and contractual arrangements
    • Stakeholder and cross-functional team management

    Personal Attributes:

    • High ethical standards and fiduciary duty.
    • The incumbent will view and possess significant confidential information regarding all aspects of our finances. High levels of discretion, integrity and judgment are required.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Knowledge of the political environment and decision making factors, but courage to maintain objectivity and stay on track by managing up.
    • Personal credibility and integrity.
    • Self-confidence and respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member/leader.
    • Ability to articulate positions concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by all stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Executive leadership and ability to see and handle all the sides of an issue or project.
    • Strong and pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice and vice versa.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Remuneration
    Successful candidate will enjoy attractive compensation packages commensurate with the role. This role also attracts performance based bonuses.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume/CV and Cover Letter to: ksirs2015@mazarsconsultingng.com Put the position you are applying for as the subject of the email.

    Note:

    • Both External and Internal (members of the Kwara State Civil Service) parties are invited to apply.
    • The Kwara State Government is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage absolutely all persons who believe they have the technical merit as well as deep understanding of the purpose and intent behind the creation of KS-IRS, and enjoy a challenge, to apply and be considered. Women are especially encouraged.

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