South African Revenue Service: Functional Specialist – Investigations

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13 Sep, 2013

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SARS Functional Specialist – Investigations

Reference Number: TCEI0104

Job Purpose:

  • To investigate reported wilful acts of non compliance of all legislation administered by the Commissioner for SARS.

 

Duties:

  • To investigate reported wilful acts of non compliance of all legislation administered by the Commissioner for SARS.
  • To obtain the required evidence in terms of the Constitution, TAACT and the Criminal Procedure Act and the laid down policy and procedures of SARS in an efficient and effective manner, in accordance of the memorandums of understanding (MOU) between SARS, NPA and SAPS.
  • To assist and attend to any other requests from both the NPA & SAPS, in relation to the said investigation in accordance with the memorandums of understanding (MOU) between SARS, NPA and SAPS.
  • To portray and convey a professional image of SARS through accurate, objective and thorough investigations.
  • Provide assistance to other functional areas within SARS as and when the need arises.
  • Provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies as and when required, within the mandate of the SARS administered ACTS.
  • Assist in the achievement of operational objectives and deliverables and the development of plans.
  • To assist fellow investigators when liaising with informers and possible witnesses in order to gather information in connection with tax evasion.
  • Adhere to all SARS policies, procedures and practise notes e.g. disciplinary code, leave policy, recruitment policy.
  • Conduct investigation within acceptable quality norms required.
  • Complete investigation within the agreed throughput time.
  • Produce reports or answer enquiries related to investigation conducted.
  • Identify and escalate significant cases and issues.
  • Meet operational targets.
  • Interact with taxpayers on case related issues.
  • Attend to court proceedings as and when required in district and regional courts.
  • To ensure correct reporting of data on cases to line management.

 

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Intermediate tax, audit and accounting skills
  • An above average understanding of investigative techniques and methods including proven ability to interview, take statements and liaise with other law enforcement agencies.
  • An above average knowledge of all the ACTS administered by the Commissioner for SARS.
  • A satisfactory understanding of the legislative framework surrounding investigations e.g. Criminal law.
  • An above average report writing skills.
  • Proven ability to detect, analyze and report information for the purpose of prosecutions under the above mentioned acts and for the purpose of recovery of debt and assets
  • Analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills, communication and relationship management, personal development.
  • Obtain knowledge of other matters related to commercial crime e.g. White collar crime, exchange controls, money laundering, etc.
  • Planning, organizing and assertiveness
  • Easily adaptable to a changing environment
  • Provide assistance to State Prosecutor.
  • Conflict Handling.
  • Understanding the broad business and products of SARS.
  • Be able to work within a multi-cultural environment.

 

 

Education and Experience:

  • Matric plus LLB or Diploma in Policing or B.Com Degree or equivalent.
  • At least 3-5 years investigative experience in criminal / financial investigations
  • Experience in testifying in court

 

 

Employment Equity:

The Employment Equity policy of SARS will be considered as part of the recruitment and selection process. For statistical purposes, please indicate your Equity status.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an oath of secrecy, pre-employment screening and or vetting, and a declaration of private interest. The appointment is also subject to appropriate reference(s) and security clearance if applicable.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability

  • Investigate reported wilful acts of non compliance of all legislation administered by the Commissioner for SARS
  • Provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies as and when required, within the mandate of the SARS administered ACTS
  • Obtain the required evidence in terms of the Constitution, TAACT and the Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Conduct investigation within acceptable quality norms required

 

Experience

  • At least 3-5 years investigative experience in criminal / financial investigations
  • Experience in testifying in court

 

Knowledge

  • Intermediate tax, audit and accounting skills
  • Obtain knowledge of other matters related to commercial crime e.g. White collar crime, exchange controls, money laundering, etc
  • A satisfactory understanding of the legislative framework surrounding investigations e.g. Criminal law

 

How to Apply 

Click on this link to Apply online

 

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