How to Apply for FIRS Recruitment Programme 2016 & Requirements

he Federal Inland Revenue Service, in a statement released yesterday, as part of its consolidation strategies, wish to engage the services of early starters with integrity, drive and desire to win professionally, to strengthen its workforce. So on this page will guide you through on how to Apply for FIRS Recruitment Programme 2016 & Requirements.

Job Description

  • Raising additional assessment while examining tax returns
  • Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars
  • Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.
  • Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies
  • Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to support and represent the team where necessary, externally and internally.
  • The individual will ideally have commercial-business knowledge with ability to interpret business numbers and strategies of profit derivation in tax accounting.
  • The position requires someone who is a self-starter and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

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Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum a B.Sc. /HND or degree equivalent in Taxation, Accounting or other related field of study.
  • Post qualification cognate experience will be an added advantage.


  • A successful track record of consistent personal achievement and a desire to learn/improve with knowledge

Demonstrated experience through the following:

  • Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  • Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.
  • Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application
  • Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  • Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  • Interpretation of business accounts

Other Skills:

  • Good knowledge of taxation principles and laws
  • Experience in applications of tax laws and enforcement of tax laws
  • Proven track record of delivering set targets
  • People Management and development

Applicants are to note that regardless of the position advertised, the following are minimum general requirements for all applicants in this FIRS recruitment 2016:

Minimum Qualifications/Skills Base

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field
  • Or  Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field
  • Computer literacy and conversancy with Microsoft office, Web Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Tax Laws and appreciation of their application and understanding of the regulatory framework within which the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) operates;
  • Knowledge of business/industry environment within which taxpayers operate
  • Ability to work as a regulator with the courage to ensure full compliance with laws
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills

Minimum Character Attribute:

  • Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence or should not have been indicted at or dismissed from their places of work or other environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Application Requirement(s)

Applicants for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) recruitment are also to note that regardless of the position advertised, any of the following will be an added advantage:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification

Other General Requirement(s)

In addition all Applicants must:

  • Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate
  • Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of Government Hospitals:
    • National Hospital
    • Government Teaching Hospitals
    • Federal Medical Centers
  • Provide contact details for three references (from last employer, a close family relation and tertiary institution) from whom confidential reports on character and demonstrated abilities can be obtained
  • Present a certificate of State of Origin and Local Government signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Government. Certificates endorsed by Liaison offices will not be accepted.

How to Apply for FIRS Job Recruitment Programme 2016

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) considers computer proficiency a key requirement for anyone who aspires for a job in the Service. Accordingly, Applicants are expected to fill their applications online. Application forms can be found at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) website

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) application portal ( is now available starting from Monday, 29th August, 2016.

Deadline for FIRS Job Recruitment 2016

According to FIRS, application portal will be available from Monday, 29th August, 2016. Interested individuals are expected to apply to only ONE position. However, submission deadline of application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016)



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