Assistant Secretary Investigations, Prosecutions and Frontier Management Division – Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Job posted date - 23 April 2021
Job location - Dublin
Revenue, as the Irish Tax and Customs administration, plays a critical part in securing Ireland’s fiscal, social and economic foundations.
Investigations, Prosecutions and Frontier Management Division is responsible for leading Revenue's criminal investigation function, for ensuring overall supply chain safety and security, and for protecting society through the management of EU external borders and the implementation of relevant national level prohibitions and restrictions. In addition, it oversees the national investigation functions including national and international liaison coordination, and the conduct of relevant operations aimed at cross border fraud, drug smuggling and diversion of taxable goods, management of the intelligence function, and the oversight of the Offshore Assets Group and other large-scale programmes targeting tax evasion of a transnational nature. It also has responsibility for countering the activities of Organised Crime Groups involved in serious tax and duty evasion and for the coordination and management of national/international law enforcement operations.
Reporting to the Revenue Board, the Assistant Secretary will be responsible for leading, directing and coordinating the evolution of Revenue’s organisational structure towards optimising the alignment of Revenue’s policy and operational roles in relation to frontier management and combatting smuggling and illegal activity, and for migrating approximately 1,000 staff into the realigned Division.
The successful candidate will also ensure the provision of high-quality support, direction and guidance to the network of Revenue officers serving in international organisations focused on combatting international smuggling and criminality through international cooperation, liaison and information and intelligence assimilation and exchange.
The person appointed will:
- Have significant recent senior management experience, including leading and managing teams in a large and complex organisation, with proven ability in influencing, analysis, negotiation and communication skills;
- Have the ability to give clear, authoritative advice for action on complex technical issues;
- Have an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of and insights on how modern tax and customs administrations operate;
- Have a detailed knowledge of the Irish, EU and relevant international tax and customs legislative environment relating to offences and legal powers;
- Have a demonstrable understanding or experience of the challenges of delivering successful investigation and prosecution of criminal cases related to tax and duty offences and fraud and how those challenges can be effectively managed;
- Have a knowledge of supply chain analysis, risk profiling and the development and dissemination of intelligence.
- In addition, s/he will have:• Knowledge of tax and customs law and practice or the capacity to quickly acquire knowledge of tax and customs law and practice;
- An understanding or high-level awareness of business and commercial drivers and how they may impact on or influence tax and duty compliance considerations and decisions.
This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.
If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, contact Aoife Lyons on email@example.com
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 15:00 on Thursday 13th May 2021.
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.