Senior Officer: Risk Profiling needed at The South African Revenue Service

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Job title : Senior Officer: Risk Profiling

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : August 11, 2024

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Job Purpose

  • To analyse and provide expert advice on the compliance risk function in order to achieve business objectives.

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualification & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) in Accounting, Auditing or Taxation AND a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a (Tax) Risk Compliance or similar environment, of which 2 – 3 years at a Functional Specialist level.


  • Senior Certificate (NQF 4) AND 10 years’ experience in a (Tax) Risk Compliance or similar environment of which 2 -3 years at a Functional Specialist level.

Minimum Functional Requirements

  • Preliminary Investigations: 2-3 years experience in an Accounting, Auditing or Taxation Investigation environment

Job Outputs:


  • Identify tax evasion schemes and potential risk and recommend legal interventions
  • Be observant and engage on possible violations of procedures and standards of conduct and escalate where necessary.
  • Plan and organise own work tasks within area of work.
  • Identify, analyse and interpret non-compliance in order to profile high complex full scope cases for Enforcement.
  • Profiling of relevant identified parties to detect non-compliance and related risks.
  • Identify and assess the level of non-compliance across all/multiple tax types,.
  • Review of TCC-FIA and Emigration applications above R 10 million and make recommendations.
  • Identify and resolve queries and problems timeously, apply discretion in line with process guidelines provided.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with peers, SARS role players and third parties to achieve predefined objectives.
  • Execute specialist input through investigation &opportunities within the product process including risk concern.
  • Provide specialist input through the investigation of opportunities for operational and process product and risk optimisation.
  • Plan for value-added process improvements, initiatives and services to deliver on operational strategy and objectives.
  • Draw on own knowledge and experience to diagnose symptoms, causes and possible effects in order to solve emerging problems.
  • Initiate process and procedural change, implement the change and provide guidelines and support related to new requirements as a result of the change.
  • Accumulate information to review work progress that provides input to reporting, decision making and the identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Apply practical and applied knowledge and act authoritatively on methods, systems and procedures to identify trends and potential risks.
  • Communication of situational interpretation and judgement of work outputs and queries in area of specialisation.
  • Correctly apply policies, practices, standards, procedures and legislation in the delivery of work outputs.


  • Ensure that completed work adhere to relevant policies, procedures, governance and legislative requirements and report on deviations & discrepancies.
  • Implement and provide input into the development of governance, compliance, integrity, and ethics processes within area of specialisation.


  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with peers and team members to achieve predefined objectives.
  • Search for, integrate and share new knowledge attained through formal and informal learning opportunities in the execution of your job.


  • Adhere to organisational policies and procedures to ensure cost effectiveness and reduction of financial costs.


  • Contribute to a culture of service excellence, which builds positive relationships and provides opportunity for feedback and exceptional service.  
  • Provide authoritative, specialist services, expertise and advice to internal and external stakeholders

Behavioural competencies

  • Fairness and Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Analytical thinking
  • Conceptual Ability
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Building Sustainability
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Organisational Awareness
  • Problem Solving and Analysis

Technical competencies

  • Risk Knowledge
  • Business Knowledge
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Functional Policies and Procedures
  • Problem Analysis and Judgement
  • Reporting
  • Risk Identification
  • Governance, Ethics and Values

Compliance Competency

  • Confidentiality

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