FIRS Recruitment 2016: Vacancies & How to apply

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Vacancy/employment adverts for 2016 is out and recruitment in Progress. The Federal Inland Revenue Service as part of its consolidation strategies, wishes to engage the services of early starters with integrity, drive and desire to win professionally, to strengthen its workforce.

 FIRS Recruitment 2016 and how to apply

Positions Advertised: Positions advertised are:

  1. Officer II Tax – GL08/SL10
  2. Officer I Tax – GL09/SL09
  3. Asst. Mgr Tax – GL10/SL08.

Academic qualifications are TAXATION, ACCOUNTING/ACCOUNTANCY, ECONOMICS, Business MGT/ADMIN and other related disciplines…

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Applicants who are interested in this Job vacancy are to note that regardless of the position advertised, the following are minimum general requirements for all applicants:

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.


  • A 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 and Web.
  • Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong Analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Tax Laws and appreciation of their application and understanding of the regulatory framework within which the 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.

Minimum Character attributes

  • 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.

Minimum past Performance level

  • Demonstrated ability to determine conformity and non- conformity to set standards in processes and procedures and demonstrated courage and ability to eliminate, rectify or close determined non-conformity to standard character attributes
  • Demonstrated courage in ensuring change within the organization he or she has worked through the effective discharge of his or her responsibility in spite of resistance to change efforts
  • Demonstrable impactful presence in the work place as a direct result of the individual’s ability to effect positive and sustainable change in his/her environment

Application Requirement(s)

Applicants are also to note that regardless of the position advertised, any of the following will be an added advantage:-

(i) Master’s degree in related discipline

(ii) Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification

Other General Requirement(s)

In addition all Applicants must:-

  1. Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate
  2. Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of

Government Hospitals:

  1. National Hospital
  2. Government Teaching Hospitals

Federal Medical Centres

  1. 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
  2. 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.


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 FIRS website . This FIRS application portal will be available with effect from Monday, 29th August, 2016. Please follow the instructions to fill in your application.

Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered. All individuals are expected to apply to only ONE position.

Multiple applications by one Candidate for more than one job will be disqualified. Upon submission, applicants will receive an acknowledgement containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondences.

Deadline for submission of application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016).

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.


Director, Human Capital Management Department

Click on the link below to download full details and also note that the application form will be available on the portal as from Monday, 29th August, 2016:

Please inform others who might need the information. Application portal will open on Monday 29th August 2016.

Papers,  the advert appears are:

  1. Punch
  2. Guardian
  3. Leadership
  4. Daily Trust
  5. Businessday
  6. Vanguard
  7. The Nation
  8. Sun
  9. Tribune
  10. 10 Thisday

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Deadline for submission of application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016)

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.


CBN Suspended 9 Banks from All Forex Transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has barred nine banks from all foreign exchange transactions as it’s determined not to tolerate any further breach of extant financial regulations.

The banks were barred for failure of not returning $2.334bn NNPC dollar funds to the federal government’s Treasury Single Account domiciled in the CBN as directed by the presidency last year.The nine banks comprise of three tier-one lenders and another six tier-two deposit money banks.

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The banks, whose suspension would remain in force until they remit all the funds to the TSA are:

United Bank for Africa (UBA)……..$530m

First Bank of Nigeria (FBN)…………$469m

Diamond Bank Plc………………………$287m

Sterling Bank Plc………………………..$269m

Sky Bank Plc……………………………..$221m

Fidelity Bank……………………………..$209m

Keystone Bank……………………………..$139m

First City Monument Bank (FCMB)…$125m

Heritage Bank……………………………. $85m

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The CBN sources told THISDAY that further disciplinary actions awaited the erring banks after remitting the funds in full to the government’s coffers.