Internal Revenue Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 1/15/2020

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION?  The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.

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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT (Anti-Money Laundering Examiner) DO? An Internal Revenue Agent (Anti-Money Laundering Examiner) conducts Bank Secrecy Act (BSA/Title 31) compliance examinations and Form 8300 compliance reviews on diversified categories of the most sensitive, complex or high profile cases of financial institutions and non-financial trades or businesses. The purpose is to identify, detect and deter money laundering whether it is in furtherance of a criminal enterprise, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activity. In addition, you will determine if certain financial institutions or non-financial trades or businesses properly comply with the anti-money laundering (AML) statues and regulations. Emphasis is also placed on assisting financial institutions for which IRS has oversight and non-financial trades and businesses to understand their role in combating money laundering and to voluntarily meet their AML compliance obligations.  

As an Internal Revenue Agent (Anti-Money Laundering Examiner) you will:

  • Conduct independent examinations, reviews, and related financial investigations of complex cases encompassing all types of financial institutions (FIs) and non-financial trades or businesses (NFTBs) to assure their compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements of Title 31 (Bank Secrecy Act), and Form 8300 filing. These examinations/reviews are conducted on financial institutions providing regulated services, and small and midsize non-financial trades or businesses.
  • Apply a comprehensive knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Internal Revenue Code 6050I, rulings, court decisions, regulations, IRS and Treasury policies to determine compliance with requirements including registration of money services businesses (MSB) s, development by FIs of anti-money laundering programs, recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare work papers and memoranda of interviews and secure evidence to document findings and conclusions in accordance with established policies and guidelines. Prepare and serve Title 26 and Title 31 summonses. Participate in civil Title 31 penalty proceedings with the Department of the Treasury.
  • Confer with customers or their representatives to explain the reporting, recordkeeping and other issues involved and the applicability of pertinent laws and regulations.
  • May be assigned to instruct, provide expert testimony, participate on task forces, participate in joint investigations, or perform any special duties appropriate for knowledge required. May work jointly with a special agent when AML violations are involved.

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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance; 
A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e. at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above; 
A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia; 
Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.

In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to

In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

GS-13 LEVEL: You must meet the basic requirements and have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: Experience in applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; Interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; Experience working with business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience in corporate financial transactions and using financial management principles and practices; and; Experience interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions.

Experience in working technical and procedural matters relating to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), IRC 6050I, Form 8300 (e.g., new and used car or boat dealerships, jewelers, wholesalers, etc.), business practices, and financial institutions (e.g., casinos, money transmitters, credit unions, and check cashers) to assess the adequacy of anti-money laundering programs (AML). Conduct compliance reviews for Title 31 and Title 26 to identify, detect and deter money laundering, and conduct risk based examinations in Specialty Examination (e.g., Bank Secrecy Act Exam).

-The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or Volunteer Service.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
-To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


BSA Midstates Group 112 vacancies to be filled in any of the following locations: 801 Tom Martin Drive, Birmingham, AL (AL2085); 700 W Capitol, Little Rock, AR (AR0063); 100 W Capitol, Jackson, MS (MS0083); 22 N Front Street, Memphis, TN (TN2070); 600 Dr Martin L King Pl, Louisville, KY (KY0086); 550 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH (OH0189); 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S, Suite 300, Independence, OH (OH2320); 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN (TN0052); 1211 Governors Square Blvd, Tallahassee, FL (FL2501); 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA (GA2004); 3154 Perimeter Pkwy, Augusta, GA (GA2441); 1835 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC (SC0068); 5740 Uptain Road, Eastgate Center, Chattanooga, TN (TN2351); 850 Trafalgar Court, Maitland, FL (FL2257); 7850 S. W. 6th Court, Plantation, FL (FL2347); 3848 West Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL (FL2402); 1700 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL (FLD002); City View Plaza, 48 Carr 165, Suite 2000, Guaynabo, PR (PR4001); 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236); 2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337); 30 East Seventh Street, Wells Fargo Place, St. Paul, MN (MN1600); 1122 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO (MO1833); 211 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI (WI1720); 110 N City Parkway, Las Vegas, NV (NV7516)

BSA West Group 111 vacancies to be filled in any of the following locations: 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA (CA0154); 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA (CA0281); 55 South Market Street, San Jose, CA (CA6116); 4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA (CA6139); 1099 Alakea St., Honolulu, HI (HI8171); 211 E 7th Ave, Eugene, OR (OR0051); 2525 Capitol St, Fresno, CA (CA7898); 8701 S Gessner, Houston, TX (TX0297); 7350 W Camino San Xavier, Glendale, AZ (AZ7887); 700 E. San Antonio, El Paso, TX (TX0272); 4050 Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302); 8626/8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio, TX (TX2559); 1555 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA (LA1336); 3007 Knight Street, Shreveport, LA (LA1340); 2600 Citiplace, Suite 375, Baton Rouge, LA (LA1420); 1101 E. Hackberry Avenue, McAllen, TX (TX2785); 12309 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX (TX2835); 333 W Broadway, San Diego, CA (CA0316); 5338 Montgomery Blvd, Albuquerque, NM (NM1502); 178 South Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT (UT1522); 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA (WA0101); 300 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA (CA0150); 501 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA (CA0273); 10225 Westmoor Drive, Bldg 6, Westminster, CO (CO1989); 9350 Flair Dr, El Monte, CA (CAD002)

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