Public Sector

O Data & Systems Auditor (Tax Compliance)

Full Time Permanent

Employer Confidential

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

At HMRC we're committed to getting tax right, for everyone.

We’re all doing our bit to make a difference, whether that’s helping customers pay their tax and claim financial support or making it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system.

We couldn’t do all this without our dedicated and very important workforce. We’re one of the largest organisations in the UK, and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive working culture.

Job description

As an O Data & Systems Auditor (Tax Compliance), you will support Compliance Caseworkers in carrying out tax investigations into customers records, to identify and address any irregularities or non-compliant behaviour.

With coaching and mentoring from HO Data & Systems Auditors, you will help to provide technical systems and data interrogation support, with the intent of tackling non-compliance and electronic sales suppression. To do this you will be required to access, analyse and understand customers computerised systems, software, and data in relation to their accounts.

This is a vital role within tax compliance where we will provide you with the necessary support and learning needed. Should you have the desire to progress further, we are committed to supporting your personal development.

Your job will involve:

• investigating electronic accounting systems to access relevant data
• analysing and evaluating data using a variety of tools
• testing accuracy of customers' financial accounting and tax liabilities
• reconstructing partial data records using best judgement, logic, and available evidence
• providing evidence to support evasion referrals and decisions regarding customer behaviours
• producing audit reports with conclusions and recommendations

Working Patterns:

We currently work 37 hours per week, covering various working arrangements during HMRC’s standard operating hours between 7am and 8pm, Monday to Saturday. This includes weekends, evenings (up to 8pm) and some bank holidays.

Part-time working opportunities (minimum 22 hours per week covering various patterns during our opening times) can be considered but business need will dictate whether your request can be accommodated.

Part-time hours: The pay and annual leave for the vacancy will be pro-rata for successful part-time positions.


You don’t need any existing knowledge or experience of tax in order to apply, but we are looking for the following skills and personal qualities:

• An interest in solving IT issues
• Confidence when using unfamiliar software
• Good organisational skills to enable you to effectively prioritise and manage your workload
• Ability to handle difficult conversations
• Good verbal and written communication skills


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

* Making Effective Decisions

* Communicating and Influencing

HMRC are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status