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AP (Tax Specialist) Revenue - Open Comp 2018

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  • Tax Policy panel is up to 26 (at least) in Dublin.




  • First time applying for the 2019 competition. How did those who went through the interview process find things last year? Thanks




  • BobCat123 wrote: »
    First time applying for the 2019 competition. How did those who went through the interview process find things last year? Thanks

    Last year we were shortlisted on a full competency form. This year it seems different. It was quick last year, shortlisting and then one interview




  • PublicBen wrote: »
    Tax Policy panel is up to 26 (at least) in Dublin.

    Any update on the audit panel publicben?




  • Any update on the audit panel publicben?

    I was 42 overall, up to 9th for dublin only two weeks. Was 6th on policy panel two weeks ago for Dublin. Got it from policy panel. I presume that means all of us that policy panel this week will be off the audit panel


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  • PublicBen wrote: »
    I was 42 overall, up to 9th for dublin only two weeks. Was 6th on policy panel two weeks ago for Dublin. Got it from policy panel. I presume that means all of us that policy panel this week will be off the audit panel

    That’s great that you got it PublicBen. Fingers crossed it will continue to move. Are you being placed in a policy/rls type position




  • That’s great that you got it PublicBen. Fingers crossed it will continue to move. Are you being placed in a policy/rls type position

    Wasnt told yet where I’m going. I’m off on leave and was shouting at two kids to stop fighting when I got the call. She said she’d send me an email with details etc.




  • PublicBen wrote: »
    Wasnt told yet where I’m going. I’m off on leave and was shouting at two kids to stop fighting when I got the call. She said she’d send me an email with details etc.

    Good luck with it, it’s great that your wait is over.




  • Good luck with it, it’s great that your wait is over.

    Hopefully everyone will get called soon and end the waiting.




  • Anyone know how look it takes to hear back on whether you're successful for the next stage or not?


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  • BobCat123 wrote:
    Anyone know how look it takes to hear back on whether you're successful for the next stage or not?


    I checked last year and it was about 3 weeks. But then, that was full forms to review so it may have been a slower process.




  • nazzy wrote: »
    I checked last year and it was about 3 weeks. But then, that was full forms to review so it may have been a slower process.

    I agree. I dont see how they can do much, if any, shortlisting on this year's forms. My guess is that we will hear something next week about stage 2




  • delricyo wrote: »
    I agree. I dont see how they can do much, if any, shortlisting on this year's forms. My guess is that we will hear something next week about stage 2

    I’m thinking an aptitude test maybe on the cards! Very hard short list by a candidates 500 word piece




  • Basing it on the email referring to being in touch with further information, I think information specific to the next step is forthcoming and I’m inclined to think it will be a full form.




  • Basing it on the email referring to being in touch with further information, I think information specific to the next step is forthcoming and I’m inclined to think it will be a full form.


    I agree. I remember the short listing last year was fairly ruthless. People not meeting the basic criteria that they set, namely having at least 3 years at HEO or equivalent experience in private sector. I kinda got the feeling anyone at EO level may not get opportunity for interview. That's the impression I got anyway.

    I think they'll be looking for the 300 words to hit each competency mentioned in the traditional form.

    But if numbers are big, aptitude tests may come into play. I just dont know though if the numbers would be that big? Maybe 250-300 applicants? Culled to 120 for interview.




  • nazzy wrote: »
    I agree. I remember the short listing last year was fairly ruthless. People not meeting the basic criteria that they set, namely having at least 3 years at HEO or equivalent experience in private sector. I kinda got the feeling anyone at EO level may not get opportunity for interview. That's the impression I got anyway.

    I think they'll be looking for the 300 words to hit each competency mentioned in the traditional form.

    But if numbers are big, aptitude tests may come into play. I just dont know though if the numbers would be that big? Maybe 250-300 applicants? Culled to 120 for interview.

    Im an EO currently sitting on AO panel! I just threw my name in with no big expectations.. i have outside experience too! I do kno EOs that have gone straight to AP .. so i suppose it depends on experience and form




  • Im an EO currently sitting on AO panel! I just threw my name in with no big expectations.. i have outside experience too! I do kno EOs that have gone straight to AP .. so i suppose it depends on experience and form


    They definitely have! I just found with last year's process that there was a requirement for 3 years management experience at HEO level or something equivalent. All down to experience for sure and how management skills were portrayed on the form. Basically, it's down to how well you sell yourself and making sure that you do yourself justice.

    Best of luck with it!




  • Taking longer than expected to get results, thought we would have heard this week




  • BobCat123 wrote: »
    Taking longer than expected to get results, thought we would have heard this week

    Hi following this first time posting.
    Have just heard back today on this.




  • Well, that's a very short amount of time that we have to complete stage this stage of the process...


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  • delricyo wrote: »
    Well, that's a very short amount of time that we have to complete stage this stage of the process...

    I'm hoping that the whole process will be quick really. I don't like living in hope for too long.




  • Well that's my weekend destroyed ffs with worrying about my crap Wifi




  • Did everyone that applied get the online interview?




  • Did everyone that applied get the online interview?

    I would assume so. Shortlisting based on what was a very basic web application form would have been very unfair in my opinion




  • Can you read out the answers or what? All very odd




  • delricyo wrote: »
    I would assume so. Shortlisting based on what was a very basic web application form would have been very unfair in my opinion

    I understand (anecdotally) that not everyone was called. Not sure what proportion were cut though.




  • I understand (anecdotally) that not everyone was called. Not sure what proportion were cut though.

    Perhaps some people put in "Joe Bloggs - university of life" just to see if they were able to download application form. Like I was thinking of doing !




  • Can I ask :

    Those of you, who have made it to the next stage do you have the professional tax exams done ?




  • yes -I have both chartered and AITI Tax.


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  • Densey12 wrote: »
    Can I ask :

    Those of you, who have made it to the next stage do you have the professional tax exams done ?

    I know 3 people going forward, all serving Revenue staff.

    One EO, a qualified accountant, not AITI.
    One HEO (actually the EO’s line manager!) also an accountant (chartered), not AITI.
    One AP, chartered accountant and AITI.


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