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OECD Technical Officer

States of Guernsey
Guernsey (GB) (GG)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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The States of Guernsey are looking for a full time Technical Officer to join the Revenue Service on a 2-year fixed term contract basis.

The Technical Officer is responsible for considering the technical and operational implications of the OECD Pillar 1 and 2 proposals, providing technical analysis and assistance in policy development and associated legislative/system/process planning, design and delivery.

In this varied and challenging role, you will focus on both opportunities and risk, driven by financial data, recommending plans whilst managing and mitigating a wide range of political and island pressures, large-scale reputational risks and environmental, political and social impacts.

• Analysing the OCED Pillar 1 and 2 rules, commentary and implementation plans, providing detailed technical analysis to assist in policy development that considers the key risks and opportunities and provides recommendations regarding the available options.
• Participate in relevant OECD and other supranational organisation meetings, providing concise summaries of key impacts or issues to enable discussion and effective communication with key stakeholders, which will include States of Guernsey officers, Deputies, professional advisors, etc.
• Considering how Pillar 1 and/or 2 may t be implemented, in a manner that minimises the compliance and administrative burden for both businesses in scope and for the Revenue Service.
• Ensuring effective and appropriate communications regarding procedures, processes and developments are provided to the Revenue Service and other key stakeholders to ensure a clear plan is developed for implementation.
• Assisting those Teams within the Revenue Service that will be most affected, in the event that Guernsey adopts the Pillar 1 and/or 2 Models, ensuring suitable training materials are developed and provided to the Teams. Receiving feedback from the Teams in the event that there are perceived gaps in the training materials and then addressing any such gaps.
• Maintaining awareness and knowledge of developments in other jurisdictions which could impact on the policy direction taken with regard to the OECD Pillar 1 and 2 Models.

1. A relevant professional qualification or accountancy qualification, or HM Revenue & Customs Inspector training (or equivalent) with knowledge of international taxation matters.
2. A good understanding of accountancy principles and internationally recognised accounting standards.
3. An understanding of and an appreciation of the economic climate pertaining to Guernsey.
4. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information at all levels.
5. Experience of undertaking problem analysis and the ability to think critically in order to make judgements based on facts.
6. The ability to develop policy based on reliable evidence, with proven planning and organisation skills.

• Anticipate and predict the long-term impact on our own areas of national and international developments, including economic, political, environmental, social and technology.
• Interpret a wide range of political and island pressures and influences to develop strategies.
• Articulate options and large-scale reputational risks and impacts, including economic, environmental, political and social and recommend plans to manage and mitigate.

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