This post will give you Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) hopefuls a few pointers regarding the bureau's pre-employment exam coverage.
The BIR is mandated by law to assess and collect taxes, fees and charges as well as penalties and fines. As such, math should be a subject you are proficient in. This includes basic computations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Below are sample tax computations to help refresh your memory. As you will see, tax computations involve the 4 basic mathematical operations mentioned above.
Here's a great presentation about taxation in the Philippines:
from JR Lopez Gonzales
Like any other business or organisation, the BIR also creates reports. For example, its Accounting Division "prepares and consolidates trial balances, supporting schedules and other financial reports."
These reports will most probably be created using software like Microsoft Excel. The use of these tools makes creating reports easier. For example, Excel makes adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying a wide range of numbers easier. It also has features to help users create graphs to include in their reports.
Here's a video on how to use Microsoft Excel:
A personality test may also be administered during the BIR pre-employment examination. The test is a way to screen job applicants.
The bureau would most probably use the self-report inventory type of personality test where you will rate questions or statements on how much it applies to you.
In this test, there is no right of wrong answer. But your answers will be used to determine whether or not you will be suitable for the position or role you are applying for.
There is no need to review or prepare for this exam. But to give you an idea how the test might look like, here is a free personality test sample from Institute of Psychometric Coaching which you can browse or practice on.
That's all for this post. I hope those BIR pre-employment exam pointers will help you in your quest to become an employee at the bureau.
Good luck! :)
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