When you choose a career with us, you are joining a world
class tax administration of more than 24,000 people focused on keeping our
revenue system vital, fair and progressive for all Australians.
Responsibility for Australia’s tax and superannuation
systems may be our area of speciality, but that doesn’t mean we only hire
accountants. As a large organisation, we provide you with an opportunity to
work in a range of areas, from customer service to law, information technology
The ATO is the Australian Government’s principal revenue
collection agency. We aim to manage and shape the revenue systems that lead to
social and economic policy, and to fund services for Australians.
We manage revenue through a range of collection systems,
including income tax, goods and services tax (GST), superannuation and excise. We administer a range of
benefits and refunds, including income tax and GST refunds, excise grants,
family tax benefits, superannuation guarantees and the education tax refund.
We also address broader issues affecting Australia’s revenue systems, such
as aggressive tax planning, persistent tax debtors, globalisation and the cash
For more information on the ATO structure see Our organisation.
video Working for all Australians to find out more about the
important work we do. This showcases the role of the ATO and how it works with
the community to ensure Australia’s
tax and superannuation systems are administered fairly and effectively.
As a large organisation, we can offer you an amazing breadth
of career opportunities to help you reach your ultimate career destination. We
are looking for employees who have the drive and initiative to seize
opportunities for career and personal development.
offer a diverse range of opportunities in areas such as audit, finance,
accounting, legal, economics, information technology, human resources,
design, marketing and communication.
The ATO is divided into four main areas, called
sub-plans; Compliance, Operations, Corporate Services and Law, and Enterprise Solutions
These sub-plans are then further divided into business and service lines. Each line focuses on a type of taxpayer such as small or large business, a type of tax such as excise or goods and services tax, or an aspect of internal support such as information technology or financial support.
Helps create an environment that promotes high levels of voluntary compliance with tax and superannuation laws, including access to entitlements, at a minimum cost to taxpayers.
Some of the business and service lines you may work in:
Creates the right
environment for people to meet their obligations and make it as easy as possible for people to interact with the ATO.
Responsible for the interpretation of tax and super laws and manages relationships with our staff, the government and other government agencies.
Supports the ATO by providing efficient and effective enterprise solutions and IT services.
For more information on the ATO’s sub-plans and business and service lines, see the Organisational structure(external link).
We are one of the largest public service employers in Australia with over 24,000 people located in more than 40 locations.
We have a presence in all capital cities and many regional locations such as Albury, Townsville and Alice Springs.
Note: Programs are not available in all our locations, check the job documentation before applying to see the specific locations where programs are offered.