Table - transfer pricing capability assessment questions 2013
TRANSFER PRICING
the concept of the arm's length principle
the operation of Div 24 of the ITAA 1936
the operation of the Associated Entities Article and the Business Profit Articles in our Double Tax Agreements
the application of the transfer pricing rules and ATO procedures through risk reviews, audits, MAP proceedings and APAs
advising, leading and mentoring in all aspects of transfer pricing law and regulations
analysing the financial statements of taxpayers to evaluate their compliance with the arm's length principle
the interaction between transfer pricing and other areas of international and domestic tax law, eg thin capitalisation, Part IVA, CFC, NRWT, CGT.
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this topic?

Source: ATO capability assessment 2013.

Table - analysis of financial information capability assessment questions 2013
ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Rank your current level of proficiency against the following capabilities: My understanding of and/or ability in......
financial statements (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cashflow statement etc) and how to dissect financial information
Tax Effect Accounting and AIFRS
the interaction between Financial Statements and tax returns
analysing and connecting aspects of a tax return with other financial information
analysing and connecting aspects of a financial statement with other financial information
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this topic?

Source: ATO capability assessment 2013.

Table - industries capability assessment questions 2013
INDUSTRIES
Rank your current capability against the following INDUSTRIES:
Banking/Finance
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Insurance
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Superannuation
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
High Wealth
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Manufacturing
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
IT, Media
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Not for profit
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Sales and service
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Energy & Resources
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?
Building & Construction
Overall, how would you rate your current knowledge AND application of skill in this industry?

Source: ATO capability assessment 2013.

Table - relationship/situational management capability assessment questions 2013
RELATIONSHIP/SITUATIONAL MANAGEMENT SECTION
Rank your current capability against the following BEHAVIOURAL INDICATORS:
Displaying confidence
Listening when own ideas are challenged and justifying own position and actions.
Constructively challenging issues; discussing alternatives to find a way forward.
Taking a decisive course of action.
Able to remain focused on objectives and not become intimidated.
Negotiating persuasively
Discussing issues credibly and thoughtfully without becoming personal or aggressive.
Anticipating and identifying other people's expectations and concerns.
Commencing negotiations with a clear understanding of the desired outcomes.
Seeks cooperative agreement on actions and avoids confrontation.
Managing conflict
Using appropriate strategies to resolve conflicts and address concerns quickly.
Using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict.
Finding agreement on issues and following through on implementation.
Able to deal with conflict and communicate ATO position without becoming judgmental.
Communicating effectively
Focusing on clearly communicating key points.
Limiting the use of jargon and abbreviations; using appropriate language.
Presenting messages confidently and selecting the appropriate medium.
Willingly communicates process and keeps taxpayers/stakeholders informed of process.
Demonstrating influence
Presenting persuasive alternative views.
Encouraging relevant stakeholders in supporting the position.
Identifying and proposing solutions that benefit all parties involved in a situation.
Recognises delaying tactics used by taxpayers/stakeholders and agents and employs effective response.
Managing relationships
Building and sustaining relationships; liaising with a range of stakeholders.
Anticipating clients' needs and providing courteous, prompt and professional service.
Develops and maintains a network with others internally and externally.
Establishes rapport with taxpayers/stakeholders, agents and other representatives.
Making appropriate decisions
Making critical and timely decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations.
Taking charge of a group if/when necessary (eg to facilitate change).
Making appropriate decisions when required.

Source: ATO capability assessment 2013.