This position will review and analyze taxpayer filings & conduct audits of businesses, including gross receipts & excise tax accounts to determine the accuracy of tax filings & ensure compliance with applicable laws. This may involve adjusting income, deductions, or credits on business tax accounts, or moving returns & payments. The position will compile spreadsheets & audit notes, draft Notices of Assessment, prepare audit reports & conclusion summaries, and assist DOR staff members with technical questions. This limited-term position supplements DOR (Division of Revenue) staffing during a significant project. This project is an assignment that is projected to exist a minimum of one year.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Performs audits of taxpayers accounting records such as invoices, sales journals, general ledgers, bank statements, and inventory entries to determine compliance with tax laws, rules, and regulations; assesses liabilities and explains assessments to taxpayers.
- Conducts interviews/field investigations, attends meetings or works at the taxpayer's location to gather pertinent information, records and/or documentation.
- Conducts research of corporate, business and personal income tax, licensing and withholding tax records, motor fuel receipts and/or sales and usage tax records to determine whether a field audit is necessary.
- Estimates tax liability from taxpayer records or other available information.
- Evaluates financial information and may arrange installment schedules for payment or prepares legal documents to enter judgement against delinquent taxpayers or secures legal authority from the court to garnish wages.
- Interprets laws and regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of tax provisions.
- Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the analysis of taxpayer records.
- Compiles spreadsheets and audit notes; prepares audit reports and conclusion summaries.
- Utilizes personal computer software to perform audit and analysis.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Tax Auditor I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field.
- Six months experience in compiling, analyzing and interpreting financial data to ensure effective and efficient accounting of funds or to make projections for financial planning.
- Six months experience in accounting using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in writing reports in a structured format containing an introduction, presenting the thesis, purpose or proposal with supporting evidence, explanation, facts, and analysis or examples with a conclusion or recommendations.
Conditions of Hire
Applicant must complete satisfactory criminal background check, reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state tax laws, and any other required condition of employment.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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