The incumbent reports to the Director of Revenue and is responsible for the operational areas of collections and revenue accounting, including primary responsibility for managing personnel and contractors who collect delinquent taxes and other debts owed to the State, as well as oversight of account reconciliation, financial reporting, refund issuance, special fund transfers, and refund off-sets. The incumbent manages contractual agreements and exchange programs with other agencies, develops performance plans, goals, and objectives for each area, and leads both managers and subordinate staff with effective people skills.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- Knowledge of debt collection in accordance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
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.
- Directs the overall operations of the reporting bureaus by developing goals/objectives and performance measures.
- Oversees/authorizes the development and implementation of new or revised audit and investigative programs, collection tools and tax processing programs.
- Participates in the analysis of current tax law to identify potential obstacles to economic development in the State and drafts proposed changes to overcome these difficulties.
- Oversees the operations of contractual collection of taxes, negotiates new contractual terms and determines conformance with same.
- Oversees/participates in the development and implementation of programs to improve taxpayer communications and educate tax payers and tax professionals regarding the State's tax laws and audit programs.
- Conducts meetings with taxpayers prior to any formal or administrative appeal in order to explain the Division's position and to seek resolution of the issue.
- Provides guidance and general direction to staff, evaluates performance based on conformance with mission of Division.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Assistant Director Personal Taxes & Account Services
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field.
- Three years experience in auditing financial records and documents in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, including assessment of internal and external controls.
- Three years experience in analyzing personal or business records to determine tax liability in accordance with federal or state tax laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Three years experience in interpreting federal tax code.
- Three years experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.
- Six months experience in managing information systems.
- Knowledge of budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
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