The fundamental reason this classification exists is to examine accounting books and records of business firms to determine compliance with revenue laws and ordinances. The Auditor performs professional audits of accounting books and records of business firms to enforce compliance with revenue laws and rules, and determines tax liability resulting from the audits. Major work responsibilities include the following: preparing for and conducting audits of business firms with operations in the City/County of Montgomery, communicating findings and recommendations to supervisors and taxpayers/representatives, initiating actions against delinquent taxpayers, and performing various administrative duties. The work of the Auditor requires considerable tact in meeting the public and involves the interpretation of laws and regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of tax provisions. They must exercise independent judgment and initiative in conducting field audits of various industries. They interact with the public, attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, as well as, fellow auditors, revenue staff, and management. Work methods are established in accordance with tax laws and division requirements. Employees must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in conducting field audits ranging in complexity. Auditors employed by the Montgomery County Commission predominantly conduct audits for all county taxes levied or authorized by Montgomery County. Auditors employed by the City of Montgomery audit for city sales and business taxes and city business licenses. At times, auditors may participate in coordinated or joint audits with auditors working with other taxing jurisdictions.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting and either one year of experience auditing business financial records or two years of accounting experience.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide
the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be
After employment, auditors are required to receive the training necessary to earn the professional designation of Certified Revenue Examiner (CRE) and must maintain this certification through annual training. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record in order to drive City and/or County vehicles.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties require travel within the City and/or County and occasional trips outside of the City/County and State of Alabama. At times, work in difficult environments and/or adversarial situations. Field audits may be conducted in a wide variety of work environments ranging from a standard work office to outdoor work sites.