The fundamental reason this classification exists is to examine the more complex cases. The Senior Revenue 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. 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 complex field audits. Auditors employed by the Montgomery County Commission predominantly conduct audits for all county taxes administered by Montgomery County Tax and Audit. 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. The difference in the Senior Revenue Auditor and the Revenue Auditor is that the senior position will be assigned the most complex cases. Additionally, the Senior Auditor will train new auditors and assist out in the field with moderately complex cases assigned to the Revenue Auditor. The Senior Revenue Auditor reports to the License and Revenue Supervisor (city) or Assistant Revenue Manager (county).
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field and two years of revenue auditing experience. Must have earned the designation of Certified Revenue Examiner (CRE) and must maintain this certification.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties require travel within the City and/or County and periodic 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.