Senior Revenue Auditor

Recruitment #18-CO0101-01

Nature of Work

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).

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Special Requirements

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.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) current vacancy and any vacancies that may occur from the date of the established list of eligible candidates. The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Tax & Audit Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on their online applications. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate referral, an assessment will be administered and used to rank the qualified applicants on the eligible register. Tied scores will not be broken. If the number of qualified applicants is equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, qualified candidates will be certified as equally qualified.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

This position is open only to Montgomery County Tax & Audit Department employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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