Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.
**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**
Nature of Work
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. 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 considered.
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.
Kind of Examination
Applications are being accepted to fill vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Finance Department and Montgomery County Finance Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire 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 more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be administered to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.
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 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.
BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.
DRUG TEST: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).
BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.
I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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