Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the property tax accounting activities of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office, and to do other work as required.
This position is a single class position and oversees the property tax operations of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office. This class is responsible for supervising and coordinating the work of professional, supervisory and accounting clerical staff. The Tax Manager is distinguished from the Accounting Manager in that the latter has responsibility for managing multiple divisions in the department, whereas the former oversees the operations of the Property Tax Division in the department.
Performs complex accounting studies including the determination of Countywide tax rates, the distribution of tax increments to entities, and the calculation and distribution of property tax fees Performs and reviews reconciliations to the property tax accounting system Analyzes legislative changes and develops systems and procedures to implement changes as appropriate Troubleshoots automated tax accounting system problems, diagnoses system errors and coordinates with the vendor and Information Services staff to resolve problems Plans, organizes, and coordinates the special accounting operations in the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office involving tax accounting Provides technical assistance to departmental staff and to staff in other departments and special districts Researches special accounting or tax code problems and conducts highly complex studies Supervises, trains and evaluates the work of subordinate supervisory and professional staff Establishes priorities Assures that reports prepared by staff are accurate, adhere to acceptable accounting standards, are prepared within established timelines, and conform to applicable laws, rules and regulations Analyzes and solves difficult administrative and accounting problems Ensures efficient work flow between other units and offices and implements necessary changes to maintain and improve services Acts as liaison with outside tax vendor and Information Services staff regarding modifications and enhancements to the automated tax reporting system.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in accounting, business administration or a related field (including 9 semester units in accounting) AND four years of increasingly responsible accounting experience in property tax accounting or auditing work, preferably in a governmental or public agency, including one year of supervisory experience.
Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in accounting, business administration or a related field (including 9 semester units in accounting) AND six years of increasingly responsible accounting experience in property tax accounting or auditing work, preferably in a governmental or public agency, including one year of supervisory experience.
License Requirement: Possession of a valid California C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
Background Investigation: Must pass a background investigation, which includes fingerprints.
Bargaining Unit: 11
EOC Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 80
Worker’s Comp Code: 0053