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TAX AUDITOR

The Tax Auditor is responsible for auditing all state tax records, following up on audit results, assisting in training for specialized tax areas, and

Class Code:

A059C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Gathers information, analyzes and reviews Arkansas tax laws to prepare for audit, and schedules tax audits. Examines and analyzes various financial records to determine if a tax liability, a no-tax due, or a refund situation exists. Prepares audit reports based on audit findings, inputs audit information into personal computer, and prepares other reports of penalties or taxes due. Presents audit results to taxpayer or taxpayer representative to explain audit findings, answer questions regarding taxpayers’ legal responsibilities and right to appeal, and obtains signatures. Leads in conducting complex audits including assigning and reviewing work, coordinating travel, compiling composite reports, and conducting exit interviews. Investigates alleged violations of tax laws, obtains evidence of improper adherence to state tax laws, and testifies at hearings or in court regarding audit findings. Assists in training other auditors in specialized tax audits and teaches income tax schools for continuing education credits for tax professionals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of audit standards and procedures. Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing the reporting, payment, and collection of state taxes. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers and/or subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, or policies to specific situations. Ability to analyze financial records and determine the propriety or accuracy of transactions. Ability to document examination findings and prepare reports using a personal computer. Ability to convey and exchange oral and written information of a specialized nature. Ability to attend and testify at hearings. Ability to teach income tax schools for continuing education credit for tax professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, management, general business, or a related area with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of accounting in accordance with ACA 26-17-203. The requirement of twenty-four (24) semester hours can not be substituted. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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