Position located in the Personal Property Division. Conducts complex audits to include administrative tax appeals of Business, Professional and Occupational license tax (BPOL) and business tangible personal property tax (BPP) returns. Designs and implements team audits, provides technical guidance to other staff regarding the research of taxpayer records and state/county laws, regulations, and case histories. Conducts sensitive interviews/field investigations to gather pertinent information and records/documentation. Assists in establishing criteria for the selection of returns or businesses for audit and in the development of Division wide audit practices and procedures. Conducts in-depth and detailed research projects to determine the impact of pending state and federal legislation in the area of specialty. Researches and interprets drafts technical bulletins, Internal Memorandums and state rulings. May appear in court as an expert witness. Contacts businesses and their representatives to advise them of and to schedule audits, obtain accounting records and other financial information, and to discuss audit findings, which may include additional taxes, penalties, and interest. Assists the discovery and compliance staff in the resolution of complex tax matters related to compliance with the tax laws. Performs other research and special projects as assigned. Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field, with major course work in accounting, auditing, or finance; Plus, three years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, methods, and practices combined with thorough knowledge of management principles, methods and practices;
- Experience working for a local or federal government in tax, auditing, accounting or finance;
- Experience in conducting audits of both large and small businesses;
- Experience in financial statement auditing or accounting;
- Experience in preparing or auditing business income tax or gross receipts tax;
- Experience in interpreting state and county codes to determine proper tax implications;
- Experience in conducting peer reviews and actively participating in working group sessions;
- Experience handling various time-sensitive audit projects and completing them in a timely manner;
- Strong research, writing, and presentation skills;
- Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate accounting data and complex tax issues in order to make findings and/or recommendations, then communicating them clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
- Experience with basic Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel and Outlook and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision;
- CPA ( Certified Public Accountant).
Position is basically sedentary, but requires some walking, standing & carrying items up to 40 lbs. in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others
) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov