Arlington, Virginia
Jun 23, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Job Title: TAX AUDITOR II Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $51,812.80 - $79,164.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Limited Duration Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       The Business Tax Division of the office of Commissioner of Revenue is looking for a Tax Auditor II to coordinate and conduct private sector business license and business tangible property tax audits and investigations. This position will also audit financial reports for the Custodial Tax Program. This will include the meals tax, transient occupancy tax, cigarette tax, and short-term rental tax collected by merchants on behalf of the Commissioner of Revenue which will ensure tax compliance with current County and State statutes.

Specific duties of the position include:
  • Leading and developing tax audit work plans, project timetables, and field investigations;
  • Determining audit objective, scope, strategies, and procedures;
  • Developing and preparing interim and final audit findings reports;
  • Reviewing financial reports from external consultants, banks, accountants, the Internal Revenue Service and corporate attorneys;
  • Interpreting and evaluating internal controls policies and procedures;
  • Preparing responses to audit findings appeals;
  • Serving as technical resource to staff in the resolution of complex inquiries;
  • Assisting in analyzing proposals and recommendations to amendments to the County Board taxation ordinances;
  • Assisting in conducting statistical analysis;
  • Meeting with business representatives to disseminate information concerning the office's tax program and to encourage full, voluntary cooperation; and
  • Performing other related duties as required including training.
The successful candidate will provide excellent taxpayer service in  a challenging and fast-paced work environment by assisting customers in obtaining or renewing business licenses and explaining business tangible or miscellaneous custodial tax rules; consulting with customers, resolving legal and fiscal issues, involving investigation, research, and recommendations; and answering inquiries from customers concerning sensitive issues, County policy, and providing information concerning existing, new or planned programs.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or related field, plus two years of experience conducting financial tax investigation/auditing work in either a private, public or governmental environment.

Technical experience may be in the following areas:
  • Business tax inspection;
  • Tax auditing or assessment or account monitoring and reconciliation.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience with one or more of the following:
  • Experience with federal, state and local business tax regulations;
  • Performing statistical analysis;
  • Working with the legal structure of diverse business entities;
  • Working with federal government contracts;
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite; and/or
  • Financial regulatory compliance (filing company taxes; making decisions based on tax implications of those decisions).
Preference will be given to candidates with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) status.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

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