Conducts numerous types of audits, including financial, compliance and investigative reviews for the purpose of verifying accuracy and completeness of tax returns, both for personal property and for gross receipt taxes under the limited supervision of the Assistant Director. Plans and initiates a variety of business audits. Performs interviews or conferences with taxpayers or business representatives to be audited. Conducts audits and performs peer reviews of other audit staffs' work prior to submitting audit reports to management. May testify in court for the county pertaining to business license, personal property, and other miscellaneous tax assessments as necessary. Maintains both case and statistical tracking to report the progress and the revenue results of audits. Oversees the billing process for audits resulting in additional assessments. Assists the discovery staff in resolution of complex problems involving compliance with the tax laws. Performs other research and special projects as assigned.
NOTE: This announcement will be used to fill several positions. The salary offer for these positions will be commensurate with related work experience and not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: 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, four years of professional experience in auditing or accounting.
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, methods, and practices combined with thorough knowledge of management principles, methods and practices. Experience in conducting audits of both large and small businesses; experience in interpreting state and county codes to determine business classifications; experience in conducting peer reviews and actively participating in working group sessions; 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 Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel and Outlook and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision while keeping several activities in progress at one time. Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a credit history check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Certain positions with financial responsibility within this class may be subject to criminal history record checks and/or credit checks as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head. An applicant or employee may be required to submit a request for a criminal history record check and/or credit check to the appropriate agency. Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.
Work is basically sedentary, however, requires some walking, standing, lifting and carrying of items under 5 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview, may include an exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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. EEO/AA/TTY.