Revenue Analyst III

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$49,101.00 - $80,707.64 Annually
Posted
Sep 19, 2019
Closes
Oct 04, 2019
Ref
2020-00103
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Revenue Analyst III

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for Revenue Analyst III position.

An Overview
The City of Alexandria's Finance Department is looking for an experienced, diligent, and collaborative Revenue Analyst III to join our team. As a member of the Revenue Division's Business Tax Team, the Revenue Analyst III performs complex tax assessments and analysis. The Business Tax Team assesses all business tax liabilities in the City, issues business licenses, and participates in the administration of many other tax types. In addition to working independently to administer taxes and issue licenses, this position will collaborate with other members of the Business Tax Team to double check and ensure the accuracy of the Team's overall work product. The Revenue Analyst III performs their work under the general supervision of the Business Tax Manager. A significant aspect of this work involves use of the City's business tax system, RevenueOne, and effective use of Microsoft Excel.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate is a financially-minded and detail-oriented professional with strong communication skills who can manage a high volume of data and multi-task effectively. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
  • Knowledge of Virginia State law and City ordinances concerning local taxes;
  • Knowledge of Virginia State Tax Commissioner Public Decisions;
  • Skill utilizing an accounts receivable system in a large organization;
  • Skill conducting substantive research;
  • Skill providing high quality customer service and client relations;
  • Ability to analyze and audit financial tax records;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Facilitates the administration of the City's various business taxes (e.g. Business Licenses; Meals, Utility, Admission, and Lodging taxes) through a combination of US mail, email, phone, and in-person communications;
  • Resolves disputes regarding the licensing of businesses and the assessment and billing of business tangible personal property;
  • Participates in the research and the final resolution of business tax appeals;
  • Corrects/adjusts tax assessments, tax bills, and supplements, and adds penalties and interest for late filing;
  • Determines the correct classification of businesses based upon City and State Codes;
  • Researches State and Federal tax records, State and local laws/ordinances, and administrative procedures to properly assess tax liability for businesses;
  • Provide guidance to business owners as to the process of assessment of business taxes and or the necessary steps to secure a business license, both in person, via email, and over the phone;
  • Performs related work as required.

About The Department
The City of Alexandria's Finance Department is a fast-paced, diverse, and customer service focused operation that serves both members of the public and the other departments of the City itself. The Finance Department has seven divisions and in fiscal year 2020 is operating with a total budget of $13.9 million and 108.25 FTE positions. The main responsibilities of the Finance divisions are as follows:
  • The Revenue Division assesses personal property (car tax), meal sales, transient lodging and other taxes, as well as issuing business and professional licenses;
  • The Treasury Division bills, collects, invests, and manages all City monies;
  • The Real Estate Assessments Division appraises each parcel of real estate in the City, the value of which is used to bill for the real estate tax;
  • The Purchasing Division is responsible for centralized City procurement;
  • The Accounting Division maintains records on the financial operations of the City and prepares the City's monthly and annual financial reports;
  • The Pension Division manages pension plans for City employees; and
  • The Administration Division provides executive-level strategy and direction via the Director and Deputy Director and also administers the department's budget, human resources, and performance management. This division also provides risk management services for the City and manages the City's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Munis.


Minimum & Additional Requirements

Two-Year College Degree with coursework including math, accounting, law, business, and English; at least three years' experience as a Revenue Analyst II with extensive experience in the collection of taxes or bills as well as providing direct service to the public; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; customer service experience; experience performing financial analysis; experience using Microsoft Excel (e.g. SUM functions, tables); knowledge of local tax administration in the State of Virginia.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background.

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