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Arlington County, Virginia
$63,939.20 - $97,614.40 Annually
Apr 28, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Position Information
The Commissioner of Revenue is seeking a Tax Auditor III to coordinate and conduct business tax audits in its Business Tax Division. This senior position will perform complex financial audit investigations regarding business license, business tangible property, and miscellaneous taxes (bank franchise, transient occupancy, cigarette, short-term rental, and meals tax) to ensure compliance with current state statutes and county ordinances, and research Virginia and County code, case law and Tax Commissioner rulings and opinions.

Specific duties include:
  • Conducting financial tax audit investigations;
  • Developing tax audit work plans and project timetables;
  • Assisting in conducting statistical analysis to identify potential audits;
  • Determining audit objective, scope, strategies, and procedures;
  • Developing verbal and written responses regarding audit findings and appeals, and interim and final reports;
  • Reviewing financial records from multiple entities;
  • Interpreting and evaluating State and County Code and guidelines for purposes of local tax assessment;
  • Assisting in analyzing proposals and recommendations to amendments to the County Board taxation ordinances;
  • Resolving conflicts with reporting, assessments and appeals while maintaining confidentiality of taxpayer information;
  • Collaborating with multiple entities to ensure tax compliance and assist with business tax matters;
  • Providing guidance to staff in the resolution of complex cases and reviewing peer work; and
  • Training staff on laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have worked effectively with minimum supervision while managing multiple assignments simultaneously.

Selection Criteria
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; plus
  • Three (3) years' progressively responsible professional tax audit/investigation experience in either a private, public, or governmental environment.
Substitution: Progressively responsible tax investigation/auditing experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the educational requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Experience with business license, business tangible property and custodial taxes;
  • Conducting financial tax audit investigations;
  • Experience with federal, state and local business tax regulations;
  • Certified Public Accountant;
  • Working with the legal structure of diverse business entities and federal government contracts; and/or
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite.

Special Requirements
Please provide a cover letter or use the space in the supplemental questionnaire to highlight the experience you feel qualifies you for this position and describe your most significant experience and accomplishments in the following:
  • Coordinating and conducting financial tax audit investigations (indicate your role and years/months of experience);
  • Preparing and presenting interim and final audit finding reports; and
  • Conducting and presenting research and analysis.

The Commissioner of Revenue is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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