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Tax Auditor
Agency: Department of Finance & Administration
Office: DFA / Office of Field Audit
Section: EGS / Southland Greyhound Park
Date Posted: 02/15/2018
Posting Expires: 03/01/2018
Summary
The Tax Auditor is responsible for auditing all state tax records, following up on audit results, assisting in training for specialized tax areas, and acting as a lead auditor for complex audit situations. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Arkansas tax regulations, and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Gathers information, analyzes and reviews Arkansas tax laws to prepare for audit, and schedules tax audits. Examines and analyzes various financial records to determine if a tax liability, a no-tax due, or a refund situation exists. Prepares audit reports based on audit findings, inputs audit information into personal computer, and prepares other reports of penalties or taxes due. Presents audit results to taxpayer or taxpayer representative to explain audit findings, answer questions regarding taxpayers' legal responsibilities and right to appeal, and obtains signatures. Leads in conducting complex audits including assigning and reviewing work, coordinating travel, compiling composite reports, and conducting exit interviews. Investigates alleged violations of tax laws, obtains evidence of improper adherence to state tax laws, and testifies at hearings or in court regarding audit findings. Assists in training other auditors in specialized tax audits and teaches income tax schools for continuing education credits for tax professionals. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of audit standards and procedures. Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing the reporting, payment, and collectionof state taxes. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workersand/or subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, or policies to specific situations. Ability to analyze financial records and determine the propriety or accuracy of transactions. Ability to document examination findings and prepare reports using a personal computer. Ability to convey and exchange oral and written information of a specialized nature. Ability to attend and testify at hearings. Ability to teach income tax schools for continuing education credit for tax professionals.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, management, general business, or a related area with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of accounting in accordance with ACA 26-17-203.
Preferred Qualifications
Apply accounting principles and state tax laws in auditing of privilege fee returns as well as reconciliation of numerous daily, weekly, and monthly gross and net wagering reports generated by the computerized central reporting system. Hands on work with gaming machines and testing equipment. Prepare work papers an audit reports.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driverís license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel. Use personal car for traveling when required. Some overnight travel.

ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.

Veteran Preference: A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official, at time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

DFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.


A criminal background check is required for all DFA positions; an FBI background check may be required.
Job Details
Position No.: 2213-8214
Class Code: A059C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: West Memphis
Job County/Region: Crittenden
Contact Information
Contact name: DFA HR Office
Phone: (501) 371-6037
Email: andrew.clayton@dfa.arkansas.gov
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