REVENUE TAX AUDITOR SPECIALIST
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus four years of professional level experience in tax accounting or tax auditing.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Professional level experience in accounting or auditing may be substituted for the three years of required tax accounting or tax auditing experience on the basis of three years of professional level accounting or auditing experience for one year of the required tax accounting or tax auditing experience.

Graduate training in accounting may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Possession of designation as a Certified Public Accountant Inactive will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of required experience.

Possession of a current license to practice law in Louisiana may be substituted for two years of required experience.

There is no substitution for one year of the required tax accounting or tax auditing experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

NOTE:
This position requires travel on a regular basis to audit locations or attend meetings, conferences, training classes, or other work locations throughout the United States.

Minimum qualification requirements listed above must be reflected in the appropriate section(s) of your application. Incomplete applications may result in your application not being considered for this position. This position is located in the Field Audit Services division of the Department of Revenue.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position online. Those wishing to submit a paper application may mail their application to the Louisiana Department of Revenue (see mailing address below). Please be sure to print and answer any supplemental questions associated with the posting and submit along with your paper application. Paper applications may be downloaded from the Civil Service website . Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings. Application Status Message What it Means Application received Your application has been submitted successfully. Checking for required test score We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test. Evaluating experience Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Eligible for consideration You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position. Referred to hiring manager for review Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview. Position filled Someone has been selected for the position. Position cancelled The agency has decided not to fill the position.

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. For further information about this vacancy contact: Kim Price LA Department of Revenue Human Resources Division Post Office Box 66378 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6378 Kim.Price@la.gov

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To review field audit reports from various regional offices to ensure proper and consistent application of tax laws, and legally assess the amount determined to be due,

OR

To serve as a computer audit specialist,

OR

To serve as technical specialist in the Audit Selection and Discovery unit.

Level of Work:
Advanced.

Supervision Received:
General from Revenue Tax Auditor Manager or higher-level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
Department of Revenue.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Revenue Tax Auditor 3 by the presence of responsibility for either: reviewing field audit reports from various regional offices; or, serving as computer audit specialist; or, serving as technical specialist in the Audit Selection and Discovery unit.

Differs from Revenue Tax Auditor Supervisor by the absence of responsibility for direct supervision of Revenue Tax Auditors.

Examples of Work:
Reviews completed audits by examining submitted reports and supporting documents in an assigned tax program such as excise, sales, income, or severance taxes.

Confers with Revenue Tax Auditors, supervisors, taxpayers, attorneys, and CPAs to provide information and resolve problems.

Issues formal tax assessments and coordinates sampling programs, computer applications, and innovative computerized audit programs for field staff.
Assists in the selection of assignments and in the technical development, direction, and coordination of tax audits conducted by the Field Audit Services Division, establishing goals and priorities to achieve audit program objectives.

Trains and counsels Revenue Tax Auditors in tax law, audit principles and techniques, and use of computer software and hardware; provides guidance in problem areas.

Assists in the development of tax advisory memoranda, opinions, and audit manuals.

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