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Tax Auditor

Salem, OR

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Tax Auditor
Tax Auditor
Tax Auditor
Depends on Qualifications
Salem, OR
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7/25/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
The Oregon Department of Revenue is currently recruiting for a Tax Auditor 1 (Tax Auditor Entry Underfill) to join our Business Division/Corporation Audit unit in Salem.
UNDERFILL OPTION: The goal is to fill these positions at the full level. However, we encourage applicants who meet the under fill qualifications for the 'Tax Auditor Entry' to apply. Employees hired into the 'Tax Auditor Entry' level positions will be re-classified to the Tax Auditor 1 upon passing trial service and meeting the minimum qualifications for that classification.
These are full-time, SEIU represented positions.
What's In It For You:
Benefits to working for the Department of Revenue include a commitment to a work-life balance and:
Working in an open office with a team of talented and highly motivated individuals
Access to training that will help in the current role as well as assisting with career growth
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members, including $5,000 in employee basic life insurance
Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Duties & Responsibilities
What will you be doing:
Ensure taxpayer compliance with federal, state and local laws by (1) responding to written objections concerning return processing adjustments and imposition of interest charges on the underpayment of estimated tax; (2) processing amended returns that will not go through our system; (3) processing federal RAR's and issuing billings or refunds to taxpayers; (4) responding to taxpayer inquiries on matters of law or issues related to their returns; (5) conducting audits of domestic and multi-state (limited) corporations doing business in Oregon and (6) representing the department's position(s) during conferences, hearings and tax court proceedings. The incumbent may also conduct audit projects for other programs administered through this section (such as the Transit Self-Employment Tax Programs, and the Estate Tax Program).
For a full description of the duties and responsibilities please click the link: ****documents/6574.pdf
Working Conditions:
Occasionally deals with hostile and irate taxpayers by telephone or in person. Occasional overnight travel may be required to perform audits or to attend or provide training.
Frequently requires lifting of boxes of tax returns weighing from 30 to 50 pounds (or tax return folders weighing 5 to 10 pounds).
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
The WORK EXPERIENCE sections of your application must clearly show how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position or your application may be rejected. A resume WILL NOT substitute. All answers to the supplemental questions will be verified using the work experience sections of your application to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application.
To qualify as a Tax Auditor 1 ($3831 - $5604 Monthly)
One year of work experience in tax preparation, auditing, tax audit defense, professional accounting, drafting rules or legislation, providing law training, or developing tax forms or instructions. This experience must have been or Oregon income tax, corporate excise tax, another state or city with an income tax structure similar to Oregon, or Federal income tax;
AND one of the following:
A Bachelor's degree with at least 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) in accounting;
OR 24 quarter hours in accounting and two years of work experience doing either compliance work in a tax program or work in professional accounting. The experience must include at least two of the following areas: cash receipts, cash disbursements, cost accounting, journal entries, operation of a general ledger system and subsidiary accounts, posting and closing a full set of books, or preparation of a trial balance.
To qualify as a Tax Auditor Entry ($3051 - $4419 Monthly)
A Bachelor's degree with at least 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) in accounting:
OR 24 quarter hours in accounting and two years of experience doing either compliance work in a tax program or professional accounting. The experience must include full-cycle bookkeeping and at least two of the following areas: cash receipts; cash disbursements; cost accounting; journal entries; operation of a general ledger system and subsidiary accounts; posting and closing a full set of books; or preparation of a trial balance.
For both the Tax Auditor 1 level and the Tax Auditor Entry level, official or unofficial transcripts must be attached to your application for all required and/or related courses. Transcripts must clearly show 1) the name of the applicant; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received and; 4) the required courses completed with a passing grade.
These positions require a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Applicants will also be subject to a criminal history check which may include fingerprinting and a DMV check. Circumstances of any arrest, failure to appear and/or criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine whether an applicant is accepted for employment.
Requested/Required Skills that will be assessed using the Supplemental Questions, Interview Process, and References:
Proven ability to follow through and bring audits or projects to a timely, satisfactory completion; including the ability to manage audits at different stages of the audit within a prescribed timeline.
Proven ability to exhibit sound judgment and decision making when there are variables (i.e. interpreting laws/regulations).
Proven ability to speak and write professionally in a well-organized, straight forward and concise manner to taxpayers and tax professionals.
Proven ability to work cohesively within a team.
Highly competent computer and key-boarding skills.
Knowledge of tax rules and regulations.
A high degree of social skills allowing the auditor to interact effectively with taxpayers, tax professionals, and internal customers
Proven ability to work independently displaying a high degree of integrity.
The training for this position is classroom and on the job training environment. The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:
Good time management skills and the ability to schedule time effectively and complete assignments on time.
Be self-motivated and self-disciplined and keep track of deadlines.
Good reading and comprehension skills with the ability to follow instructions both written and verbal.
Additional Information
TO APPLY, follow the Apply link above to complete the application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted on this announcement.
This announcement has supplemental information required for submission. Please see the Supplemental Questions section of this announcement. Only complete applications will be considered.
Email Address:
You must have a valid email address to apply for jobs with the State of Oregon. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by email.
If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant Help & Support web page and scroll to the Getting Started section. Find the I don't have an email address. What can I do question to view information on where you can get a free email account. The state of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.
Conditions of Employment:
To work for the Department of Revenue you must comply with all income tax laws. This means that the department will check to see if you have filed Oregon income tax returns and made arrangements to pay any outstanding liabilities before offering you a position.
Applicants will also be subject to a criminal history check which may include fingerprinting. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine whether an applicant is accepted for employment.
Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website
****or you may ****.
Protect Your Confidential Information:
To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all documents before attaching them to your application.
Contact Information:
Do you have questions about the recruitment & selection process (i.e, supplemental questions, duties & responsibilities. etc.)? Please contact Heather Parker, Recruitment Analyst, at **** or 503-947-2507.
Job Reference Number: DOR18-0081
If you have a disability or otherwise require an application in an alternate format in order to complete the process, you may contact us at:
Oregon Department of Revenue
Human Resources Rm. 135
Salem, OR 97301
The Oregon Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
Core benefits
Medical, vision and dental insurance
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
$5,000 in employee basic life insurance
Retirement benefits
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs
**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
Ten paid holidays a year
The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.
Optional benefits
Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Flexible spending accounts
Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.
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