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Job Title: PS: Auditor/Examiner (AL)
Job Code: 41405
Last Update: 9/1/2010
Salary Plan: Statewide Salary Plan (SWD)


Job Description, Responsibilities, Standards, and Qualifications

Job Description:

Leads, plans and/or conducts the financial or tax audits of assigned organizations or programs, and determines scope of investigation required. Auditors at this level generally work in one or more specialized areas of knowledge and conduct non-standard audits, complex or detailed audits, or special investigations. May serve as lead worker and/or supervise lower level staff.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision
1. Researches and reviews current history and prior audits to meet specific needs.
2. Determines and reviews applicable statutory laws, regulations, and legal aspects necessary for the audit.
3. Compiles and analyzes information gathered to determine appropriate audit parameters.
4. Establishes and adapts audit procedures based on current needs and according to established rules and regulations.
Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas
1. Conducts opening and closing conferences utilizing all pre-audit information gathered through research activities when scheduled.
2. Analyzes and evaluates taxpayer accounting systems to ensure reliability of records.
3. Reviews and analyzes taxpayer books and records according to appropriate tax laws and regulations.
4. Records and documents audit exceptions.
5. Prepares preliminary reports of audit results and revises as necessary.
6. Develops and submits audit leads for other possible taxpayer audits.
Acts as liaison for the Department by communicating effectively with financial institutions and other agencies
1. Organizes results and prepares audit reports in accordance with Departmental and Divisional standards.
2. Analyzes taxpayer protests and prepares rebuttals.
3. Amends reports in accordance with legal and administrative policies.
4. Consults with supervisor and Division Director on audits subject to litigation. Gives depositions related to court cases or administrative procedure hearings.
Audits financial records of employers to evaluate reporting and payment of state sales and business taxes, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Compensation, and other tax-related obligations
1. Plans, organizes, and prioritizes assigned workloads on a regular basis.
2. Oversees team efforts to satisfactory conclusions based on established guidelines.
3. Instructs, directs, observes, and evaluates the work of subordinate Tax Specialists during on-the-job training periods.
4. Provides supervisor with periodic progress reports on subordinate Tax Specialists for evaluation.
Completes selected portions of audits as part of an audit team, or may complete less complex audits independently
1. Listens and interacts with taxpayers, treating them with respect, courtesy, and tact.
2. Communicates with taxpayers to obtain all required information necessary to conduct audits; tactfully explains why information is needed and answers taxpayer's questions, promoting future voluntary compliance.
3. Responds to taxpayers in a timely manner, explaining any delays or status changes.
4. Provides clear, accurate information; explains procedures or materials or provides supplemental information; anticipates problems or questions.
Examines financial and other documents for compliance with accepted accounting methods, policies, procedures, and laws
1. Identifies individual training and development needs, and seeks training in these areas when possible.
2. Plans, presents, and participates in tax information conferences, seminars, and classes when available.
3. Develops and presents classroom and/or on-the-job training.
4. Maintains applicable knowledge of policies, procedures, tax laws, and generally accepted principles and auditing standards.
5. Receives cross training in other areas of tax specification.
Inspects account books and accounting or financial computer systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions
1. Prepares itineraries and makes travel preparations and reservations accurately and within established time frames.
2. Prepares and submits audit and activity reports, along with travel expense statements as necessary.
3. Completes and maintains all required forms and audit schedules in accordance with Quantity Evaluation Measures.
4. Prepares and maintains current manuals, publications and activity reports according to established guidelines.
Leads or conducts auditing of establishments, and determines scope of investigation required
May develop or maintain departmental audit standards or procedures, or review the work of outside auditors to ensure quality control
May supervise lower level and/or support staff
Prepares, analyzes, and verifies annual reports, financial statements, and other records, using accepted accounting and statistical procedures to assess financial condition and facilitate financial planning
Researches data, prepares/submits final audit reports, issues assessments, responds to protests, and resolves related issues

Sample Technical Competencies:

Knowledge of basic auditing and examination procedures related to area of assignment.
Ability to make accurate calculations.
Knowledge of technical report writing.
Ability to prepare clear and accurate reports.
Knowledge of computer systems, information technology and software used in accounting and auditing.
Ability to analyze and interpret tax, financial, credit and loan data, and technical
Ability to plan work of subordinates.

Entry Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in business administration or a related field AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level or equivalent position OR Five years of experience in a related area OR Masters degree in business administration or a related field AND One year of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Accounting degree

Career Development Levels:

FIP033 - PS: Auditor/Examiner (SP)
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