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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Revenue Auditor 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Revenue Auditor 2

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Revenue Auditor 2

Salary

$49,899.20 - $75,649.60 Annually

Location

Cedar Rapids - 52401 - Linn County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

625 Iowa Department of Revenue

Job Number

21-00911

Closing

10/25/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Robyn Renz at robyn.renz@iowa.gov

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Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

Thank you for considering a career with the Iowa Department of Revenue. The Department has the opportunity to interact with nearly every Iowan at some point during his or her lifetime. To do our job, we must effectively communicate and focus on our customers.

Our strength is driven by the skills, talents, and diversity of our people. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization. If you’re looking for a career with an organization that values its employees and customers, you’ve come to the right place.

Employer Highlights

The Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) is a well-respected employer. We are focused on providing excellent customer service, while offering a team atmosphere, work-life balance, room to grow, free parking, and casual attire. We offer a great total compensation package for all of our full time employees, including:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)

  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC)

  • Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Vacation Leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)

Position Definition

Conduct complex tax audits statewide, which includes limited travel to taxpayer locations and adapting to various office, building, and work environments, analyzing and interpreting a variety of business financial records and statements in multiple tax types. This includes having the knowledge and skill to determine taxability by researching and applying the correct tax statutes, administrative rules, departmental policies and procedures to determine the correct Iowa tax and compliance with Iowa reporting requirements. Outside of the audit work function, this position serves two other functions including an administrative as well as a customer service function.

Position Functions

Audit Work:

  • Conduct audits of individuals and companies of all sizes and structures including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations

  • Research and apply the correct tax statutes, administrative rules, departmental policies, and procedures for the following taxes: retail sales tax, consumer use tax, retailers use tax, withholding tax, income tax, vehicle use tax, motor vehicle fuel / special fuel taxes, cigarette and tobacco taxes, and local option sales taxes

  • Utilize internal systems to navigate and identify tax issues, ensuring proper calculations of correct tax, penalty and interest

  • Travel to audit locations / sites for interviews as well as to observe business operations and accounting procedures

  • Provide relevant and fact-based notes regarding audit actions taken and any taxpayer interaction

  • Defend audit findings at hearings and serve as a witness at formal proceedings

  • Generate leads if they present themselves during field audit work

Administrative:

  • Participate in regular team or individual meetings and developmental trainings

  • Complete daily time tracking duties

  • Complete and manage Bi-Weekly timesheets, attendance, and leave requests

  • Escalate and inform Auditor 3, program manager or supervisor of potential challenges with work processes, systems and cases

  • Prepare month end reports, expense claims, and other required reports

Customer Service:

  • Provide clear and consistent communication with taxpayers and their representatives via telephone, email, and standard mail

  • Fully explain audit work papers, audit results, basis for audit findings, and give compliance recommendations. Fully explain taxpayer rights and appeal procedures

Must pass a criminal background check, FBI fingerprinting, and be in compliance with Iowa tax filing requirements.

Must have a valid Driver's License and provide own transportation to audit sites.

Selectives

002 Accounting

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in accounting or the accounting field. Accounting is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities which includes individuals and businesses.

AND

018 Auditing

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in the official examination of and verification of financial accounts and records.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of twelve semester hours in accounting, and eighteen months of full-time professional accounting or financial auditing experience.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in accounting and one year of full-time professional accounting or financial auditing experience.

  • Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of twelve semester hours in accounting.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in accounting.

  • Number 1 or 3 above, where each year of full-time work experience in public or private sector accounting, auditing, budgeting, assessment, computation, or collection of taxes, or closely-related financial functions may substitute for thirty semester hours of the required education.

  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work as an Accountant/Auditor 1.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

Travel may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

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Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in accounting or the accounting field? Accounting is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities which includes individuals and businesses.

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Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in the official examination of and verification of financial accounts and records?

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State of Iowa

Agency

625 Iowa Department of Revenue

Address

Hoover State Office Building, 4th Floor1305 E Walnut StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://tax.iowa.gov/

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