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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Field Auditor - Misclassification in Des Moines, Iowa

Field Auditor - Misclassification

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Field Auditor - Misclassification

Salary

$47,736.00 - $72,508.80 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

309 Iowa Workforce Development

Job Number

21-00916

Closing

10/25/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Barb Corson; barbara.corson@iwd.iowa.gov

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AUDITS Performs tax audits of accounting records of business organizations, individuals, and partnerships by examining financial statements, balance sheets, sales and statistical reports, etc. Evaluates and determines consistency of accounting and records-keeping procedures in relation to Iowa tax liabilities. Audits may be performed when there is an omission of wage records, fraudulent or incorrect reporting, determination of liability, questionable employer-employee relationship, independent contractor status, missing wages investigation, cross match with federal unemployment tax returns, or mandated Federal requirements.

DETERMINATION OF LIABILITY Investigates business establishments through field investigations, in order to determine legal status of employers in regard to their liability for state taxes. Must determine if employer is a profit-making organization or non-profit organization, i.e., sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, political subdivision, agricultural, domestic, construction, etc. After determination of their obligation under the law, must determine how rate is computed and the proper manner in which to file reports and pay taxes.

PUBLIC RELATIONS Interprets Iowa Employment Security Laws as a representative of the department for accountants, CPA's, attorneys, political subdivisions and employers in the area. Speaks to organizations explaining and discussing laws administered by Iowa Workforce Development. Answers inquiries concerning benefit payments, chargebacks, transfer of charges, reimbursable accounts, new tax liability provisions, etc. Conducts and assists other investigators for potential fraud, misreporting and/or employer contribution errors to obtain underpayment and determination if fraud or misreporting has occurred. Reviews findings of Quality Control for assigned area and prepares records and reports to update and/or change agency records.

ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Investigates employers who are delinquent in filing their wage reports and/or paying their contributions. This can involve entering into payment agreements on behalf of the agency for delinquent contributions, filing liens, serving jeopardy assessments, distress warrants and/or investigating assets to be secured or securing total payment. Must review the status of the employer and account prior to contact relative to bankruptcy, successorship, business closing, etc. to determine correct procedures in accordance with agency policy and Iowa Employment Security Law.

WAGE INVESTIGATIONS Investigates employers for incorrect or omitted wage credits. Interrogation of employers and employees may be necessary in order to make a legal determination as to the status of the employing unit (employer/employee relationship). Secures all necessary wage information so the claimant will have the correct wage credit available for benefit pay

APPEAL HEARINGS Appears as a representative for the Iowa Workforce Development to verify legal points of the law and/ or supply facts relating to liability determinations, rate computations, and other issues that are being appealed by the employer. In the absence of the Unemployment Insurance Legal Counsel, will cross examine witnesses to clarify the position of Iowa Workforce Development. May testify at administrative district court and grand jury hearings to present facts and evidence concerning agency employer investigations.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of twelve semester or equivalent hours in accounting, business administration or finance, and eighteen months of full-time professional auditing or accounting experience;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of work experience in auditing or accounting work involving the preparation or analysis of financial statements for every thirty semester hours of the required education to a maximum of four years;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Accountant/Auditor 1.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of twelve semester or equivalent hours in accounting, business administration or finance? IF YES - How many months do you have of full-time professional auditing or accounting experience?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of twelve semester or equivalent hours in accounting, business administration or finance

  • Less than 18 months of experience in the identified areas

  • 18 months or more of experience in the identified areas

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How many years do you have of a combination of post high school education AND/OR years of full-time professional auditing or accounting experience? 30 semester hours equals one year of experience.

  • I don;t have any of the education and/or experience

  • Less than one year of the combined education and/or experience

  • One year to less than three years of the education and/or experience

  • Three years to less than five-and-a-half years of the education and/or experience

  • Five-and-a-half years or more of the education and/or experience

05

Are you a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)? IF YES - How many months of experience do you have as an Accountant/Auditor 1 for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee

  • Less than 12 months of experience as an Accountant/Auditor 1 for the State of Iowa

  • 12 months or more of experience as an Accountant/Auditor 1 for the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa

Agency

309 Iowa Workforce Development

Address

1000 E Grand AveDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/

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