As an Audit Manager you will be responsible for managing a team in the Transaction Privilege and Use Tax Field Unit and supporting the strategic initiatives of the agency and the Education and Compliance Division. You will participate as part of the management team of the Audit District. This role is responsible for staff development, creating, composing, and implementing training requirements; aid in the development and enforcement of audit procedures and policies of highly technical issues. Develop, implement and communicate performance reviews, standards and procedures in an ethical manner. Ensure all team work activities and products are completed in a timely, accurate and professional manner for attainment of section's goals and objectives; for providing direction to maximize employee productivity, attendance at administrative tax hearings to testify in defense of the agency's position.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Perform general supervision of approximately 8-10 auditors by means of communicating, correspondence and review of performance, in both a virtual and in office environment. Hire, train and develop new employees. Identify and discuss long range plans and career paths with existing staff. Responsible for unit goals and objectives through project development and/or modification. Review, develop and monitor audit select criteria to ensure proper ROI.
-Review and approve audits, assessments and refunds. Ensure employee adherence to prescribed policies and procedures. Offer technical expertise, make comments, recommendations and suggest new alternatives to improve existing processes. Responsible for monthly employee production, time and summary reports, correcting any errors on any report and working with the team to avoid inaccuracies in the future.
-Communicate with taxpayers, attorneys, auditors and management in reference to tax liabilities, interpretation of tax statutes, rules and regulations. Conduct and attend required meetings. Assist in areas of expertise. Troubleshooting tax reporting inaccuracies, refunds, audit procedures, interpreting state statutes, city code and court decisions, and confidentiality requirements.
-Confer with upper management and staff on audit and personnel problems. Write correspondence, memoranda and miscellaneous technical material.
-Support the implementation and practice of the Arizona Management System (AMS) and the improvement of processes, the creation of standard work, and highly proficient in problem solving, thereby, improving the taxpayer experience and outcomes of the audit results. Attending and presenting at staff meetings and contributing expertise and knowledge of issues at hand to grow staff and improve workflow and produce target outcomes.
-Managerial practices and supervisor techniques
-Federal, state and city laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to Transaction Privilege and Use Tax
-Computerized products used in auditing and accounting systems and processes
-Policies and procedures established for the work system
-Various PC software packages including spreadsheets / word processing
-Work management and leadership
-Comprehensive and extensive knowledge of audit and administration with special reference to planning, organizing and directing a comprehensive field audit and audit select programs including personnel, budgetary, travel and planning; excellent knowledge of supervision
-Work management and leadership techniques
-Auditing and accounting methods and techniques
-Applying and interpreting state laws as they pertain to Transaction, Privilege and Use Taxes
-Research and interpretation of case law
-Computerized products in accomplishing audits
-Applying and interpreting policies and procedures established for the work system
-Oral and written communication
-Interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution
-Research, analyze, interpret and solve complex legal audit issues
-Understand complex accounting and reporting requirements
-Develop and implement highly complex and large scale audits and administrative procedures and operations and to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness
-Exercise effective administrative and technical supervision of professional staff
-Analytical ability, judgment, ability to initiate and maintain important professional relationships
-Work well with others and achieve results in a collaborative environment
-Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
-Travel is rare, however this position may require you to travel in and out of state up to two weeks in duration
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
-Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or Business Administration from an accredited college or university preferred, or equivalent accounting or professional tax accounting work, and approximately 1-2 years of managerial or supervisory experience
The final candidate will be required to abide by the the following pre-employment checks:
-Employment Verification and Reference Checks
-State and Federal Criminal Background Check, including fingerprinting
-Arizona Tax Filing Records Check
-If applicable, ASEDRA Authorized Driver Identification Check
The State of Arizona provides a world class comprehensive benefits package including:
-Paid time off for holidays, sick days, annual leave, military leave, bereavement leave, and civic duty leave
-A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability options.
-Higher education discounts for State employees and tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per fiscal year, available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.
-Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as the Infant at Work Program, State Wellness Program, Public Transit Discounts, Alternate Work Schedules, and Telework opportunities.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Top ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) provides 100% employer matched contributions (enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of State employment). ASRS provides a lifelong benefit based on years of service earned, or worked, and your ending salary. Learn more about ASRS at: https://www.azasrs.gov/content/new-and-prospective-members.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
If you have any questions, please contact the ADOR Human Resources office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 602-716-6950 for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.