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AUDITOR 3 - (Eligible for Remote Work)

  • 507798
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 20 2022 at 23:55 MST


Funding Arizona's future through excellence in innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement.

The Arizona Department of Revenue is consistently striving towards recruiting individuals who are committed to providing quality services to citizens of Arizona and are passionate about creating solutions to the ever-evolving decisions faced within the state government.

We offer full-time employees a multitude of statewide benefit options http://www.google.com including 10 paid holidays per year, as well as Revenue specific benefits such as Teleworking opportunity.

Join the Arizona Department of Revenue as your next career advancement and help to make the Grand Canyon state even better by exemplifying our mission "Serving Taxpayers".


Job Location:

Address:  1600 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 05/20/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Revenue is seeking an ambitious auditor with strong data analytical abilities, effective verbal and written communication skills, and an understanding of governmental auditing standards.

The new team member will perform field audits of the financial records on intra- and interstate businesses of average to considerable complexity; determines tax liabilities involving one or several of the state’s taxes.

Prepare documents and recommendations for the final audit memorandum; may serve as lead for the most complex of businesses and reviews refund requests.

This position may require in and out of state travel up to three weeks in duration. Review and research various city issues from simple to average complexity and may be required to provide training.

Job Duties:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Under general supervision, conduct audits of Arizona Transaction Privilege and Use Tax based on information requested through correspondence with taxpayers and/or changes in calculation resulting from additional information.
  • Inspects and examines returns, makes determinations and recommends returns for audits. Reviews refund requests for validity. Requires in and out of state travel up to three weeks duration per trip.
  • Examines financial records of a business subject to taxation; accounts for all factors affecting taxation of various kinds. Prepares work papers for possible refunds/additional tax, correspondence and weekly reports.
  • Attends staff meeting of work unit or section, under direction of work supervisor, gives and receives information helpful in work unit or work system operation.
  • Confers with other practitioners and technical experts in order to broaden knowledge, acquire specific information or obtain advice or consultation.
  • Research and analyze information from multiple sources to determine resolution. Aid taxpayers and Cities personnel with various tax issues. Aid taxpayers with voluntary compliance.

Other duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of auditing and accounting; federal/state laws, city code, rules and regulations pertaining to taxation.
  • Computerized products used in accounting systems and processes and Microsoft Office products.
  • Policies and procedures established for the work system.

Skilled in:

  • Performing detailed examinations of state tax documents; analyzing and evaluating taxpayer claims, and applying auditing and accounting techniques.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying federal and state laws pertaining to taxation.
  • Use of computerized products utilized to accomplish audits; mathematical computation, communication and analytical skills.

Ability to:

  • Work on multiple projects based on changing priorities.
  • Work independently and adapt to changing environments and new technologies with colleagues, clients and team members.
  • Learn and apply LEAN concepts, principles and tools used to create and deliver perspectives with fewest resources with continuous problem solving.
Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field; Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in an accounting or financial environment preferred. Experience with Continuous Improvement or LEAN is preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Valid driver's license.

Candidates for this position will be required to submit Tax Filing Records, Employment Verification Check and Fingerprints that will be used to check criminal history records from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).


The State of Arizona provides a world class comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Holidays – 10 paid per year. Sick Leave – 12 days per year. No accrual or carryover limits.
  • A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability options.
  • A top ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
  • Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement 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, Alternate Work Schedule and Telework opportunity.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


A top ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).

Contact Us:

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.


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.