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Revenue Tax Auditor

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $42780 to $72424/year
$42780 - $72424
Posted: 8/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2477388

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

Recruitment Range: $42,780.00 - $60,000.00  Pay Grade: GN11

At the North Carolina Department of Revenue our mission is to fund public services benefiting the people of North Carolina, we administer the tax laws and collect taxes due in an impartial, consistent, secure, and efficient manner.  Together we are a SMART organization because we: Safeguard customer information; Maintain a knowledgeable workforce; Achieve a high level of understanding and compliance; Respond with accurate information through innovative services; and Treat our customers fairly.  Through modernization efforts in technology we believe we've set a high standard that other agencies will admire. As an employer, we offer excellent benefits, stable work environment, competitive salaries, defined career paths, and training programs that will enable you to be successful.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue continuously recruits for Tax Auditors and will accept online applications regardless of whether or not there is a current vacancy.  A transcript (either official or unofficial) MUST accompany the application to verify completion of the required twelve (12) accounting hours. Applications received without an attached transcript will be considered incomplete, unless you are a current DOR Tax or Field Auditor. 

DOR has locations across the state that can be found on our website:  DOR Auditor vacancies may be available at any location.

The primary focus of this position in the examination of tax returns and records to ensure taxpayer compliance with the Revenue Laws of North Carolina. It is the responsibility of the selected candidate to review and audit, in an accurate and thorough manner, tax returns to ensure they are in compliance with the statutes and to make appropriate adjustments based on the accounting records available. Auditors confer with taxpayers as well as their attorneys and accountant by the telephone and through office conferences and written correspondence to determine the correct tax liability.

Tax Auditor positions are entry level, new grads are encouraged to apply! Selected candidates will be immersed in a two year training progression.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Apply the Internal Revenue Code and North Carolina Revenue Laws across multiple NC tax schedules
  • Apply auditing and accounting principles and practices in the review of a taxpayer's books, records and returns
  • Communicate and comprehensive information on matters of a complex nature in a concise manner
  • Investigate tax compliance issues of a substantial variety and complexity
  • Communicate and resolve technical and controversial tax matters with professional judgment utilizing tax research skills as needed
  • Maintain effective working relationships with taxpayers and employees
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or related field with at least twelve semester hours of accounting from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management Preference:
Related fields considered are as follows: Accounting , Administrative Science, Business Administration, Business Law, Business Management, Business Operations, Economics, Finance, Financial Management, Public Administration, Public Sector & Government Administration Management, Tax  , Tax Law and Trust & Wealth Management.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions to be considered relevant to qualify. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. At the time of offer, selected candidates who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories will be expected to provide adequate documentation for DOR to validate their academic degrees as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Revenue (DOR) seeks to fill positions with the most qualified individuals in its effort to provide taxpayers with the most efficient and effective services possible.  DOR selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

To be considered within the most qualified pool of applicants and receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must document all related education and experience on the State of North Carolina application in the appropriate sections of the application form. Applicants are required to document all of the relevant duties and responsibilities of any past employment including the knowledge, skills and abilities attained from that employment or supplemental training.  Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for screening or qualifying credit towards salary determination.  NC DOR welcomes attached resumes, cover letters and reference information, but these items will not be used for screening for qualifying credit. Please make sure your application is completed in full. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.
Applicants eligible for veteran's preference should also attach a copy of form DD-214.

This position is subject to federal and state criminal background checks that include fingerprinting and verification of tax compliance for all selected candidates. "Tax compliance" is defined as having filed and paid all North Carolina state taxes owed each year leading up to the current calendar year or currently in a non-delinquent payment status with the State of North Carolina on taxes that are currently owed to the State.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.
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If you have any questions regarding this vacancy announcement, please contact:
NC Department of Revenue 
Human Resources Division