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(USA-MN-Madison) Sales and Use Tax Auditor – Revenue Tax Specialist Senior

Appleton, MN | Posted 2 months ago

**Working Title: Sales and Use Tax Auditor** **Job Class: Revenue Tax Specialist Senior** **Agency: Revenue Department** + **Who May Apply** : This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 06/06/2024. + **Date Posted** : 05/30/2024 + **Closing Date** : 07/01/2024 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Revenue Department / Revenue-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : Sales & Use Tax Division / Sales-OOS Unit 2 + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : Yes, up to 25% + **Salary Range:** $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually + **Classified Status** : Classified + **Bargaining Unit/Union** : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Employee/MAPE + **FLSA Status** : Nonexempt + **Telework Eligible** : Yes + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes **Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.** The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota. **This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.** This position is located in the Madison, WI area. **The candidates hired and new to this job classification may be eligible to receive a $5,000 hiring bonus!** This bonus will be paid in two increments, with the first payment made after successfully passing the probationary period. **A $1,000 Referral Bonus may be offered to Revenue staff that recruit new talent hired at Revenue, in this position.** To submit your referral, email: [email protected] using subject line ‘Employee Referral’ and include candidate’s name and this job posting ID, prior to candidate being selected. The Revenue Tax Specialist Senior performs highly difficult and specialized tax administration work to ensure compliance with Minnesota tax laws. This position is responsible for independently conducting sales and use tax audits involving complex tax issues by applying appropriate law, policy, and procedures; informing taxpayers of the problems or discrepancies found in records; providing information to the taxpayer; providing service and education to external and internal customers; and other related duties as assigned. This position will utilize emerging technology to transfer and convert taxpayer data and use advanced sampling methods such as MTC Sampling or Statistical Stratified as the situation or size of the data warrants. The work performed will include travel to locations both inside and outside Madison, Wisconsin; up to Appleton, Stevens Point, Wausau, Black River Falls, and surrounding areas to perform on-site audit review of taxpayer records. It will also include performing audit review duties in the office by using department resources to complete portions of the audit work electronically. A secure and reliable Internet connection, sufficient to support business applications, is required when teleworking. High-speed Internet (25Mbps) is recommended. This position was previously posted 04/09/2024 - 05/08/2024. If you already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply. **Minimum Qualifications** Three (3) years of full-time professional experience in accounting or auditing OR Certification (satisfactory completion of probation) as a Revenue Tax Specialist, Intermediate. *A business-related degree as determined by the agency may substitute for experience as follows: An associate degree may substitute for 6 months of experience. Bachelor's degree may substitute one (1) year of experience; master’s degree substitutes for eighteen (18) months of experience; PhD substitutes for twenty-four (24) months of experience. Applicants who meet the above requirements will be further evaluated through the interview process on the following: + Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices + Technical tax knowledge, including court rulings, regulations and administrative policies and procedures + Customer service and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact and negotiate with taxpayers and/or their representatives + Leadership skills and the ability to plan, direct, and review the work of others + Knowledge of personal computer operation and software programs used by the department in its internal and external operations + Communication and presentation skills + Knowledge of electronic processing accounting systems + Knowledge of electronic filing/processing systems + Skills in reading comprehension + Skill in problem-solving + Skill in analysis Must have reliable transportation or a valid class D driver's license. **Preferred Qualifications** + Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business & Administration, Business Management or Marketing or related degree as determined by the agency + Master's in Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Business Administration, or related degree as determined by the agency, or CPA + Willing to travel outside the assigned territory at least 1 week per year + Experience working with large Fortune 500 corporations, retailers with several store locations, and/or large companies with a presence in multiple states + Experience with statistical sampling + Experience planning and performing an out-of-state audit trip + Work experience in the Sales and Use tax area **Physical Requirements** Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer. **Additional Requirements** Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position. Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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