**This Position is Located in Houston, Texas**
The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is responsible for fairly and efficiently collecting state tax revenues to fund public services, to regulate charitable gaming and the sale of alcoholic beverage and tobacco, and to support state agencies in the collection of overdue debts. Collectively, each program, unit, division and group work together to provide the core services to taxpayers of the State of Louisiana and stakeholders of the agency. LDR is comprised of the following groups: Tax Collection, Charitable Gaming, Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC), Debt Recovery, Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers.
The Field Audit Income Tax Division is responsible for auditing for compliance with all taxes and fees associated with Louisiana Corporate Income and Franchise Taxes, Louisiana Individual Income Taxes, partnership income taxes, fiduciary income taxes, and all other income taxes resulting in the transfer of income through “flow through entities”.
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
The incumbent in the Revenue Tax Auditor 3 position independently and with minimal supervision performs in-state and out-of-state field audits of the most complex businesses and corporations to ensure compliance with Louisiana tax laws, regulations and policies, and the collection of taxes due. The incumbent in this position is responsible for conducting audits within the state of Louisiana as well as other locations throughout the United States. The Revenue Tax Auditor positions are domiciled at Revenue’s offices or home offices and are strategically located within and without the state based on the assessed need for audit resources in a specific geographical region of the stale and/or country. This position is directly responsible for coordinating tax audits for various and sundry tax types including but not limited to Corporation Income, Franchise, Personal Income, Sales/Use, Severance, International Fuel Tax Agreement, Tobacco, Motor fuels, Natural Gas Franchise and other taxes administered by the Department of Revenue. The incumbent of this position may be responsible for field audit administration duties for two or more tax types.
Duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Performs audits on various types of businesses and corporations
- Independently conducts examinations of financial statements, accounting records, tax reports, and operational processes of a variety of large complex and diverse national and international corporations domiciled within and without Louisiana to determine its correct Louisiana tax liability.
- Travels to out-of-state metropolitan areas to conduct examinations of the most complex taxpayer’s financial statements, accounting records, tax reports, and operational processes to determine the taxpayer’s correct tax liability.
- Prepares various correspondences to taxpayers to schedule examination of taxpayer’s accounting records, tax reports, and operational processes.
- Defines audit issues by researching specific topics through interviews; document reviews including taxpayer’s records, public records, industrial journals, annual reports, regulatory agency reports, and other documents providing explanations of specific processes, techniques, and hybrid accounting systems; review of Department’s records including prior audit findings; and other research techniques.
- Examines and analyzes management operations, internal controls structures and systems, financial statements, and other accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with laws and regulations and investigates erroneous or questionable transactions to develop audit scopes, objectives, and procedures.
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
This position requires travel on a regular basis to audit locations or attend meetings, conferences, training classes, or other work locations throughout the United States.
Function of Work:
To perform field audits of individual and corporate taxpayers for the purpose of determining compliance with State tax laws, which may include investigations of criminal violations.
Level of Work:
General from Revenue Tax Auditor Supervisor or higher-level personnel.
Location of Work:
Department of Revenue.
Differs from Revenue Tax Specialists by the presence of responsibility for performing field audits of individual and corporate taxpayers.
Differs from Revenue Tax Auditor 2 by the absence of experienced-level duties.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Reviews financial statements, records, and operations of individuals, national, multi-national, and other business entities to determine tax liability; these can be performed as a member of an audit team or under close supervision, and can be both in-state or out-of-state.
Requests and reviews other supporting information, including explanations of specific production processes and accounting systems used by petroleum companies, manufacturers, etc.
Documents discrepancies and prepares work papers to support findings including tables, schedules, exhibits, confidential comments, and correspondence with taxpayers; writes reports to summarize findings and collect taxes, if applicable.
Confers and corresponds with individuals and business entities to explain laws, procedures, and taxpayers’ obligations, to present findings, and to give advice on accounting improvements.
Conducts searches of third-parties; procures and examines private and public records such as deeds, contracts, bank records, etc. and reconstruction of accounts to establish sources of assets, methods of operations, and involvement in criminal tax violations, including establishment of willful intent.
May interview witnesses to obtain, clarify, and confirm evidence regarding possible tax evasion.
How to Apply:
Apply at the Following Link
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
This position is in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and may be filled as a Revenue Tax Auditor 1, 2 or 3 depending upon the qualifications of the candidate selected.
Please click on the below links to learn more about these positions.
Revenue Tax Auditor 1
Revenue Tax Auditor 2
Revenue Tax Auditor 3
Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. You must attach a copy of your transcript(s) to your application to verify the twenty (24) semester hours in Accounting that this position requires. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
If you are applying for a position which requires a baccalaureate and/or master’s degree you may apply 90 days prior to receipt of your degree however the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to your graduation date. Please contact the HR representative listed below to ensure that your application is accepted as eligible.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Louisiana is a State as A Model Employer for People with Disabilities
This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions available within the Louisiana Department of Revenue within 90 days of the closing date.
This position may be filled as a:
· Probational Appointment
· Job Appointment
· Promotion (open to all statewide classified and agency wide permanent status employees)
· Detail to Special Duty
Current permanent status classified state employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
This position will be domiciled Out-of-State in Texas. Applicants must select Texas on their application to indicate that they are available to work in the state of this vacancy.
A Tax and Natural Disaster Clearance will be conducted on all selected applicants to validate the timely submission of tax returns and payments. It is a requirement that all Revenue employees must adhere to all tax laws of the State of Louisiana.
LA R.S.15:587.5, 587.6 and the IRS require the Louisiana Department of Revenue to conduct a criminal history records check of a prospective employee who will access federal tax information to perform job duties. Any applicant who receives and accepts a conditional offer of employment will require a completed criminal history records check prior to his or her first day of work.