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CPA - Tax Auditor I - Los Angeles

, CA, United States

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Feb 07,2019

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CPA - Tax Auditor I
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: ****APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS:Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: ****
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.   If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete.   Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Only one interview will be granted per hiring cycle. Applicants will only be considered for the location in which they interviewed or based on the business needs of the agency.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:Performs entry-level tax audits on small or relatively simple business operations. Conducts tax audits at a fundamental level to determine legal compliance with State Tax Statutes and Administrative Rules and Regulations. Work is performed in a training status to build skills in completing various types of audits and reviews. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
WORK HOURS:8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday. May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday. Hours may change based on business needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Technical Competence)Prepares for audit engagement on entry-level tax audits. • Reviews current audit file and prior audit findings as required by division policy. Reviews pertinent law, rules, and legal aspects, and other available information as necessary. Establishes audit period as required by division policy.
Follows established procedures to conduct audits on entry-level tax audits. • Conducts entrance conference to identify availability of records and to review and understand taxpayer’s accounting system. Determines scope of audit and develops audit plan, which includes but is not limited to, testing of internal controls and appropriate reconciliations. Inspects and analyzes taxpayer’s books and records, documents exceptions, and keeps taxpayer informed of findings. If necessary, implements deviations from audit plans and documents deviations in order to perform audits more efficiently. Conducts exit conference to discuss findings and explain taxpayer rights. Prepares and presents audit reports that conform to prescribed agency policy on entry-level tax audits. • Verifies the accuracy of data entries and reports. Properly assembles audit package.
Meets training requirements.
(Workload Management/Productivity)Prioritizes, plans and organizes assignments in a manner which optimizes efficiency on entry-level tax audits.• Plans available time to efficiently complete assigned tasks. Is dependable, meets deadlines and produces high-quality work. Is receptive to constructive feedback and adjusts work behavior based on feedback.  Is responsive to inquiries and assignments in a timely manner, regardless of the requestor’s status.
May testify before courts of jurisdiction and formal or informal administrative hearings. Participates in training and development courses.  Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in accounting; OR graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of accounting, including six (6) hours of intermediate accounting and three (3) hours of auditing. • Complete college transcripts must be furnished at the time of application submission.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Valid driver license.
Travel Requirement: Travel is required approximately 25 – 30% of the time and the extent depends upon office location. A valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record are a condition of employment. Applicants offered an interview must present the following documents at the time of interview: a state issued driving record for the last 36 months; valid driver's license; and proof of insurance.
NOTES: • An interview score of 75% of the total points will provide Audit Management with a passing score to select top candidates for the hiring process. This includes a criminal background check and verification of employment. • All new hires are required to participate in a prescribed number of weeks of comprehensive classroom training during first six (6) months of employment.  • Final training grade must be 75 or above. • Applicants may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration. • Per division policy, subject to approval, new hires are not eligible for transfer to another office for two (2) years from date of employment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. The individual must be able to transport a laptop computer and printer to the various audit locations to conduct the necessary field work. The individual must be able to lift, pull, physically handle, and transport taxpayer records, documents, boxes, and all related information, weighing up to 30 pounds when required. The individual must be
able sit for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination.
KNOWLEDGE:• Accounting and auditing method and systems, business practices, auditing standards and procedures, legal contracts and business law• Internal policies and procedures• Numerical analysis and tax statutes• Sales tax laws and auditing techniques
SKILLS:• Identifying mathematical, financial and/or statistical irregularities• Using a personal computer and applicable software• Effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)• Identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)
ABILITIES:• Understand tax statutes• Learn and use automated audit techniques• Evaluate accounting records for accuracy and legal conformance• Compose clear and concise audit reports• Trace financial transactions through accounting records to documents of original entry for verification purposes• Travel extensively if required• Meet and deal effectively with taxpayers and their representatives in such a manner as to enhance the image of the agency• Work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork)• Adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability)• Meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service) • Effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence)• Be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)
IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE:Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation.
Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.
CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.)
Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of (89A, 3404, 6F0X1 or other related fields) pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please ****-531-5441 for more information or assistance.
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: ****
We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen.
Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted.
Thank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller’s office is an equal employment opportunity employer.
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