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, and Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission.
The Field Audit Excise Tax Division is responsible for auditing for compliance in state and out of state of all the Louisiana severance taxes, all Louisiana Excise Taxes, and any other miscellaneous taxes of smaller exposure by Field Audit Services Division staff that specializes in compliance activities directed at enhancing voluntary compliance of those taxes. Staff members are physically located at headquarters, and remote locations formerly referred to as "Districts" in Louisiana as well as Houston, Dallas, and other large metropolitan areas around the country. The audit program is responsible for auditing for compliance with all taxes and fees associated with Louisiana Severance taxes, excise taxes, and other miscellaneous taxes administered by the Department not already covered by other Compliance Divisions of the agency.
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
The incumbent in the Revenue Tax Assistant Director position is responsible for the supervision of the Revenue Tax Auditor Supervisors (RTAS) and a staff of Revenue Tax Auditors (RTA) and support staff located within the state of Louisiana as well as other locations throughout the United States. RTAS and RTA positions are domiciled in home offices as well as located in District offices within and without the state based on the assessed need for audit resource s in a specific geographical region of the state 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. This incumbent of this position will be responsible for field audit administration duties for two or more tax types.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the Revenue Tax Director with establishing and implementing goals and priorities for the division that are consistent with advancing the Department's overall mission and vision.
Maintain sufficient inventory of audit assignments to minimize downtime incurred by the audit staff
Ensure audits are assigned to auditors based on the auditor's technical experience, knowledge of the industry and workload.
Assist RTAS and RTA in designing the audit programs and procedures required for the accurate and efficient examination of new and/or unusual assignments.
Review all audits completed by auditors for compliance with Louisiana tax statutes, regulations and Department policies.
Consult with Policy Services Division personnel to resolve problems encountered by auditors and answer technical tax statute and/or audit related questions.
How to Apply:
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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. 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.
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For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Revenue
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 66378
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
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 will be filled as a Promotion (open to Agency-wide Permanent Status Employees).
Current permanent status classified state employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected.
This position will be domiciled in the area of East Baton Rouge Parish. Applicants must select this parish on their application to indicate that they are available to work in the parish 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.
A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional level experience in financial auditing, accounting, tax systems work, taxpayer assistance, tax enforcement, tax collection, tax auditing, tax audit review, tax law, tax accounting, management analysis, or administrative services.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field will substitute for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
A master's degree will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Possession of designation as a Certified Public Accountant or CPA Inactive will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Possession of a current license to practice law in Louisiana will substitute for two years of the required experience.
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 assist a Revenue Tax Director in the administration of a headquarters division.
Level of Work:
Broad from Revenue Tax Director or higher-level personnel.
Direct over subordinate personnel in assigned division.
Location of Work:
Department of Revenue.
Differs from Revenue Tax Analyst Supervisor, Revenue Tax Officer Supervisor, Revenue Tax Specialist Supervisor, and Revenue Tax Auditor Manager by the presence of responsibility for assisting a Revenue Tax Director in the administration of a headquarters division.
Differs from Revenue Tax Director by the absence of full administrative responsibility for the operations of a headquarters division.
Examples of Work
Assists in planning and coordinating activities of the division, including the formulation of current and long-range plans, policies, projects, and the annual budget.
Confers with Revenue section supervisors and managers to coordinate, plan, and resolve issues related to division matters.
Interprets legislation for applicability to the division and department; adjusts policies and methods for compliance with such.
Conducts educational seminars and training sessions regarding law changes and departmental policies and regulations.