The Louisiana Department of Revenue has a vacancy located within the Audit Review and Appeals Division.
- This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units in the Department of Revenue within 90 days of closing.*
The mission of the Audit Review and Appeals Division is to fairly and impartially resolve audit issues and controversies in the best interest of the State of Louisiana and taxpayers while enhancing voluntary compliance and maintaining public confidence in the integrity and efficiency of the department.
This is a highly responsible position serving as one of the principal assistants to the Director of Audit Review and Appeals. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of the Revenue Tax Auditor Specialist (Sales, Withholding, Excise and Severance Tax Reviewers) domiciled at the Baton Rouge Headquarters.
Direct and coordinate activities of the Sales, Withholding, Excise and Severance Tax Review Unit.
Assist the Revenue Tax director with establishing and implementing goals and priorities for the division are consistent with advancing the Department's overall mission and vision.
Determining and distributing audit files to the review staff in such a way that reviewers avoid downtime as well as timely address tax disputes resulting from the audit files.
Ensure that audit cases are distributed to the reviewers based not solely on the reviewer's technical experience and knowledge of an industry but also keeping in consideration the reviewer's current workload and need to be introduced to new issues and industries.
Work with Reviewers on the audit cases assigned to their inventory in trying to determine how to address complicated tax issues raised and disputed by the taxpayer.
Review and approve or deny all reductions and refunds submitted by their staff to ensure that these request are supported by the statutes, regulations and policies of the Department as well as sufficiently explain and support the request. Lastly that all such request are grammatically correct absent of misspelled words.
Participate in complex audit protest conferences related to the reviewer's audit case inventory with the Litigation Division as necessary.
Testify before the LA Board of Tax appeals or in court as required by the circumstances of the assignment.
Collaborate with Policy Services Division personnel in drafting tax regulations, policies and procedures.
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed 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 in 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.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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.
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 Applicants must attach a copy of college transcripts to this application. Failure to do so will result in not being considered for this vacancy. The transcripts should be added as an attachment to your online application. 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.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Revenue
Human Resources Division
PO Box 66378
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
LA Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities
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.