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Revenue Tax Auditor

Date Posted:  Aug 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  362463

Ft. Wayne, IN, US, 46804


Work for Indiana

 Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.



About the Indiana Department of Revenue:
 The Indiana Department of Revenue Customer Service Department is responsible for providing service and support to Indiana Tax paying customers. This is a fabulous opportunity to join a team that has been named an IndyStar Top Workplaces three straight years - 2019, 2020 & 2021, and where we learn, have fun, and are committed to providing Best in Class Customer Service.



The salary for this position starts at $ 50,206.00 per year.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About The Job:

The Revenue Tax Auditor works within the Department of Revenue and conducts filed audits on behalf of the State of Indiana on a vast array of taxpayers. In this position, you will analyze the books and records of the business to ensure compliance with Indiana tax laws.  Also, the Tax Auditor works to ensure the highest level of customer focus, with a strong commitment to the taxpayers of Indiana through continuous, innovative methods to increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of departmental operations and tax administration.

A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

Independently performs field audits on taxpayers, including international companies with numerous subsidiaries, for all listed taxes.

• Travels within the established jurisdiction in Indiana to conduct audits; Travels outside of Indiana when required.

• Conducts pre-audit analysis on audit files to develop a list of preliminary questions and/or areas of concern.

• Writes audit reports, summarizing audit results clearly and concisely.

• Clearly and diplomatically explain audit scope, audit adjustments, tax laws, and policies to taxpayer representatives to resolve misunderstandings and errors.

• Performs administrative functions which may include preparing and updating a file inventory log, a calendar, travel vouchers, and attendance reports.

• Interprets Indiana Tax Code, audit procedures, and regulations.

• Auditor utilizes computer systems, the Internet, and research materials specific to the taxpayer to identify areas of potential problems.

• Maintains records of activities and progress during examinations.

• Conducts audits on a statistical sampling basis.

• Provide technical assistance and training to lower-level auditors.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or related field, with a minimum of 15 hours of accounting
  • Two (2) years of full-time paid experience as a Revenue Tax Auditor 2 may substitute for all required experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing policies and procedures including familiarity with income tax audits of all types.
  • Ability to analyze and understand financial records and accounting systems of a wide range of business types.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agency and division employees, and the public
  • Broad knowledge of the rules, regulations, and policies of  Federal and State Tax Laws  
  • Specialized knowledge as an auditor focusing on income or franchise taxes for another state, a multinational corporation, or the Internal Revenue Service
  • Ability to respond timely and appropriately to technical questions from taxpayers and other agency staff
  • Employee may access Federal Tax Information while performing daily job duty; therefore the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential to this position.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


This position is assigned challenging audit files, which range from moderately complex to more difficult corporate tax structures and accounting systems. Revenue Tax Auditor must be able to handle progressively more difficult cases than an entry-level auditor. The auditor must consult case law, Department policies, and other research sources as well. The auditor must coordinate the information and clarify issues with the taxpayer so an accurate finding can be made.

The Revenue Tax Auditor is a decision-maker daily. Each of these decisions is contributory to the final audit assessments, which often can be policy changing in nature as described above. The auditor often works alone at the taxpayer location. The responsibility of looking at the right source documentation, and understanding the taxpayer’s books and records to identify appropriate issues rests with the field auditor’s determination alone. Ultimately the responsibility for proper identification of the issues and application of the law rests with the auditor. In most cases, the auditor is the decision-maker and the one that must communicate the results to the taxpayer. The ability to be self-motivated and responsible are the characteristics that allow an individual to reach this auditor level and deal with these complex taxpayers. The auditor determines what procedures are followed and what work papers are prepared. The auditor determines how to present issues and what legal authorities to cite in support of the audit adjustments, which could result in an assessment or refund of significant dollars. The auditor informs and discusses with the Tax Auditor Supervisor any economically substantial or controversial adjustments, but this does not negate the auditor’s responsibility to support any adjustments made.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne