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Associate Revenue Tax Auditor

Date Posted:  Nov 29, 2021
Requisition ID:  226102

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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.


Indiana Department of Revenue:

The Indiana Department of Revenue is responsible for providing service to Indiana citizens regarding state tax matters. Additionally, the department administers state tax laws, develops regulations and makes decisions about tax policy. Join our team that has been named as an IndyStar Top Places to Work three straight years - 2019, 2020 & 2021.  Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience.



Salary for this position typically starts at $50,206.

About the Job:

Imagine you owned a business that demanded a high level of daily oversight to run smoothly.  Any type of emergency or crisis can cripple how you do business and provide product or services to your customers.  The Tax Auditor who is assigned to your audit is professional and dedicated to provide a high level of customer focus to ensure accuracy during the audit process and allow you to continue to run your business.


Now imagine your are the person who is conducting the audit.  Are you the great Revenue Tax Auditor we are looking for?


We are searching for dynamic, talented, and qualified professionals to join our Enforcement Division. You will conduct field audits on behalf of the State of Indiana on a vast array of taxpayers.   The auditors analyze the books and records of the business to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.


You also, work 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.


But why stop there?  During your first 2 years on the job, you will have the opportunity to further develop with on the job training.  As you progress you will get to work on more complex audits that will help you to develop into a subject matter expert with promotional opportunities.  Working as a revenue tax auditor does qualify towards your CPA work experience requirement.


This position will be assigend to our Indianapolis office and will require travel to audit sites sometimes overnight and out of state. 

A Day in the Life:

  • Performs both team and individual field audits on tax returns of small businesses of limited difficulty and complexity in a variety of business and industries for all listed taxes.
  • Travels mostly 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 in a clear and concise manner.
  • Clearly and diplomatically explains audit scope, audit adjustments, tax laws, and policies to taxpayer representatives in order 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.
  • Utilizes the integrated tax system, computerized audit programs, Microsoft products,  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, if applicable.

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business or related field, with a minimum of 15 hours of accounting

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agency  and division employees and  the public;
  • Ability to respond to technical questions from taxpayers and other agency staff;
  • Ability to apply related principles and theories when necessary;

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Additional Notes:

Employee may access Federal Tax Information while performing daily job duty.  All taxpayer information, federal and state, obtained by an employee in the performance of his/her duties is confidential and not to be shared with anyone outside the Department, except as specified by the Indiana Statute.  Any employee or officer of the Department of Revenue who accesses tax information without a business reason, unofficially or without approval, will be dismissed from employment.

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