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Senior Fiscal and Legislative Analyst

Date Posted:  Jun 27, 2024
Requisition ID:  445792

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR):


The Indiana Department of Revenue team has over 700 staff members from 13 locations across Indiana. We work collaboratively with the Indiana Governor's office, the General Assembly, state agencies, individuals, business owners, corporations, tax practitioners, and tax program participants to administer Indiana's tax laws.  DOR administers over 65 tax types and annually processes nearly $21 billion of tax revenue.  Our mission is to serve Indiana by administering tax laws fairly, securely, and efficiently.


DOR holds the Top Workplaces USA award for employee engagement and satisfaction. This is the third consecutive year for national recognition and the fifth year for regional recognition.




This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $67,314.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Role Overview:


The Senior Fiscal and Legislative Analyst is a member of the Budget and Revenue team.  You will be an essential link to ensuring that DOR complies with the Indiana code.  Key outcomes for this role include:

  • Preparing the annual Local Income Tax Certification for the State Budget Agency
  • Track, analyze, and share legislative changes that impact the Finance division
  • Determine the amounts to be distributed to various tax increment financing districts. 


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Track/inventory all legislative bills and read the bills to understand the impact on the Finance division
  • Meet with the Legislative Director and Tax Policy Team regularly during legislative sessions to discuss the impacts of proposed bills and to discuss data requests/responses.
  • Serve as the liaison for implementing legislative changes. Ensure all changes are properly implemented and that there will not be a negative impact on reporting or accounting.
  • Document impacts of legislative changes, flagging issues, and raising concerns with the Legislative Director and Director of Budget and Revenue.
  • Interpret data requests received from external agencies or internal customers related to proposed legislative bills and pull data to fulfill requests.
  • Prepare the annual Local Income Tax certification and related monthly data requests for the State Budget Agency.
  • Calculate various tax increment financing district distributions and ensure amounts distributed are accurate and compliant with applicable Indiana code.
  • Develop policies and procedures for tax interment distribution functions.
  • Certify the accuracy of the agency’s financial records and accounts.
  • Research and resolve difficult accounting issues using sources such as the Indiana Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and various governmental accounting manuals.
  • Oversee the preparation of adjusting journal entries and ensure adequate supporting documentation is provided.
  • Must ensure that all accounts are allocated within specific time frames.

The job description 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.

What You'll Need for Success:


This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Policy, Policy Analysis, or a related field.
  • Six (6) years of full-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, business administration, financial management/analysis, policy analysis, or related experience and four(4) years of full-time experience in an administrative, supervisory, or management capacity.
  • Extensive PeopleSoft financial skills are required.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Indiana Tax System is preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented and extremely organized. Must be able to track and inventory a large number of proposed (up to 500) legislative bills during legislative sessions.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply the theories, principles, laws, and techniques regarding state accounting, budgeting, and auditing.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP, GASB, GAGAS, GAAS, and other applicable accounting guidelines.
  • Ability to accurately review, track, and analyze financial data.
  • Ability to understand and write reports, data collection, and reporting procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information about fiscal accounts, contracts, records, and financial reports.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and analyze Indiana Code and proposed legislation.


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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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