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UI Field Auditor

Date Posted:  Jan 8, 2022
Requisition ID:  237041

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.


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD):   

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth. 


Salary and Work Location: 

Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and work experience.


This position is currently remote but may return to the office for training, if production is low or for agency need.


About the Job:

As an Unemployment Insurance Field Auditor, you will make a positive contribution to the Tax Department and the Agency as a whole by being a productive employee that exemplifies the ideals of accuracy, timeliness, exemplary customer service and teamwork. Field Auditors are oftentimes the face of DWD with employers and their representatives, so it is crucial that they represent the Agency effectively and in a positive manner.  In this position it will be your responsibility as a tax auditor to verify that employers are correctly reporting wages. It will also be your responsibility to conduct a thorough search of the employer’s records for any evidence of misclassified workers.  Failure to properly report wages affects the amount of collectible tax; thereby, affecting the amount of money in the Trust Fund.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Perform extensive research, data analysis, and investigation with regard to an employing unit or employer’s compliance with UI Tax Law.
  • Communicate complex legal concepts to the employer or employer representatives with regard to current SUTA account holder issues of localization, independent contractor classification, excluded remuneration, and liability.
  • Determine the applicability of Indiana SUTA laws, regulations, and court precedent to the current audit or special assignment.
  • Process employer reports related to the audit findings or special assignment in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Document the audit process, records examined, account adjustments, and conclusions as a formal complete field audit packet.
  • Act as the witness for tax in any legal challenge to the determination made and imposed on the employer as a result of the investigation.
  • Issue a written determination of audit findings as a protestable document under IC 22-4-29 and IC 22-4-32.
  • Decide the key elements of the audit or special assignment such as escalation, time frame, and application of fraud policy.

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:

  • The ideal candidate in the position should minimally have one (1) year of work experience in Accounting; Auditing; Business Administration or accredited college training in a related field.
  • Familiarity with, and the ability to use, Indiana Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, IRS publications,
  • Unemployment Insurance Policy Letters, and the Indiana Administrative Code related to audit findings and specifically with regard to a determination of worker misclassification.
  • Basic data entry and reporting software application proficiencies.
  • Highly attuned sense of urgency and commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Acute attention to detail coupled with problem solving capabilities.
  • Adaptability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exemplary record keeping.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply DWD procedures, field audit work instructions and internal tax policies to the performance of assigned duties.

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 
  • DWD GOAL (Go Out and Learn) Tuition Assistance Program - Eligible employees have access to up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per fiscal year 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


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