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Unemployment Insurance Auditor

Date Posted:  Oct 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  273581

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. 



This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $36,244.


About the Job:

As an Unemployment Insurance Auditor, you will be responsible for the timely and accurate administration of over 132,000 active employer accounts.  The status unit has the additional responsibility for correctly updating the employer records to show new account creation, successorships, account inactivation’s, and account reactivations.  By applying knowledge and techniques based on their scope of authority under Indiana Code 22-4, DWD policies, and DWD UI Tax guidelines, you will be the front line problem solver and in the best position to assist employers with UI tax account issues.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:


  • Answering employer inquiries about account issues such as merit rate, liabilities, surcharges, status determinations, mutualized benefit charges, experience balance, and estimations when escalated from staff members.
  • Manually create employer accounts as either pre-assigned determinations based on best information available or based on registration documents received by the agency (i.e. SF2837) per IC 22-4-7.
  • Review UPLINK ESS created employer accounts for reasonableness of responses and qualification under IC 22-4-7.
  • Interpret, apply, and document IC 22-4-8 with regard to governmental entities, public charities, household employees, and agricultural workers for the purpose of determining liability under IC 22-4-7.
  • Calculating blended Merit Rates as described in IC 22-4-11 and IC 22-4-10 for any retroactive determination of successorship where the system recalculation is unavailable due to either multiple predecessors or determinations more than two calendar years after the transfer date.
  • Resolving account issues created by a determination of successorship as described in IC 22-4-10 and 646 IAC 5.
  • Recognizing potential violations of IC 22-4-11.5 and 646 IAC 5-2-12 and escalating as needed for investigation through the Status supervisor.
  • Researching, evaluating, documenting, communicating, and escalating employer account issues where the employer is requesting action outside of the scope of the auditor’s authority.
  • Evaluating and processing requests for abatement of penalty, interest, and delinquent rate modification on request and pursuant to the regulations as prescribed in IC 22-4-11 and IC 22-4-29.
  • Supplementing and compiling any documentation related to protests where the issue requires a secondary determination through the Administrative Law Judge process as requested by the Tax Director or Staff Attorney.
  • Acting as the witness for tax in Administrative Law Judge hearings where the incumbent made the original determination being protested and the Staff Attorney for the Agency requests their participation.
  • Processing employer reports and documents in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Performing all duties normally assigned at the UIA4 level as necessary for jointly administered account numbers.


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 and Indiana Administrative Code regarding to UI Tax issues.
  • 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.

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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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis