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Revenue Tax Auditor

Date Posted:  Jul 2, 2024
Requisition ID:  446057

Lafayette, IN, US, 47901


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 is comprised of over 600 staff that are located in 13 locations across the state of Indiana. We work collaboratively with the Indiana Governor's office, the General Assembly, state agencies, individuals, business owners, corporations, tax practitioners, and a variety of 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 in a fair, secure, and efficient manner.


DOR has been recognized regionally and nationally by Top Work Places because of its commitment to employee engagement and satisfaction.




This position starts at an annual salary of $53,222 with the opportunity for adjustment based on the relevant experience and skill sets of the applicant. The Department utilizes three auditor-level classifications based on acquired competencies and demonstrated skill sets.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Role Overview:


The Revenue Tax Auditor conducts field 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 businesses to ensure compliance with Indiana tax laws. You will 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.


This position is located in the Kokomo, IN field office.  Residence in the service area is preferred.


Applicants must have earned at least 15 college credit hours of Accounting coursework.


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 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.

What You'll Need for Success:

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, or a 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
  • Employees may access Federal Tax Information while performing daily job duties; therefore the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential to this position.


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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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette