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Revenue Tax Auditor

Date Posted:  Jan 18, 2023
Requisition ID:  418088

Lafayette, IN, US, 47905


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the Indiana Department of Revenue:

The Indiana Department of Revenue Agency & Business System Support Division. is responsible for providing service and support to Indiana Tax paying customers. This is a fabulous opportunity to join a team named IndyStar Top Workplaces for four straight years - 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022- where we learn, have fun and are committed to providing the Best-in-Class Customer Service.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About The Job:

The Revenue Tax Auditor works within the Department of Revenue and conducts filed 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 the business to ensure compliance with Indiana tax laws.  Also, the Tax Auditor works 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.

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 a computer system, 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.
  •  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 with or without notice. 

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
  • Employee may access Federal Tax Information while performing daily job duty; therefore the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential to this position.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

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.


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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette