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ACCOUNTS AUDITOR

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ACCOUNTS AUDITOR
148T
Abolished Date: 2015-08-14

Definition

Performs specialized, complex accounting and auditing work in determination of tax credit, liability or periodic payments required by statute.

Typical Work

Audits involved tax reports and makes complex accounting adjustments; Performs reconciliations of bank accounts in large volume depositories; 

Recommends approval and sets up accounting entries on compromise settlements, cancellations of penalties, and deferred payment contracts; 

Reviews and analyzes machine record reports as to out‑of‑balance accounts, making necessary adjustments where applicable; 

Makes refunds and complex Experience Rating Credit transfers and adjustments; Makes wage and contribution certification to Federal Bureau of Internal Revenue; 

Initiates preparation of legal collection documents such as notices and orders of assessment, notices to withhold and deliver, liens and warrants and sends them to field offices for service; 

Makes collection and audit assignments to field offices; Establishes and maintains effective accounting controls; Prepares variety of reports and financial statements;

Writes correspondence and makes telephone calls on involved and complex collection, audit and accounting problems;

Supervises subordinate employees in accounting work;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  theory and practice of accounting and auditing; policy, rules, and laws, governing departmental program; office practice and procedures. 

Ability to: analyze and interpret accounts and accounting records including machine produced records; plan and direct work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A minimum of 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of college‑level accounting from a recognized college or university, business college, extension or correspondence school and one year of experience equivalent to Accounts Auditor in State service.

OR

Two years of experience as Fiscal Technician Supervisor or equivalent in State service.

OR

Three years of experience as Fiscal Technician Accounting ‑ Payroll or equivalent in State service

Four years of bookkeeping or auditing experience may be substituted for education.

Class Specification History

Revised March 1, 1964
Revised minimum qualifications November 8, 1971
Revised typical work March 19, 1976
Revised minimum qualifications March 25, 1977
Revised minimum qualifications January 13, 1984
Revised class code  (formerly  16230)  effective July 1, 2007
Title change (formerly Accounts Auditor 2); adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.
Abolished; adopted August 13, 2015, effective August 14, 2015

 

 

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