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Tax Auditor

Company: City of Covington, Kentucky
Location: Covington
Posted on: November 13, 2022

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Revenue/Collections Manager, the Tax Auditor will perform a wide range of independent, professional, and complex duties primarily associated with the administration of the City of Covington's Occupation License tax program and most aspects of the City's business licensing program. Obtaining reasonable assurance that tax revenues due to the City at the individual taxpayer level are properly calculated, supported, and remitted to the City timely and intact.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following under the direction of the Revenue/Collections Manager. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Business education and outreach.
* Identification of businesses not properly registered with the City.
* Examination of tax returns, conducting tax audits, and development of recommendations to management related to City tax requirements.
* Development of taxpayer education correspondence, training materials, tax advisory notices, and recommending updates to the Finance Department website.
* Organizing, scheduling, and conducting audits.
* Researching, investigating and monitoring matters relating to the City's tax ordinances, including analyzing and interpreting tax impacts.
* Researching, documenting, and recommending appropriate tax procedures and practices to comply with federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
* Preparing specialized project analysis as assigned.
* Development and maintenance of business rules and Finance Department policies and procedures.
* Providing training to City management and other personnel and coordinating work efforts amongst employees in the Finance Department as appropriate.
* Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or related field. Good oral and written communication skills. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting, including two (2) years of revenue auditing experience. Audit experience with State of Kentucky and/or Kentucky municipal Occupational License tax highly desirable.

In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may have any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties listed above.

Skills and Abilities

* Ethical in conduct and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
* Provide excellent customer service to employees, visitors and citizens.
* Must have knowledge of office administrative procedures, and knowledge of use, and operation of standard office equipment
* Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software.
* Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
* Ability to collect data and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
* Work requires continual attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

Language Skills

Able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. In addition, writes reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in a professional, organized and standard format. Effectively communicates information and responds to questions from a diverse group of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Mathematical Skills

Competently adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides of all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Computes rate, ratio, and percent; draws and interprets bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Solves practical problems and quickly adapts to situations where only limited standardization exists. Adept at interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current driver's license

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm. Occasional evening, weekend or hours adjustments may be required as job duties demand.

Physical Demands

An employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job must meet the physical demands listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or listen. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and an ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Quiet work environment in an office setting

Please note that this job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: City of Covington, Kentucky, Covington , Tax Auditor, Other , Covington, Kentucky

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