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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  TAX AUDITOR, FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
Salary: $3,106.00 - $5,050.00
Posted: 02/27/2014

Job Description:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** As required by the department's rules of conduct, all employees of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) must be in compliance with the California revenue and taxation code. During the background investigation portion of the hiring process, FTB will review return information to verify California state income tax compliance. Any failure to comply with the California revenue and taxation code may prevent you from being hired at FTB. You must verify your filing status by calling 1-800-852-5711 to resolve any potential tax compliance issues, prior to submitting your application and seeking employment with FTB. All applicants not currently employed with the Franchise Tax Board will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice to disclose criminal records. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing or speech impairments, call TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929.

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Position exists in the San Diego Field Office: Under the close supervision of an Audit Supervisor, the Field Tax Auditor is responsible for conducting the least-to-moderately difficult Corporate Tax audits which will require some out of state travel. Tax Auditors will plan and organize multiple audits, working directly with taxpayers or their representatives to obtain relevant facts, and make appropriate determinations that are fair and impartial. Audits will be conducted from either a FTB office or taxpayers’ offices. Tax Auditors will be provided with instructions on the laws administered by the department, as well as the basic policies, programs, and procedures of the Franchise Tax Board.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Knowledge of Federal and State tax laws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with others and obtain their cooperation.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze information and draw sound, well documented conclusions.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible in response to changing workloads and priorities.
  • Energetic with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to travel to conduct field audits.

WHO MAY APPLY :
Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. To apply for this job opportunity as a list candidate, you must first take the online Tax Auditor Exam. A training and development assignment (T & D) may also be considered. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.

HOW TO APPLY :
Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • A completed Standard State Application (STD 678)*
  • Resume
  • Legible copies of transcripts (Unofficial is fine)
  • Three professional references (name, title, and phone number)

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line, and must be signed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Christine Brown at M/S L-19. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.

RPA #1314-3444

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Field Tax Auditor 564 - 359 - 4362 - 001
Location County
Audit – San Diego Field Office SAN DIEGO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/24/2014 https://www.ftb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P. O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Christine Brown
(619) 688-2589


Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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