Revenue Audit Supervisor
Description of Duties/Essential Functions Under general direction, plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the activities of a staff of Auditors in conducting field audits of Illinois and out-of-state taxpayers subject to one or more taxes administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR); serves as a working supervisor; makes case assignments; contacts high level officials of major companies prior to audit; resolves controversial issues; conducts audit conferences; personally conducts audits of a highly sensitive nature; accompanies subordinate staff to taxpayers when it is already known technical guidance and assistance will be needed; confers with Bureau management on highly controversial or technical matters; serves as an expert Agency witness at hearings or in court; confers by telephone or in person with taxpayers; recommends revisions to tax auditing policies and procedures; provides technical aid to staff members; conducts regular staff meetings; provides on-the-job training to staff members; evaluates and counsels staff members providing continuous feedback on performance. Minimum Requirements Requires a bachelor's degree, including at least 12 semester hours of accounting courses. Requires four years of progressively important experience in the tax auditing of books, records and documents of corporations, partnerships and individuals. Requires thorough knowledge of methods and techniques of tax accounting and auditing. Requires thorough knowledge and interpretation of the various types of records maintained by businesses, partnerships and individuals. Requires through knowledge of the various tax laws administered by the Department of Revenue. Requires through knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques utilized in the examination and review of tax returns and backup documentation, and in identifying and recommending appropriate corrective action. Requires through knowledge of files, procedural manuals and other related materials utilized in the research and examination of tax returns and backup documentation. Requires ability to direct, supervise and review the activities of professional staff. Requires ability to review and interpret various types of tax records and documents, and apply provisions of the tax laws to highly complex or unusual cases. Requires ability to recognize and identify violations of the various state revenue laws, noncompliance with the rules and regulations, and to explain and interpret significant irregularities to taxpayers. Requires ability to singly resolve problems where guidelines and unclear or precedents are nonexistent. Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business executives, tax managers and the general public. Requires ability to detect computational, noncompliance, legal and/or technical errors in the process of reviewing tax returns and backup documentation, and to make rulings within established guidelines. Requires ability to be discrete and tactful when working with controversial or delicate issues. Requires ability to speak effectively and fluently before various groups to explain and interpret tax laws, rules, regulations, agency programs and operations, and instruct auditors in tax auditing procedures and in the use of the manuals. Requires ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Requires a working knowledge of the computer programs and applications utilized by audit staff. Requires ability and willingness to travel extensively and frequently, often keeping irregular hours. Requires possession of a valid driver's license. Requires the ability to lift and carry a personal computer, printer and other materials weighing approximately 50 pounds. Specialized Skills: Of the four years experience, requires four years experience in Sales & Miscellaneous Taxes, including two years as a Revenue Auditor III with lead/advanced auditor experience. Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact Classification Salary: $6,836-$10,532 Anticipated Starting Salary: $6,836 Work Hours: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Work Area and Location: Illinois Department of Revenue Audit/Sales Tax/Field Compliance/Des Plaines Suburban Maine North, 9511 Harrison Street, Des Plaines, IL Cook County Agency Contact: Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources Willard Ice Building, 101 West Jefferson St., WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 782-6239 Phone (217) 782-9925 Fax In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan interview process. How to Apply CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES applying for a promotion: Effective November 1, 2019 , CMS Examining will no longer accept CMS100B applications submitted directly from Applicants. Current state employees seeking a promotion should submit an official position vacancy Bid Form and CMS100B (version dated 7/2019 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. Older versions of the CMS100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100B VERSION DATED7/2019 OR AFTERWILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED . CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES applying for a reduction, parallel movement, job assignment: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS100 Employment Application (version dated 7/2019 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100 VERSION DATED7/2019 OR AFTERWILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED . CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES applying for a transfer (AFSCME only): Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form, appropriate Transfer Request and CMS100 Employment Application (version dated 7/2019 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100 VERSION DATED7/2019 OR AFTERWILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED. FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES AND MERIT SYSTEMS EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS100 Employment Application (version dated 7/2019 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100 VERSION DATED7/2019 OR AFTERWILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED . Please Refer to The Following Link for All Current Applicant Forms. https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/work/pages/download.aspx DO NOT SEND ANY CMS100 APPLICATIONS OR CMS100B APPLICATIONS TO CMS EXAMINING. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE AGENCY CONTACT. Additional Documentation for Revenue Audit Supervisor: Class Specification Additional Title and Exam Information These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader . NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.