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CPA - Direct Tax Analyst (Tax Analyst I-II)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 8/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006422
Keywords: tax

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for individuals that haveexceptional analytical and writing skills. We are an innovative team that isresponsible for drafting administrative rules, analyzing and interpretingstatutes, and preparing in-depth written documents that explain Texas taxes totaxpayers as well as tax professionals.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00006422&tz=GMT-05:00

 

DIVISION: Tax Policy, Direct Tax Section

 

PLEASE NOTE:
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer,
supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your
application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS:
Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to
CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en)

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:


Tax Analyst I:
$4,598.66 - $6,198.00

 

Tax Analyst II:
$4,917.00 - $6,517.00

 


WORK HOURS:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday. May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday.  Hours may change based on business needs.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Tax Analyst I:
• Drafts basic rules and rule amendments to reflect changes in legislation, hearings decisions, court cases, or agency policy in assigned tax.
• Interprets tax statutes, rules, and policies regarding state tax for taxpayers, tax professionals, state officials, and agency personnel.
• Provides assistance to internal and external customers.
• Interprets requests for information; conducts research; consults with other section or agency personnel in order to draft written responses to basic taxability questions from Audit division personnel.
• Completes special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.

 

  Tax Analyst II:
• Drafts intermediate administrative rules and rule amendments to reflect changes in legislation, hearings decisions, court cases, or agency policy in assigned tax.
• Interprets tax statutes, rules, and policies regarding state tax for taxpayers, tax professionals, state officials, and agency personnel.
• Provides assistance to internal and external customers.  Interprets requests for information; conducts research; consults with other section or agency personnel; drafts written responses to private letter ruling requests where existing guidance exists and audit inquiries in assigned tax. Responds to phone calls.
• Completes special projects and performs other related duties as assigned. 


 



Qualifications

TAX ANALYST I:

 

EDUCATION:

 

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

• Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or public administration.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • One (1) year of experience researching, analyzing, interpreting, and drafting documents related to complex federal or state and local tax statutes.

  • Experience drafting responses taxability questions.

  • Experience writing reports, correspondence and materials for public dissemination.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 

  • One (1) year of drafting taxability responses specifically related to Texas direct taxes (franchise tax, insurance taxes, motor fuels taxes, cigarette and tobacco taxes and crude oil and natural gas taxes) statutes.

  • One (1) year of drafting taxability responses specifically related to federal taxes.

  • Experience drafting administrative rules at the state level or regulations at the federal level.

 

TAX ANALYST II:

 

EDUCATION:

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

• Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.

    

PREFERRED EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an advanced degree in accounting, business, public administration, legal or a related field.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Two (2) years of work experience analyzing, interpreting, and drafting documents related to complex federal or state and/or local tax statutes.

  • Experienced drafting responses to taxability questions.

  • Experience writing reports, correspondence and materials for public dissemination.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 
  • Two (2) years of drafting taxability responses specifically related to Texas direct tax (franchise tax, insurance taxes, motor fuels taxes, cigarette and tobacco taxes, and crude oil and natural gas taxes) statutes.
  • Experience drafting administrative rules at the state level or regulations at the federal level.



SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION FOR EXPERIENCE FOR TAX ANALYST I-II:


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or a J.D. Degree may substitute for up to two (2) years of experience researching, analyzing, interpreting and communicating complex federal or state and local tax statutes.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties.  It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties.  The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies.  It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are needed for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers.  This position may involve moving up to 25 pounds of office equipment/material on a limited basis.  The position may require air and/or ground travel to other locations.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of:

• office practices and administrative procedures

• principles and processes for providing customer service


Skill in:

• making presentations, facilitating meetings

• using a personal computer in a Windows environment including the use of MS Word and Excel

• working with both internal and external customers in a government environment

• effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)

• identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)


Ability to:

• analyze and interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

• quickly and effectively research and explain complex issues

• learn new concepts and apply knowledge appropriately (i.e., limited sales tax, boat tax and motor vehicle sales tax)

• work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork)

• adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability)

• meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service)

• effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence)

• be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)

 

IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE:


Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation.

 

Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.

 

CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.)

Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.

 

VETERANS:
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of (88,89,92 or other related fields) pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance.

 

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

 

We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen.

 

Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted.

 

Thank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller's office is an equal employment opportunity employer.