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CPA - Tax Research Analyst - Austin (Part-Time)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 00006445
Keywords: research

Job Description

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: 
https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00006445&tz=GMT-05:00
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) 
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.
DIVISION:  Audit
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Experienced professional who took an employment break of two or more years in their field and is looking to return to the workforce. 
Performs moderately complex (journey-level) examination work of taxpayers' accounts. This includes conducting research and analysis of complex taxpayer accounts to determine if tax State tax permits are needed along with making proper tax assessments.  Prepares documentation to justify such said actions, and monitors accounts for completion or subsequent actions. Uses all applicable computer systems or a personal computer to code or run programs to maintain or update files or produce reports.  Assists taxpayers, other agencies, and agency personnel with taxability questions. May train others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
WORK HOURS:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 20 hours a week with occasional evening and weekend hours. Hours may change based on business needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Technical Competence)
Reviews, analyzes, researches, edits and processes tax data. 
• Performs research on taxpayer accounts, analyzing for proper disposition and completing processing requirements accurately and efficiently within established turnaround times or deadlines. Examines, edits and updates taxpayer accounts. Makes adjustments and follows up to ensure the taxpayer's account reflects accurate information. Responds professionally to questions from taxpayers, tax practitioners, agency personnel, consultants, local jurisdictions, local and county officials. Reviews assignments and prioritizes workload in accordance with section policies and procedures. Uses a mainframe or personal computer to maintain and update files or produce reports. Reviews tax reports and payments to determine accuracy of computations, proper tax rates, and updates accounts with any necessary changes. Examines taxpayer accounts to determine appropriate and complete action ensuring proper transactions are entered to the tax processing systems. Prepares documentation to justify actions and monitors accounts for completion and subsequent action. Reviews assignment leads and performs research to determine best assignments to work.
• Completes training requirements.
(Workload Management/Productivity)
Prioritizes, plans, and organizes assigned inventory in a manner that will optimize efficiency on moderately complex accounts examination work.
• Plans available time to efficiently complete assigned tasks. Is dependable, meets deadlines and produces high-quality work. Is receptive to constructive feedback and adjusts work behavior based on feedback.  Is responsive to inquiries and assignments in a timely manner, regardless of the requestor's status.  
• Provides information verbally and in writing when communicating with co-workers, all levels of management, other agency personnel, taxpayers, and their representatives. Informs supervisor of status and progress of activities and workload inventories. 
Determines resources needed to perform analysis. Analyzes information and determines action to be taken on assignments. Identifies, determines and documents problems in system design, forms, workflow, policies and procedures and proposes action for improvement. Monitors account actions for completion or subsequent action. Learns and applies knowledge to progressively work more critical and complex accounts.
Travels occasionally to participate in special projects and attend mandatory training located in local and out of town locations that may require overnight stays.  Participates in special projects/assignments and performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or other business related degree. 

EXPERIENCE: Experienced professional who took an employment break of two or more years in their field and is looking to return to the workforce. 
OR

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

EXPERIENCE: 
• One (1) year of experience analyzing and researching accounts.
• Experienced professional who took an employment break of two or more years in their field and is looking to return to the workforce. 
SUBSTITUTION: One additional year of experience in analyzing and researching accounts may substitute for 30 semester hours of the required education, with a maximum of 120 semester hours (four years).
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: 
N/A
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. The individual must be able to transport a laptop computer and printer to the various audit locations to conduct the necessary field work. The individual must be able to lift, pull, physically handle, and transport taxpayer records, documents, boxes, and all related information, weighing up to 30 pounds when required. The individual must be able sit for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
• Tax statutes and reporting requirements
• Legal, business and accounting terminology
• Section policies and procedures
• Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and office practices and procedures
SKILLS:
• Research, develop, analyze and provide detailed documentation (spreadsheet) with a high degree of accuracy;
• Using an personal computer in a Windows environment with Microsoft software and mainframe functions
• Interpreting tax statutes, rules, and regulations;
• Conducting research and analysis;
• Performing mathematical calculations;
• Effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)
• Identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)
ABILITIES:
• Research, develop, analyze and provide numerical data with a high degree of accuracy
• Prepare concise reports
• Perform complex technical analysis;
• Analyze, interpret and explain agency and division policies and procedures upon request;
• Learn new concepts and apply knowledge appropriately
• 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)
VETERANS:
In order to receive veteran's preference a copy of your DD214, VA disability rating (if applicable) or a DD1300 must be attached to your application.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the 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. 
Go to http://www.texasskillstowork.com, http://www.onetonline.org, or www.careeronestop.org for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets. 
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. 
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.
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.