Closing Date: 11/27/2023 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Dept / Revenue (inc Assessors)-MAPE Division/Unit: Sales & Use Tax Division / Sales-Audit Project Unit Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: No Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE FLSA Status: Nonexempt Telework Eligible: Yes Re-Posting: Yes Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans. The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
Job Summary This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
The Revenue Tax Specialist, Senior performs highly difficult and specialized tax administration work to ensure compliance with Minnesota tax laws. This position functions independently conducting sales and use tax audits involving several difficult issues by applying appropriate law, policy and procedures; inform taxpayers of the problems or discrepancies found in records; provide information to the taxpayer; provide service and education to external and internal customers and other related duties as assigned. The majority of the work performed will be on-site audits reviewing taxpayer records located in the State of MN.
May be required to travel to Stassen building located in St. Paul, MN quarterly.
Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or in a state bordering Minnesota.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional-level accounting or auditing experience
Any of the following from an accredited college or university:
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management, or Marketing; Master's degree in Business Administration, Accountancy, Finance, or Taxation; or CPA
Certification (satisfactory completion of probation) as a Revenue Tax Specialist, Intermediate
Must have reliable transportation or a valid class D driver's license.
Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices Technical tax knowledge, including court rulings, regulations and administrative policies and procedures Customer service and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact and negotiate with taxpayers and/or their representatives Leadership skills and the ability to plan, direct, and review the work of others Knowledge of personal computer operation and software programs used by the department in its internal and external operations Communication and presentation skills Knowledge of electronic processing accounting systems Knowledge of electronic filing/processing systems Skills in reading comprehension Skill in problem-solving Skill in analysis
Qualifying work experience in the Sales and Use tax area. Experience working with taxpayers furthest from compliance or with limited or no business records. Experience with sales reconstructions, third party subpoenas and investigations. Experience with point of sale and electronic cash register review and analysis. Experience working with other divisions and departments. Physical Requirements Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and scanner.
Additional Requirements Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
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About Revenue The Minnesota Department of Revenue works to fund the future for all of Minnesotans. We manage over 30 different taxes and collect $26.7 billion annually in state taxes, which funds state programs such as healthcare, transportation, public safety, and early childhood, K-12, and higher education.
Revenue is dedicated to an inclusive work environment that celebrates and values the diversity of each employee and reflects the communities we serve. We're committed to a culture of inclusion where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and thrive.
We value a work life balance for our employees, and many of our employees telework in a full or hybrid capacity. For those that come to the office, regularly or occasionally, we invested in a state-of-the-art hybrid workspace located at the Stassen building in St. Paul.
Find out more about us on our website.
Why Work For Us
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found: 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule Comprehensive Benefits
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
Public pension plan Training and professional development Paid vacation and sick leave 11 paid holidays each year Paid parental leave Low-cost medical and dental coverage Prescription drug coverage Vision coverage Wellness programs and resources Employer paid life insurance Short-term and long-term disability Health care spending and savings accounts Dependent care spending account Tax-deferred compensation Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Tuition reimbursement Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. or email email@example.com. Please indicate what assistance you need.