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Tax Compliance Auditor

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks
Conducts field and desk audits and maintains records to ensure compliance with State and County business license codes. Enforces State and County laws governing business licenses;
Maintains a database of all issued business licenses;
Gathers data and analyzes business operations, tax returns, and other business records to ensure proper classification and assessment for business license, business tangible personal property, excise and other local taxes;
Creates, maintains, verifies and updates County and Fort Lee project spreadsheets;
Analyzes permits to ensure all contractors are complying with license requirements;
Prints new license forms for current year; sorts, stamps and mails license applications;
Checks math computation; notes any changes that would prohibit automatic renewal and takes steps to resolve;
Requests, maintains, verifies and updates contractor, subcontractor and vendor lists;
Downloads Government Contracts won and utilizes data for discovery and compliance;
Checks each contractor's license for State required worker's compensation form and forwards forms on a quarterly basis to Virginia Workers Compensation Commission;
Verifies necessary state licensing through the appropriate agencies;
Verifies registrations with State Corporation Commission;
Assesses Beer, Wine and Mixed Drink fees on business licenses;
Assesses late penalties;
Ensures that zoning requirements have been met and applicable health department certificates are valid;
Ensures that assumed or fictitious names are registered with the Circuit Court Clerk;
Follows collection procedures before taking action against businesses found to be in violation of ordinances;
Issues written notices of warning, warrant in debts or summons when necessary;
Appears in Court as witness in violation cases where compliance cannot be otherwise obtained;
Answers telephone inquiries in reference to obtaining a business license;
Follows up on any complaints received in reference to questionable business activities;
Develops and maintains audit papers for field and desk audits;
Audits Schedule C data on a monthly basis to determine local tax liability based on gross receipts filed;
Audits Sales Tax reports on a monthly basis to determine vendors are complying;
Analyze purchase orders on a monthly basis to determine vendors are compliant;
Analyzes corporate tax returns and business financial documents to determine local tax liability, include possible field discovery work;
Maintains, verifies, mails and updates business personal property and machinery and tool records and returns;
Assists the Economic Development Department with the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, Business License Fee Rebate, and Machinery and Tool Tax Rebate;
Maintains a listing of child care services that is provided on a semi-annual basis to the Virginia Department of Social Services;
Date stamps and reviews monthly meals, lodging and rental tax remittances; registers new accounts; records payments; sends delinquent notices if applicable;
Conducts on-site audits at boat marinas on a yearly basis;
Prepares supplemental bills for businesses and tax corrections when necessary;
Interacts with Business owners, CPA's, attorneys and other tax professionals to ensure local tax compliance;
Provides assistance to other departments and the public by telephone and in person on tax related issues;
Participates in professional training to remain informed of federal. state and local tax laws;
Assists with departmental projects as assigned and other duties assigned or required by Commissioner of Revenue;
Participates in emergency response operations as required in a declared emergency by County officials; completes required NIMS as a condition of employment;
Performs related tasks as required;
Qualification Requirements
Thorough knowledge of the County and State license tax ordinances with special reference to the class of licenses required of particular types of business; thorough knowledge of the scope and activities of commercial enterprises in the area; thorough knowledge of the geography of the County; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to learn County software system; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to collect and organize facts effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to meet and deal effectively with businessmen and attorneys, and to enforce the tax ordinance with firmness.
Special Requirements
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in business, accounting, finance or other related field or three to five years related experience or training in tax auditing, compliance, appraisal and effective customer service; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Information
To apply online visit our website at www.princegeorgecountyva.gov. To be considered for this position, applicants must fill out a County application which can be completed online. For additional information, please call (804)722-8669. EOE.
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check, to include fingerprinting, required.

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