at Arkansas Government Job in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: May 31, 2023

Req ID: 30048


Jonesboro, AR, US, 72404


Anticipated Starting Salary: 49,416

Position Number: 22108012

County: Craighead; Greene; Jackson; Lawrence; Poinsett

Posting End Date: 06/13/2023

Anticipated Starting Salary: 49,416

Office of Field Audit – Northeast District

Preferred Qualifications:

Apply accounting principals and law in auditing business sales, use, miscellaneous, and income withholding tax returns. In the field prepare work papers and audit reports. Use personal car for traveling Northeast part of the state.

Agency/Position Specific:

Must reside within Craighead , Lawrence, Greene, Poinsett or Jackson County or relocate to same within a reasonable time.

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: A059C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00


The Tax Auditor is responsible for auditing all state tax records, following up on audit results, assisting in training for specialized tax areas, and acting as a lead auditor for complex audit situations. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Arkansas tax regulations, and agency/institution policy.


Gathers information, analyzes and reviews Arkansas tax laws to prepare for audit, and schedules tax audits. Examines and analyzes various financial records to determine if a tax liability, a no-tax due, or a refund situation exists. Prepares audit reports based on audit findings, inputs audit information into personal computer, and prepares other reports of penalties or taxes due. Presents audit results to taxpayer or taxpayer representative to explain audit findings, answer questions regarding taxpayers’ legal responsibilities and right to appeal, and obtains signatures. Leads in conducting complex audits including assigning and reviewing work, coordinating travel, compiling composite reports, and conducting exit interviews. Investigates alleged violations of tax laws, obtains evidence of improper adherence to state tax laws, and testifies at hearings or in court regarding audit findings. Assists in training other auditors in specialized tax audits and teaches income tax schools for continuing education credits for tax professionals. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of audit standards and procedures. Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing the reporting, payment, and collection of state taxes. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers and/or subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, or policies to specific situations. Ability to analyze financial records and determine the propriety or accuracy of transactions. Ability to document examination findings and prepare reports using a personal computer. Ability to convey and exchange oral and written information of a specialized nature. Ability to attend and testify at hearings. Ability to teach income tax schools for continuing education credit for tax professionals.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, management, general business, or a related area with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of accounting in accordance with ACA 26-17-203. The requirement of twenty-four (24) semester hours can not be substituted. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference: A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro

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Job Posting: JC241254232

Posted On: Jun 02, 2023

Updated On: Jun 22, 2023

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