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Tax Auditor

at City of Phoenix

Posted: 4/26/2019
Job Reference #: 31518

Job Description

Job ID
Full/Part Time


This is an entry level tax auditor position. Tax auditor will train under the direct supervision of a lead auditor or Audit Manager. The Tax Auditor position is responsible for analyzing and auditing accounting books and records of businesses to determine compliance with privilege (sales) and use tax for the State of Arizona and all local jurisdictions. Work involves interpreting laws and regulations to determine compliance with the Arizona Revised Status and City Model Tax Code; provide education and assistance to taxpayers on the requirements of the State & City Tax Code; performing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, & State & City Tax Law.

The ideal incumbent will demonstrate initiative and sound judgment when dealing with the business community; Initiative, analytical skills and decision making abilities; Tactful and effective oral and written communication skills; Willing to provide education and assistance to customers; Willing to learn the interpretation of tax laws and regulations to determine compliance.


First review of applications will occur the week of May 6, 2019. Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.


$20.44 (minimum) - $30.44 (maximum) hourly / $42,515 - $63,315 annually. Appointment may be made above the minimum depending on qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits


  • Completion, or near completion, of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or other closely related field.
  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.


A well-qualified candidate will possess the job requirements listed above, plus:

  • Experience using computer databases and spreadsheet software.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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