Salary Group B27

Class No. 1286



Performs highly advanced supervisory (senior-level) tax auditing work.  Work involves observing office and audit program administrative activities to ensure compliance with state tax laws and departmental policies and procedures.   Supervises the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Oversees staff through assigning and delegating work, explaining responsibilities, supervising activities, responding to questions, and reviewing ongoing and completed work. 

Oversees the accumulation of evidential material in apparent legal cases and/or performs special investigations of tax evasions.

Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures. 

Coordinates staff development plans and activities. 

Coordinates the assignment of audit requests to auditors as needed.

Confers with agency staff on audit and office objectives. 

Responds to taxpayers regarding determination requests and other audit processing questions.

Provides technical support and expertise on audit issues and taxability at hearings, trials, and meetings. 

Supervises the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in accounting or auditing work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of accounting and auditing methods and systems; of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures; Texas tax laws and departmental regulations affecting field of assignment; and of legal, business, and accounting terminology.

Skill in strategic planning, personnel management, and leadership; in identifying, resolving, and preventing tax-related issues by using strong analytical techniques and innovative approaches; in supervising team activities and day-to-day operations to meet division and agency goals; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to analyze, evaluate, and summarize financial records for accuracy and conformance with accounting standards and legal requirements; to present audit findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to individuals and/or at legal proceedings; to gather, analyze, and evaluate performance standards and make decisions on personnel issues; to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures; to conduct special investigations of tax evasions; to select and examine pertinent data; to prepare clear and concise management reports; to maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of state employees, taxpayers, and other members of the public; to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).

State Auditor’s Office

Added 9-1-15