Salary Group B28

Class No. 1287



Performs advanced managerial (senior-level) tax auditing work.  Work involves providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning; observing office and audit program administrative activities to ensure compliance with Texas tax laws and departmental policies and procedures; and establishing office and program goals and objectives.   Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Oversees the work of staff at all levels within an office or division.

Oversees compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to tax administration, division operations, and agency business interests. 

Oversees reports, including operational, productivity, statistical, forecasts, and other specialized and confidential reports or studies. 

Oversees policies and procedures, strategic and business plans, goals, and objectives.

Establishes internal controls to prevent unauthorized disclosure of state and federal confidential information. 

Identifies and oversees programs and strategies for continuous improvements in the division, including budgetary, technology, customer service, staff development, and operations. 

Evaluates program, policy, and procedure effectiveness, and recommends changes as needed. 

Represents the agency at hearings, meetings, trials, and/or legislative meetings. 

May serve as a resource to internal and/or external customers on various and complex tax laws, rules and/or regulations.

Plans, assigns and 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; federal, state, and local laws; the administration of Texas state taxes; Texas tax laws and departmental regulations affecting field of assignment; of legal, business, and accounting terminology; agency personnel and budget policies and procedures; and division policies and procedures.

Skill in planning, assigning, and managing the work of others; in providing leadership and strategic direction to staff; in identifying, resolving, and preventing tax-related issues by using strong analytical techniques and innovative approaches; in managing 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 establish goals and objectives; to develop and evaluate policies, procedures, and the law; to oversee the evaluation of financial records; to present audit findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to individuals and/or at legal proceedings; to 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 oversee special investigations of tax evasions; to maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of state employees, taxpayers, and other members of the public; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and 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