ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN II (AUDIT COMPLIANCE TECHNICIAN) - 40000073

Date: Jan 13, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

 

DEPARTMENT:       

 

Tax Administration

DATE POSTED:         

   

JANUARY 3, 2023

CLOSING DATE:           

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY MIN:  

 

$45,913.00

SALARY MAX:  

 

$82,643.00

POSITION NUMBER:        

    

40000073

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The work performed includes responsible technical work in the Tax Administration department in processing external business personal property audit program transactions, communicating with external auditing firms, conducting field visits to ensure business statuses, drafting correspondence to taxpayers. Work is performed under general supervision.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Processes external audit program correspondence and resulting system updates.
  • Processes billing of discoveries resulting from external audit program.
  • Performs internal compliance review of occupancy tax program, heavy equipment and short-term rental tax program.
  • Assists taxpayers, business owners, accountants and others in completing listings; prepares and maintains roster of new listings and associated reports and records; amends tax rolls.
  • Ensures all businesses and personal property within the tax jurisdiction are listed for taxation; determines correct value and applicable penalties as needed per NC General Statutes.
  • Appraises business personal property using cost approach to value based on industry accepted standards.
  • Determines level of additional physical depreciation to business personal property.
  • Collaborates with Commercial Appraisers on Real Property versus Business Personal Property issues.
  • Prepares adjustments/refunds to correct assessment of business personal property, corrects tangible and computer records as appropriate.
  • Receives appeals regarding valuation of business personal property.
  • Makes recommendations to Board of Equalization and Review and defends value.
  • Determines appropriate depreciation schedules.
  • Receives, verifies, grants, and keys extension requests.
  • Researches and adjusts tax bills.
  • Provides assistance to tax staff and public.
  • Keeps abreast of local personal property trends and modern appraisal methods and techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
     

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 

  • Knowledge of the N.C. Machinery Act and county tax policies
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of personal property appraising for tax assessment purposes
  • Knowledge of business audit practices for property tax purposes
  • Ability to apply the NCDOR Cost Index and Depreciation Schedules
  • Ability to perform a large volume of detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, co-workers and the general public
  • General knowledge of the application of established bookkeeping and accounting principles and techniques to standard accounting transactions
  • General knowledge of established governmental and departmental budgeting and bookkeeping practices and procedures
  • General knowledge of office methods and procedures
  • Ability to plan, organize, and review the work of subordinate clerical personnel
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely in oral and written form
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policies to the maintenance of financial records


 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


Graduation from a high school including or supplemented by basic courses in bookkeeping or accounting and three years experience in bookkeeping or accounting clerical work in an accounting office; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (Completion of a one or two year business course in an accredited community college or business school including or supplemented by basic courses in bookkeeping or accounting may be substituted for two and three years of the required experience respectively.)
 

 

CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 

  • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina and an acceptable driving record.
  • NC Department of Revenue Personal Property Appraiser Certification within 2 years of employment if assigned to the Audit/Compliance Business Personal Property Division.
  • NC Department of Revenue Real Property Appraiser Certification within 2 years of employment if assigned to the Audit/Compliance Business Personal Property Division.
  • NC Association of Assessing Officers Personal Property Appraiser Certification within 1 year of eligibility if assigned to the Audit/Compliance Business Personal Property Division.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh