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Amended Return Auditor

Job Class: Revenue Tax Specialist Intermediate

Working Title: Amended Return Auditor

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers. Pursuant with union contract provisions, bidders (current Revenue employees in a permanent position in the same classification) will be considered prior to filling this position through other means. Bidders will be considered through 10/28/2019.
Date Posted: 10/22/2019
Closing Date: 11/12/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Revenue / Revenue (inc Assessors)-MAPE
Division/Unit: Tax Operations Division / Tax Ops-Early Audit 3
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Days of Work: Monday - Friday / 40 hours per week
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $22.92 - $33.62/hourly; $47,856 - $70,198/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position will advance the Department of Revenue's mission to achieve compliance with Minnesota tax laws. The tax specialist will conduct audits of amended individual income tax and amended property tax refund returns during return processing; provide education and technical assistance to taxpayers; test system updates and changes; and participate in other compliance activities. 


Minimum Qualifications

One (1) year of professional-level accounting or auditing experience
Any of the following from an accredited college or university:
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or Marketing;
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Accountancy, Finance, or Taxation; or
  • CPA
Certification (satisfactory completion of probation) as a Revenue Tax Specialist
Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices
  • Technical tax knowledge, including court rulings, regulations and administrative policies and procedures
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, direct and review the work of others
  • Knowledge of personal computer operation and software programs used by the department in its internal and external operations
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of audit report processing procedures
  • Knowledge of electronic filing/processing systems
  • Skill in reading comprehension
  • Skill in problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with amended Individual income tax and amended property tax refund return. 
Experience making sound judgements without complete information. 
Knowledge of the department's penalty and interest statutes and policies. 
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work with multiple competing priorities.
Human relations skills which would allow one to meet and deal with taxpayers and handle difficult people.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. 

Additional Requirements

Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

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The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.