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24-02733 Revenue Auditor I

The Office of Income Taxation has an opening for a Revenue Auditor I position in the Division of Corporation Tax. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to provide clear communication skills with taxpayers and their representative(s) over the phone, in person, and in writing to resolve tax matters, sometimes in confrontational situations. As a Revenue Auditor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, you will receive the direction and the training needed to successfully audit tax returns to determine the accuracy of the return filed, payments made, and the extent of liabilities due (if any).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing records and reports detailing the adjustments made to tax returns
  • Educating and advising taxpayers, personally and over the telephone, of their tax liabilities/responsibilities, filing deadlines, payments obligations as outlined by state tax laws, and department policies and procedures
  • Researching tax laws, regulations, and policies
  • Using departmental resources and applications to provide an accurate and in-depth audit of tax returns
  • Recording notes proficiently and accurately into appropriate agency computer systems after auditing returns or during telephone conversations
  • Timely and accurately responding to taxpayer protests of additional tax liabilities or refund denials
  • Moving between computer screens to find information quickly to answer taxpayers’ questions
  • Ensuring the safety and confidentiality of taxpayer information, data, and records

Additional / Supplemental information:

  • Required to successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Required to comply with all tax laws
  • Mostly at a desk using a computer and telephone
  • Some travel for training and education
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree which must include twenty semester hours or thirty quarter hours in pure accounting courses.



Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Certification as Certified Public Accountant or as a Certified Internal Auditor will substitute for the required education; OR Experience with a financial institution, corporation, college, university, state, local, or federal government in financial analysis, economic analysis, Kentucky tax administration, financial planning, cost analysis, credit analysis or loan analysis, accounting, or a related field will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Two years of professional level tax experience in the audit, review or preparation of excise, corporation, or individual income tax withholding, or property and/or sales tax within a state government Revenue Department or the Internal Revenue Service will substitute for the twenty accounting hours.


Working Conditions

Incumbents working in this job title primarily perform duties in an office setting. Travel may be required.

Probationary Period

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Michael Ragland at or 502-564-7367.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D