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$41,000 – $54,600 a year

Full Job Description


Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Posting Expires: 3/11/2021

Salary Range: $41,000 to $54,600 annually

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs revenue audits to ensure that billing and revenue from business licenses and taxes have been accurately computed and paid

This is an experienced, professional level capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the profession with limited guidance or review

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Conducts internal financial and/or system audits and risk assessments focused on revenue to ensure that billing and revenue from business licenses and excise taxes have been accurately computed and paid
  • Review tax returns and other financial documents to validate reported revenues for occupational tax and excise tax purposes
  • Reviews and validates compliance with City contracts by customers utilizing the City’s right of ways or other services.
  • Develops written audit reports to communicate audit findings with auditees, management, and regulatory compliance agencies, if applicable and makes recommendations as appropriate
  • Tests documents, financial and computer system records for information system integrity and transaction accuracy
  • Reports discrepancies and ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation
  • Prepares audit plans and understands the specific issues to be evaluated
  • Executes internal audits within established business controls
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements
  • Sustains internal control systems by updating and recommending new policies and procedures
  • Supports internal customers not limited to management and city attorneys
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge
  • Performs work under general supervision with review and advice from manager or a senior level professional

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Working knowledge of audit, finance, and accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of city and state policies and regulations to resolve variety of tax issues
  • Skill in use of computer and other accounting software and databases
  • Knowledge of financial records, including but not limited to, federal and state tax returns, financial statements, bank statements, and sales and use reports
  • Ability to identify discrepancies and other forms of activity that would generate audit exceptions
  • Ability to perform audit engagements
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in accounting or related field

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Municipal government experience.
  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business
  • Professional designation in auditing, accounting and/or government finance.