Job: Audit Manager(Job Id 30231)

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Job Description

05/19/2017 06/02/2017
PHOENIX 55,202.99-77,351.87


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Audit Manager

4000 N Central Ave., Suite 500 - Phoenix, AZ 85012  

Openings: 1

This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Unemployment Insurance Audit Manager. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Under general direction from the Section Chief, manages through subordinate field office supervisors a program for auditing Arizona employers to ensure compliance with state and federal unemployment tax laws.

- Confers with the Chief of Tax and other staff members to discuss issues and formulate solutions to problems encountered by the unit supervisor in the Tax Section.

- Communicates in person and by telephone with audit supervisors to review progress, devise approaches to unusually difficult problems, and approve resolution actions.

- Deliberates, plans, establish goals, objectives, strategies and recommends policy for the Field Operations Unit.

- Directs the maintenance of an automated information system to document the production of all field audit offices and auditors for use as a management tool and for evaluation of individual auditor performance as well as that of the Field Operations Unit overall.

- Answers questions and complaints from employers concerning operation of the field audit program or tax section operations; monitors assignment inventories and reorganizes or directs workflow to maintain equitable distribution of work within established Field Office boundaries.

- Interviews and hires subordinate field staff and assist with the hire of other tax section personnel, when necessary. Seek and/or direct disciplinary action of all field operations personnel.



- Broad knowledge of the UI Tax program; principles and practices of accounting; auditing; business law and business administration.

- Knowledge in computerized products used in auditing and accounting processing.

- Knowledge in managerial practices; supervisory techniques and pertinent federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and appeals decisions.

- Skills in work management; leadership; interpersonal relationships; oral and written communications.

- Analyzing and evaluating tax payer’s claims; applying auditing and accounting methods.

- Ability to apply and interpret policies and procedures established for the work system.

- Ability to analyze policy issues and formulate/implement solutions, plan work schedule, manage time effectively and meet deadlines.  

- Ability to direct audit staff towards optimal and correct result based on applicable law, regulation and field procedure.

- Able to communicate tax provisions to business owners or the public in general.


DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

Persons with disabilities and veterans a re encouraged to apply

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2842. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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