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Job Description

A Tax Auditor is responsible for auditing all state tax records, following up on audit results, and acting as a lead auditor for complex audit situations. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Arkansas tax regulations, and agency/institution policy. An auditor:

  • Gathers information, analyzes and reviewed Arkansas tax laws to prepare for an audit, and schedules their own tax audits.
  • Examines and analyzes various financial records to determine if a tax liability, a no-tax due, or a refund situation exists.
  • Prepares audit reports based on audit findings, inputs audit information into personal computer, and prepares other reports of penalties or taxes due.
  • Presents audit results to taxpayer or taxpayer representative to explain audit findings, answer questions regarding taxpayers' legal responsibilities and right to appeal and obtains signatures.
  • Leads in conducting complex audits including assigning and reviewing work, coordinating travel, compiling composite reports, and conducting exit interviews.
  • Investigates alleged violations of tax laws, obtains evidence of improper adherence to state tax laws, and testifies at hearings or in court regarding audit findings.
  • Assists in training other auditors in specialized tax audits and teaches income tax schools for continuing education credits for tax professionals.


Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting or related field with a minimum of 24 hours of accounting. Possess an Arkansas driver's license with a good driving record. Experience with Microsoft Office - especially Word and Excel. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Position is for Northwest District office in Bentonville, Arkansas.


  • Contributory retirement plan
  • Personal and sick leave
  • Little to no overtime
  • 11 calendar holidays plus your birthday
  • Health and vision/dental insurance plans
  • Life insurance plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Government deferred compensation plan (457b)