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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 155E
Category: Financial Services

Class Series Concept



This is the supervisory level of the series. Positions supervise all revenue auditing activities in a unit or geographical region.

Distinguishing Characteristics

As a supervisor, plans and develops methods and programs, make assignments, and directs the activities of personnel involved in auditing activities. These positions are first line supervisors of one or more units within Washington State and/or across the United States. Positions are experts on tax administration, audit policies and procedures, excise tax rules and laws and taxpayer rights.

Positions at this level report directly to a Regional Audit Manager or Program Manager.

Typical Work

Supervises field audit operations in a district office or out-of-state region including direct and remote supervision of professional audit and support staff;

Recommends strategies and policies for implementing audit operations to the Audit Management Team;

Develops and implements audit programs to provide fair and uniform application of tax laws and promote an optimal level of accurate tax reporting and payment through continuing audit presence and taxpayer education;

Conducts taxpayer conferences to resolve difficult and sensitive disputed tax issues as first step in appeals process;

Administers taxpayer education programs and oversees audit facilities including security procedures;

Develops plans for large and complex audits with clearly defined objectives, scope, and methodology, including audit steps, procedures, task assignments, and time estimates;

Coordinates out-of-state audit program for largest taxpayers and determines resource needs;

Trains auditors located in states other than Washington;

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Five or more years of professional accounting, tax compliance or tax examination experience;


A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely allied field which must include one of the following:

  • 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of college level accounting (may include credits from one business law class) OR
  • CPA exam eligibility

Class Specification History

New class adopted June 13, 2019, effective July 1, 2019.