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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due07/31/24

Vacancy ID151746


AgencyTaxation & Finance, State

TitleAuditor 1 (Tax)/Auditor Trainee 1 (Tax)/Auditor Trainee 2 (Tax) (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $52198 to $82656 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Suffolk

Street Address 250 Veterans Memorial Highway

City Hauppauge


Zip Code11788


The selected candidate must be reachable on the eligible list for this title and location under Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations.
The selected candidate must be eligible for a 70.1 transfer under Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations.
Special Minimum Qualifications for transfer to Auditor 1 (Tax):
A bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation; or a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation and six credit hours in finance, money and banking, economics, or business.
If eligible via 55 b/c please provide a copy of your active letter of eligibility with your response.

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply.

At a future date, it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in an NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.


Auditor Trainee 1 (SG-14)
-Bachelor’s degree including 24 credits in accounting/auditing/taxation
-Bachelor’s degree including 18 credit hours in accounting/auditing/taxation AND 6 credits in finance, money and banking, economics, or business.

Auditor Trainee 2 (SG 16)
-Meet the Trainee 1 minimum qualifications AND 1 year of experience*
- Meet the Trainee 1 minimum qualifications AND a Masters, including 15 credits in accounting/auditing/taxation

Auditor 1 (SG 18)
- Meet the Trainee 1 minimum qualifications AND 2 years’ experience*
- Meet the Trainee 1 minimum qualifications AND CPA license in NYS
- Meet the Trainee 1 minimum qualifications AND a Masters, including 15 credits in accounting/auditing/taxation AND 1 year experience*

*Experience must be gained in any one or combination of the following:
1. As an accountant/auditor with responsibility for the full range of professional activities involved in the review, analysis, and management of accounting systems, resulting in the rendering of opinions or recommendations on financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Activities restricted to bookkeeping or preparing tax returns are not considered qualifying.
2. As an internal accountant/auditor with responsibility for conducting a full range of financial accounting/auditing activities for an entity. Activities limited to such duties as maintaining and/or auditing payroll records, accounts receivable or accounts payable are not considered qualifying.
3. As an accountant with ongoing responsibility for the design, implementation, and review of accounting systems.
4. As a professional staff member of a private accounting practice with broad experience in maintaining accounting books and records, completing financial statements, and preparing business and personal tax returns.
5. As field auditor with a federal, state, or municipal agency, with the responsibility for performing comprehensive field audits to determine the compliance of individuals or businesses with the taxing jurisdictions laws, rules, and regulations.
6. As an accountant/auditor principally engaged in the analysis and/or interpretation of tax law.

Duties Description Auditor 1 (Tax) performs on-site field audits and examinations of taxpayers' books, records, and substantiating data to determine compliance with various articles of the New York State Tax Law.
These duties include but are not limited to:

• Conduct audits and examinations of taxpayers’ books and records to determine compliance with the various articles of the NYS Tax Law.

• Develop and maintain working knowledge of tax law as well as Department and Audit Division procedures and policies, including the Code of Conduct, Ethics practices and security and confidentiality rules.

• Communicate effectively with supervisors, taxpayers and/or their representatives both orally and in writing.

• Learn and maintain skills in computer technology. This includes the use of laptop computers, PCs, various software applications, and mainframe applications.

• Travel frequently, both locally and overnight. Must be able to travel within and outside New York State and travel to locations not accessible by public transportation.

• Must be able to travel with computer equipment and case materials to various field audit sites, training classes, BCMS conferences, etc.

• Represent the Audit Division and advocate disputed cases at BCMS conferences and Small Claims Hearings. May participate at hearings as a witness for the Department to assist attorneys from the Department’s Office of Counsel in the resolution of disputed cases.
• Participate in audit selection process.
• Meet the Department's time and attendance rules.

Additional Comments Work hours, travel, and telecommuting options to be discussed during the interview.

Appointment to each level of the traineeship will depend on which minimum qualifications are met.
The salary listed is a range, starting from the Trainee 1 level and ending at the Auditor 1 Level, this will depend on what level the candidate is coming in at.

This location is eligible for location pay, in addition to the salary range listed.

New York State is an equal opportunity employer. It’s the policy of the state of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or an arrest or criminal conviction record unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Name Mary Trombley



Email Address


Street W A Harriman State Office Campus

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12227


Notes on ApplyingQualified Candidates should submit to the email address above: a letter of interest, resume including current title and how you qualify, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts to show you meet the minimum qualifications.

Please reference the vacancy ID number and job title with your response.

Your social security number may be needed for verification of your NYS service.

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