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16 Oct 2023

Full-Time Revenue Auditor 2 (Work from Home Office – Tukwila/Burien/Kent Region)

wslcbjobs@lcb.wa.gov – Posted by wslcbjobs@lcb.wa.gov Tukwila, Washington, United States

Job Description

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WSLCB Vision
Safe communities for Washington State.

Mission
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws.

This recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications will be October 30th, 2023. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. We encourage all to apply as early as possible.

Please Note: 

*** Applicants must reside or be willing to relocate to the greater Tukwila, Burien, or Kent area. The duty station for this position will be the employee’s personal residence. The position includes a combination of home office and field work. Travel will be required to audit sites mainly within the Tukwila, Burien, and Kent region with flexibility in scheduling. Some overnight travel is required. WSLCB will provide you a vehicle for travel and cover mileage costs. ***

Who we are

The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance.

We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business-initiated process improvement.

 

Our commitment to DEIB

The WSLCB strives to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in all aspects of our work. This includes a commitment to our workforce and external stakeholders.

It is our mission to build, educate, and inspire an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity in the workplace and in the community we serve. We are committed to maintaining a thriving culture where employees and those we serve feel safe and accepted regardless of education, background, or beliefs. As a WSLCB team member, you will have opportunity to join statewide business resource groups (BRGs) such as, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion NetworkVeteran Employee Resource GroupLatino Leadership NetworkBlacks United in Leadership and DiversityDisability Inclusion NetworkWashington Immigrant Network and Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network.

Your opportunity at a glance

The WSLCB Finance Division is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Revenue Auditor 2 in Tukwila/Burien/Kent region. This position reports directly to the Audit Supervisor in the WSLCB’s Finance Division. The position serves and complements the WSLCB’s mission and goals through independent analysis of the production, purchase, and sale of liquor and cannabis products, by educating licensees to improve compliance, and by providing assistance to other agency divisions and regulatory agencies.

If you have an interest in tax, fee and internal audits with a focus on process improvement, we encourage you to apply to be a part of the WSLCB team!
WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:

  • A comprehensive benefits package (including but not limited to Medical/Dental/Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance etc.)
  • Paid Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
  • Tuition Waiver (enrollment in courses at state universities/colleges on a space availability basis – all or a portion of the tuition/fees may be waived for state employees)
  • Tuition reimbursement (courses taken with prior approval in order to further employee’s career development with the WSLCB)
  • Training and career development programs (including online courses and LinkedIn Learning)
  • A healthy work/life balance (this may include flexible/alternative work schedules and telework/remote work opportunities, when possible)
  • Employee Assistance Program – confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public service employees
  • Generous wellness program (we offer reimbursements for certain fitness related activities)
  • Onsite exercise facility (for employees working at WSLCB Headquarter Building in Olympia)
  • Infants at Work Program to promote parent and infant bonding, parental well-being and healthy infant development. Depending on your job duties, work location and supervisor approval, eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when they return to work.
  • Free parking

 

Duties

Some of the duties you will perform are:

  • Complete evaluation of fiscal activities, financial records, procedures, processes and policy to determine if licensees are in compliance with applicable tax/fee laws and has correctly reported their tax liability.
  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of established accounting procedures, systems and internal controls; check for compliance with state statues, regulations, and institutional policies, evaluate efficiency of operations, audit trails, and accuracy of reports and records.
  • Recognize signs of fraud and seek guidance from a higher level auditor or supervisor for future course of action.
  • Independently conduct audits of wineries, breweries, distributors, spirits retailers, distilleries, craft distillers and cannabis retailers to determine the extent of tax and fee liability; provide continuous education and direction in preparation, accuracy and timeliness of required reporting; verify beer, wine, spirit and cannabis purchases, sales, and other operational activities; complete an analysis of the licensees internal control and record keeping systems; determine amount of tax, penalty and assessment due for each audit.
  • Understanding and applying the RCW and WAC associated with Cannabis, Spirits, and Beer & Wine audits to discuss findings and issues with licensee to inform them of the required activities as referenced in applicable RCW & WAC.
  • Provide audit findings and recommendations for corrective actions to licensees, accountants, attorneys, agency management, and other governmental agencies.
  • Perform investigative audits of liquor manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers to determine extent of compliance with liquor laws and regulations.
  • Travel to and from locations of auditees and work sites; work at locations while conducting audits.
  • Train other auditors in techniques of field auditing and participates as a team member on large and complex audits.
  • Collect data from the systems of records used for Cannabis, Spirits, and Beer & Wine.

 

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Experience for required qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.

Option 1: 

A Master’s Degree in accounting or related field which includes 36 quarter or 24 semester hours in accounting or a commitment to attain the required credit hours in 12 months.

AND

One (1) year of relevant professional experience in accounting or auditing. Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Option 2:

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field or above which includes 36 quarter or 24 semester hours in accounting or a commitment to attain the required credit hours in 12 months.

AND

Two (2) years of relevant professional experience in accounting or auditing. Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Option 3:

An Associate’s degree in accounting or related field which includes 36 quarter or 24 semester hours in accounting or a commitment to attain the required credit hours in 12 months.

AND

Four (4) years of relevant professional experience in accounting or auditing. Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Option 4:

Six (6) years of relevant professional experience in accounting or auditing, along with 36 quarter or 24 semester hours of coursework in accounting or a commitment to attain the required credit hours in 12 months. Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word and Excel.  

The following certifications or degree may substitute for one year of experience:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • A Master’s degree in a financial related field

 

 

Supplemental Information

 

HOW TO APPLY

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE CONSIDERED.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:

  1. Completed online application.
  2. Current Resume.
  3. Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
  4. Three professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.
  5. Attach your unofficial transcripts showing you have taken 36 quarter or 24 semester hours in accounting. (If you do not attach your transcripts and you are offered an interview, you will need to send them to us prior to interviewing).

**A resume will not substitute for completing the “work experience” section of the application.

The information provided in your application and supplemental questionnaire must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Other
Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: “No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.

RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers with diverse backgrounds. Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees enjoy a respectful, safe, and supportive working environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  You are welcome to include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email hr****@lc*.gov or call (360) 664.1674. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #jobopportunity, #WSLCB #Audit, Accounting, and auditing. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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