$75,000 - $95,000
Job Location - Juneau, AK
Closing Date for Application
Open until filled.
The Alaska Municipal League is seeking applications from interested persons for the position described below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Participate in the development and implementation of the centralized administration of municipal remote sales tax collection, remittance and reporting. Early stages will require conducting the work associated with those functions, and working with the board of directors to scale up the program – including to additionally staff – as appropriate.
The position will be responsible for the ongoing management and supervision of the remote sales tax collection program to achieve goals within available resources; train, motivate and evaluate assigned staff; document performance, provide regular feedback, coach and mentor employees, review progress and direct changes as needed; handle disciplinary actions; plan and organize workloads and staff assignments; develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities for program functions.
Develops processes and procedures for administration of the collection, remittance and reporting of sales taxes under the authority of the Alaska Remote Sales Tax Commission, and as delegated by individual local governments. Assures that all required notices, postings, deadlines, and other guidelines are met in the tax collection system. Oversees the daily receipt of payments and assures all money received is properly accounted for and deposited in the appropriate accounts.
Reviews tax files, records, and reports for accuracy. Develops, implements and manages computer software and contract for taxing operations.
Supervise the audit function to conduct sales tax investigations and audits of taxpayers to ensure compliance with the ARSTC remote sales tax code; collaborate and confer with taxpayers before and after the audit; explain audit procedures to taxpayers being audited; review and evaluate taxpayer accounting records; prepare detailed audit work papers and audit report narratives to document and substantiate audit procedures and findings; prepare detailed reports and recommendations; monitor previously audited taxpayers for continued compliance with borough/municipality ordinances; provide assistance on or perform complex audits; develop, implement and update sales and use tax auditing standards and procedures.
Develop, revise and make recommendations as necessary to applicable codes, regulations, policies, ordinances and procedures; make interpretations and/or recommendations regarding application of the tax code including penalty and interest waiver procedures; coordinate intergovernmental aspects of and guide implementation of adjustments and changes to applicable ordinances, processes and procedures.
Implement awareness programs to educate the local business community and the public regarding the application of the remote sales tax code by various methods including preparing a variety of brochures and educational material for distribution, making on-going formal presentation to groups, conducting tax classes and providing information and assistance to residents in writing or in person.
Interpret and explain to any person engaged in business the legal provisions, regulations and procedures required for business licensing, sales tax collection and use tax payments; pursue advance collection issues according to law and due process; work with Finance Officer, sales tax staff and legal staff to resolve tax issues, delinquencies and enforcement activities.
Research, compile and report on statistical information regarding borough/municipality sales tax revenue and results of enforcement and audit work; assist in projecting sales tax revenue for the annual budget and long-term financial planning; investigate and explain sales tax revenue anomalies; periodically review sales and use tax detail for accuracy and communicate required adjustments and corrections to sales tax or accounting staff; assist the Finance Officer in determination of the annual divisional budget; and monitor compliance with the established budget.
Achieve and maintain advanced working knowledge of business licensing and sales tax collection trends, issues and processes; and legal, investigational and ethical aspects of collections and related resources.
Perform related duties and responsibilities, as required.
PERIPHERAL DUTIES: Performs other assignments and projects as assigned by the Executive Director, and/or in support of the Board of Directors.
SALARY RANGE: Salary will depend on experience, but an annual salary may range between $75,000 and $95,000, with benefits including full health coverage, retirement match, and additional, standard benefits.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field required. C.P.A. preferred but not required. Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional financial auditing or tax administration experience required, preferably sales tax related. Local Government Finance experience strongly preferred. At least one (1) year of management experience is required. A combination of experience and knowledge will be considered.
Contact and other Information
Completed resumes can be submitted to the Alaska Municipal League Executive Director Nils Andreassen at email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled.