PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of: Assistant Director of Finance/Tax Admin
SALARY: $95,150.00 – $166,822.00
OPENING DATE: 08/03/2
CLOSING DATE: 08/17/22 11:59 PM
Are you a motivational leader with a passion for excellence and ready to make a difference in the work
place and in your community? Do you have what it takes to thrive under pressure in a complex
governmental environment? Have a competitive streak, enjoy change, Ready to lead the best? If this
sounds like you…
Prince William County is hiring for the position of Assistant Finance Director of Tax Administration
(Functional Commissioner of Revenue/Treasurer). We are seeking an extremely talented individual
willing to lead a diverse team of highly motivated, professional level staff and be an instrumental part of
the day-to-day responsibilities related to the estimation, assessment, billing, collection, recordation and
internal controls of Tax Revenue.
ABOUT THIS ROLE: The position reports to the Deputy Director of Finance and is a key member of the
finance leadership team. The successful candidate must possess effective leadership skills,
comprehensive Virginia Local Taxation knowledge/experience and a passion for excellent customer
service. Previous experience as a Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue or Chief Deputy Treasurer
• Hire, coach, mentor, advise and provide guidance to the Tax Administration team.
• Oversee the administration of the County’s primary revenue producing programs ensuring the
timely and accurate assessment, billing and collection of business license, business tangible,
personal property, food and beverage and other miscellaneous taxes as well as the timely and
accurate billing and collection of Real Property as directed by the Code of Virginia.
• Direct the analysis, documentation and projection of revenue trends for major revenue sources
(i.e., PP; BTP; BPOL; Food & Beverage) and analyze complex variables and technical issues (e.g.,
migration of vehicles through the county, gross receipts tax, business trends, collection
percentages, etc.) to accurately forecast annual revenues on a quarterly basis and ensure the
Director’s Office and Treasury Management are apprised of any unusual trends.
• Ensure systems and processes are designed to appropriately and effectively maximize business
and personal tax compliance. Make final determinations of tax liability in routine, unique and
large impact cases in consultation with the CFO & CAO. Review and/or respond (in conjunction
with the County Attorney) to appeals to the Tax Commissioner or Circuit Court.
• Budget monitoring / approve agency expenditures / approve payments to third-party entities
(that we collect money for) / administer contracts for services (collection, payment, mailing,
printing, etc.). Ensure consistency across all divisional evaluations.
• Initiate and oversee comprehensive division-wide training and development programs.
Memorialize exceptional customer service as the guiding principle. Staff at all levels should feel
compelled to learn all aspects of tax administration to effectively serve the public. Staff
comfort level should include responding to routine FOIA requests and interacting with
taxpayers that have escalated concerns. Create and maintain an appropriate process for
handling most referrals from BoCS offices.
• Institutionalize process improvement and change management as the norm within the division.
Identify and maintain a core group of users able to do ad-hoc queries to test system results and
identify anomalies and patterns in the data.
PREFERENCES: The successful candidate will have…
• Exceptional inter-personal skills that facilitate building a solid team excited to work together
County-wide to fairly, timely and accurately estimate, assess, bill collect & record tax revenues.
• Excellent state & local tax knowledge including attorney general opinions and their applicability
to routine and unique tax liability situations.
• Robust tax & financial application implementation and management experience.
• Substantial customer service experience and orientation working in a large decentralized fullservice governmental organization to comprehend and fully understand the diverse mission of
the finance department and the citizens we serve.
• Extensive experience leading large teams.
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 pm
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment
background check, a DMV background check and possess a valid driver’s license.
ENTRY SALARY RANGE: $95,150 – $113,068
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
TAX AUDITOR III
- Position Information
- The Commissioner of Revenue is seeking a Tax Auditor III to coordinate and conduct business tax audits in its Business Tax Division. This senior position will perform complex financial audit investigations regarding business license, business tangible property, and miscellaneous taxes (bank franchise, transient occupancy, cigarette, short-term rental, and meals tax) to ensure compliance with current state statutes and county ordinances, and research Virginia and County code, case law and Tax Commissioner rulings and opinions.
Specific duties include:
- Conducting financial tax audit investigations;
- Developing tax audit work plans and project timetables;
- Assisting in conducting statistical analysis to identify potential audits;
- Determining audit objective, scope, strategies, and procedures;
- Developing verbal and written responses regarding audit findings and appeals, and interim and final reports;
- Reviewing financial records from multiple entities;
- Interpreting and evaluating State and County Code and guidelines for purposes of local tax assessment;
- Assisting in analyzing proposals and recommendations to amendments to the County Board taxation ordinances;
- Resolving conflicts with reporting, assessments and appeals while maintaining confidentiality of taxpayer information;
- Collaborating with multiple entities to ensure tax compliance and assist with business tax matters;
- Providing guidance to staff in the resolution of complex cases and reviewing peer work; and
- Training staff on laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have worked effectively with minimum supervision while managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
- Selection Criteria
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; plus
- Three (3) years’ progressively responsible professional tax audit/investigation experience in either a private, public, or governmental environment.
Substitution: Progressively responsible tax investigation/auditing experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the educational requirement.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
- Experience with business license, business tangible property and custodial taxes;
- Conducting financial tax audit investigations;
- Experience with federal, state and local business tax regulations;
- Certified Public Accountant;
- Working with the legal structure of diverse business entities and federal government contracts; and/or
- Using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Special Requirements
- Please provide a cover letter or use the space in the supplemental questionnaire to highlight the experience you feel qualifies you for this position and describe your most significant experience and accomplishments in the following:
- Coordinating and conducting financial tax audit investigations (indicate your role and years/months of experience);
- Preparing and presenting interim and final audit finding reports; and
- Conducting and presenting research and analysis.
The Commissioner of Revenue is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.
- Additional Information
- Work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Telework is available for this position.
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered