Audit Director

  • May 15, 2019
  • Government


Kansas Department of Revenue

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Mark Beshears
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The Audit Bureau is a compliance arm of the Kansas Department of Revenue and is responsible for a national enforcement program intended to promote voluntary tax compliance. The Bureau has 100 employees located in three offices across Kansas. The Bureau's efforts include Field Audit, Account Research and Desk Exam, Computer Assisted Audit, Sales Tax Refund Review, Voluntary Disclosure Agreements and Compliance Education. The Audit Bureau Manager reports to the Director of Taxation and is responsible for directing the activities of the Audit Bureau in order to achieve proper application of tax laws and rules for uniform collection of approximately 15 different tax types. This position leads the Audit Bureau management team in the setting long and short range goals for the Bureau. The top priorities within this position's purview are recruiting, hiring, training and managing auditors and support staff, managing a budget and deploying resources, ensuring the work of staff reaches performance goals and success measures, and participates in making policy decisions on tax administration/audit issues and advising the Director of Taxation on such topics. The Audit Bureau Manager maintains the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct to sustain the agency's mission of fairly and efficiently collecting revenues, administering programs to fund public services, and advocating sound tax policy. The incumbent serves as an active member of the agency's interdivisional leadership team and is responsible for participating in making strategic and operational decisions that support the agency's objectives.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: KBI check due to direct access to Federal Tax Information in taxpayer records.


Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Minimum Qualifications:
Three years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of a department, program or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Required Qualifications:
· CPA or equivalent.
· Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, public administration or closely related field.
· Substantive knowledge of the laws, rules and policies that affect tax administration in Kansas.
· Demonstrated success in leading and managing professional audit staff and support staff that may be located in multiple offices.
· Demonstrated success in analyzing and restructuring workloads and work methods to make full use of available resources, including technology.
· Proficiency in current auditing practices and principles.
· Excellent judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Significant experience in the following:
· Tax administration policy development;
· Strategic and operational planning;
· Budget development and expenditure analysis;
· Human resource management to include organizational development and performance management;
· Management of multiple programs and projects.
· Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
· The ability to integrate decisions and actions within the strategic goals of the Bureau and the Department of Revenue.
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