Make a lasting impact, provide meaningful service and lead a team of talented professionals! The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is currently seeking a dynamic, results-driven leader to serve as a Tax Policy and Appeals Coordinator in the Taxpayer Services Division. This position will lead a team of attorney and non-attorney staff in providing technical and legal analysis of current and proposed Arizona tax laws, formulating tax policy and representing ADOR in the administrative appeals process.
This position will oversee the representation of ADOR by ADOR staff in the administrative appeal process and coordinate with the Arizona Attorney General's Office in support of litigation. This position will also oversee the development of ADOR policies and rulings on tax issues. The Tax Policy and Appeals Coordinator will assist in drafting and/or giving technical advice on proposed tax legislation to ADOR leadership, Governor’s staff, Legislative staff and the Arizona Commerce Authority. This position will serve as a liaison to the Arizona Commerce Authority, providing input and information upon request and representing ADOR in coordinated efforts. This position will provide internal support to ADOR leadership and other divisions within the department, including policy and statutory interpretation, application, advice and training.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE :
* Provide strategic leadership in support of ADOR’s mission to serve taxpayers. * Supervise and manage attorney and non-attorney staff, including deputy administrators and lead counsel charged with management of the Research and Analysis Unit and the Appeals Unit; establish and coordinate district projects and goals. * Oversee the representation of ADOR by ADOR staff in the administrative appeal process and coordinate with the Arizona Attorney General's Office in support of litigation. * Provide technical and policy advice on existing and proposed legislation and policy. * Oversee the analysis and development of legislative tax issues and proposals. Review and approve tax forms, administrative rules and Department rulings. * Develop and maintain internal and external partnerships to promote the objectives of the department and improve public service. * Serve as liaison to the Arizona Commerce Authority. * Attend policy and management meetings that may include representatives from state agencies, cities, taxpayer groups and/or legislative, Commerce and Governor’s staff. * Assist in the development of a structured approach to identify and eliminate non-value added process steps and make recommendations to integrate Lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the district.
Ideal candidate will have approximately five or more years of experience in one or more of the functions of the position; and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, including successful completion of finance, accounting and/or business courses. A law degree or a Master in Business or Accountancy with a specialty in taxation is preferred. An advanced and specialized tax degree (such as an LLM in taxation/tax law) from an accredited school of law or accountancy a plus. Experience with Lean management or Six Sigma process improvement methodologies a plus.
Internal Number: 41660
About Arizona Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue’s mission is serving taxpayers. Our vision is funding Arizona’s future through excellence in innovation, customer service and continuous improvement. Tax laws that fall under the department’s purview are primarily in the areas of income, transaction privilege (sales), use, luxury, withholding, property, estate, fiduciary, bingo, and severance. The department is organized into four divisions. Divisions include: Taxpayer Services, Processing, Education and Compliance, and Support. Each division performs specific functions which are integrated to achieve the department’s major external objectives of efficient tax collection and processing, timely enforcement of tax laws, and accurate valuation of property.