Revenue Auditor

$37 - $50 yearly
  • City of Portland
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Jan 06, 2023
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Revenue Auditor

$37.18 - $49.59 Hourly
Job Type
OMF-Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
Job Number
1/17/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
The Position

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The Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services is seeking qualified Revenue Auditors to join their team. 
The Revenue Division is seeking Revenue Auditors to plan, organize and conduct financial audits of routine to moderate complexity to verify business, personal, and transient lodgings taxes due to the City of Portland and partner jurisdictions, including Multnomah County’s Business Income and Preschool for All Personal Income Taxes and the Metro Supportive Housing Services Business and Personal Income Taxes.  This position requires a sound knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and policies, especially tax laws. The Revenue Auditor is expected to communicate effectively on behalf of the City with CPAs, tax attorneys and business owners and managers on the interpretation and impact of laws, regulations, and policies

As a Revenue Auditor, you will:
  • Independently conduct audits requiring the application of legal knowledge and principles. 
  • Plan, organize, and conduct revenue audits to ensure the effective reporting and collection of all required taxes and fees.
  • Research a variety of topics and prepare comprehensive financial analysis and revenue estimates, if needed, on the research performed.
  • Apply general, enterprise and governmental accounting including GAAP and FASB accounting standards and GAAS.
Although not required, you may have one or more of the following: 
  • A four-year college or university with a major in accounting, finance, law, tax and auditing or a closely related field.
  • Three years of progressively responsible audit experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Experience in a public agency is preferred
The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive police background investigation in order to have their employment retained and be able to work in a culturally and gender diverse workplace.
Revenue Auditor is represented by the Professional Technical Employees, Local 17 (Protec 17). To view the labor agreement, please go to  and click on the appropriate link.  
City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here. 

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here. 
Work Location
Many positions within the City are designated as hybrid and currently the City requires you to work in-person one day per week. Beginning in April  2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person. 

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications: 
  1. Knowledge and experience applying federal and state tax laws and regulations and tax court decisions.
  2. Ability and experience analyzing and interpreting financial data and reaching sound conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules, and policies.
  3. Ability and experience understanding, interpreting, explaining, and applying City and County codes/ordinances (or similar tax laws), audit procedures, and information and research or findings to interested parties.
  4. Ability and experience planning, organizing, and conducting sound, comprehensive tax and financial audits. 
  5. Knowledge and experience with project management methods and techniques to handle numerous work priorities with strict deadlines.
Applicants must also possess:
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
  • Ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Recruitment Activity Schedule:
  • Job Posting closes: 01/17/2023
  • Applications Reviewed: 01/09/23- 01/20/2023
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 01/23/2023
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Early February 2023
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Mid February 2023
  • Job Offer: Late February to early March
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.  All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process.  Do not attach materials not requested.   E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

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Contact Information
Karen Ehn, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources 

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

AgencyCity of Portland
Address1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204