Senior Revenue Analyst
JOB CODE: 1442
PAY GRADE: 2240
SALARY RANGE: $47,595 - $80,659
LOCATION OF WORK
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs advanced level professional accounting work and analysis of complex financial data. Work involves the compilation of complex tax data and the preparation of highly technical reports, requiring extensive knowledge of the revenue system, or the billing system for the sewer user and solid waste fees. Also included is the verification of returns and financial information submitted via the internet. Work requires the use of independent judgment in accordance with rules, regulations, and established policies to administer well thought out opinions in a dynamic environment. Supervision may be exercised over lower level personnel through the inspection of completed work. Employees of this classification are distinguished from Revenue Analysts by a greater level of experience, as well as a greater degree of authority and responsibility exercised. Performs other work as requested.
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Prepares highly technical reports determining the proper allocation of revenue collections both within the City-Parish and to other taxing jurisdictions for which the City-Parish is the collection agent. Analyzes complex financial data to assist in determining collection trends and anticipating future revenues. Analyzes and recommends approval or denial of sales tax refund requests, and maintains records of all outstanding refund requests or overpayments on taxpayer accounts. Reviews online tax returns for compliance, and reconciles online collections to the revenue system. Analyzes and verifies all sewer/solid waste refunds for accuracy before issuance. Reconciles sewer and solid waste billings, collections, and adjustments for all billing agents with unique systems. Reviews and approves adjustments to taxpayer accounts in accordance with Revenue Division/Sewer User Fee policies and procedures. Prepares and analyzes the monthly North American Industrial Classification (NAIC) reports. Audits billings of sewer user and solid waste fees to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Sewer User Fee and Solid Waste Fee Ordinances and Regulations. Analyzes and accounts for surcharges, environmental permits, and special assessments submitted by the DPW Environmental Division for billing. Maintains a complex system of accounting records for sewer user and solid waste fee revenues, and prepares monthly reports for use by the Finance Department. Supervises or reviews the daily reconciliation of cashier collections. Performs administrative duties associated with the imaging system and the computer network within the Revenue Division. Reconciles revenue collections from the revenue system to the accounting system. Works with the public, other governmental agencies, water companies, banks, auditing firms, and others in resolving discrepancies with taxpayer/customer accounts. Trains subordinate analysts, reviews their work and provides guidance when necessary. Performs special projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations regarding sales and use taxes, and the billing and collection of municipal revenues. Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment as applied to municipal revenue collection systems. Ability to exercise initiative and independence in performing work. Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally, to individuals and to groups. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, other agencies/water companies and the public. Ability to supervise and provide assistance to subordinate staff. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum or Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum, and two years of professional level experience in revenue collection (accounting, auditing, budgeting, etc.).
Equivalent higher education in accounting may substitute for work experience; CPA may substitute for one year of work experience.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.