Director of Tax Compliance
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We are seeking a Director of Tax Compliance to lead the Department’s Compliance Division. This management-level position will report directly to the Department’s Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with other members of the Department’s leadership team, including the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel, and other Division directors.
The Director of Tax Compliance oversees, coordinates, and supports the roughly 50-person Compliance Division. The Division is comprised of audit, collections, data analysis, and support sections. These sections work together to employ a service-oriented approach to discovery, audit, and collection of delinquent taxes as well as the promotion of voluntary compliance.
Direct reports to this position currently include the Assistant Director, Compliance Audit Manager, Business Process Manager for data analysis, and a business analyst. The salary for this position ranges from $81,000 to $128,000, depending on experience and qualifications.
Key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
- Proactively guiding the Department’s compliance functions through an increasingly complex economy.
- Aligning Compliance Division resources and efforts with the Department’s mission, values, and strategic goals.
- Setting the approach and focus of tax compliance programs and evaluating the performance of those programs.
- Recruiting and developing Compliance Division employees.
- Evaluating, supporting, and improving the performance of employees.
- Fostering cohesion and collaboration across the Compliance Division and the Department.
- Formulating tax policies and regulations.
- Overseeing the development and implementation of taxpayer education programs.
- Executing statewide and departmentwide initiatives and protocols.
- Proactively providing updates to Department leadership on critical Compliance issues.
- Overseeing the development and execution of the Department’s annual audit plan.
- Coordinating compliance initiatives and programs with other states’ revenue departments, other Vermont departments and agencies, the Multistate Tax Commission, and the Federation of Tax Administrators.
- Representing the Division of Compliance both internally and externally.
The ideal candidate will be:
- A motivational leader who can inspire change.
- Empathetic and supportive in their management approach.
- Curious and resilient with a strong growth mindset.
- A strong communicator – both orally and in writing.
- Experienced in developing teams and individuals.
- Experienced in government operations and tax administration.
- Experienced in developing and implementing internal controls.
- Bring a proven record of prioritizing work, managing deadlines, and aligning expectations with senior management.
Who May Apply
This position, Director of Tax Compliance (Job Requisition #48167), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Andrew.Stein@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
This position is open to hybrid work, requiring candidates to be in-office 1 or 2 days a week, and as needed for business needs. Duties are performed largely in a standard office setting, but some occasional travel will require private means of transportation. Some work outside of normal work schedule may be anticipated. Appearances at legislative hearings, tax appeal hearings, and court cases can be expected. Encounters with taxpayers and their representatives may produce stressful situations and strong differences of opinion.
Master’s degree or higher in public or business administration, public policy, accounting, mathematics, or a related field AND three (3) years of experience in auditing, public or business administration, accounting, tax preparation, fiscal management, or a related field INCLUDING three (3) years of supervisory experience in any field.
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, accounting, mathematics, or a related field AND five (5) years of experience in auditing, public or business administration, accounting, fiscal management, or a related field INCLUDING three (3) years of supervisory experience in any field.
Associate’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, accounting, mathematics, or a related field AND seven (7) years of experience in auditing, public or business administration, accounting, fiscal management, or a related field INCLUDING three (3) years of supervisory experience in any field.
Ten (10) years of experience in auditing, public or business administration, public policy, accounting, fiscal management, or a related field INCLUDING three (3) years of supervisory experience in any field.
This position will primarily support the Department of Taxes. Candidates must agree to be fingerprinted and pass a background check to be eligible for this position, which will involve access to sensitive federal tax information. Background checks are required by the Internal Revenue Service and are authorized under Vermont law. 3 V.S.A. § 241. In accordance with VDT Standard Operating Procedure 2018-01, Background Investigations, Vermont and national criminal record checks will be conducted on all candidates. Candidates will have the right to withdraw their application before fingerprinting or a background check is conducted.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
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