TAX AUDITOR III - 79001067

Date:  Sep 12, 2023

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32801

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Requisition No: 812030 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: TAX AUDITOR III - 79001067

Position Number: 79001067 

Salary:  $1,772.95 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/26/2023 

Position Number: 79001067
Hiring Salary: $1,772.95 Biweekly

**Open Competitive Advertisement**

The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco licenses the manufacture, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverage and tobacco products in Florida, including: receipt and processing of license applications; collection and auditing of taxes and fees paid by licensees; and enforcement of the laws and regulation of the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, pursuant to chapters 210, 561-565, 567-569, Florida Statutes. The division's three bureaus - Licensing, Auditing and Law Enforcement - comprise a team of approximately 330 personnel fulfilling the regulatory obligations of the division throughout the state.


Department of Business and Professional Regulation / Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco - Benefits Information


  • State of Florida retirement package: 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine annual paid holidays and one personal holiday
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid annual leave annually as a new employee with the State of Florida
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid sick leave annually
  • The State of Florida offers health insurance coverage (i.e. individual and family coverage) to eligible employees
  • The State of Florida provides a $25,000 life insurance policy to eligible employees
  • Additional supplemental insurance policies are available for dental, vision, hospital supplement, cancer, etc.
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts are available
  • Tuition waiver program to attend an approved State of Florida College or University


For additional benefit information, please visit the following website:


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a minimum of one year of professional auditing or accounting experience.
  • Must possess a valid State of Florida driver’s license no later than the date of appointment.
  • Must be willing to use personal vehicle to conduct job assignments.  The selected applicant will be reimbursed $0.445 per mile.


***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***


Notes:  Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in accounting or an area of business which includes five courses in accounting.


Duties & Responsibilities:

The position reports to the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Bureau of Auditing, Orlandoi Office.  This professional position performs complex tax audits of alcohol and tobacco licensed entities, resolves difficult, unusual, or questionable issues in the review and processing of tax documents, and confers with licensees by telephone, correspondence or in person regarding tax payments.  The incumbent will:

  • Examine and audit purchase and sales documents including receipts, invoices, business records, and related accounting records of wholesale or retail establishments to verify accuracy of sales of product to recipients in Florida and to determine tax liabilities.
  • Identify, collect data, and analyze business transactions between entities.  Evaluate evidence of unreported liabilities and invoices the appropriate entity for any unreported tax liabilities.
  • Analyze information entered into database(s) to assure relevancy and comprehensiveness of input for audit and enforcement purposes.
  • Consult with or assist taxpayers in the proper means of determining tax liability and submitting monthly reports and tax payments.
  • Prepare and submit technical audit reports to supervisor detailing all tax liabilities found and the basis for liabilities.
  • Make recommendations on tax returns meeting the criteria for further examination through an audit or investigation.
  • Perform inventories of product as part of the audit process.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles of basic mathematics.
  • Knowledge of methods of data collection, verification, and analysis.
  • Knowledge of accounting or tax auditing methods, principles, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer applications as they relate to financial and tax analysis and auditing processes.
  • Knowledge of report writing techniques; Ability to collect, compile, summarize, and analyze tax information.
  • Ability to utilize financial data to determine tax liabilities, develops audit criteria, and produce audit reports.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


This advertisement package may be used to fill additional Tax Auditor III vacancies assigned to the Orlandoi District Office, within the six month period immediately following the posting of this announcement


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.


Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.



Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: .


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices
veterans and their family members have given to our country and support
the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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