Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
73320 11 ST A3 N 999-99 11/01/1999
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01/01/1985 73320


DEFINITION: This is managerial accounting and administrative work in the Department of Revenue in directing Corporation Tax Programs.

An employee in this class directs, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of divisions engaged in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive corporation tax programs. The employee develops policies and procedures for programs to assure uniformity of standards and services among Divisions An important aspect of this work is the responsibility for the integration of the Bureau's Corporation Tax programs with the overall mission of the Department of Revenue. Another important responsibility of the Director is to assure that the Bureau meaningfully contributes to goals of economic development by providing technical assistance to the Commerce Department in its activities with developing potential Pennsylvania businesses. Work in this class involves directing a staff of Supervisors engaged in analyzing Corporation Tax Reports of corporations and requires the administrative coordination and integration of corporate reports under the different tax provisions of the Fiscal Code. Work involves interpreting assignments, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for supervisors. Work also includes assigning work, determining work flow, reviewing work performance, evaluating employee work performance, preparing and signing employee performance evaluations, interviewing and recommending employee selection, receiving and resolving employee grievances and complaints, evaluating training needs of subordinates, and demonstrating more efficient work methods to subordinates. The employee in this class participates in conferences with corporate officials, attorneys, accountants, taxpayers, the Attorney General's Office and the Auditor General's Office to resolve tax liability issues. The Deputy Secretary assigns work to the Director in the form of broad program goals and objectives, and the employee in this class exercises considerable independent judgment in determining specific goals, objectives, and program priorities. Work is reviewed upon completion by the Deputy Secretary through reports and conferences for attainment of program goals, objectives, and overall program quality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of Divisions engaged in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of programs to insure compliance with rules and regulations.

Plans and organizes work, assigns work, determines work priority, sets goals, and reviews work performance.

Evaluates employee work performance and prepares and signs employee performance Evaluation Reports.

Reviews and signs employee Performance Evaluation Reports as Reviewing Officer.

Receives grievances and complaints, conducts initial investigation into causes and conditions, discusses them with employee, and resolves or recommends solutions to grievances and complaints.

Interviews prospective employees and recommends employee selection or rates applicants in terms of preferability for employment.

Interprets rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and objectives of the organization or program for subordinates.

Interprets contractual and administrative rights and obligations for subordinates and modifies work environment or process to conform to changing conditions.

Assists the Secretary Deputy Secretaries, and Chief Counsel in the development of tax policy.

Addresses professional tax organizations and concerned industrial and community groups regarding Pennsylvania corporate taxes.

Meets with representatives of prospective Pennsylvania companies considering relocation to Pennsylvania to discuss Pennsylvania corporate taxes.

Serves as Department liaison with other agencies, such as the Commerce Department, Insurance Department, and State Department, and Internal Revenue Service with respect to issues related to the administration of Pennsylvania corporate taxes.

Answers inquiries from the Small Business Action Center and the One Stop Shop.

Provides customer service to the Pennsylvania business community.

Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and their application.

Knowledge of Commonwealth laws and regulations governing corporation tax.

Knowledge of the Commonwealth and Department of Revenue rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing travel, lodging, expense vouchers, and reporting requirements.

Knowledge of collective bargaining unit contracts applicable to work performed by those units.

Knowledge of the principles and methods of employee supervision.

Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data and reports and to instruct and advise subordinates in proper work methods.

Ability to follow accounting transactions maintained and reported through electronic data processing procedures.

Ability to determine violation and noncompliance with Commonwealth tax laws, to detect and explain significant accounting irregularities, and to recommend effective corrective measures where taxpayer noncompliance is found.

Ability to organize and direct the flow of work and to prepare clear and comprehensive analysis of Corporation Tax reports.

Ability to plan and organize work and assign work to subordinates.

Ability to evaluate employee performance and prepare employee Performance Evaluation Reports.

Ability to read and interpret collective bargaining unit contracts applicable to the work performed by that unit.

Ability to read and interpret Commonwealth and Department of Revenue administrative rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to evaluate employee training needs and request approval of further education courses and training for subordinates.

Ability to supervise the work activities of subordinates effectively.

Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of Corporation Tax program.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, accountants, and taxpayers,

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year as a Corporate Tax Manager;


Five years of tax accounting which includes three years of supervisory tax accounting experience and 12 college level credit hours in accounting.