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Tax & Wage Benefit Specialist 3 - Rates Unit: Olympia|Telework

  • ... Olympia, Washington, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 76188 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Tax & Wage Benefit Specialist 3 - Rates Unit: Olympia|Telework   

JOB TITLE:

Tax & Wage Benefit Specialist 3 - Rates Unit: Olympia|Telework

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Olympia Washington United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description

Our ideal candidate will have completed the required 12 semesters or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting and have a minimum of two (2) years of professional accounting or auditing experience at the senior level.


You will ensure that employers receive the correct tax rate.
Using your knowledge of the Employment Security Act, regulations accounting/auditing practices and legal procedures in relation to tax rates and granting or denying relief of benefit charges.
Providing senior-level professional unemployment insurance (UI) tax services to the Washington State business community, reporting agents, legal representatives, out-of-state businesses, other state and federal agencies: and to the Tax Audit Regions, Account Management Center and Claim Centers.
This position is primarily remote/telework unless otherwise directed by the hiring manager.
If selected, a telework kit will be provided and instructions on pick-up location and procedures will be given.
This full-time/non-permanent position is anticipated to last through June 30, 2025.

NOTE: This recruitment is open until filled, if you have previously applied you do not need to reapply.
The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision and close this recruitment at any time beyond the required seven (7) days.


Duties

As a Tax Specialist within the Rates unit, you will perform in-depth research and compiles data to provide a clear, concise response to employers' or their representatives' inquiries and protests.
Generating correspondence to employers explaining the results of their requests.

Monitors tax rates for mathematical accuracy and statutory compliance.
And you will Investigate, review, audit, and validate information derived from various sources for impacts to the experience rating program.
After investigation and analysis, perform necessary adjustments to tax rates.


Some of the work you will be doing:
  • Performs in-depth research and compiles data to provide a clear, concise response to employers' or their representatives' inquiries and protests.
  • Generate correspondence to employers explaining the results of their requests.
  • Research and recommend appropriate assignment of tax rate from employer's tax rate review request.
  • Investigate for predecessor/successor relations and/or PEO (Professional Employer Organization) relations and ensures their tax rates are correctly assigned.
  • Make recommendations for improvements in recordkeeping to make sure employers are in compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers such as ESD and other governmental/non-governmental entities, claimants, employers and employer representatives.
  • Explain appeal rights and applicable laws and policies.
For a full description of duties - please click here to request from the recruiter: .


Qualifications

What You Bring:

A combination of education and/or relevant experience equivalent to six (6) years and must include a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting.


OR One year of experience as an ESD Benefit Specialist 2 (previously Tax Specialist 2) and, must include a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting.


NOTE: Additional professional-level accounting or auditing experience will be substituted, year for year, for education except for the 12 semesters or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting.


Education to Experience Equivalences:

Associate Degree = 2 years | Bachelor Degree = 4 years | Masters or Higher = 5 years

Additional Requirements of Employment:
  • Internet speeds of 30mbps download and 2mbps upload, to test your internet speed please go to:
.
* Must be able to pass the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.
  • Must be a WA state resident or willing to relocate to WA state.
Please submit only the required documents as noted below and ensure all Personal Identifying Information (PII) such as Social Security numbers etc.
are edited out of your materials for privacy.


Attach your Cover Letter, Resume and Transcripts with your through the "Add Attachments" field.
A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa.
Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" may be considered incomplete.


Supplemental Information

Our drive every decision that we make, determine how we interact with others and are at the core of who we are.
We value Access, Love, Belonging, Equity, and Stewardship.
We understand that a work environment that respects your work/life balance is key; that's why many of our positions are eligible for flexible work schedules and teleworking opportunities.
Through support, value, and trust, our employees are empowered to grow and develop into their best self.


Opportunity for All
We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity.
Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people over 40 years of age, people with religious beliefs, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.


The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


If you are a person needing assistance in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or if you have general questions about this opportunity, please contact or 564-200-2475 the , or Washington Relay Service 711.
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.
wa.
gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960, Washington Relay 711.


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Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

76188 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707372236-17e00a8a7a2b94ef6fe8e62fe2f9f3db

LOCATION:

Washington United States

CITY:

Olympia

Job Origin:

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Description

Our ideal candidate will have completed the required 12 semesters or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting and have a minimum of two (2) years of professional accounting or auditing experience at the senior level.

You will ensure that employers receive the correct tax rate. Using your knowledge of the Employment Security Act, regulations accounting/auditing practices and legal procedures in relation to tax rates and granting or denying relief of benefit charges. Providing senior-level professional unemployment insurance (UI) tax services to the Washington State business community, reporting agents, legal representatives, out-of-state businesses, other state and federal agencies: and to the Tax Audit Regions, Account Management Center and Claim Centers. This position is primarily remote/telework unless otherwise directed by the hiring manager. If selected, a telework kit will be provided and instructions on pick-up location and procedures will be given. This full-time/non-permanent position is anticipated to last through June 30, 2025.
NOTE: This recruitment is open until filled, if you have previously applied you do not need to reapply. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision and close this recruitment at any time beyond the required seven (7) days.

Duties

As a Tax Specialist within the Rates unit, you will perform in-depth research and compiles data to provide a clear, concise response to employers' or their representatives' inquiries and protests. Generating correspondence to employers explaining the results of their requests.
Monitors tax rates for mathematical accuracy and statutory compliance. And you will Investigate, review, audit, and validate information derived from various sources for impacts to the experience rating program. After investigation and analysis, perform necessary adjustments to tax rates.

Some of the work you will be doing:
  • Performs in-depth research and compiles data to provide a clear, concise response to employers' or their representatives' inquiries and protests.
  • Generate correspondence to employers explaining the results of their requests.
  • Research and recommend appropriate assignment of tax rate from employer's tax rate review request.
  • Investigate for predecessor/successor relations and/or PEO (Professional Employer Organization) relations and ensures their tax rates are correctly assigned.
  • Make recommendations for improvements in recordkeeping to make sure employers are in compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers such as ESD and other governmental/non-governmental entities, claimants, employers and employer representatives.
  • Explain appeal rights and applicable laws and policies.
For a full description of duties - please click here to request from the recruiter: .

Qualifications

What You Bring:

A combination of education and/or relevant experience equivalent to six (6) years and must include a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting.

OR One year of experience as an ESD Benefit Specialist 2 (previously Tax Specialist 2) and, must include a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting.

NOTE: Additional professional-level accounting or auditing experience will be substituted, year for year, for education except for the 12 semesters or 18 quarter hours of college-level accounting.

Education to Experience Equivalences:

Associate Degree = 2 years | Bachelor Degree = 4 years | Masters or Higher = 5 years

Additional Requirements of Employment:
  • Internet speeds of 30mbps download and 2mbps upload, to test your internet speed please go to:
. * Must be able to pass the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.
  • Must be a WA state resident or willing to relocate to WA state.
Please submit only the required documents as noted below and ensure all Personal Identifying Information (PII) such as Social Security numbers etc. are edited out of your materials for privacy.

Attach your Cover Letter, Resume and Transcripts with your through the "Add Attachments" field. A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa. Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" may be considered incomplete.

Supplemental Information

Our drive every decision that we make, determine how we interact with others and are at the core of who we are. We value Access, Love, Belonging, Equity, and Stewardship. We understand that a work environment that respects your work/life balance is key; that's why many of our positions are eligible for flexible work schedules and teleworking opportunities. Through support, value, and trust, our employees are empowered to grow and develop into their best self.

Opportunity for All
We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people over 40 years of age, people with religious beliefs, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

If you are a person needing assistance in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or if you have general questions about this opportunity, please contact or 564-200-2475 the , or Washington Relay Service 711. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.wa.gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960, Washington Relay 711.

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