Requisition ID: 23488
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Main Purpose and Function
Reporting to the Supervisor, Vacancy Tax Compliance, the Compliance Analyst I is a member of the Empty Home Tax team within Financial Services and is responsible for conducting audits and reviews of property status declarations and complaints, responding to general enquiries and processing applications. The audit function is a key component of activities to support compliance and consequential effectiveness of the Empty Home Tax Program. The position works under the direction of the Supervisor, Vacancy Tax Compliance to research and make determinations of cases and communicates with the property owner on the outcome.
- Researches records and data from multiple sources such as property files and a variety of databases
- Applies relevant taxation legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
- Responds to enquiries from property owners and the public related to the Empty Home Tax and related City procedures
- Receives and processes application documents and examines for compliance with all applicable guidelines
- Participates and assists with audit sampling following methodology determined by the Manager, Vacancy Taxation
- Conducts audits of property status files. Reviews evidence and researches relevant information sources. Receives direction and guidance from the Supervisor or Compliance Analyst II on policy decisions for high risk cases.
- Obtains and evaluates evidence in accordance with the evidence requirements (sufficiency and appropriateness) and the objectives of the audit
- Provides a comprehensive rationale to support the audit determination/conclusion. Communicates the audit result to the property owner
- Adheres to quality assurance processes and procedures to produce consistent quality of work
- Maintains independence and objectivity by ensuring no conflict in interests exist in the audit of files.
- Participates in testing of upgrades to programs and databases
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
- Diploma in Accounting or Legal Studies with some experience in auditing systems or processes, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of applicable legislation, procedures and policies and general knowledge of taxation policies and principles and ability to interpret other legislation and conduct follow up research
- Ability to identify areas of non-compliance, make adjustments and write correspondence
- Awareness of the privacy and access legislation and policies to ensure confidentiality and protection of sensitive information
- Knowledge of other respective governmental procedures and external agency processes required to obtain relevant, applicable information; ability to convey this information to staff and/or public
- General compliance auditing skills in order to analyze and assess key pieces of information/evidence
- Ability to exercise judgement and make objective decisions based on factual information and evidence
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to develop, document, review and revise formal working procedures and techniques
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with all levels in the organization, and with external clients and business contacts
- Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks and priorities in a changing environment
- Analytical skills in reaching sound decisions and resolving complex problems
- Sound knowledge of computer based information systems and applications as related to the work performed
- Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret statistical and narrative data
Business Unit/Department: Finance, Risk & Business Plan (1150)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Parks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: January, 2021
Position End Date: January, 2022
Number of Positions: 7
Salary Information: Pay Grade 20: $30.98 to $36.45 per hour
Application Close: March 26, 2021
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