Staff Tax Auditor bringing over 13 years of experience in employment tax audits, investigations, and training.
Fraud detection and prevention
Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
Strong interpersonal skills
ACES Expert User
Subject Matter Expert
Employment Development DepartmentStaff Tax Auditor | 1325 Pine Street, Redding, CA 96001 | October 2009 - Current
a Staff Tax Auditor, I perform professional auditing work in accordance with
departmental audit standards to verify compliance with the tax program
provisions of California's Unemployment, Disability Insurance, and Personal
Income Tax Withholding laws. In the course of each audit, I examine business
records to determine if the employer is in compliance with tax law. I interpret
and apply the provisions of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC),
California Code of Regulations - Title 22, California Labor Code, and
California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) decisions.
a senior Field Auditor in the Sacramento Area Audit Office, I am routinely
assigned the most complex and sensitive accounts within the office's
jurisdiction including cases involving tax fraud, criminal investigations, and
large employer audits. I often represent the Department at benefit and tax
hearings. As an out stationed auditor, I am accustomed to working independently
without an onsite supervisor. Working independently is not a problem for me, as
I am consistently among the leading audit producers in the AAO. Accordingly, as
the senior staff member in the Redding office, I routinely act in a lead role.
I coordinate site visits, administrative and facilities issues, and assist
support staff with difficult customers at the public counter.
on my experience and knowledge of the Audit Program, I have been selected as
the ACES Expert User for the Sacramento Area Audit Office. I assist staff with
their technical program needs and communicate issues that require incident
reports to the ACES Management Bureau. I am a technical expert with the ACES
Audit Program as I have completed over 100 audits since it was implemented. I often
advise audit staff and management on the system's function and capabilities.
have demonstrated knowledge and skill as an Auditor and have earned the trust
of the Tax Administrator who has given me the opportunity to review the work of
others. I frequently conduct obstructed claim and audit case review. As a
reviewer, I actively mentor staff with the objective of improving the quality,
clarity, and accuracy of the report while maintaining compliance with the law
and protection of the Department in the event of an appeal.
Oregon Air National GuardAviation Resource Management Craftsman | 243 Vandenburg Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 | August 2002 - CurrentI am an Aviation Resource Management Craftsman. As
a reserve component of the United States Air Force, I have the same training
and proficiency expectations of a full time active duty member yet perform service
one weekend per month and annually, as needed.
I have been called upon to serve in multiple contingency operations and
have the capacity to do so without incident.
My military career has a direct and positive impact on my civilian
career. In addition to the leadership and supervisory skills I have obtained
through Airman Leadership School and the Non-commissioned Officer Academy, I
have been appointed as the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Training in my
work center. I have developed individual
training plans, training exercises and tests to train full and part-time airmen.
Employment Development DepartmentAssociate Tax Auditor | 1325 Pine Street, Redding, CA 96001 | October 2005 - September 2009
an Associate Tax Auditor, I perform professional auditing work in accordance
with departmental audit standards to verify compliance with the tax program
provisions of California's
Unemployment, Disability Insurance, and Personal Income Tax Withholding laws. In the course of each audit, I examine
business records to determine if the employer is in compliance with tax law. I interpret and apply the provisions of the CUIC,
of Regulations - Title 22, California Labor Code, and California Unemployment
Insurance Appeals Board decisions.
the senior auditor in the Redding
outstation, I am routinely assigned the most complex and sensitive accounts within
the office's jurisdiction. These
employers often intend to avoid employment taxes by not reporting or
misclassifying workers. Accordingly, I
have worked several cases that required fraud determinations. I frequently conduct meetings with employers,
attorneys, and accountants to discuss audit findings. I explain my findings thoroughly and
logically and in such a manner that the party can understand the audit results.
have performed audits and investigations of employer records in a multitude of
industries to include: Courier, Entertainment, Retail, Construction, Trucking,
Medical, Insurance / Financial, Real Estate / Mortgage, Agricultural / Timber,
Sales, Technology, Schools, and Churches.
These cases have covered the complete spectrum of the CUIC resulting in
complex account adjustments, the preparation of Ruling Letters and other
technical issues. Throughout my career
as an auditor, I have maintained a consistently high monthly audit production
and percentage of audits with change.
have been involved as a witness and Department Representative in Benefit and
Tax cases heard before the CUIAB. I have
served as a lead person and backup to the Tax Administrator I, in the Redding
Outstation. On a quarterly basis, I review
Obstructed Claim investigation reports for the Redding Crew to ensure that the
correct wage and status determinations are made. On occasion, I have had to question both
junior and senior auditors on their determinations. In doing so, I am respectful seeking additional
information to clarify the report in question.
My objective is to improve the quality, clarity, and accuracy of the
report; to ensure compliance with the law and protect the Department in the
event of an appeal.
have made numerous internal and external contacts and have developed
professional relationships with all. I
work closely with Tax Compliance Representatives, and individuals from other
branches of EDD, such as Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, Job
Service, and Labor Market Information Division.
I have an understanding of how each branch interacts and supports the
others. I often work with regulatory and
law enforcement agencies including, the Department of Industrial Relations
(Labor Standards Enforcement), Contractor's State License Board, Alcoholic
Beverage Control, and local county
District Attorney Offices.
have extensive customer service experience.
During my career at EDD, I have assisted support staff at a public
counter as needed on complex tax issues.
I have often encountered dissatisfied customers and have quickly and
courteously assessed and evaluated their needs and resolved the situation to
ensure customer satisfaction.
continually strive to improve my skills, knowledge, and abilities and broaden
the scope of my experience. I welcome
new challenges. I work well
independently and travel out of state as needed. I look for ways to improve work
processes. I have created or modified
macros to automate collecting or verifying audit data, wages, or licensing
information within various governmental databases. I have worked closely with Division program
developers and tested a variety of programs, such as Axel, the integrated
DE4926 timesheet program, and the DE108a enhancement project.
to becoming an auditor with EDD, I worked for the Department in the Program
Technician and Student Assistant classifications. As a Student Assistant, I worked for the
(then) Out-of-State audit program where my duties included creating and
preparing audit leads and audit packages for out of state audit trips.