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Tax Listing Manager

Lee County seeks an innovative solutions-oriented professional to join our team as Tax Listing Manager.

Essential Functions:
Performs difficult administrative work planning and implementing the listing of taxes, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Divisional supervision exercised over all personnel within the division.

Provides administrative, technical, and professional supervision for the Tax Listing Division including Business Personal Property Appraisers and Tax Assistants involved in the listing and appraisal of personal property; oversees the audit and discovery compliance programs; answers difficult questions.

Supervises, oversees, and participates in the preparation and administration of a variety of records and reports such as annual listings, appraisals, assessments, scrolls, billings, abstracts, monthly release reports, business personal property audits, etc.

Reconciles tax billings for the County, municipalities, fire districts and special districts; verifies and reconciles values to levy; prepares reports and levy spreadsheets for two municipalities

Provides assistance in estimating the county, cities, and fire district tax base needed in the county budget process; Reconciles and prepares schedules for the department annual audit; justifies figures to the Finance Director and the County’s audit firm.

Approves or disqualifies applications for property tax exemption for both real and personal property; maintains records; oversees processing of records; audits results of revenue loss; audits records as required by state statutes (death records, income requirements, use requirements, etc.).

Conducts special studies; analyzes data in preparing reports for the State of North Carolina Department of Revenue as well as other government agencies, county departments, and the general public.

Reviews audits from third party vendors for accuracy and approves or disapproves for processing, relays needed changes back to auditors, signs discovery notice letters.

Coordinates personal property appeals; meets with taxpayers and their representatives, prepares appeals for the Board of Equalization and Review; attends meetings and transcribes minutes; maintains records of appeals; approves real, personal and motor vehicle abatements and adjustments; justifies abatements to Tax Administrator, Finance Director and BOC members as requested.

Plans and conducts training and educational opportunities for subordinates, managers and other tax office staff on various topics of importance to the department.

Prepares and facilitates the Listing Division budget

Plans and prepares public relations, informational notices, and media coverage.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in business, accounting, or related field and considerable experience working with property taxes with increasing responsibility, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Certified real and personal property appraiser within two (2) years of hire.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Submit a cover letter, resume and a Lee County application to Lee County Human Resources Office, 408 Summit Drive/PO Box 1968, Sanford, NC 27331-1968. Position will remain open until filled. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Lee County does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabling condition in employment opportunities.  Pre-employment drug testing is required.