Director of Compliance - Nebraska Department of Revenue
Nebraska Department of Revenue
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Salary: See Job Description
Pay rate is commensurate based upon education and relevant experience.
4 Year Degree
Under administrative direction from the Tax Commissioner, administer, direct, organize, and coordinate the Compliance Division within the Nebraska Department of Revenue’s executive leadership team. The Compliance Division currently includes litigation, audit, and collection functions. Focus of this position is less on day-to-day operations and more on broader, overarching strategic planning, and system analysis.
A successful candidate must develop policies of significant scope and impact, advocate for changes or enhancements for section, division, or agency staff and external partners including elected officials and use significant judgment to resolve problems and identify new and major program initiatives. Decisions made at this level have a major impact on agency and state operations. Develop policies of significant scope and impact; and use judgment to resolve problems and identify new and major function initiatives. Interface typically occurs with the Tax Commissioner and other members of the executive team and other agencies, and with taxpayers and their representatives.
Salary: Pay rate is commensurate based upon education and relevant experience.
Duties include: Participates with the Tax Commissioner to establish, direct and control activities of the Compliance division by developing and administering objectives, strategic plans, policies, and priorities; securing and allocating resources and budgets necessary to carry out the goals and objectives mandated by laws, regulations, or established priorities; and oversee and monitor the work of subordinate managers/supervisors/work leaders and/or other division staff.
Establishes and monitors Compliance Division policies, operating procedures, objectives, goals, and priorities necessary to ensure functions meet overall mission of agency and associated tax programs; coordinates activities of agency staff, vendors, contractors, and other external partners to ensure functions meet agency mission and goals; reports on Compliance Division accomplishments to the Tax Commissioner and justifies critical function changes.
Interacts and collaborates with taxpayers, taxpayer representatives, government officials, and vendors regarding planning for and providing effective services; negotiates with and influences others in a diversity of competing interests to obtain agreement.
Collaborates with agency staff, subordinate managers and supervisors, Revenue Division Managers, Directors, the Deputy Tax Commissioner, and the Tax Commissioner on issues and problems where errors have the potential to affect operations agency-wide.
Supervises Revenue teammates and selects subordinate managers/supervisors/work leaders and key employees, represents agency management in dealing with employee relations issues such as grievances, complaints, and other personnel matters.
Performs strategic and long-term planning for the Compliance Division and establishes long-range requirements and objectives; utilizes management tools to evaluate organizational performance relative to planned objectives and goals; and identifies and structures the direction that Compliance Division should take to provide necessary results. Proposes legislative changes.
Directs and conducts studies and research, reviews findings, and prepares reports and other publications to investigate and assess needs and taxation trends, issues, and objectives and accomplishments; develops and implements new and major initiatives.
Communicate decisions that have considerable impact on the total operations of the agency and that require significant judgment and interpretation of broad and unrelated guidelines to be applied to emergency, critical or unexpected situations where errors in judgment could cause significant disruption or risk to the agency.
Represents the Department at national and state meetings or other informational sharing events as a member of the Department’s Leadership Team and a subject matter expert to ensure information regarding agency functions and tax programs are accurately conveyed.
Knowledge of: Federal and State tax laws and regulations, business practices, and related resources.
Quality assurance/performance improvement principles and programs and methods of analyzing continuous improvement.
Business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership and coordination of people and resources.
Principles of supervision and staff development.
Budget administration practices
Ability to: Model the values of the Department.
Develop and implement strategic plans to meet Department goals.
Establish program objectives and performance goals and assess progress.
Identify and analyze organizational and operational problems and develop and implement timely and economical solutions.
Exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations.
Establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with managers/administrators, professionals, elected officials, employees, and the public at large.
We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit: https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/index.html#benefits
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, law, or other related field, plus two years of revenue function or tax program experience, and four years of experience coordinating, leading, or supervising others. Progressively responsible experience with Revenue functions or tax programs may be substituted for formal education on a year-for-year basis.
Prefer: Candidates who are licensed (active or inactive) as a Certified Public Accountant with the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy or the Nebraska Supreme Court as an attorney.