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The mission of the Audit Division is to encourage taxpayer compliance by administering the income tax audit program in a timely, responsible, and fair manner. As a dedicated and innovative division, we continuously improve our administration of California’s income tax audit programs. We envision a future that includes:

  • Applying the best technologies to enhance the Audit Division.

  • Maximizing the talents of a diverse, energetic, and creative team.

  • Working cooperatively with all

those affected by our actions.

A career in audit and taxation provides you the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging audit cases. At the Franchise Tax Board, you are a member of a professional organization known worldwide for being a model tax agency.

Tax Auditors As a Tax Auditor, we train you to develop strong audit and analytical skills while performing income tax audits of individuals, pass-through entities, and corporations. Tax Auditors analyze individual’s and business entities’ books, records, and business transactions ensuring they are in compliance with tax laws. Our Audit Division offers you

a professional and dynamic career in audit and taxation, along with the benefits of working for the State of California.

Tax Auditor Training Whether you are a recent college graduate or an experienced professional, our new Tax Auditors receive four to six weeks of initial classroom training. During this preliminary training, you become familiar with state income tax returns, the audit process, and common audit issues. The initial training is followed up with one year of on-the-job training, combined with issue-specific training, to meet the needs of your particular audit program. We also offer a mentoring program where we assign an experienced auditor to serve as your first point of contact for any questions. You continue to receive technical training to keep current with the ever-changing tax laws and audit issues.

CPA Certification Program Although being a CPA is not required to be a Tax Auditor, we offer a CPA Certification Program in place if you are interested in obtaining your license. Over 70 professionals in our Audit Division have taken advantage of this tremendous opportunity to achieve their CPA certification. That number continues to grow each year. Upon

passing the exam, you receive a bonus of $3,600, and you work with our CPA Internal Review Committee, who review and approve your audit hours and make recommendations for licensing.

Work/Life Balance Balancing the career responsibilities with the demands of everyday life can be a difficult task. That is why the Audit Division is dedicated to creating a flexible environment that promotes both professional and individual growth. We respect the fact that our employees want their careers to be an important part of their lives, without overshadowing the other aspects we all value in life.

Valuable Experience Experience in our Audit Division allows you to build a strong career foundation with the Franchise Tax Board. Whether you choose to become a technical expert in a specific audit area, promote into management, rotate positions within the Audit Division, or even throughout the department, the doors opened by your audit experience are unlimited.

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