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Revenue Specialist


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Position Title:                        Revenue Specialist

Reports to:                            Finance Director

Department:                          Finance

FLSA Status:                        Non-Exempt


Summary of Position:

The Revenue Specialist is a single position class, appointed by the City Manager, reporting to the Director of Finance. Under the management of the Finance Director, the Revenue Specialist performs analytical and administrative process work for the City of Doraville.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collection, preparation and monitoring financial system receivable transactions, administration and maintenance of Alcoholic Beverage License and Occupation Tax Certificates which include excise tax for hotel/motel, rental vehicle tax, mixed drink tax and franchise fees, and performing additional tasks as assigned. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific statement from the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Reviews and processes applications for Business Occupation Tax Certificate (business license).

Issues and/or renews existing licenses.

Monitors active and delinquent businesses within the City of Doraville.

Receipts, assigns account codes and funds, and balances receivables for daily bank deposits and ensures accurate data entry posting to the general ledger.
Administers the change fund and daily balance for Finance department and assists with the government wide petty cash fund.

Performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties: answers the telephone, copies documents, types reports, maintains files, faxes documents, picks up and distributes mail, etc.

Performs receptionist duties and answers telephone as part of the Business & Resident customer service team.

Assists public with policies, procedures and ordinances relating to business tax, revenue, and alcohol licenses and other code required compliance regulations.

Provides training and support to employees government-wide in the use of the financial system and occupation tax system transactions.

Maintains and ensures all records for business tax, revenue, alcohol license, and other assigned documents are accurate and accessible in accordance with Doraville and state laws..

Assist with the review, internal auditing and other verification of self-assessed tax information.

 Assist with conducting surveys and other ways of collecting comparative data to continuously improve regulatory processes, especially those related to business licensing.

May be cross-trained and support other office administrative processes, as well as perform other related duties assigned.


Desirable Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attributes:

Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Revenue Specialist.

Skills and ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.

Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping, relevant federal, state, and local laws, and various Unified Government tax and licensing ordinances and financial transaction processing policies.

Ability to track and identify trends leading to early detection of potential improvements to processes and procedures.

Ability to utilize computers and various software applications, fax machines, copy machines, scanners, and other office equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, other staff members, and the general public. Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information for the general public, user departments, and the business community.

Ability to use independent judgement in routine and non-routine situations.

Communication ability to read a variety of correspondence, printouts, reports, applications, ordinances, and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures in order  to prepare spreadsheets, tax certificates, licenses, and report using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.

Ability to handle the required mathematical and statistical calculations.

Ability to plan, organize, and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.

Required Education and Experience:

Associate/Vocational/Technical degree in accounting, business, or a related discipline with two or more years of on the job experience in administrative processes, accounting or related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in business licenses processing or other regulatory processes.
  • Experience in public service.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

Ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

Other Requirements:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Must be able to work various times, which include working on weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation, to include but not limited to, a physical examination with drug screening and oral interview.
  • In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, or other applicable law, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both perspective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City.

At-Will Employment:

This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.  Employment in the position with the City of Doraville is at-will in accordance with Georgia law.

Equal Opportunity:

The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation, discipline and termination. The City prohibits discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in employment based upon race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including same-sex); sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability or handicap; citizenship status; service member status; public assistance status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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