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Stay clear from BOE Tax Auditor Position

Tax Auditor I (Current Employee) Norwalk, CA

ProsGreat work/life balance. You'll never work a minute past your 40 hour work-week. You are never asked to stay late or come in early; everyone treasures their free time. The environment is not cutthroat as it may be in public accounting firms or even private industries. Here, you are only expected to do your job well; you do not have to worry about your co-worker stabbing you in the back.

ConsThe pay is terrible; especially this year after the union negotiated a 7% decrease in pay (4% decrease in salary + 3% mandatory increase into your retirement fund). The morale is very low; there are very high levels of turnover. Everyone is running out the door for their first chance to get into Federal branches of accounting. Management expects a lot from its auditors while providing no technological means to completing the tasks as efficiently as they would like. Computer software system is antiquated, macro-enable workbooks have many bugs, and the overall availability of resources are limited. Coworkers are very bitter about being so invested in staying with the Board until they can fully vest their pensions; they do not want to help newer auditors nor do they want to get to know new faces.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow telecommunication days for auditors to work from home; this will increase efficiency and reduce overhead costs substantially.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    State Board of Equalization has as good a staff as any California State Agency.

    District Principal Compliance Supervisor (Former Employee) Ventura, CA

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization

    Pros: Ability to become proficient in learning and applying the sales and use tax law, challenging to resolve complicated tax administration and collection issues, opportunity to… Cons: Agency is political and the elected Board Members can do pretty much what ever they wish. Due to the politics collecting taxes is often… Advice to Senior Management: The Chief of Field Operations for the 1st and 2nd Districts should be replaced. The person has been a major factor for a number… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Tax Auditor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization

    Pros: Government job, security, work isn't that bad, great relations with… Cons: government job, salary is biggest con, not enough room for growth, very specialized but you can move… More
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