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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Oct 4, 2021

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016-1563

Job Requisition ID:  7781

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is seeking highly motivated individuals for entry-level Revenue Auditor Trainee positions.  We seek candidates with a business-centered educational background - with a focus on accounting - and an ability to critically think, work independently, and effectively communicate both within the organization and to external stakeholders.  IDOR administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner and an auditor’s duties and responsibilities are to ensure taxpayer compliance of various tax laws.  This auditor trainee position can include a variety of roles, from conducting field examinations to supporting functions of the audit process. The benefits of working at Department of Revenue include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick, or personal leave, twelve holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life).  


The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents.  By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.


IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement.  IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.


Agency: Department of Revenue

Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2021  5:00pm

Salary: $3,709-$5,199 Monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary for Non-State - $3,709)

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Cook Number of Vacancies: 3 Plan/BU: RC062





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Vacancy Posting # / Bid ID #: 7781

Job Responsibilities

  • Travels to taxpayer's place of business to receive and complete field audit assignments of a routine nature or specific aspects of more difficult case assignments.
  • Participates as part of a team in audit assignments, or assists assigned supervisor, on more difficult or complex audits.
  • Attends and participates in a formalized classroom training program on regularly scheduled basis to receive highly specialized and technical orientation, indoctrination and instruction in the knowledge and skill required in both manual and computerized revenue tax auditing.
  • Receives on-the-job training in performing auditing assignments of increasing difficulty, in either an inhouse setting or in a field office.
  • Receives classroom and on-the-job training in utilization of a Personal Computer and related software, e.g., Access, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports detailing results and conclusions of assignments including supportive documents and evidence.
  • Provides routine tax information and guidance to taxpayers concerning the proper method of completing tax returns and application forms.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires possession of a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or finance with a minimum of 21 semester hours of progressive coursework in accounting, with additional coursework in management and business administration, computer science, economics and statistics.
  • This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires elementary knowledge of professional accounting methods and techniques of tax accounting and auditing.
  • Requires elementary knowledge and understanding of the various types of records maintained by businesses, partnerships and individuals.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques utilized in the examination and review of tax returns and supporting documentation, and in determining and recommending appropriate corrective action.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of statistics, sampling methods, procedures, applications and analysis of statistical results.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of files, procedural manuals and other related materials utilized in the research and analysis of tax returns and supporting documentation.
  • Requires ability to read, interpret and analyze journals, ledgers, balance sheets, and other types of financial documentation.
  • Requires ability to detect computational, noncompliance, legal and/or technical errors in the process of reviewing tax returns and supporting documentation, and recommend determinations within established guidelines.
  • Requires ability to prepare and maintain statistical and informational records and reports according to guidelines and accepted practice.
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Requires ability to obtain necessary information in a tactful and diplomatic manner.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires ability and willingness to travel extensively and frequently, often keeping irregular hours.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license and access to an automobile.
  • Requires ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds including transporting and utilizing a personal computer.
  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a tax compliance and fingerprint-based background check.


Work Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Work Location: Audit Bureau/Field Compliance/Income Tax/Field – Des Plaines
Maine North Regional Building, 9511 Harrison St., Des Plaines, IL  60016



Agency Contact:

Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources

Willard Ice Building, 101 W Jefferson St, WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702

FAX - 217-782-9925

EMAIL – REV.Revenue.Jobs@illinois.gov



All Applicants:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS100 Employment Application along with a copy of your official transcripts to the Agency Contact address listed above.



Failure to complete and submit the current version of the CMS100 form may result in your application being rejected. Please use the applicable links above. DO NOT SEND ANY CMS100 APPLICATION TO CMS EXAMINING. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE AGENCY CONTACT.


For titles requiring an automated exam, submit your application to the contact listed on the posted vacancy. CMS testing staff will contact you to schedule an exam when the posting you have applied to is eligible for testing.



REV TRACKING #31170-31172

Job Function:  Legal and Compliance


You MUST send a paper application to the Agency Contact listed