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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

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5145

Job Requisition ID:  7832

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is seeking highly motivated individuals for Revenue Auditor I 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 position can include a variety of roles, from conducting field examinations to supporting functions of the audit process.


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: $4,353-$6,370 Monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary for Non-State - $4,353)

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Sangamon Number of Vacancies: 1 Plan/BU: RC062





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Vacancy Posting # / Bid ID #: 7832

Job Responsibilities

  • At a developmental level, independently and/or as a member of a team, conducts field and/or office audits either manually or via personal computer, which often include highly sensitive cases and/or less complex or medium sized Illinois and out-of-state corporations, industries, business organizations, or self-employed taxpayer returns.
  • Conducts specialized technical research of tax accounts referred from other areas of IDOR to determine whether tax compliance problems exist.
  • Resolves complex technical, controversial or highly sensitive cases and/or issues.
  • Analyzes and reviews completed audits involving various Sales & Miscellaneous taxes administered by IDOR.
  • Receives advanced classroom and on-the-job training involving new or revised statutes, rules and regulations, IDOR policies and procedures and personal computer audit methods and techniques to enhance auditing skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or finance, with a minimum of 21 semester hours of progressive coursework in accounting, and additional coursework in management and business administration, business law, computer science, economics and statistics.
  • Requires completion of an agency approved training program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of methods and techniques of tax accounting and auditing.
  • Requires working knowledge and understanding of the various types of records maintained by businesses, partnerships and individuals.
  • Requires working knowledge of the various tax laws administered by the Department of Revenue.
  • Requires working 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 working 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 makes determinations within established guidelines.
  • Requires ability to prepare and maintain statistical and informational records and reports.
  • Requires ability to establish 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 access to an automobile, and possession of a valid driver's license for the operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Requires ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds including transporting and utilizing a laptop computer.
  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a tax compliance and fingerprint-based background check.


Work Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Work Location:  Audit Bureau/Discovery & Recovery/Selection/Training/Approval & Acceptance/Research (STAAR)/Income Tax Planning & Technical Support

101 W. Jefferson, Springfield, IL


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



Current State Employee Applicants:

  • Seeking a transfer (AFSCME only)- Submit an AFSCME Transfer Form to the Agency Contact address listed above.
  • All other applicants- Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above.


Former State Employee Applicants:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above.



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Job Function:  Legal and Compliance


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