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Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/15
Posting End Date: 2024/05/29
Category: Accounting and Finance
Sub Category: Audit
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.50
Maximum Salary: 24.50
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Tax Commission Career Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

Are you looking for an employer that will give you work life balance such as working a four 10-hour day schedule? Are you a recent graduate with a bachelor's degree in accounting and now looking for a great organization that will train and support your career growth? Do you want a career instead of a job?

The Idaho State Tax Commission is recruiting for a Tax Auditor 1 position (Underfill for Tax Auditor 2*) with the Audit Division in Boise. Tax types in examples of duties section below

Tax Auditors interact with taxpayers and their representatives to verify the accuracy of tax returns and prepare reports of findings, conclusions, or recommendations. The Audit team is our first line of defense in protecting Idaho citizens from very sophisticated fraudsters trying to extract money from taxpayers. We pride ourselves in quality work, professionalism and customer service.

Hiring managers are continuously considering applications for these positions. This job announcement will be closed if the position is filled prior to the closing date. We encourage applicants to apply at the earliest to interview and learn more about the unit details within the Bureaus.

What You Need for Success is the ability to:

  • Develop knowledge of state and federal tax laws, rules and regulations as they apply to various taxes
  • Be resourceful and research tax issues encountered in an audit
  • Interpret and apply tax laws to individual and business situations
  • Discuss tax issues using various resources to support your decision
  • Apply and understand ethics and confidentiality laws
  • Effectively and professionally communicate both orally and in writing
  • Develop a broad knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping

What's In It for You?

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, vision, and dental insurance PERSI defined benefit retirement plan
  • Paid sick and vacation leaves start accruing your first day
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Parental Leave covering the birth or adoption of a child for up to 8 weeks
  • Employee assistance program
  • The State of Idaho is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) 
  • A healthy work-life balance with flexible schedules and a hybrid telecommuting option. We offer a hybrid schedule with the ability to work from home two days a week after training has been completed and performance measures are met.
  • A business casual dress code
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Working in an office environment with other talented and highly motivated individuals

Why Join Us?

  • OUR VISION: Great people. Helping you. Serving Idaho.
  • OUR MISSION: Benefit Idaho through courteous customer service, education, and fair tax administration.
  • OUR VALUES: Fairness, Accountability, Integrity, Respect

What Do Our Employees Say About Us?

"I love the work-life balance at the Tax Commission because our managers and supervisors are awesome with flexibility."

"We work a flexible schedule, Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week. So this schedule has allowed me to do other things in my life."

"My favorite part about working for the Tax Commission are the people I get to work with. It's become a family, and I've made lots of lifelong friends."

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Apply today!

*Upon successful completion of the requirements for a Tax Auditor 2, the incumbent will complete the underfill and be reclassified to a Tax Auditor 2. The current minimum rate is $26.70/hour.

This announcement may also be used to fill future Tax Auditor 1 openings.


  • Communicate orally and in writing with taxpayers and their representatives to verify the accuracy of tax returns through review of accounting systems, financial statements, work papers, tax and payroll records and other related documents.
  • Research and analyze data for accuracy to ensure compliance with State tax laws and regulations.
  • Prepare audit findings and summaries.
  • Identify legal issues and apply appropriate statute, rules and legal precedents.
  • Tax types may include:
  • Amusement Devices, Auditorium Districts, Beer Tax, Business Income Tax, Cigarette Tax, E911 Prepaid Wireless Fee, Electricity (Kilowatt Hour) Tax, Estates and Taxes, Fuels Taxes and Fees, Individual Income Tax, Mine License Tax, Oil and Gas Production Tax, Property Tax, Sales / Use Tax, Tobacco Tax, Travel & Convention Tax, Vending Machines, Wine Tax, and Withholding Tax
  • Participate in team audits

Minimum Qualifications:

We highly encourage new college grads to apply!

Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices. 

Typically gained by having at least two years of professional work experience as an accountant, or equivalent, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), AND having at least 12 college credits, or equivalent coursework, in accounting, including the equivalent of Intermediate I and II.


Having at least four years of professional work experience as an accountant, or equivalent, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Students who are currently in their last semester of college earning a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or in Business with accounting emphasis are encouraged to apply and are eligible to be placed on the hiring list. A job offer cannot be made until after graduation with degree.

Our background check includes a background questionnaire, FBI nation-wide, fingerprint based criminal history check, verification of tax compliance, and receipt of positive references.

If you previously applied for a Tax Auditor 1 and wish to be considered for this position, you must re-apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. All qualified individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Questions about this role qualifications? Email us at [email protected]!


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.