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Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/10
Posting End Date: 2024/07/18
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.

Minimum salary is $24.50 per hour, rate of pay will depend on qualifications and experience.  

Are you looking for an employer that will give you work life balance such as working a four 10-hour day schedule? Or have you just graduated 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 in the Fraud & Criminal Investigation Unit in Boise.  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.


  • 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.
  • Business Income Tax
  • Participate in team audits

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices. (typically gained by having completed 12 credit hours of upper division  coursework for a bachelor's degree in accounting or having at least 3 years of professional work experience as an accountant, or equivalent, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 

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]!

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!


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.