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Revenue Auditor 2 and 3

  • Are you a seasoned tax professional looking for a change?
  • Are you looking for a work environment that values integrity, positivity, and teamwork?
  • Do you want to work for a stable employer that rewards your contributions with great benefits and regularly scheduled pay increases??

We invite you to discover what makes the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue (DOR) such a great place to work.

We are seeking experienced tax professionals to fill multiple mid-level Revenue Auditor 2 and 3 positions for a start date of May 22, 2023. Make a difference by joining a team that ensures tax law is applied fairly to all taxpayers of the State of Wisconsin. We provide you with the training and mentoring to help you be successful in your new career. No two days are alike. There is something for everyone in an auditing career at DOR. In addition to auditing, employees have an opportunity to get involved with:
  • Training – work to develop and train new and experienced employees in the most up-to-date audit techniques and best practices
  • Data Analytics/Selection – work with technology to do data driven selection of the best audit candidates and assist with statistical sampling in audits
  • Research – research emerging issues and educate others internally and externally
  • Speaker's Bureau – develop your expertise and present tax topics to external stakeholders
  • Testing/Technology – work with IT and business analysts to devise systems enhancements to promote auditing efficiency
  • And many more fun and challenging team and collaboration opportunities…

Here's what employees have to say about working at DOR.

We Offer:
  • 40-hour work week
  • flexible schedules
  • independent work
  • opportunities for advancement
  • Remote/Telework up to 60%. Note: After completion of probation, you can gradually increase up to 60% based on performance and workload needs. For more information about DOR, visit our website at

Position Summary

Revenue Auditors fill a variety of roles and serve in various capacities within the Audit Bureau and are assigned to work with specific tax areas: Corporation, Excise, Individual Income, Nexus, Pass-Through Entities (Partnerships and S-Corporations), and Sales/Use.

Revenue Auditor 2:

Tasks assigned to auditors at this level are designed to develop employee competence with:
  • Researching Wisconsin tax laws and administrative rules
  • Following audit techniques and procedures
  • Customer service techniques.

Major goals of this position include the:
  • Examination of tax returns and credit claims for proper application of the Internal Revenue Code and/or Wisconsin tax laws
  • Request and review of additional information from taxpayers to verify return information
  • Preparation of audit reports and workpapers
  • Handling of appeals and taxpayer contacts
  • Assisting in tax program updates and improvements
  • Performance of special assignments

Work at this level is differentiated from those at the Revenue Auditor entry level by the scope and difficulty of audits conducted and the increased independence of action. Some issues are predefined but audit issues are increasing in complexity. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Revenue Auditor 3:
An auditor at this level should be proficient in:
  • Wisconsin tax laws and administrative rules
  • Audit techniques and procedures
  • Customer service techniques

Major goals of this position include the:
  • Examination of tax returns, credit claims and refund claims for proper application of the Internal Revenue Code and/or Wisconsin tax laws
  • Examination of books and records and reconciliation to tax return and refund claim information
  • Preparation of audit reports and work papers
  • Handling of appeals and taxpayer contacts
  • Training and mentoring new auditors
  • Researching complex tax issues and developing recommendations that affect all businesses
  • Performance of special assignments

Work at this level is differentiated from those at the Revenue Auditor entry and Revenue Auditor 2 level by the scope and difficulty of audits conducted and the increased independence of action. Audits will have complex issues. Work is performed under general supervision.

Books & Records Auditors conduct audits of individuals and a variety of business entities independently and may assist higher level auditors in performing large, complex audits. Many audits are initiated and conducted at the taxpayer’s business location. These positions require some overnight travel.

Return Auditors examine tax returns, correspond with taxpayers for additional information and prepare audit work papers and reports from an office location. Little to no travel is required.

Special Requirement:
The Books and Records Auditor position requires regular travel. Therefore, possession of a valid Driver License and the availability and use of a personal vehicle during work hours are conditions of employment.

Salary Information

Starting salary is between $63,378 to $86,902 annually ($30.47 and $41.78 hourly), depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits. State benefits include 3 weeks of annual vacation, sick leave, excellent health and dental benefits, and participation in the fully funded Wisconsin Retirement System pension plan, which is considered among the best in the country! For information on state benefits click here. Current state employees' pay will be set in accordance with pay upon appointment provisions for the compensation plan for broadband 07-03. A 24-month probationary period is required.

All positions may qualify for a hiring bonus up to $3,000.

There are regular pay raises based on years of service. Also, there is a CPA add-on $0.50/hour which is available immediately upon hire.

Job Details

The department will conduct a background check, fingerprint check and tax compliance check prior to making an offer to hire. Interview results may be reused in accordance with the State of WI interview reuse policy.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID.  Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The Department of Revenue does not sponsor work or student visas, either at time of hire or at any time.


Minimally qualified candidates will have the following:
  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree with a major in accounting or taxation from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience researching and/or interpreting Federal or State tax laws.
Qualifications that may be evaluated at a later stage in the selection process:
  • Experience researching and/or interpreting Wisconsin individual income, franchise/income or sales/use tax laws.
  • Experience in auditing individuals or multi-state corporations for franchise/income or sales/use tax purposes.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

How To Apply

Apply online at, to start the application process. For instructions, refer to the following link:  Applying to State Service

You must attach a current resume and a letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format. Make certain these documents clearly illustrate your qualifications as they relate to the education and/or work experience described in this announcement. For tips on developing your resume and letter of qualifications, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a job expert and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.  If you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted via email. Make certain your contact information is correct and check your email regularly. 

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion should complete the online application process.

The Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Questions about this position can be directed to Maggie Davis, Human Resources Specialist Senior, via email at

Deadline to Apply

Applications must be submitted before March 27, 2023, 11:59 p.m.