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Auditor Gateway Program

The Department of Revenue (DOR) is offering a multi-year training program to prepare students of accounting to become qualified as a Revenue Auditor 1 in the Division of Income, Sales & Excise Tax.   We are seeking motivated individuals who have an associate degree in accounting, are enrolled in an accredited college/university pursing a bachelor's degree in accounting, and who wish to obtain on-the-job experience to becoming a full-time auditor upon graduation.  Individuals selected for this program would receive tuition assistance for up to three (3) years towards the completion of their four-year degree in accounting.  


This is the selection process for the 3-year employment training program with the start date beginning May 20, 2024.  Bilingual (Spanish/Hmong) speakers are encouraged to apply.


Applications will be reviewed periodically until March 28, 2024, at 11:59pm or until all available slots have been filled. The first review of applications will take place January 5, 2024.


Positions are primarily located at our Rimrock Road Office, which is conveniently located five minutes from downtown Madison, just off the Beltline and the Capitol City bike path. Some positions may be located at our Milwaukee office depending on availability.

Position Summary

Selected candidates will be fully employed as a Gateway Audit Program – Auditor trainee (Tax Representative 3).  This position would be full time (40 hours/week) during the summer to complete training and during school breaks or in between semesters while not in school, and full-to-part time (minimum of 24 hours/week) during the school year while courses are being completed.  Up to four hours a week may be used to complete coursework.

This Trainee level auditor position is responsible for reviewing and preparing assessment or refunds based on federal CP2000s, federal audit reports, and computer selected files; and pursuing non-filers based on predefined criteria.  This position will also learn to audit individual income tax returns, credit claims, and have an opportunity to shadow and assist audits being done in the other tax areas of the department.

Salary Information

Starting salary will be $23.77 per hour. Pay rates for current state employees will be set in accordance with pay upon appointment provisions of the State of Wisconsin compensation plan for non-broadband schedule/range 02-12.

A 2-year probationary period is required.

State employment offers an exceptional benefits package including ample vacation time, paid sick time, and outstanding health and retirement benefits. For information on our competitive benefits package, click here

Job Details

The department will conduct a criminal background check, fingerprint check and tax compliance check prior to making an offer to hire. 

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.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate degree in accounting, with an acceptance to an accredited college or university accounting program, or 
    Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and will be starting Junior year of a bachelor’s degree accounting program. 
    (Note: Proof of degree and/or acceptance/enrollment will be required before start date).
  2. Skills using Microsoft Office Suite Products (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook) or equivalent.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications, the following qualifications are preferred but not required:

  • Experience conducting research.
  • Experience working effectively on a team.

How To Apply


Apply online on our external site, You will be required to attach a current resume and letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format.

Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications related to the job. Make certain these documents clearly illustrate your education and/or experience as they relate to all of the above qualifications. 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. 

Interview results may be reused in accordance with the state’s interview reuse policy.

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 or phone at 608-266-3924.

Deadline to Apply
Applications will be reviewed periodically until March 28, 2024, at 11:59pm or until all available slots have been filled. The first review of applications will take place January 5, 2024.

The deadline to apply for this job announcement is March 28, 2024, at 11:59pm.