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CT - Revenue Examiner 1

  • 1.  CT - Revenue Examiner 1

    Posted 04-01-2021 10:32 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 04-01-2021 10:31 AM
    Are you looking to take your accounting career to the next level? Come join our hardworking team. We encourage you to apply today!

    The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Revenue Services (DRS) is seeking to fill current and anticipated openings for a Revenue Examiner 1. These Revenue Examiner 1 openings may be located in the Hartford, Waterbury and Norwich offices.

    Who We Are:

    The Department of Revenue Services endeavors to provide fair, consistent and efficient services to administer the tax laws of the State of CT. We advocate for sound tax policy and strive to collect tax revenue in an accurate, timely and reliable fashion to support and fund the crucial services to all of our CT citizens. We provide the highest degree of integrity, professionalism, and excellent customer service for our tax payers.

    The Audit & Compliance Division provides taxpayer education, a first class customer service and enforced compliance through robust desk and field audit programs covering in excess of 48 taxes. Examiners within the Audit & Compliance Division may be required to travel extensively both within Connecticut and throughout all 50 states in an effort to contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the State of Connecticut. Examiners are expected to have broad technical tax expertise, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a high level of integrity and professionalism.

    In this role you will:

    • Fulfill the agency's mission of collecting taxes that are due.
    • Educate the taxpayer and increase voluntary compliance.
    • Ensure compliance with state statutes and increase state revenues through audit assessments and future voluntary compliance through the audit education of the taxpayer's statutory filing requirements.
    • Audit business and employment taxes, to ensure proper and accurate reporting and compliance with Connecticut tax laws.
    Here at DRS, we’re committed to administering the state’s tax system fairly, courteously, and efficiently. We believe the way to do this is to partner the skills, creativity, and resourcefulness of our workforce with the best technologies available. Our employees are dedicated to public service and have many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join our team and discover why we are a phenomenal place to work.

    Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Telework and alternative work schedules are available along with a comprehensive benefits package.

    What’s in It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more!


    Revenue Examiner 1 positions are junior working class level positions and responsible for independently performing auditing and accounting work. (Please note: If you do not have previous experience in revenue accounting, and would like to be considered for an entry level position, please reference the current job posting for an Accounting Career Trainee position). Please reference recruitment number #210330-0034AR-001 on the Online Employment Center for additional information.
    Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 
    In order to be considered for this position, you must include a Resume with your application. 
    At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. Candidates will be required to submit a copy of their accredited United States college transcripts or a US Degree Equivalency Assessment Report for a foreign degree prior to interview (if selected). Failure to provide required documentation will disqualify you from the interview and recruitment process.
    This employment offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, including being fingerprinted, State and Federal tax compliance checks, and supervisory reference checks.

    This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

    Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

    Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.


    In the Departments of Labor and Revenue Services (Audit Division), this class is accountable for conducting or assisting in the examination of financial records and accounts of business and of individual taxpayers to insure accuracy of tax liability.

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Identifies delinquent taxpayers.

    DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES: Provides technical assistance to taxpayers.


    Performs a limited range of related duties in the examination of financial records; prepares for audits by reviewing tax returns, prior audit reports and other available data preliminary to the audit; in conducting a field audit, meets with taxpayers to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records, then examines and verifies business and financial records; in conducting an office audit, reviews tax returns and supporting documents filed by taxpayers; prepares papers supporting all adjustments; computes assessments; reviews and discusses audit findings with taxpayer and/or representative to illustrate how tax laws and rulings apply to taxpayer's specific operations and support audit results; prepares statistical and narrative reports explaining and supporting audit results; answers taxpayers inquiries such as how to fill out a tax return and what records must be maintained; may participate in hearings of disputed cases; performs related duties as required.

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Conducts or assists in conducting taxpayer examinations to ensure accurate contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.


    Audit Division: Conducts or assists in conducting taxpayer examinations for the income, corporation, sales, use and excise or public services taxes.

    Taxpayer Services Division: Provides technical assistance to taxpayers; assists taxpayers in completing state tax returns and other related documents; assists in resolution of disputed bills or collection notices; obtains information from taxpayers and determines how tax laws and rulings apply to taxpayer's operations; researches and provides written responses to technical questions concerning state taxes; assists in creation and revision of tax publications, tax forms and training materials; represents division on interdepartmental committees; speaks about state taxes before practitioners and taxpayers; may assist in training lower level staff and temporaries; performs related duties as required.


    Knowledge of professional auditing methods, procedures and practices; knowledge of accounting procedures, practices and systems of complex business corporations, partnerships and proprietorships; knowledge of tax accounting methods and practices; some knowledge of appropriate tax statutes; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze complex accounts, tax reports and financial statements and records; ability to comprehend and apply tax statutes; ability to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive narrative and statistical reports and papers; ability to utilize computer software.


    Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


    Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a paraprofessional level or above.

    1. Paraprofessional level accounting work is interpreted as work performed at the level of a full charge bookkeeper with responsibility for maintenance, reconciliation and balancing of a complete set of financial records. Work at this level requires exercise of independent judgment in applying bookkeeping and some basic accounting principles.
    2. For State Employees, this is at the level of Assistant Accountant.


    1. College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
    2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience.
    3. Examination requirements met in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certificate in Management Accounting.


    • Experience researching and analyzing tax statutes, regulations, and rulings and applying the findings to issues during tax return preparation or tax audit functions.
    • Experience communicating with tax professionals regarding technical issues in both verbal and written forms related to individuals income tax as well as business structures such as corporations, pass through entities and sole proprietors.
    • Experience that demonstrates a knowledge of Connecticut state tax statutes and regulations or audit techniques and procedures.
    • Experience analyzing business financial statements and books and records to identifying potential reporting irregularities or issues.


    1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
    2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
    3. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

    Jennifer Neumann
    Human Resources Associate
    State of Connecticut
    Hartford CT