Sales and Use Tax Auditor
Full-Time Sales and Use Tax Auditor at Minnesota Department of Revenue
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Financial, Government
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $52,805 - $85,232 / annually
Education Level: N/A
E-Verify: Yes

Job ID: 78266 Location: Rochester, MN Telework Eligible: Yes Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 07/17/2024. Date Posted: 07/10/2024 Closing Date: 07/24/2024 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Department / Revenue-MAPE Division/Unit: Sales & Use Tax Division / Sales-Southern Region Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: Yes, up to 50% Revenue Tax Specialist Salary Range: $25.29 - $36.71 / hourly; $52,805 - $76,650 / annually Revenue Tax Specialist Intermediate Salary Range: $27.84 - $40.82 / hourly; $58,129 - $85,232 / annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Employee/MAPE FLSA Status: Nonexempt Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes The work you'll do is more than just a job. At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary This posting is being used to fill multiple vacancies and at two job class levels: Revenue Tax Specialist and Revenue Tax Specialist Intermediate. Final job class will be determined based on successful applicant's qualifications.

The candidates hired and new to this job classification may be eligible to receive a $5,000 hiring bonus! This bonus will be paid in two increments, with the first payment made after successfully passing the probationary period.

A $1,000 Referral Bonus may be offered to Revenue staff that recruit new talent hired at Revenue, in this position. A referral form will be sent to new hires who are in positions eligible for the referral incentives.

Be a part of the Sales and Use Tax Division at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, working together to fund the future of all of Minnesota. We are a nationwide leader in sales and use tax policy. Our work includes administering one third of Minnesota’s revenue sources to fund education, health care, roads, parks, and trails and more. This sales tax audit position will focus on compliance and education of Minnesota sales and use tax laws.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Conducting audits by applying accounting and auditing standards to determine sales tax liability and assess or refund the appropriate tax

• Reviewing and analyzing business reports, financial statements, and other data to ensure proper sales and use tax has been remitted to the state of Minnesota

• Utilizing computer and Microsoft Excel skills to review and analyze electronic data and spreadsheets

• Researching, interpreting, and applying sales tax law to businesses to determine compliance

• Exercising judgment and decision-making skills to solve problems in a changing field audit environment

• Independently applying written guidelines, precedents, and standardized work practices to a variety of business scenarios

• Educating taxpayers on sales and use tax laws specific to their industry and business to ensure future compliance

Things to Know:

A secure and reliable Internet connection, sufficient to support business applications, is required when teleworking. High-speed Internet (25Mbps) is recommended.

Day travel is common. Auditors are required to get to and from business locations within Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or in a state bordering Minnesota.


Minimum Qualifications for Revenue Tax Specialist One (1) year* of full-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, or finance

Minimum Qualifications for Revenue Tax Specialist Intermediate Two (2) years* of full-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, or finance or Certification (satisfactory completion of probation) as a Revenue Tax Specialist

*A business-related degree as determined by the agency may substitute for experience as follows: An associate degree may substitute for 6 months of experience. Bachelor's degree may substitute one (1) year of experience; master’s degree substitutes for eighteen (18) months of experience; PhD substitutes for twenty-four (24) months of experience.

Applicants who meet the above requirements will be further evaluated through the interview process on the following: • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles as evidenced by academic coursework or related work experience. • Knowledge and application of personal computers skills, including knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets and database applications/software. • Human relations, oral and written communication skills necessary to deal with taxpayers and workplace associates in a professional and effective manner. • Problem-solving skills and organizational/planning skills necessary to independently perform the duties of the position.

Must have reliable transportation or a valid class D driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business & Administration, Business Management or Marketing or related degree as determined by the agency. Master's in Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Business Administration, or related degree as determined by the agency, or CPA. One (1) year of work experience with sales and use tax laws and returns. One (1) year of work experience in accounting and/or bookkeeping. One (1) year of work experience in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Excel Certified. One (1) year of work experience researching, interpreting, and explaining tax laws and rules. One (1) year of customer service work experience communicating orally and/or in writing with customers. Physical Requirements Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.

Additional Requirements Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Application Details How to Apply Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

Contact If you have questions about this position, contact Allison Claeson at or 651-556-6771.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Allison Claeson at

If you need a reasonable accommodation for this interview and/or testing process, please contact the Department of Revenue ADA Coordinator at

About Revenue Department The Minnesota Department of Revenue works to fund the future for all of Minnesotans. We manage over 30 different taxes and collect $26.7 billion annually in state taxes, which funds state programs such as healthcare, transportation, public safety, and early childhood, K-12, and higher education.

Revenue is dedicated to an inclusive work environment that celebrates and values the diversity of each employee and reflects the communities we serve. We're committed to a culture of inclusion where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and thrive.

We value a work life balance for our employees, and many of our employees telework in a full or hybrid capacity. For those that come to the office, regularly or occasionally, we invested in a state-of-the-art hybrid workspace located at the Stassen building in St. Paul.

Find out more about us on our website.

Working together to improve the state we love. What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?

A sense of purpose in their work Connection with their coworkers and communities Opportunities for personal and professional growth Benefits As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include: Paid vacation and sick leave 12 paid holidays each year Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans Fertility care, including IVF Diabetes care Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years) Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being Support to help you reach your career goals: Training, classes, and professional development Tuition reimbursement <Remove this bullet if this position is not eligible for tuition reimbursement> Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support: A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and let us know the support you need.

Minnesota Department of Revenue

600 Robert Street N.
Saint Paul, MN 55146
Transit: On bus line, On the Green Line