Accountant 1

Commonwealth of PA

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Date Posted November 23, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job details

$46,318 - $70,416 a year
Job Type

Full Job Description


The Department of Revenue seeks accounting professionals for a position in our Bureau of Business Taxpayer Accounting. If you possess an accounting background and have an interest in corporate tax laws and programs, we have the job for you!

Put your experience, knowledge, and skills to use. Join the Department of Revenue and experience the satisfaction of public service while enjoying the professional career growth, healthy work/life balance, and numerous promotional opportunities that state government provides!

This position is responsible for ensuring statutory compliance for a variety of restricted credit programs and participating in the preparation of various financial reports for submission to the legislature, other agencies, or for access by the general public. This position is also responsible for reviewing, researching, analyzing, and solving complex issues as they relate to corporate tax accounts.

Our expectations for the ideal candidate for this position include the ability to interpret tax laws, rules, and regulations and have an understanding of what they mean; be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing; and be organized and have an excellent work ethic. Experience working with SAP systems a plus.

Additional details regarding the duties of this position can be found in the position description.

About the Department of Revenue

Our Mission: To fairly, efficiently, and accurately administer the tax laws and other revenue program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Established in 1927, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is charged with collecting and distributing most of the tax monies due to the commonwealth. The scope of services and programs provided by the department affect every business and citizen in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The objective of the Department of Revenue is to be a leading tax administration and public service agency known for customer service, integrity, innovation, processing and compliance that funds government services for the benefit of all Pennsylvanians, with a caring and professional workforce.

Why work at the Department of Revenue?

We value comprehensive training and personal development to help you grow and see your goals become a reality. Additional benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for professional career growth
  • Stable and supportive work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Retirement packages
  • Paid time off for most major U.S. holidays
  • Healthy work/life balance
  • As a commonwealth employee, you can come to work each day knowing that you’re helping to improve the lives of your fellow Pennsylvanians.

Learn more about the Department of Revenue at our website: We hope to hear from you!

Work Hours and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday; one-hour lunch
    • 9:00 am - 5:00; Monday - Friday; with a 30 minute lunch is also available
  • You will be expected to work from home (telework) full-time. You must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.



  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
    A Bachelor's Degree including or supplemented by fifteen credits in accounting; OR one year as a Fiscal Technician, and fifteen college credits in accounting; OR one year as a Financial Programs Trainee; OR five years of bookkeeping experience and fifteen college credits in accounting; OR successful completion of the Commonwealth's Accounting Intern Program.
  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • This posting requires submission of a copy of your college transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You may upload your document as an attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions. All documents MUST be uploaded prior to the submission of your application.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Work/Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions.

Career Development
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

Other Rewards
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go to and click on the benefits box.

  • Eligibility rules apply.