Accountant 1

POSTED ON 10/11/2021 CLOSED ON 10/13/2021
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Hired Organization Address Dauphin County, PA Remote Full Time

Job Posting for Accountant 1 at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Department of Revenue seeks accounting professionals for positions 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!These positions are 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.  These positions are also responsible for reviewing, researching, analyzing and solving complex issues as they relate to corporate tax accounts.

Our expectations for the ideal candidates for these positions 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.

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!

  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday; 1 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 Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at
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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.

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