Tax Examiner I
State of Montana
 Helena, MT

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The Department of Revenue serves Montana by providing high quality services, ensuring equity and fairness, and constantly improving efficiency.

The Montana Department of Revenue administers approximately 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the State of Montana.


The Tax Examiner I, within the Miscellaneous Taxes Unit, conducts audits of various types of tax returns. Duties include researching, examining, and verifying data on assigned tax returns; participating in the appeal process; assisting other tax examiners; and providing a range of taxpayer and program support services. The incumbent plans, schedules, and conducts audits of various types of tax returns; assists with the development of audit programs and procedures; drafts summary reports of audit findings; and testifies as an expert witness. The incumbent also provides technical support for division operations and audit activities for taxpayers and other program staff.

  • This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources.


List detailed work experiences including if each job was full/part time, temporary or seasonal. Resumes are not reviewed.


The above competencies and degrees of proficiency are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, business administration, or public administration supplemented by college coursework in accounting.
  • No prior work experience is required.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis. It is important that all previous work experience is listed.

This position does not require any postsecondary education – however, if you have documented graduation and a college degree please attach your transcripts.