Accountant/Revenue Examiner/Contracts Auditor Trainee Positions in City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

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Exam Title Accountant/Revenue Examiner/Contracts Auditor Trainee

Exam Number 2A05-20201019-OC-00

Salary $51,455 per year

Competition Open-Competitive


Announcement Date 02/21/2022

Close Date 03/04/2022

General Definition

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, job growth opportunities and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

$2,500 HIRING BONUS , Promotional opportunities, pension, and good benefits including subsidized Becker CPA classes and public service loan forgiveness. Apply today!

This is training level accounting work learning to apply the principles and practices of accounting to the:

  • recording, adjusting, categorizing, summarizing, and analyzing of financial data in a municipal agency, (Accountant assignments) or
  • examination of accounting and other records for the purpose of determining tax liabilities, (Revenue Examiner assignments) or
  • financial and operational reviews, and investigative audits of private and quasi-public agencies contracted to perform services for the City (Contracts Auditor assignments).

This class serves as the entry level class for positions in the Accountant, Revenue Examiner and Contracts Auditor series of classes. Employees in this class receive instruction in and follow city-wide and departmental accounting, and revenue procedures, and/or audit requirements, and related directives, guidelines, state and local regulations and ordinances while receiving increasingly more difficult assignments leading to the full performance level. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level technical or administrative superior.

Union Code J. AFSCME D.C.47 Local 2187

FLSA Code Exempt

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Training, Education & Experience

The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.


Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements within nine months of the application deadline (by December 4, 2022) will be admitted to this examination. Candidates may not be hired until all requirements have been satisfied. Candidates must indicate their anticipated graduation date.

  • EDUCATION : Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with a major in accounting.

Note: Certification as a Certified Public Accountant ( CPA ) by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may substitute for the required coursework in accounting.



Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with a major in accounting.

NOTE : Selective Factor Certification may be utilized, as needed, to fill specific positions. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 11.032 – Selective Factor Certification – the appointing authority may request certification of eligible candidates with the required degree or certification to fill specific positions in this class. Certification to fill such position will be made from the two highest ranking eligible candidates on the eligible list who possess the specified degree or certification.

Physical & Medical Requirements

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

Other Requirements

Required Licenses & Certifications

Documentation Requirements

Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript showing proof of completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with a major in accounting.

Your Options Are Further Explained Below

It is an absolute requirement that you provide this documentation by March 30, 2022. It is optional whether you provide this documentation by attaching it to this application or submitting via email by March 30, 2022.

Option 1 – Upload an official copy of your documentation and attach to this application

You may upload the documentation into your account, and attach to this application. Once uploaded to your account, the documentation may be attached to all future applications. This will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future. This also ensures that your documentation will not be misplaced.

Your documentation should be uploaded and attached to your application before it is submitted. It cannot be uploaded or added to your application electronically after your application has been submitted.

Option 2 – Submit an official copy of your documentation via email, mail or fax – One time use only!

If you submit the required documentation via email, mail or fax, it will be used for this application only. You will have to submit the documentation again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Copies of the documentation will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.

Email Address: [email protected]

Fax: 215-686-0861

Mailing Address

City of Philadelphia

Office of Human Resources

1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1530

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Attention: Evette Dandy

Equivalency Statement(s)

Application Details

Application Procedures

Notes to Applicants

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected]. For more information, go to:

The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations at 215-683-5085. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.

As a condition of employment with the City, any person offered employment shall be required to certify that such person either is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the City; or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with the City. For so long as the person is employed by the City, the amount of the payment as set forth in the payment agreement (not to exceed, for any pay period, twenty percent (20%) of the person’s gross pay for such period, without the person’s consent) shall be withheld from each paycheck until such payment agreement is fully satisfied.

Such person shall also be required to certify as a condition of employment that he or she is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the Philadelphia Gas Works ( PGW ) or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with PGW .

Failure to enter into a payment agreement shall result in the cancellation of the appointment and removal from the certification. The name of the eligible candidate will be returned to the eligible list.

New employees hired after September 1, 2021 must be vaccinated. New employees must either be fully vaccinated or have received one dose (if receiving a two-dose vaccine) by their start date with the City and will have a 30-day grace period to become fully vaccinated. During this grace period, these employees will be required to double-mask in City offices. To find a vaccination clinic near you, please visit

Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.

For inquiries regarding City employment, contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0880 or by email at [email protected]

ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on March 4, 2022.

Your application will be rejected and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:

  • Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number.
  • Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application

All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment . It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct

If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add [email protected] to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Information concerning employment with the City of Philadelphia may be found at:

Facebook @CityofPhiladelphiaJOBS

Twitter @PHLCityJobs

Hiring Bonus – Employees are eligible for a lump sum hiring bonus of $2,500. The bonus will be paid in two parts: $1,000 after the employee has completed three months of satisfactory full-time probationary employment and $ 1,500 after the employee has completed twelve months of satisfactory full-time employment. The employees must meet all requirements contained in civil service regulation 6.32 to receive the bonus.


OPEN – COMPETITIVE – Only an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination. Permanent City employees will receive no promotional preference in this examination.

PERIODIC ELIGIBLE LIST – The examination for this class is announced on a periodic basis. The eligible list established as a result will be merged as candidates are tested.

Candidates who passed a periodic or continuous examination may not apply for the same examination as long as the candidate’s name remains on the eligible list. Candidates who fail or those who pass and whose names are subsequently removed from the eligible list for a continuous or periodic examination may apply for the examination again 180 days following the last date on which the candidate took the examination. If a candidate takes an examination sooner, the candidate will be considered examined in error. The candidate’s test papers will not be scored.

Any person who did not appear to take this examination after being notified to appear may re-apply for the same examination now. If you think that you are eligible to apply because you either failed the examination or did not appear to take the examination and you were unsuccessful in your attempt to apply for this examination, please contact the staff member named at the end of the announcement for assistance.

Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.

RESIDENCY WAIVER The Civil Service Commission has waived the usual requirement that candidates must be residents of Philadelphia for one year prior to appointment. Instead, establishment of residency in Philadelphia will be required no later than one (1) year after appointment.

PREFERENCE FOR PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS – Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score. If you have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year immediately preceding March 31, 2022, you are eligible to claim residency preference.

Your response to the residency question will be used to determine eligibility for residency preference. Documentation of residence may be required if there is any question as to whether you meet the residency preference requirements.

U.S. VETERAN’S PREFERENCE – Ten points for veteran’s preference will be added to the scores of eligible veterans who apply for open competitive tests and pass the examination. You must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces. Attach a DD214, member 4, to your application if you wish your eligibility to be reviewed. Spouses of disabled or deceased veterans may also be considered.

LEGACY PREFERENCE – The children or grandchildren of Philadelphia Firefighters or Police Officers who were killed or died in the line of duty shall be accorded a preference in open competitive civil service entrance examinations. Candidates who qualify for this preference and who take and pass open competitive civil service examinations shall have ten points added to their final score. The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE PREFERENCE – Up To 5 Additional Points Will Be Added To The Examination Score Of Any Candidate Who Has Passed The Open Competitive Examination And Who Has

  • Successfully completed a term of volunteer service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps NCCC (including FEMA Corps), or AmeriCorps VISTA

Such candidates will be awarded five (5) points for the completion of a two-year term of service or three (3) points for the completion of a one year term of service.

  • Successfully completed at least 450 hours of service with AmeriCorps State and National (including Teach for America).

Such Candidates Will Have

  • 1 point added to their final score if they have completed 450 Hours of the above service.
  • 2 points added to their final score if they have completed 675 Hours of the above service.
  • 3 points added to their final score if they have completed 900 Hours of the above service.
  • 5 points added to their final score if they have completed 1700 Hours of the above service.

The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

Projected Exam Date

This computer-based examination will be scheduled for March 31, 2022. Please note that this examination date is subject to change. Candidates must have access to a desktop computer or laptop, with internet access. If you do not have internet access please contact the analyst listed on this announcement.

Candidates must have access to a desktop computer or laptop with internet access. If you do not have access to this technology, please contact the analyst listed on this announcement.

An Eligible List will be established the week of April 11, 2022. Please note that this date may change.

Certification Rule

Test Review

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file appeals to the key answers. Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review.

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Assigned to Evette Dandy

Parts & Weights

Part Computer-Based Multiple Choice Exam

Weight 100%

Company: City of Philadelphia

Vacancy Type: Contract · Entry level 

Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

Application Deadline: N/A

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