Occupation Profile for Tax Preparers

Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses but do not have the background or responsibilities of an accredited or certified public accountant.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$27,360.00 Median Annual Wage 2,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
10.9 Average Unemployment Percentage 14.9 Percentage That Completed High School
100,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 30.9 Percentage That Had Some College
92,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 54.2 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Accountant
Bookkeeper
Certified Income Tax Preparer (CTP)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Corporate Tax Preparer
Income Tax Advisor
Income Tax Consultant
Income Tax Expert
Income Tax Preparer
Paraprofessional
Tax Accountant
Tax Advisor
Tax Associate
Tax Consultant
Tax Evaluator
Tax Manager
Tax Preparer
Tax Specialist

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Use all appropriate adjustments, deductions, and credits to keep clients' taxes to a minimum.
  • Core — Prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
  • Core — Interview clients to obtain additional information on taxable income and deductible expenses and allowances.
  • Core — Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to determine forms needed to prepare tax returns.
  • Core — Furnish taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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