We use cookies to better understand how you use our site and to provide ads and other offers that may be most relevant to you. By closing this message box or continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, please see our Privacy Policy.

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

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
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.
Related College Curriculum
 
Featured Online Colleges
 
For more online colleges, click here.
 
Colleges Offering Curriculum

2449408 Tax Preparer Jobs Found


What is Lyft? Driving with Lyft is the perfect way to earn great money on any schedule (part-time, full-time, seasonal, hourly, or temporary) and Lyft Drivers can receive payment same-day through ...
Lyft - - posted yesterday ago
DHL IS HIRING! CDL "A" TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER SHUTTLE/DELIVERY DRIVERS Beaverton, OR $67,000 - Annual Earnings / Plus The Potential for up to an Additional $1,800 annually in Driver Safety and ...
DHL Supply Chain - - posted yesterday ago
We are seeking a Part-time Funeral Services Assistant to join our team in Langley, South Surrey and Abbotsford. This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is ...
Service Corporation International - Langley, BC, Canada - posted 3 days ago ago
Since 1851, MassMutual's commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We're ...
MassMutual - Springfield, United States - posted 2 days ago ago
Job Code: 2019-04-450-125 Driver - Class A CDL Dedicated Routes! BLACK HORSE CARRIERS,the 13thlargest Dedicated Fleet Provider in the U.S., has (1) Full-Time opportunity for a Class A CDL DRIVER in ...
Black Horse Carriers - Joplin, MO, USA - posted yesterday ago
LaGrange, GACDL-A Delivery Driver $5,000 Sign-On Bonus* $72,000 Avg. Annual Income Drivers will safely operate an over-the-road tractor trailer and deliver product to a specified route of restaurants ...
McLane - Atlanta, GA, USA - posted 1 month ago ago
THIS POSITION REQUIRES MIN. 2 YEARS CDL-A EXPERIENCE Hansen & Adkins is currently seeking experienced Class-A CDL Auto Haulers to drive throughout northern California. You will be responsible for ...
Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport - San Leandro, CA, USA - posted 3 days ago ago
Class B/C Truck Driver : Transervice, a fast growing logistics company, is currently seeking Class B CDL & Class C Non-CDL drivers for full time and part time positions. This is a union shop with ...
Transervice - Bothell, United States - posted 8 days ago ago
Drive with Uber and earn money anytime it works for you. Driving is an easy way to earn extra, and it's totally flexible around your schedule. You decide when and how much you drive. What you need to ...
Uber Driver Partners - Sacramento, United States - posted 1 year ago ago
Job Code: 2019-04-450-113 Driver - Class A CDL - Shuttle & Regional PositionsPM ShiftsDedicated Routes! BLACK HORSE CARRIERS,the 13thlargest Dedicated Fleet Provider in the U.S., has (2) Full-Time ...
Black Horse Carriers - Lockport, IL, USA - posted 8 days ago ago
Jobs results sponsored by ZipRecruiter
More Tax Preparer Job Results...
 
 
 
 
 

JOB SEARCH