Tax Preparers


Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Also called: Income Tax Preparer, Tax Advisor, Tax Consultant, Tax Preparer

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • accounting and economics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Tax preparation software
  • ATX Total Tax Office
  • CCH ProSystem fx TAX
    Financial analysis software
  • Sales Tax Tools Sales Tax Researcher
  • Sync Essentials Trade Accountant
    Accounting software
  • ATX Total Accounting Office
  • Intuit QuickBooks

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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