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You might hire a tax specialist to:

  • Assist in developing business and investment strategies for an optimal tax return
  • Ensure that corporate tax-return preparation meets all regulatory requirements
  • Review operations and procedures to ensure compliance with local statutes and regulations
  • Suggest new policies and procedures for improving the collection of tax information from relevant department heads



Required skills and qualifications  Preferred skills and qualifications  
Extensive knowledge of accounting methods, tax laws, and audits
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in accounting, finance, or related field
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Proven track record as a tax specialist or analyst
Sharp attention to detail
Experience in managing extensive volumes of accounting paperwork for a corporation or large organization
Strong written and oral communication skills Professional certification (ex: CPA in the United States)
Proficiency with relevant accounting software