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You might hire a tax associate to:

  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal tax laws by accurately determining the amount due and preparing and filing annual tax returns
  • Keep tax liability at a minimum by leveraging deductions, exemptions, and high-level knowledge of tax laws

  • Educate fellow team members and clients on forthcoming policy changes, technical financial concepts, and best practices
  • Maintain comprehensive tax records and financial data for institutional use and audits 
  • Meet strict deadlines to avoid late fees and penalties

 

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Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Exemplary accounting and bookkeeping skills
Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
In-depth knowledge of state and federal tax codes, laws, and regulations
1-3 years’ experience in tax preparation, finance, or accounting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience tracking and analyzing data using accounting software, such as Microsoft Excel or Intuit QuickBooks
Strong attention to detail
Relevant industry certifications (e.g. CPA for work in the U.S.)
Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage time effectively
 
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