A Collection of Resources About Becoming A Tax Accountant
Below you’ll find a collection of hand-picked resources I have selected for this post, but first, a few brief points to consider.
If you’re interested in business, are good with numbers and strategic planning then a career as a tax accountant is an option for you.
As a tax accountant, you’ll be working with businesses, organizations, and individuals to prepare federal, state, and local taxes. You’ll be offering advice to for legal tax strategies to maximize savings and keep clients up to date with changes in tax laws.
You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in accounting and pass your CPA exam.
This is a high-paying job in the upper 60k range and with an increase in demand for this profession. More about this job in the resources below.
One thing you want to consider when looking into a career is, you want to make sure you have an interest in the career you are considering. You want to get into a line of work you enjoy doing, because you’ll be more successful and will excel. You don’t want to get into a career just for the money.
It would be a shame to invest time and months of schooling to get your degree only to find this isn’t the right career choice for you.
Find a tax accountant to shadow for an inside look at this career. If shadowing is not available, you may be able to interview a tax accountant which will also provide insight for this career.
See the resources below for an overview of this career.
Sections Included In This Post:
- How To Become A Tax Accountant
- Tax Accountant Career Overview
- What To Know Before Becoming a Tax Accountant
- A Day in the Life of A Tax Accountant
- Traits of A Good Tax Accountant
- Trends & Statistics Related To Tax Accountants
- Salary For A Tax Accountant
- Education – Schools and Certification
- Getting The Job
- Resume Tips For A Tax Accountant
- Job Interview Questions Accountants
- The Job Interview
- The Job Interview
- Accountant FAQ
- Tools For Accountants
- Glossary and Terms
- Accountant Related Quotes
- Industry Related Trade Publications
- Accounting Blogs
- Accountants To Follow Online
- Famous Accountants
- TV Shows and Movies Related To Accountants
- Job Opportunities
- Self Employment Ideas Related To Accountant
- Books Related to Tax Accountants
- The Latest about Tax Accountants
- Tweets Related To Tax Accountants
- Videos Related To Tax Accountants
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How To Become A Tax Accountant
Tax Accountant Career Overview
This section offers an overview of what you can expect from this career. Spend some time on the resources to get an overview of what to anticipate, including information on getting your degree and what to expect once you graduate.
A Day in the Life of A Tax Accountant
In this section, people share their work experiences. You can get an overview of what your life could be like if you decide to pursue this career.
Keep in mind that everyone’s experience differs. But it’s always good to get different points of view that may reveal issues you haven’t considered.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that offer an overview of what your day may be like if you choose this career.
Traits of A Good Tax Accountant
This section offers the traits associated with someone who is a professional and successful in this career.
Trends & Statistics Related To Tax Accountants
This section will give you an overview of the changes in the current state of this career choice.
The trends and statistics section contains a lot of information about this career. You can view historical information and current trends and get an idea of what to expect in the future for this career.
If you’re going to spend time and money to get your degree, you want to make sure that you’re getting into something that will be around in a few years.
For example, you don’t want to get into a dying career. Why would you invest time and money to get into something that might not be around in a few years? For more on dying careers see “Dying Professions You Should Avoid”
Have a look at the resources that offer trends and statistics for this career.
Salary For A Tax Accountant
In this section, you can get an idea of the pay you can expect if you decide to choose this career.
Keep in mind different areas of the country offer different salaries and pay is related to the cost of living in the area. Another key issue is the demand for and competition for this type of work.
Check the “Job Opportunities” near the end of this page and you may be able to find the demand and pay for this job in your area.
Education – Schools and Certification
In this section, you’ll find information about what’s required to get your education for this career. You’ll also find a list of any available schools that offer the degree you need for this job.
Have a look at the resources I have selected for this section that will give you an overview of the degree and schools available for you.
Getting The Job
This section includes going through the hiring process and how to prepare for your job interview that will increase your chances of landing the job.
Click on the link below for more.
Resume Tips For A Tax Accountant
In the section, you’ll find tips and resources related to creating a resume for this career.
Submitting your resume is the first part of the job application process.
It’s also one of the most important steps of the process because it’s the first thing that a hiring manager sees. If your resume is weak or has red flags, you will have no chance to get an interview.
Have a look at the samples provided that will help you create a resume to grab the attention of the hiring manager.
Job Interview Questions Accountants
If you knew the questions that were going to be asked during a job interview, you would have more time to think about the answers and prepare for those questions.
This section offers some of the common questions that are asked during an interview for this type of career.
Take some time to go over them so that you’ll have time before your interview to consider your answers to questions that may be asked during your interview.
The Job Interview
This section offers tips and insights to help you have a successful interview. If you don’t do well during the interview, your chances of getting the job are next to none.
Take the time to go over the resources I have selected for this section that can help you have a successful interview and land the job.
The resources below offer associations related to this career.
Take some time to go over the resources for an overview of the benefits you can receive by becoming a member of the available association related to this career.
In this section, you’ll find frequently asked questions related to this career. By going over the frequently asked questions, you’ll be able to identify what other people are asking that you haven’t considered.
Tools For Accountants
This section offers tools and resources that can help you perform your job effectively. Take some time to go over the resources and see if any of these tools can help make your job easier and more productive.
Glossary and Terms
With any career you choose, it’s always a good idea to have a strong knowledge of the terminology used in the industry.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that up for terms you need to be familiar with if you are pursuing this career.
Accountant Related Quotes
This section offers available quotes online related to this career. Quotes are a great way that people convey a perspective in a few words.
Have a look at the resources below for popular quotes related to this career.
Industry Related Trade Publications
Industry trade publications are a great source of information for news related to the industry you’re getting into.
These publications go way beyond your job functions, but they do give you an overview and knowledge you can use to your advantage.
Have a look at the trade publications I have found related to this career.
Below you’ll find a collection of blogs I have selected that are related to this career and will help you stay up-to-date and in touch with your industry.
Staying in touch with industry news makes you more knowledgeable, and this knowledge will show in your job.
Have a look at the list below to follow the blogs that appeal to you.
Accountants To Follow Online
This section list professional you can follow online and benefit from the tips, insights, and advice they have to offer.
Have a look at the list to see who you want to follow and build your connections related to your career choice.
The section offers information on people that have done well in this career. Have a look to view the insights, successes, and contributions made by others in this field. Maybe you’ll find some great tips and inspiration.
TV Shows and Movies Related To Accountants
You can learn a lot from TV shows and movies. I learn a lot from watching. Also, there is a lot of research that goes into good movies, so you get a good overview while you are enjoying the show.
Have a look at the resources for TV shows and movies I have selected for this section.
This section allows you to see current job openings related to this career choice. You’ll get an idea of the job duties required as well as the pay.
Take some time to go over the opportunities to get an overview of today’s demand for this type of job.
Self Employment Ideas Related To Accountant
This section offers ideas for work in this field but as your own boss. You can provide information and services.
Each idea links to another page that goes into detail with resources that can give you a head start in this industry. Have a look at the ideas below.
Become A Blogger And Cover Topics Related To Taxes and Accounting – See Our Page On How To Become A Professional Blogger
Become An Instructional Designer and provide educational courses That can Benefit a Tax Accountant – See Our Page On Becoming An Instructional Designer
Books Related to Tax Accountants
Books offer structure and cover a lot of information related to the topic they cover. By looking through the table of contents you can gain a lot of insight as to the areas you’ll want to pay attention to.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Tax Accountants
The Latest about Tax Accountants
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest related to this industry, including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, and any available videos that can offer you the latest on what’s happening.