A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO HIRING A TAX ACCOUNTANT
Tax Accountant Job Description
We are looking for a Tax Accountant to prepare tax payments and returns for our company. To succeed in this role, you should show interest in following changes to tax regulations and laws. Excellent time management skills are also essential, as you’ll have to ensure our company meets tight deadlines. Tax Accountant responsibilities also include organizing and maintaining records of tax payments. Ultimately, you should be able to recommend tax strategies that comply with laws and promote our company’s financial well-being.
Tax Accountant Responsibilities
Prepare tax payments
Estimate and track tax returns
Complete quarterly and annual tax reports
Organize and update the company’s tax database
Recommend tax strategies that align with business goals
Prepare necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns
Share financial data with the accounting department
Identify tax savings and suggest ways to increase profits
Follow industry trends and track changes related to taxes
Liaise with internal and external auditors
Forecast tax predictions to senior managers
Tax Accountant Requirements
Proven work experience as a Tax Accountant, Tax Analyst or Tax Preparer
Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
Familiarity with accounting software packages
Computer literacy (MS Excel in particular)
Excellent analytical and time management skills
Strong numeracy skills
Keen attention to detail
BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant subject; industry certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) is preferred
How to Hire a Tax Accountant
The interview process provides hiring managers and professionals the opportunity to assess the candidates for these high-achieving qualities. In addition, HR professionals can delve deep into topics related to the candidate’s education, experience, and skills.
Ask your Tax Accountant candidates the following compelling interview questions to start the discussion:
How do you stay up-to-date on tax laws and industry changes?
What do you enjoy the most about tax accounting? ...
Are you aware of and comfortable with the additional expectations of 'tax season'?
Tell me about a time you identified an opportunity for tax savings.
In the end, there are numerous Tax Accountant interview questions you could ask. So don’t limit your questions to these five. Ask the candidate questions tailored to your specific business to see whether they could perform well in your company or whether or not they would be an excellent cultural fit.
Tax Accountant Salary
The average salary for a Tax Accountant is $87,327.
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