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What are the top 3 traits or skills every tax accountant must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your tax accountant expertise?

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anonymous in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

126 months ago

To become a successful tax accountant you must love research, have high ethical standards and a healthy interest in the law. Tax is more than applying numbers to tax form, you will be required to apply abstract concepts to paint a clear and concise picture for your client. The only way to achieve this beyond your communication abilities is to focus on the things I mentioned above. My honest opinion.

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123 months ago

Successful tax accountants must have:

A Bachelor's degree in an accounting related field
At least 2 years of income tax related or other comparable experience
Knowledge of current automated tax processing systems
Detailed working knowledge of federal income tax laws

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• Team building & motivational programs
• Digital /paperless office (ProSystems FX products)
• Community involvement
• Nice offices
• Partner mentoring program
• High energy /knowledge sharing
• Social support structures
• Tools for life – work balance

We excel in providing accounting and tax services to clients in specialty niches such as healthcare/medical practices, real estate development and construction, high net worth individuals and estates and trusts.

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