Good communication skills: Must be able to explain complex tax regulations in a simple and clear way to non-specialists so that they can understand easily.
Time management: Must be able to prioritize tasks and take responsibility for a professional workload in order to meet specific deadlines.
Problem-solving skills: Must be able to solve issues and be creative in their thinking. For example, a Tax Accountant may need to legally reduce the amount of tax a client pays, it's up to the Tax Accountant to know which tools are available and find a clever solution using tools like trusts and tax-free investments.
Attention to detail: Must pay attention to each word in the law to mean exactly what tax laws say.
Well-organized: Must manage how to face many complex issues and tasks and able to work through them methodically.
At least bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting or relevant tax field.
Preferably, Certified Public Accountant and/or CPA-Tax lawyer.
At least 3+ years of experience as a Tax Accountant or in a similar role.