What does a Tax Professional Staff do?

Tax professionals provide advice and support related to the payment and reporting of taxes, and the completion of tax returns and other tax-related documents. They assist in the preparation and submission of tax returns for individuals, self-employed professionals, businesses, and other entities. They provide advice and guidance to help taxpayers minimize their tax bills by utilizing all possible deductions and credits, while ensuring they still meet their tax obligations. They also provide support for audits and inquiries. Many tax professionals work on a short-term, seasonal basis.

Tax professionals typically have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, and a background in accounting, bookkeeping, or similar roles. A professional designation such as a CPA is an advantage. They should have extensive experience preparing tax returns and related supporting documentation. Proficiency using tax preparation software programs or online tools is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Tax Professional Staff Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,930 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$52K
Median: $68K
$89K
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Tax Professional Staff Career Path

Learn how to become a Tax Professional Staff, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Tax Professional Staff Insights

Read what Tax Professional Staff professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Specialist
Jul 29, 2021

“The HMRC offer flexible working and I am currently fully home based which suits my situation as a working parent.”

Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Specialist
Aug 2, 2021

“There is great scope for career and personal development as a result of this scheme and I feel adequately challenged.”

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Tax Preparer
Nov 29, 2021

“Everyone is really dedicated to the cause and we give our best to get things done and perform well.”

PwCPwC
Senior Tax Associate
Aug 25, 2021

“There is a coaching and constructive feedback system that fosters personal growth and development each year.”

RSMRSM
Senior Assurance Associate
Jun 25, 2021

“The people are honestly awesome and haven't had any issues in my time here.”

KPMGKPMG
Senior Tax Associate
Dec 21, 2021

“KPMG Nigeria is the best place to start your career and gain required experience to succeed in the industry.”

RSMRSM
Assurance Associate
Apr 5, 2020

“Great place to start your career I public accounting and gain experience within the field.”

IRSIRS
Individual Income Tax Preparer (VITA Program)
Nov 10, 2020

“It was a great experience to learn Tax laws and help people with tax return preparation.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a staff tax professional

When working as a staff tax professional, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Prosystems, Audit, Good Time Management, Excellent Organizational, and Meet Deadlines.

The most similar professions to staff tax professional are:
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax Manager

The most common qualifications to become a staff tax professional include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.