Obtaining a Good Position as a Tax Accountant

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Accounting is the art of recording, summarizing, reporting, and analyzing financial transactions. Many accountants produce and analyze financial reports. A good accountant can develop a system that will capture all of the necessary details to make the business successful, weather it is managerial, projection, analysis, financial reporting and tax reports. In any business, doesn’t matter how big or small, financial statements are very crucial if achieving success is your ultimate goal. Accounting can be a really broad topic and this paper will focus more in tax accounting and the requirements tone must need to reach a good job position.

In order to become a tax accountant you need to be licensed as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), by the state. To become a CPA you need to meet the requirements of the state or jurisdiction in which you wish to practice. These requirements vary from state to state, are established by law and administered by the state boards of accountancy. To qualify for certification, you must complete a program of study in accounting at a college/university. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), recommends at least 150 semester hours to obtain the common body of knowledge for becoming a CPA. Pass the Uniform CPA Examination, which is developed and graded by the AICPA, and have professional work experience in public accounting (Education-Portal 2014).

CPAs gain financial knowledge and analytical skill by companies of all sizes and in every industry. The work of a CPA interests me because their work never ends, and they are constantly confronted with the chance to accrue new skills and feign ways to better the accounting process. As in most jobs, a wide range of job options is pres...

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...on would enjoy her job as an accountant, she replied, people who are self-motivated and enjoy problem-solving. Analytical skills are a must. She also noted that accountants really do have a lot of people interaction. Working in teams and with clients, accountants need to have a strong ability to work well with others in order to successfully complete their job requirements (Emerita 2014).

After my interview with Emerita Acuna I was amazed of how much excitement she was showing while we were talking about accounting. She answer all of my questions and doubts that I had, and now I’m more than certain about taking in consideration the career of accounting. Besides all of the time you spend studying, doing exams and all of the and effort that you put into this career I have to say that, it’s a career that along the road it comes with very well paid off benefits.
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