Tax Accountant Job Openings - 22 Jobs

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Ashburn,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Ashburn, VA

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    International Tax Associate - Smithfield, VA (Ashburn,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Ashburn, VA

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    International Tax Associate - Smithfield, VA (Ashburn,VA) - Smithfield Foods
    Smithfield Foods

    Ashburn, VA

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    Tax Accountant
    Echostar

    Gaithersburg, MD

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    Tax Accountant (2-5 Years' Experience) FT
    Huey Associates, P.C.

    Herndon, VA

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    Tax Accountant - 171106
    GDKN Corp

    Rockville, MD

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    Tax Accountant - Limited Term
    Octagon

    McLean, VA

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    Tax Technician, International Tax
    KPMG

    McLean, VA

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    Staff Tax Accountant at Media and Marketing Company in McLean, Virginia, United States $60K-$70K
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

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    Tax Technician, International Tax
    KPMG

    McLean, VA

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    Limited Term Tax Accountant
    Octagon, Inc.

    McLean, VA

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    Experienced Tax Accountant
    Millermusmar CPAs

    Reston, VA

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    Federal Tax Accountant
    Latitude Inc.

    Manassas, VA

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    Tax-Accountant
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Bethesda, MD

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    Tax Accountant
    Lockheed Martin

    Bethesda, MD

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    Tax Accountant
    HKA Enterprises

    Rockville, MD

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    Tax Accountant at PharmaceuticalCompany in Rockville, Maryland, United States $70K-$85K
    Green Key Resources

    Rockville, MD

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    Tax Accountant at Public Accounting Firm in McLean, Virginia, United States $60K-$70K
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

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    Tax Accountant -171106
    GDKN Corp.

    Rockville, MD

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    WNT Tax Technician
    KPMG

    Washington, DC

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    Tax Accountant ( 2 - 5 Years' Experience), FT
    Huey Associates, P.C.

    Bethesda, MD

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    Tax Accountant
    Echostar

    Gaithersburg, MD

Tax Accountant Jobs

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$53,414

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Repetitive

What does a Tax Accountant do

A Tax Accountant prepares tax payments and returns for a company. They create tax data collection systems, complete required tax reporting in a timely manner, and coordinate audits through various taxation authorities.

how to become a Tax Accountant

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).  

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.

Advancement

Some top executives and financial managers have a background in accounting, internal auditing, or finance.

Beginning public accountants often advance to positions with more responsibility in 1 or 2 years and to senior positions within another few years. Those who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own public accounting firm; or transfer to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

Management accountants often start as cost accountants, junior internal auditors, or trainees for other accounting positions. As they rise through the organization, they may advance to accounting manager, chief cost accountant, budget director, or manager of internal auditing. Some become controllers, treasurers, financial vice presidents, chief financial officers, or corporation presidents.

Public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors can move from one aspect of accounting and auditing to another. Public accountants often move into management accounting or internal auditing. Management accountants may become internal auditors, and internal auditors may become management accountants. However, it is less common for management accountants or internal auditors to move into public accounting.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.  

Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.

Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

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Real Tax Accountant Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Foreign Tax Accountant Fidelitas, LLC Boerne, TX Aug 20, 2015 $165,000 -
$175,000
Senior Manager, Global Tax Technology Strategy Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 30, 2016 $142,000
Tax Accountant Oracle America, Inc. CA May 11, 2015 $135,000 -
$151,207
Federal Tax IT Solution General Electric Company Albany, NY May 12, 2016 $130,000
Manager, Tax Technology KPMG LLP Montvale, NJ Feb 05, 2015 $129,418
Credit Fund Tax Accountant Fig LLC New York, NY Jan 14, 2016 $117,437 -
$125,000
Tax Accountant-FIN Oracle America, Inc. CA Feb 28, 2015 $115,000 -
$140,000
Manager, Tax Technology KPMG LLP Denver, CO Mar 19, 2015 $112,965
Credit Fund Tax Accountant Fortress Investment Group LLC New York, NY May 15, 2015 $109,554
Tax Accountant Weisermazars LLP New York, NY Aug 23, 2016 $105,000

Top Skills for a Tax Accountant

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LocalTAXReturnsIncomeStatementsFinancialStatementsPartnershipTAXReturnsPayrollTAXReturnsEnsureCompliancePropertyTAXReturnsExternalAuditorsSalesTAXReturnsJournalEntriesIRSGeneralLedgerAccountsTAXAuditsTAXComplianceTAXPaymentsTAXSoftwareTAXLiabilityTAXPlanningAssetSmallBusiness

Top Tax Accountant Skills

Employers are also looking for people with the following skills for tax accountant jobs:
  1. Local TAX Returns
  2. Income Statements
  3. Financial Statements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared federal, state, and local tax returns for corporate, partnership, trust, individual, and expatriate clients.
  • Analyzed balance sheets and income statements to provide tax planning and identify growth opportunities for individuals with multiple entities.
  • Prepared necessary supporting documents with all returns - including documents converting foreign entity's financial statements to US dollars.
  • Prepared partnership tax returns (1065s), Exempt Organizations returns (form 990, 990T) and state returns.
  • Handled all quarterly Payroll Tax Returns for over 70 clients, as well as Sales Tax for many.

Small Business, TAX Compliance, Local TAX Returns, Partnership TAX Returns, TAX Software, Asset, General Ledger Accounts, Sales TAX Returns, TAX Liability, TAX Audits, TAX Planning, External Auditors, Financial Statements, Payroll TAX Returns, IRS, TAX Payments, Ensure Compliance, Journal Entries, Income Statements, Property TAX Returns

Top Tax Accountant Employers

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Top 10 Tax Accountant Employers

H&R Block has a strong demand for Tax Accountant candidates where they have hired the most Tax Accountant candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Tax Accountant.

H&R Block, Thomson Reuters, KPMG, Liberty Tax Service, HD Supply, Terex Corporation, 1800Accountant, Supervalu, Intuit, Robert Half International

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