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Working As A Tax Advisor

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

  • Repetitive

  • $114,340

    Average Salary

What Does A Tax Advisor Do At H&R Block

* Conduct tax interviews and analyze international tax issues for the purpose of preparing complete and accurate tax returns for U
* S. taxpayer clients based in a particular country or grouping of countries.
* Follow internal guidelines for review and referral of tax returns.
* Provide tax information and feedback to clients as it relates to tax preparation and refer any unresolved client concerns to management.
* Work with client service professional staff to finalize tax returns and provide instruction so client can either file tax returns electronically or mail in tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service or State DOR.
* Leverage internal resources to research unclear tax issues presented by clients in devoted country/countries.
* Attend robust paid training at the outset of the assignment and participate in ongoing continuing education offered by the company.
* Develop high-level knowledge of foreign tax and financial systems in devoted country/countries in order to enhance client experience.
* Read other business and tax publications, as recommended by management.
* Assist in transitioning acquired clients to H&R Block brand.
* Develop or leverage prior global experience, education, or insights to build rapport and provide a well-rounded service to clients in devoted country/countries.
* Take initiative to seek new clients by asking current clients for referrals and actively develop and execute client acquisition plans.
* Other duties, as assigned

What Does A Tax Advisor Do At Dell

* Maintenance of the tax system to ensure that it accurately reflects the status of the business unit.
* Prepare/Review federal, state and local income and franchise tax returns and the associated work papers to support the returns.
* Prepare/Review journal entries and supporting documentation to ensure accurate reporting.
* Assist with the implementation of system improvements to increase department efficiency and accuracy.
* Research tax issues and changes to federal and state income tax legislation.
* Coordinate communications with and support provided to business unit finance group.
* Coordinate, develop, issue, review and update tax accounting and operating policies.
* May provide guidance, leadership, and assistance to less experienced staff

What Does A Tax Advisor Do At Bank of America

* Oversees a team; sets priorities, enables team to deliver on assigned responsibilities,
* Review/sign-off of complex U
* S. and state tax returns and forms for domestic and/or international operations
* Review/sign-off complex book/tax adjustments including proof of ending deferred balance under ASC740
* Review/sign-off of calculation of legal entity tax expense, effective tax rate and deferred taxes
* Responsible for review of extensions, estimated payments, quarterly provisions and forecasts, responding to inquiries from government jurisdictions, and tax research activities
* Responsible for reviewing regulatory reporting packages, Corporate forecast, enterprise stress test, and capital activities
* Lead projects and working groups that could be related to improving /changing processes, legal entity transactions, and/or line of business activities

What Does A Tax Advisor Do At Shell

* Provide comprehensive employment tax advice to HR and the businesses, with a specific focus on the U
* S. in all areas relating to compensation and benefits.
* This will include extensive involvement in employee benefit plans including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, employer stock plans, executive compensation arrangements, and international mobility and expatriate issues
* Develop and improve programs, policies and administration of global mobility processes, and to ensure the efficient delivery of global and domestic employment tax process designs and related tax filing positions
* Exhibit behaviors and ways of working to embed flexibility as a sustainable approach to the rapid and agile deployment of resources to high risk/value priorities within and across tax
* Manage own resources to achieve targeted balance and allocation between dedicated assignments, functions, processes, and other areas of responsibility
* Specific Areas of Accountability
* Taking a leading role in the implementation of global processes within the area of employment tax and including the execution of processes on shaping, advice, structuring, filing & dispute resolution and other interactions
* Develop strong positive working relationships with HR and Plan Administrator teams in the U
* S. & globally
* Act as a subject matter expert/sounding board for employment tax issues that impact the business
* Proactively initiating and supporting planning reviews and generating planning ideas in order to reduce costs, achieve savings, and mitigate compliance risks within areas of responsibilities
* Provide support and advice in all areas of employment tax and employee benefit plans, to ensure compliance with changes in tax law and regulations, and to provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of standards to achieve these results

What Does A Tax Advisor Do At Palmer Group

Preparation and/or review of individual and business tax returns that range from simple to complex in naturePerform tax related research and tax related projectsConsult with clients on accounting and tax issuesTax planning and audit supportEnsuring client confidentiality and privacy

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How To Become A Tax Advisor

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).  


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.


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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  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Dutch

  • Vietnamese

  • Albanian

  • Carrier

  • Armenian

  • Hebrew

  • Cantonese

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Real Tax Advisor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tax Advisor CST Tax Advisors, LLC Atlanta, GA Jul 09, 2016 $189,000
Tax Advisor CST Tax Advisors, LLC New York, NY Oct 06, 2014 $189,000
Wheatstone Tax Advisor Chevron Corporation Houston, TX Feb 20, 2012 $176,259
Senior Tax Planning Advisor Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Jan 13, 2011 $175,000
Regional Legal Tax Advisor-Latin America BP America Inc. Houston, TX Mar 01, 2011 $165,000 -
Regiional Tax Advisor BP America Inc. Houston, TX Mar 29, 2010 $165,000
Tax Advisor CST Tax Advisors, LLC New York, NY Oct 22, 2012 $126,000
Tax Advisor TYCO Electronics Corporation Berwyn, PA Nov 30, 2010 $113,680
Tax Advisor TYCO Electronics Corporation Berwyn, PA Nov 01, 2009 $112,000
Tax Advisor TYCO Electronics Corporation Berwyn, PA Feb 25, 2010 $112,000
International Tax Advisor Hoon Kim Accountancy Corp Los Angeles, CA Jan 07, 2016 $90,730
Tax Advisor The Logan Law Firm, L.L.C. Lafayette, LA Feb 01, 2011 $80,704
Senior Tax Advisor Chesapeake Operating, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK Mar 12, 2012 $73,000 -
International Argentine Tax Advisor Prive Management, LLC Aventura, FL Apr 08, 2016 $70,034
Legal and Tax Advisor CST Tax Advisors, LLC Atlanta, GA Nov 04, 2016 $70,000
Tax Advisor The Logan Law Firm, L.L.C. Lafayette, LA Oct 01, 2011 $70,000
International Tax Advisor GBS Consultants, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 02, 2015 $66,784
Senior Tax Advisor Durbin Bennett Tax Advisors, Inc. Austin, TX Jun 15, 2015 $55,000

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Top Tax Advisor Skills

  1. Local Tax Returns
  2. Income Statements
  3. Financial Records
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared over 250 annual federal, state and local tax returns for individuals, small businesses and farmers each tax season.
  • Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures.
  • Prepared accurate tax returns for customers, protect sensitive personal and financial records.
  • Prepare individual and business federal and state tax returns in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • Inform clients of current tax law interpretation and the effects of new tax laws.

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