FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become A Tax Assistant

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Tax Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $58,723

    Average Salary

What Does A Tax Assistant Do

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

Duties

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following:

  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars
  • Arrange staff meetings
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Prepare memos, invoices, or other reports
  • Edit documents
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper
  • Perform basic bookkeeping

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use videoconferencing, fax, and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title, and specialty.

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants provide high-level administrative support for an office and for top executives of an organization. They often handle more complex responsibilities, such as reviewing incoming documents, conducting research, and preparing reports. Some also supervise clerical staff.

Legal secretaries perform work requiring knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. They prepare legal documents, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal. They also review legal journals and help with legal research—for example, by verifying quotes and citations in legal briefs.

Medical secretaries transcribe dictation and prepare reports or articles for physicians or medical scientists. They also take simple medical histories of patients, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, or process insurance payments. Medical secretaries need to be familiar with medical terminology and codes, medical records, and hospital or laboratory procedures.

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is the largest subcategory of secretaries and administrative assistants. They handle an office’s administrative activities in almost every sector of the economy, including schools, government, and private corporations. For example, secretaries in schools are often responsible for handling most of the communications among parents, students, the community, teachers, and school administrators. They schedule appointments, receive visitors, and keep track of students’ records.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Tax Assistant

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.

Education

High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.

Training

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.

Advancement

Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Tax Assistant?

Send To A Friend

Tax Assistant Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Tax Assistant Career Paths

Tax Assistant
Office Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accountant Senior Accountant
Accounting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Accounting Supervisor Administrative Manager
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Tax Preparer Accounting Clerk Office Administrator
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Preparer Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Accountant Finance Analyst
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Controller Chief Finance Officer
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Controller General Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accounting Manager
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Legal Assistant Office Manager
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accountant Finance Manager Sales Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Purchasing Agent Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Account Manager
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Account Manager Operations Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Expert Esthetician
Small Business Owner
7 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as a Tax Assistant?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Do you work as a Tax Assistant?

Tax Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

61.6%

Male

29.1%

Unknown

9.3%
Ethnicity

White

50.5%

Asian

22.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

9.0%

Unknown

3.4%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

24.9%

Mandarin

20.9%

Chinese

18.9%

French

6.8%

Cantonese

6.8%

Japanese

4.4%

Vietnamese

3.6%

German

2.4%

Korean

2.0%

Russian

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

Hmong

0.8%

Hindi

0.8%

Shan

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Armenian

0.8%

Tagalog

0.8%

Swahili

0.4%

Marathi

0.4%

Dutch

0.4%
Show More

Tax Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.6%

University of Texas at Dallas

7.9%

Fordham University

6.7%

San Francisco State University

6.2%

University of Minnesota - Duluth

6.2%

Georgia State University

5.6%

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

5.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.6%

Michigan State University

4.5%

San Diego State University

4.5%

Strayer University

4.5%

Hofstra University

4.5%

Arizona State University

3.9%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.9%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.9%

University of California - Riverside

3.4%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.4%

George Mason University

3.4%

University of Massachusetts - Boston

3.4%

Wichita State University

3.4%
Show More
Majors

Accounting

49.0%

Business

24.6%

Finance

5.8%

Economics

2.5%

Management

2.1%

Law

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Health Care Administration

1.4%

Psychology

1.2%

Taxation

1.2%

English

1.1%

Human Resources Management

1.1%

Marketing

1.1%

Nursing

1.0%

Computer Science

0.8%

Education

0.8%

Business Economics

0.8%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

0.7%

Photography

0.7%

Social Work

0.7%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

46.8%

Masters

23.1%

Other

15.8%

Associate

7.9%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.3%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Tax Assistant?

Have you worked as a Tax Assistant? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Tax Assistant.

Top Skills for A Tax Assistant

  1. Income
  2. Individual Tax Returns
  3. Financial Statements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared federal income tax returns for low income individuals
  • Interviewed clients and evaluated documentation for filing individual tax returns for low income families.
  • Balanced daily ledger as well as assisted in preparing financial statements for upper management.
  • Assisted management with daily affairs as needed
  • Conducted client intake, ensuring the client had completed all required paperwork and brought all necessary tax forms.

How Would You Rate Working As a Tax Assistant?

Are you working as a Tax Assistant? Help us rate Tax Assistant as a Career.

Top Tax Assistant Employers

Jobs From Top Tax Assistant Employers

Related to your recently viewed content