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Working As A Tax Associate

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Processing Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $57,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Tax Associate Do At Goldman Sachs & Co.

* Review federal tax returns for a number of the Firm's investment partnerships, non-operating controlled foreign corporations, and proprietary equity investments
* Interact with Controllers and other interfacing areas to obtain information required to calculate and properly report taxable income, complete required tax forms, statements, disclosures, etc.
* Prepare/review quarterly estimates of federal taxable income
* Prepare/review various calculations required for ASC 740 and FIN 48 purposes, including US GAAP income tax financial statement accruals and disclosures.
* Prepare/review other calculations used for firmwide tax planning

What Does A Tax Associate Do At Eide Bailly, LLP

* Work with the tax team to ensure the various components of the tax process are performed -- including tax planning, client interaction and performing special tax projects.
* Stay aware of general business trends or issues in order to professionally represent and apply this knowledge to the client's solutions.
* Prepare accounting-related reports through a paperless office environment.
* Attend professional development and training seminars on a regular basis.
* Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
* In the Tax Associate role, you will need excellent communication skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with all levels of Firm management and staff, clients and other external business contacts

What Does A Tax Associate Do At Cohnreznick LLP

* Assurance Associates are responsible for becoming familiar with accounting and auditing procedures and performing procedures in accordance with firm standards in an accurate, thorough and timely manner.
* Work on a variety of client deliverables including preparation of financial statements, performing lease testing, payroll testing, cash disbursement testing, auditing accounts payable, performing searches for unrecorded liabilities, maintaining confirmation logs and preparing audit work papers
* Resolve audit issues obtaining evidence and making inquiries of clients; Understand clients’ accounting systems
* Understand and apply concepts of materiality and audit risk
* Prepare work papers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained
* Manage daily client workflow and multiple client projects at any given time
* Alert CohnReznick management in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s

What Does A Tax Associate Do At Cliftonlarsonallen, LLP

* Performs the detail work of audits, reviews, some compilations, and other assurance service for clients.
* Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
* Supports multiple client engagements on time and within budget, identifying issues and communicating progress and audit results to supervisors.
* Prepares and reviews tax returns with the tax team.
* Handles routine client tax questions and works with client to collect necessary information for tax return completion and compliance.
* Completes tax related research and special projects as needed.
* Gains experience, exposure, and knowledge in one or more industries.
* Expands industry knowledge through greater exposure to peers, internal experts, clients, regular self-study, and formal training opportunities.
* Requirements

What Does A Tax Associate Do At Kelly Services

* Processing and filing simple tax returns
* Account reconciliations
* Run monthly reports and analyze
* Prepare certified mail documents
* Internet research
* Miscellaneous projects for the tax departmentJob

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Tax Associate Career Paths

Tax Associate
Staff Accountant Accountant Accounting Manager
Assistant Controller
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accountant Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Senior Accountant Controller
Finance Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Accountant Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Senior Accountant Controller
Controller, Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Accounting Director
11 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Senior Tax Accountant
Tax Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Tax Specialist Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Specialist Office Manager Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Tax Specialist Office Manager Account Manager
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Preparer Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Preparer Accounts Receivable Specialist Finance Analyst
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Tax Preparer Finance Analyst Senior Auditor
Audit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Tax Accountant Tax Manager
Senior Tax Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Certified Public Accountant Senior Auditor Accounting Supervisor
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Public Accountant Charge Bookkeeper
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Consultant Consultant Assistant Controller
Comptroller
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Public Accountant Charge Bookkeeper Accountant And Office Manager
Account Human Resources Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Project Accountant
Management Accounts Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Supervisor Accounts Payable Manager
Account Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$57,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$57,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Median 50%
$57,000
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$57,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DLA Piper
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Avg Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a Tax Associate make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Tax Associate in the United States is $57,845 per year or $28 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $86,000.

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Real Tax Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tax Associate (Mid-Level) Goodwin Procter LLP May 01, 2016 $185,000
Wealth Planning/Tax Associate Withers Bergman LLP Jul 13, 2016 $170,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Nov 22, 2016 $121,500
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Nov 22, 2016 $121,500
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 29, 2016 $115,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Mar 20, 2016 $115,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jul 19, 2016 $115,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Oct 01, 2015 $115,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Sep 14, 2016 $110,000
Tax Associate RBS Securities Inc. Nov 01, 2015 $108,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Oct 08, 2016 $105,000
Tax Associate RBS Securities, Inc. Feb 10, 2015 $105,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 29, 2016 $105,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Sep 09, 2015 $105,000
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jan 10, 2016 $61,048 -
$121,400
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jul 15, 2016 $61,000 -
$100,500
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jul 07, 2016 $61,000 -
$100,500
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jun 07, 2016 $61,000 -
$100,500
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Sep 15, 2015 $60,400 -
$107,600
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 17, 2016 $60,200 -
$121,400
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jan 10, 2016 $60,200 -
$121,400
Tax Associate The I.M. Group, LLC Oct 17, 2016 $55,952
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 12, 2015 $55,900 -
$106,300
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 27, 2015 $55,900 -
$106,300
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 17, 2015 $55,786 -
$106,300
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Aug 04, 2015 $55,786 -
$106,300
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Jun 01, 2015 $55,786 -
$106,300
Tax Associate S&D Tax and Accounting Inc. Jul 09, 2016 $55,556
Tax Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP Apr 20, 2016 $55,536 -
$89,500

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Top Skills for A Tax Associate

  1. Income Tax Returns
  2. Financial Statements
  3. IRS
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Position included preparing personal income tax returns, financial consulting about tax and personal saving strategies.
  • Assisted with performing numerous GAAP and Special Purpose Framework compilation engagements, including preparation of client financial statements and footnotes.
  • Corresponded and communicated with the IRS and state taxing authorities to settle any outstanding tax matters in the Estate Settlement process.
  • Delivered exemplary customer service and accurately calculated tax returns, resulting in high satisfaction and retention.
  • Furnished taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion.

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  1. New York
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Connecticut
  5. Texas
  6. California
  7. New Jersey
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  9. Nevada
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Tax Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

59.5%

Male

34.2%

Unknown

6.3%
Ethnicity

White

55.9%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Asian

12.1%

Black or African American

11.1%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.9%

Chinese

8.7%

Mandarin

7.0%

French

4.3%

Russian

3.9%

Hindi

3.3%

Japanese

2.5%

Italian

2.3%

Cantonese

2.1%

Portuguese

2.1%

German

2.1%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Korean

1.9%

Arabic

1.6%

Ukrainian

1.4%

Urdu

1.4%

Polish

0.8%

Romanian

0.6%

Albanian

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%
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Tax Associate Education

Schools

Strayer University

9.5%

University of Houston

7.6%

New York Law School

6.6%

Kaplan University

5.7%

Baruch College of the City University of New York

5.4%

University of Florida

5.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.0%

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

5.0%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.0%

Georgia State University

5.0%

Northeastern University

5.0%

DePaul University

4.7%

New York University

4.5%

Drexel University

4.0%

Georgetown University

4.0%

San Francisco State University

3.8%

Temple University

3.8%

Villanova University

3.5%

Wayne State University

3.5%

Ashford University

3.5%
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Majors

Accounting

46.6%

Business

20.0%

Taxation

5.7%

Finance

5.1%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

3.1%

Law

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.5%

Management

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Psychology

1.4%

Medical Assisting Services

1.4%

Nursing

1.1%

Economics

1.1%

Legal Support Services

1.1%

Computer Science

1.0%

Liberal Arts

0.8%

Education

0.8%

Human Resources Management

0.8%

General Studies

0.8%

Accounting And Computer Science

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.5%

Masters

25.6%

Associate

15.4%

Certificate

6.7%

High School Diploma

6.1%

Diploma

2.7%

Doctorate

2.6%

License

0.4%
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