Tax Preparers:

Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $34,840.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,956
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.55 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Following Directions
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Intellectual Risk-taking
Time Management
Conflict Management
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Documenting/Recording Information

Prepare tax returns
Prepare records of customer charges
Prepare financial reports
Prepare billing statements
Maintain financial records, reports, or files
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications

Processing Information

Calculate tax information
Determine tax liability
Compute state and federal taxes
Calculate financial data
Compile data or information for financial reports

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Tax Law
Tax and Financial Document Review
Prospective Clients
Tax Accounting

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